How a jacket should fit when you move around...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Twotone, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    Check out this video of the Nicholas brothers in Stormy Weather:



    Like Fred Astaire, their jackets (tails, actually) hug their bodies, collars don't lift in back and shirt sleeves always show just the right amount of cuff. I'm sure the jackets were cut especially for the dance number, but they are a perfect fit none the less.

    What's also amazing is that this dance number was filmed in one take as apposed to today's 10-second clips stitched together in post production. An amazing performance!
     


  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    most jackets exhibit those characteristics if they aren't buttoned.
     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    All jackets will move around a bit. If they fit really nicely, they seem to magically fall back into place though.
     


  4. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    ...agreed....dumb @ss thread [​IMG]
     
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  5. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    I know Fred Astaire had his jackets cut with extremely high armholes so that it wouldn't lift up when his arms were raised, which they normally are when dancing. However, when his arms we're by his sides, the jacket would crease funny. So, basically, his suits were tailored specifically for dancing.
     


  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Small high armholes prevent most such movement. This means bespoke full stop.
     


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