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How much waist suppression do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CrimsonSox, Jul 27, 2013.

How much waist suppression do you prefer?

  1. No waist suppression; sack coat

    4 vote(s)
    4.4%
  2. Slight hint of waist suppression

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. Light waist suppression

    22 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. Moderate waist suppression

    42 vote(s)
    46.2%
  5. Significant waist suppression

    22 vote(s)
    24.2%
  1. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Extra room in the chest, basically. I haven't got a very impressive figure, but I find I look a little better with some room in the chest.

    On me, this coat:

    http://faintyoungsunking.tumblr.com/post/41797767717/today-pringle-tie-but-i-dont-know-what-tartan

    has less room in the chest than this coat:

    http://faintyoungsunking.tumblr.com/post/43019677670/what-i-wore-today-with-brown-nubuck-chelsea

    which means that, though the waist feels like it's about the same, the green jacket has more taper from the chest to the waist.

    Here's a more technical explanation:

    http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/search/label/drape
     
  2. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    I really appreciate you taking the time to list these out for me. I've read all of Jeffery D's write up and can see the range of drape in his examples. I will have to discuss next time I am in DC to see if that would be appropriate for me.

    Thanks.
     
  3. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

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    D/E

    I am an athletic build so having Moderate/Significant suppression displays my build which I like. Having little to no suppression will make me look fat
     
  4. CrimsonSox

    CrimsonSox Senior member

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    This DB suit, worn by Cary Grant, has a nice level of waist suppression:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    I usually get something between C and D
     
  6. masernaut

    masernaut Senior member

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    My vote is for moderate waist suppression. As I am still quite active in weightlifting and sports, I've developed a v-taper and so I prefer slimmer clothing. "Significant" waist suppression looks too constricting for me.
     
  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I'm slim with an athletic build, so my business suits have moderate and my casual suits have significant waist suppression.
     
  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Sufficient to ensure the garment fits and looks right - there is no absolute answer to your unthinking question.
     
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  9. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Do you have to sound like a complete arse every time you post? The question was designed to spark a discussion, and it is quite an interesting one. There was no need to insult the OP.
     
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  10. chocsosa

    chocsosa Senior member

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    I am more of a moderate suppression guy in most suits.. wider shoulders and a bigger chest and a smaller waist.. so Ill say D...
     

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