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How to wear oversized shirts and jackets

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by gza, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. gza

    gza Senior member

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    The subject of slim vs loosely cut pants/jeans and tops (I know that's a feminine term, but I'm trying here to encompass shirts, sweaters, and jackets) has come up before, and the general consensus has been that the most difficult (and therefore least popular) piece to wear is the oversized top. However, there's quite a tradition of that sort of thing among some of the Japanese designers (Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto), and some of the Belgians like Raf Simons and even Margiela have done the same. I was wondering what people's thoughts are on some of the best ways to wear baggier shirts, sweaters, and jackets.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The subject of slim vs loosely cut pants/jeans and tops (I know that's a feminine term, but I'm trying here to encompass shirts, sweaters, and jackets) has come up before, and the general consensus has been that the most difficult (and therefore least popular) piece to wear is the oversized top. However, there's quite a tradition of that sort of thing among some of the Japanese designers (Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto), and some of the Belgians like Raf Simons and even Margiela have done the same. I was wondering what people's thoughts are on some of the best ways to wear baggier shirts, sweaters, and jackets.

    The near constant here is that all the loose tops are either drapey or antifit, or both. If you have the frame (long and lanky), where them with really tight jeans or pants. Otherwise, wear them with looser trousers (Yamamoto usually sends his models out this way.) Just be sure that if the top does not have strong shoulders or a loit of structure, if you do the former, or you'll end up looking like a German businessman in drag [​IMG]
     
  3. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

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    Soft construction looks better for oversized clothes, I agree. Something intended to be tailored looks silly outsized. That's why the doofuses in giant pleated khakis look so bad.
     
  4. keal

    keal Senior member

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    Baseball cap, extremely oversized hoodie (I wear small shirts, my hoodies are usually xl or xxl), jeans or gym shorts, and flip-flops or sneakers/running shoes.

    It's a relaxed, unassuming look. Makes me very approachable, as I'm very muscular, and wearing fitted clothes tends to make people shy away from me. Boo-hoo [​IMG]
     

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