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Recent non-Sartorialist Looks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aj_del, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. sugarbutch

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    I do not like the fit or lack of it...
     
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    His clothes are not fitted enough especially his trousers...

    I know he likes the more comfortable cut but it is not my cup of tea..
     
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    A man should dress his age, he dresses his. wooster would do well to learn a lot from him.
     
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    The fit looks good to me. The trouser fabric is only buckling because of the awkward posture (he's leaning back with his lower body to balance the forward lean to look at his watch). I suspect that if he stood normally, it would fall cleanly. The jacket clearly fits well throughout (look at the buttoning point and you can see it couldn't possibly be tighter there, and given that, the fit naturally has to be a little looser to not make the overall jacket silhouette look weird (narrow chest, then having to get bigger across the waist, would be unflattering). I know I like a looser silhouette anyway, so I'm biased, but I do think his fit looks good by any yardstick.

    On a different note, I have a new summer jacket in a similar colour (and with similar contrasting buttons) to the cardigan, so some of the other colours in the fit have given me some more ideas on how to wear it. I was always thinking about white shirt and pale grey trousers, but it's interesting how well the tan shoes and the very dark ?brown/?green tie go against it.
     
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    Again, just because something is not shrink-wrapped onto you does not mean it doesn't fit. Will looks better than all but about a half dozen posters on this board.
     
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    Horses for courses gents...

    I did say not MY cup of tea...
     
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    Agree that his fit is fine in my view. Some of us simply don't have the kind of shape that allows for sculptured proportions. Someday I want to start a thread on the link between posters who get a lot of thumbs up because they have great proportions versus those who are less ideal in male body form - all things being equal. Not saying that is what is being suggested here but let's face it, clothes look better on more ideally proportioned people (male and female). The rest of us make due with trying our best to match body shape with a given clothing article.

    Also - Will like to keep a LOT of things in his pockets.
     
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    Also - Will like to keep a LOT of things in his pockets.[/quote]

    It doesn't help for sure..
     
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    +1. Carrying some extra weight, or being a bit pear-shaped, certainly makes it more difficult to get well-fitting clothes that look "ideal".

    Ethan of The Armoury has touched on this topic a couple of times, both in a couple of posts on SF (see here, for example) and also in his blog.

    "Dressing at a larger weight is a lot trickier than skinny guys realize. The proportions that get lauded on smaller builds often need to be disregarded, as trying to achieve that look would be a mistake. Just my opinion as a fat guy, but I always a rate a good big fit higher than a good thin one. once you learn the basics about where your natural waist is and how long to cut your sleeves, most slim guys can throw on a purple label suit and look the business. Gain 30kgs and it's a lot tougher."
     
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    That there is the straight fucking dope.
     
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    skinny b*stards. would love to see ethan flesh those thoughts out a little more (editor humor). :foo:
     
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    I agree. But frankly it is hard for me to stop looking at his clothes
    even though he is an interesting and witty conversationalist.
    Not always exactly to my taste, but well-fitted and beautifully made.
     
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    I agree on the trousers and have always thought so. Will and I are around the same
    age and I have always been relatively " thick", but I wear much trimmer trousers
    which do not look too "young" for me.
     
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    Will dresses very conspicuously. Not.
     
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    Well, he's conspicuous in that he's extremely well put-together, more than just about any other man you'd put on the street. But he's definitely not ostentatious.
     
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    Can't imagine why he chose a teal cardigan.

    An Eastery pastel with an otherwise earth-toned tweedy outfit stands out for it's incongruity.
     

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