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Recent Sartorialist Looks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TRINI, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    This just in:

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    I think the arms are way too skinny. Combined with the skinny trousers, he looks like a blue M&M character. The button stance appears a little too high to me, but I'm less sure about that. I think the colors are perfect. Now I want a navy blue double-breasted blazer.

    Foofed:

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    I just made the sleeves fuller. Better, worse?


    you made the sleeves worse -- try making the pants a little longer and a touch fuller to offset the M&Mness...
     
  2. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1. Astaire isn't a good example to model skinny sleeves since dancewear is cut differently. I know the armholes are typically higher and I believe the sleeves and trouser legs are also cut slimmer.

    But it remains that these are probably the images which most often came to mind when referencing Astaire as a style icon.

    Besides, I was just raggin on foof for suggesting that he never wore skinny sleeves.
     
  3. mockingboy

    mockingboy Senior member

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    Good to see first year associates at law firms are busy at 11:45 AM...Don't you have to track your time every 12 minutes at least?

    This just in:

    [​IMG]

    I think the arms are way too skinny. Combined with the skinny trousers, he looks like a blue M&M character. The button stance appears a little too high to me, but I'm less sure about that. I think the colors are perfect. Now I want a navy blue double-breasted blazer.

    Foofed:

    [​IMG]

    I just made the sleeves fuller. Better, worse?
     
  4. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    For dancing, thinner sleeves can better show off the dancer's lines, where fuller sleeves would obscure them. I've seen costumes in construction for a ballet, and they were supposed to be modern business suits. They had the highest armholes imaginable, like shirts. Some of the Astaire pictures have comparably high armholes, and I wouldn't be surprised if they were made expressly for making him look good while dancing.

    --Andre
     
  5. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

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    you made the sleeves worse -- try making the pants a little longer and a touch fuller to offset the M&Mness...


    Fixed!

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  6. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    Fixed!

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    Now the gloves are too loose...
     
  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But it remains that these are probably the images which most often came to mind when referencing Astaire as a style icon.

    Besides, I was just raggin on foof for suggesting that he never wore skinny sleeves.


    Well, here's a shot of him not dancing:

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    Fantastic and full, no?
     
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    Well, here's a shot of him not dancing:
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    Fantastic and full, no?


    They look pretty skinny to me.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They look pretty skinny to me.

    Really? They aren't super full, but the are far fuller than Sartorialist guy's, no?
     
  11. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    no?

    No.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Kei-bon Senior member

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    i think the issue is less "whose sleeves are skinnier?" than "on whom do skinny sleeves look better?"
     
  14. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i think the issue is less "whose sleeves are skinnier?" than "on whom do skinny sleeves look better?"

    Thanks to this thread, my sleeves have developed anorexia.
     
  15. apropos

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    A quick scan through the comments on the blue DB guy's photo shows that the vast majority of The Sartorialist's audience do not know the difference between a spread collar and a cutaway collar.
     
  16. anon

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    Thanks for mentioning sartorialist, I had never heard of this blog before. The guy has a keep eye for fashionable looks.

    I dislike probably 90% of what SF likes, but I see some really need and inspiring style in those photos.
     
  17. james_timothy

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    Thanks for mentioning sartorialist, I had never heard of this blog before.

    where's the facepalm pic when you need it...
     
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    I see this photo hasn't been quoted on this page yet.
     
  19. Kei-bon

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    where's the facepalm pic when you need it...
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  20. anon

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    I prefer this one [​IMG] But what's it matter? I'm not into fashion/style, so why would I have heard of that blog?
     

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