RULES for the tall and skinny man

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sebastian_Flyte, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Go designer [​IMG] Though I do mean this partially serious. Aren't a lot of designer brands like Dior Homme and Raf Simons basically made for tall, skinny people and made to make them look awesome? I'm talking mostly suits. I don't think the price range is too out there compared many MC brands that get lot's of love and if the fit is there, then it's there, and worth checking out. Example: Doctor Worm from SuFu in Raf Simons.
    Wouldn't they then run the problem of it being too short? (although 6'1" isn't terribly tall imo, I'm 5'11" and I can fit just about anything, can't be that big of a difference with 2") PS: Twisty if you're buying mainline Prada shirts you may as well just go bespoke, it'll probably be cheaper (plus then they do all the measurements and keep it on hand for later orders)
     


  2. Psyren

    Psyren Senior member

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    I'm about the same 6'1 and 155lbs, and you're spot on about the khakis unfortunately [​IMG]
     


  3. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    I have some really slim pringle grey chinos and I think they look great. They do fit incredibly slim, probably slimmer then my thin finns and diors.
     


  4. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Sweaters: finally, some good news

    A medium sweater in almost every American brand is cut for what's considered the "average" male size: a 40R. The good news for us is that since sweater fabric is soft and drapes differently from a suit jacket, medium sweaters from most brands work well even for men who wear 38 and 36 chest suits.


    But only if you have arms that, for somebody 6'+ are on the short side or don't mind your sleeves being short. [​IMG]
     


  5. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    For sweaters and polos I can't wear any mens size, besides a few fashion brands. I've found boys 16/18 ralph lauren polos and jumpers are a great very slim fit.
     


  6. bafield

    bafield Senior member

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    First off, thanks Sebastian for starting this thread. I'm sure that many of us slim folk appreciate it.

    For shirts, I find that Eton's slim fit work well for me. I'm not quit as skinny as Sebastian but at 6'2" / 170lbs I'm definitely slim. However, I can see why not everyone would want to pay $250 for an OTR shirt. They also do MMT but I've never used this service, the OTR seems to work well for me.

    The only chino's that actually work for me are a pair of Massimo Dutti's that I found in Spain last year. They are very slim through the ass, thigh, knee, and cuff. Normally chino's look like shit on my and if I carry a wallet in my back pocket, it forces the cotton to sag thus making me look like a plumber.

    For jeans, I find that The Gap's new straight legs aren't too bad. Having said that, I still look skinny in them and the ass...well, let's not go there.

    Wool trousers; I agree with your comments. I normally get the entire leg tappered post-purchase (depending on the brand). I try to take them down to 7.5" at the bottom. Anything wider than this just seems to move too much when I walk.
     


  7. Jokerman

    Jokerman Senior member

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    IMO Dior homme is no longer for the slIm man with kva as the designer. I went to saks and looked and there smallest blazer was still to big. The only slim Dior stuff is from the slimane era. Marc by Marc Jacobs though as u suggested is great for us folk. Though the picking's can be slim since there is alot of stuff that just looks tacky.
     


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  9. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    IMO Dior homme is no longer for the slIm man with kva as the designer. I went to saks and looked and there smallest blazer was still to big. The only slim Dior stuff is from the slimane era. Marc by Marc Jacobs though as u suggested is great for us folk. Though the picking's can be slim since there is alot of stuff that just looks tacky.

    I tried on a dior 36 a few months ago and it was incredibly slim. I'm 6 foot 2 and 125 pound and it was actually a bit tight.
     


  10. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    I'm 6 foot 2 and 125 pound

    Dude, how is that even physically possible? Did you have some organs removed or something? Are you an amputee? (Apologies if you actually are).

    But seriously, as a fairly tall and skinny guy myself, I vote against super-skinny clothing. It does the tall, thin man favors only to a point. If your clothing gets too tight or too thin-cut, you'll look like a cartoonish stick figure. Maybe some of us are cartoonish stick figures, and there's no getting around that. But still, clothing that's too slim or too tight doesn't flatter the lanky gentleman anymore than clothing that's too big does. Unless you're actually going for the Ichabod Crane look, in which case, vaya con Dios.

    Full disclosure: I'm currently 6'2 and, thanks to the decision to finally lift a little bit, am now pushing close to 190. In my skinniest prime I was around 155 to 160. Even that was pretty damned skinny compared to 99% of the American population. I can't imagine what life as a 6'2, 125-pound person must be like. At 155 I honestly didn't have a spare pound to lose.
     


  11. UFN

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    For shirts, I find that Eton's slim fit work well for me. I'm not quit as skinny as Sebastian but at 6'2" / 170lbs I'm definitely slim. However, I can see why not everyone would want to pay $250 for an OTR shirt. They also do MMT but I've never used this service, the OTR seems to work well for me.
    Even Eton's contemporary line is quite slim with very long arms, but the slim fit models are obviously even slimmer.

    /U.
     


  12. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    6 foot 2 and 125 pound

    I'm like 112lb, but then again I'm only 5'4", you must be even skinnier than me, which is pretty impressive tbh [​IMG]
     


  13. Twisty

    Twisty Senior member

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    PS: Twisty if you're buying mainline Prada shirts you may as well just go bespoke, it'll probably be cheaper (plus then they do all the measurements and keep it on hand for later orders)

    I totally agree. T'which is why I only purchase shirts from outlets/discount online. Also, I only mentioned some designer/brands that FIT me (tall, skinny), but not necessarily personally purchased [​IMG]
     


  14. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    I tried on a dior 36 a few months ago and it was incredibly slim. I'm 6 foot 2 and 125 pound and it was actually a bit tight.
    Jesus...I get teased for being skinny and I'm 2" shorter and have 25 lbs on you.
     


  15. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    They do come in different lengths.

    Its generally frowned upon by this forum, but I've been trying more fashion lines and brands and the fit is just so much better. I've had great luck with dior. For tailored wear I really like aquascutum, the 36 fits very slim and for the aquascutum ltd line it is even slimmer. For jeans nudie slim jims are pretty good, but I think nudie thin finns and dior 19cms fit better.


    Show me a 32/36 and I'm happy.
     


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