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RULES for the tall and skinny man

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

  1. chronic

    chronic Senior member

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    Sign me up for the tall and skinny crowd: 5'11", 140lbs. Here's a list of brands that fit me well: Suits/blazers: Theory, Marc Jacobs mainline, Paul Smith London, Uniqlo, Thick as Thieves Dress Pants: Theory, RLBL, Uniqlo, Penguin Jeans: Pretty much anything on SW&D (Sugercane, 3Sixteen, Crates, Nudies, 5EP, etc.) Dress Shirts: Paul Smith, Kent WangxTaT, Theory Casual Shirts: BoO, MJK, Ben Sherman, Theory, Ted Baker, Burberry Prorsum I just realized that I sound like a Theory spokesman. [​IMG]
     
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  2. chronic

    chronic Senior member

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    Quick question for the (skinny) masses:

    When your pants are, say, 7.5inch tapered, what kind of shoes do you wear? Do you think cap-toed shoes look awkward?


    Depending on how big your feet are, I don't think they would look awkward. If the shoes are too long, you may look cartoonish, but at the same time, you don't want something wide and bulbous.

    Either way, you better have some nice shoes, because with a narrow hem, you'll be seeing more of the shoe. [​IMG]
     
  3. Lel

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    Quick question for the (skinny) masses:

    When your pants are, say, 7.5inch tapered, what kind of shoes do you wear? Do you think cap-toed shoes look awkward?


    Boots, you'll start to appreciate how cleanly they fit underneath a tapered leg.
     
  4. Twisty

    Twisty Senior member

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    Boots, you'll start to appreciate how cleanly they fit underneath a tapered leg.

    Well, I tend to wear my jeans a little more wide at the bottom...a-la flared out. I love Guess jeans (prepared for flack) as they are slim throughout the leg, but flare out at the end to cover my converse sneaks.

    In particular, I was asking about suit pants. I guess cap-toed shoes aren't great for skinnier fitting pants, but my shoe collection thus far comprise of shoes as such. Will be picking up a pair of plain toes though...I need to learn more about shoes.

    I was just curious if cap-toed shoes looked odd with skinnier suit/office pants. I'm sure most won't notice, but of course we care.
     
  5. Twisty

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    Depending on how big your feet are, I don't think they would look awkward. If the shoes are too long, you may look cartoonish, but at the same time, you don't want something wide and bulbous. Either way, you better have some nice shoes, because with a narrow hem, you'll be seeing more of the shoe. [​IMG]
    What's your opinion on 18.5cm wide suit pants, with Allen Edmonds Cliftons? Or perhaps, a Dior Homme suit with these shoes? [​IMG]
     
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    I would never wear any dior item with an Allen Edmonds product.
     
  7. Twisty

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    I would never wear any dior item with an Allen Edmonds product.

    Can you suggest a shoe?

    FML. [​IMG]
     
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    Depends on your Price range. Paul Smith is always a good choice. I just feel if your going to sport a sleek modern suit like Dior Homme you need shoes that are not your run of the mill AE. I mean if you got the money for a Dior suit you got the money for a pair of nicer shoes then AE.
     
  9. acconrad

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    Rule #1:

    Eat a goddamn burger, men should not be skinny.

    How do you know if you fall into said category?

    Take the number of inches taller you are than your girlfriend * 5 = someNumber

    If your weight - someNumber < girlfriend's weight

    You are effectively skinnier than your woman if she were your height. Please feed burger to mouth immediately.

    Example:
    Man, 6'4'' 160
    Woman, 5'5'' 110

    heightDifference = 6'4''-5'5'' = 11''

    someNumber = 11*5 = 55

    160-55 = 105 --> essentially what man would weigh if he were as tall as his woman

    105 < 110

    Man is skinnier than woman. Man needs to stop weighing like a woman and put on some weight.
     
  10. Twisty

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    Rule #1: Eat a goddamn burger, men should not be skinny. How do you know if you fall into said category? Take the number of inches taller you are than your girlfriend * 5 = someNumber If your weight - someNumber < girlfriend's weight You are effectively skinnier than your woman if she were your height. Please feed burger to mouth immediately. Example: Man, 6'4'' 160 Woman, 5'5'' 110 heightDifference = 6'4''-5'5'' = 11'' someNumber = 11*5 = 55 160-55 = 105 --> essentially what man would weigh if he were as tall as his woman 105 < 110 Man is skinnier than woman. Man needs to stop weighing like a woman and put on some weight.
    Voted: The most useless post on Styleforum. To advise eating a hamburger is so cliche. Common', be more creative. PS - don't hate on the skinny, currently stylish trend man. Hate on the fact that we are fit, not fat, and equally as healthy [​IMG]
     
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    What's your opinion on 18.5cm wide suit pants, with Allen Edmonds Cliftons?

    Or perhaps, a Dior Homme suit with these shoes?

    [​IMG]


    I think the Cliftons (and AE in general) are too conservative to be worn with "skinny" pants. I like the mention of Paul Smith shoes as a more modern alternative.

    Any other recommendations for modern shoes with slim pants?
     
  12. Tck13

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    My .02
    • For dressier clothing cuff your pants. Also wear contrasting shoes. Both of these things make a break in the leg so that it doesn't appear lanky.

    • If your really skinny, thicker fabrics help add "weight". Fabrics such as velvet, denim, and wool (as the original poster noted).

    • If one's tall and thin, one should find shoes that are proportionate to the body. Thick, clunky shoes will look really thick and clunky when on a tall, thin person.

    • Horizontal stripes on the shirts/sweaters help widen the upper half...

    • V-necks will make your face look longer and thinner... Crew necks are probably better.
     
  13. Twisty

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    For dressier clothing cuff your pants.

    I tend to keep my pants straight and uncuffed.

    I'm intersted in how many of us 'skinny & tall' folk cuff our pants?

    I tend to believe that uncuffed pants give an elegant and smooth appearance of the legs. Longer legs, in general, appear to be more attractive and most people notice/compliment my legs when they appear longer.
     
  14. Sache

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    6'2.5
    155lbs
    36/37 sleeves
    15.5 neck
    38 in chest
    30 inch waist
    32/34 pants

    [​IMG]
     
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    I tend to keep my pants straight and uncuffed. I'm intersted in how many of us 'skinny & tall' folk cuff our pants? I tend to believe that uncuffed pants give an elegant and smooth appearance of the legs. Longer legs, in general, appear to be more attractive and most people notice/compliment my legs when they appear longer.
    I guess it depends on the overall look of the tall person. One thing a short person can do is to wear, for example, black shoes with black uncuffed pants. This eliminates any break between the shoes and pants and makes the legs look longer. But, on a taller person there's a line is between looking elegant and lanky.
     
  16. Sebastian_Flyte

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    Quick question for the (skinny) masses:

    When your pants are, say, 7.5inch tapered, what kind of shoes do you wear? Do you think cap-toed shoes look awkward?


    Not IMO. The fact that they're cap-toed in and of itself seems irrelevant-- it's the overall size/shape of the shoe and its proportion to your legs that's the issue. Some cap toes will look clunky, some will look sleek. It just depends on the brand.
     
  17. Jokerman

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    Rule #1:

    Eat a goddamn burger, men should not be skinny.

    How do you know if you fall into said category?

    Take the number of inches taller you are than your girlfriend * 5 = someNumber

    If your weight - someNumber < girlfriend's weight

    You are effectively skinnier than your woman if she were your height. Please feed burger to mouth immediately.

    Example:
    Man, 6'4'' 160
    Woman, 5'5'' 110

    heightDifference = 6'4''-5'5'' = 11''

    someNumber = 11*5 = 55

    160-55 = 105 --> essentially what man would weigh if he were as tall as his woman

    105 < 110

    Man is skinnier than woman. Man needs to stop weighing like a woman and put on some weight.


    Your eating of a cheeseburger theory wont work. I eat fast food everyday as I am on the road all the time and makes no difference in my weight. I enjoy being skinny. I can fit in tight places if need be. Plus I kinda enjoy the hunt for the perfect fitting clothing.
     
  18. jc138

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    But only if you have arms that, for somebody 6'+ are on the short side or don't mind your sleeves being short. [​IMG]
    Sweaters are a real problem, both because of the short sleeves and the high waist. I have the same waist problem with T-shirts.
     
  19. acconrad

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    Your eating of a cheeseburger theory wont work. I eat fast food everyday as I am on the road all the time and makes no difference in my weight. I enjoy being skinny. I can fit in tight places if need be. Plus I kinda enjoy the hunt for the perfect fitting clothing.

    You're right...I don't advocate poor eating or being obese...but truth be told, being underweight is also unhealthy. Plus, no man should be skinnier / frailer than a woman. Being 6'0'' 140 is frail. It's not manly.

    So I reneg my statement and replace it with:

    "If you are underweight, eat a 10oz fillet mignon with some broccoli immediately. Repeat 6 times a day, substituting beef for chicken and fish with associated vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes."

    I'm 6'0'' 194 and I still consider myself to be skinny...
     
  20. obiter dictum

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    I'm 6'0'' 194 and I still consider myself to be skinny...
    6'0" 194 is definitely not skinny, it's not even slim. If you calculate your BMI, you fall into the the lower end of the overweight bracket. Not that BMI is an accurate indicator, but it gets my point across.
     

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