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RULES for the tall and skinny man

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

  1. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    We should have a list for very slim jeans. I just bought 2 pairs of raf simons jeans and they are really skinny. Probably not what people on Mens Clothing would want though. Also Dior jeans are quiet slim.
     


  2. splattered

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    The first post suggests nudie slims... are all nudie raw/dry whatever?

    I know absolutely nothing about that whole craze... i'm still buying stuff like diesel 7fam etc for now

    I'm wanting to cut down on what i have and only keep 2-3 pairs from each brand but i dunno what else to look for that wouldnt require too much maintenance and that i CAN wash after every 4-5 wears haha
     


  3. Sebastian_Flyte

    Sebastian_Flyte Senior member

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    The first post suggests nudie slims... are all nudie raw/dry whatever?

    I know absolutely nothing about that whole craze... i'm still buying stuff like diesel 7fam etc for now

    I'm wanting to cut down on what i have and only keep 2-3 pairs from each brand but i dunno what else to look for that wouldnt require too much maintenance and that i CAN wash after every 4-5 wears haha


    Nudie also sells washed styles. Not just raw.

    Don't be so quick to follow SF group-think. If Diesel, 7FAM, or whatever works for you, great. Levi's now makes a whole slew of slim (and skinny) jeans-- Urban Outfitters is just one place that carries them. They don't fit me as well as Nudie's, but everyone's body is different-- they may fit someone else better.

    In response to the guy a few posts back, the trick for the skinny man is to find jeans that fit slim, but not skin-tight (or "skinny") below the knee. The reason I like Nudie Slim Jims so much is because they strike that perfect balance on my legs.

    I have never had jeans tapered at the tailor but I imagine it's no more difficult than tapering any other pants.
     


  4. splattered

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    Ok cool... what cut are you referring to? I see a ton on revolve... regular ralph, slim jim, lab alph, something tim, etc... haha
     


  5. Sebastian_Flyte

    Sebastian_Flyte Senior member

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    Ok cool... what cut are you referring to? I see a ton on revolve... regular ralph, slim jim, lab alph, something tim, etc... haha
    Slim Jim is the style I prefer. Grim Tim is Nudie's "skinny" jean. Those are the best two cuts for the skinny man.
     


  6. Sebastian_Flyte

    Sebastian_Flyte Senior member

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    A couple discoveries:

    some sweaters for the tall & skinny (i.e. long sleeves/body and narrower chest):

    Nice Collective
    Yigal Azrouël

    Slim (but not skinny-skinny pants) wool pants are made by Nom de Guerre.
     


  7. Getzione

    Getzione Senior member

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    Great thread, Sebastian. I have alot of trouble finding clothes myself. Especially shirts! Never tried Vmclothing before. How wide is the 'Wide Italian Spread Collar'?
    A pic would be great!
     


  8. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    To the jeans: I personally have never found a pair of jeans that fits better and is more comfortable than Levis matchsticks. The brushed cotton cords are amazing.
     


  9. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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  10. Sebastian_Flyte

    Sebastian_Flyte Senior member

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    Great thread, Sebastian. I have alot of trouble finding clothes myself. Especially shirts! Never tried Vmclothing before. How wide is the 'Wide Italian Spread Collar'?
    A pic would be great!


    I would contact Vishal (the owner of VM) and ask him to send you a pic-- he's a good guy and very helpful.
     


  11. utspg

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    Hey what do you guys do for undershirts? Both T-shirts and A-shirts?

    While I agree that a button-down looks better sans undershirt, I sweat. Which means if I don't wear some type of undershirt, my nice shirts get pit stains.

    So, I'm forced to wear undershirts. The problem: to get one that's not baggy, I have to get a medium or small...which is so short that it always becomes untucked during the day. This leaves me with a sloppy "undershirt untucked and poofing around the waist while my button-down is still tucked" look.

    Any suggestions for taller shirts? I would think a tall medium (in the typical elastic ribbed style A-frame shirt) would work well.

    NOTE: Being that this is an undershirt and no one will ever see it, I don't want to spend a ton of cash on them.

    Thanks
     


  12. Sebastian_Flyte

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    Hey what do you guys do for undershirts? Both T-shirts and A-shirts?
    Go to h&M right now and try their white v-neck "Fine cotton stretch" t-shirts-- slim-fitting and long. And like $10-$15. Also try plain old Hanes Medium size v-neck undershirts-- works for me.
     


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    Hey guys, it's cold as shit outside. Whats a tall, thin guy with long arms supposed to do for a jacket? I have gone to every clothing store within 100 miles and tried on countless jackets. The only ones that have enough length in a medium sleeve is hollister/abercrombie offerings. And their stuff is either logo-plastered, or full-cut which looks like ass on me. I tried looking up "H&M Jackets" but even google couldn't find any, so I doubt they exist. What am I supposed to do? [​IMG]
     


  14. Sebastian_Flyte

    Sebastian_Flyte Senior member

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    Hey guys, it's cold as shit outside. Whats a tall, thin guy with long arms supposed to do for a jacket? I have gone to every clothing store within 100 miles and tried on countless jackets. The only ones that have enough length in a medium sleeve is hollister/abercrombie offerings. And their stuff is either logo-plastered, or full-cut which looks like ass on me. I tried looking up "H&M Jackets" but even google couldn't find any, so I doubt they exist. What am I supposed to do? [​IMG]

    H&M has little availability online-- get to a bigger city and visit a store.

    Spiewak medium jackets have longer than usual arms and are slimmer than other brands.
     


  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    there are no sartorial rules for the tall and skinny man. just stand there and style. you'll look good in anything.
     


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