- Jul 28, 2014
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I'm sure there's a lot of truths there certainly. Speaking only for myself, I'll only wear fuller cut trousers predominantly out of comfort, but I'll also enjoy those types of silhouettes more. I definitely have a longer torso and shorter legs, but the proportions have never bothered me. I wouldn't consider myself all that skinny either.I’m not speaking from a CM perspective and I’m specifically addressing Japanese workwear / repro clothing.
A lot of the outfits here are simply not flattering and seem to be, I presume, more about love for the clothes than a pursuit of aesthetics or style. Take for example the relatively relaxed cut of the pants and jeans that appear prevalent. They can maybe work if you are super skinny, but on everyone else they just make legs look like stumpy tree trunks. Similarly, the tops often tend to be too narrow in the shoulders and either too tight or too loose around the gut. Why would anyone want this? In combination, the wearer winds up looking fatter and sloppier than he needs to.
I suspect part of the problem is that the clothes are not cut for the larger Western frame and folks are just trying to squeeze into whatever size spatially accommodates, even if the resulting silhouette is all fucked up.
As you mention, shirting is an issue with a lot of japanese brands as they do tend to run smaller shoulder and chest wise than a comparable US, maybe even EU brand. This ranges wildly from brand to brand however and perhaps others can chime in as I mostly buy from one brand that generally runs closer to TTS.