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The MBreinin vs. Reevolving Fit Battle Threak

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    Don't get me wrong, Mike: It's good to be broad-shouldered and robust. Still, it seems as if letting out the mid-section just a little would make you appear less top-heavy. Then again, you've been at this a while so you've probably already tried that, right?


    Well, some of these are seriously suppressed. Some aren't. I favor waist suppression, since I don't want to look like a block. I guess it is a fine line to dance.

    I have had some let out, and even some taken in. But, at the end of the day, I would rather look a little top heavy, than just heavy.

    Mike
     
  2. calisanfran

    calisanfran Senior member

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    This is one strange thread!!
     
  3. bananananana

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    We've had way too many reevolving tit shots.
     
  4. George

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    This thread is hedfuck material.
     
  5. OttoSkadelig

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    Well, some of these are seriously suppressed. Some aren't. I favor waist suppression, since I don't want to look like a block. I guess it is a fine line to dance.

    I have had some let out, and even some taken in. But, at the end of the day, I would rather look a little top heavy, than just heavy.

    Mike


    mike,

    while there is a fair amount of variation in your jackets, they do overall seem to me to not be cut to most flattering effect. you have broad shoulders - but as you have pointed out, they don't slope at all; and you also have fairly generous hips. so when you apply a lot of waist suppression, you end up with a very angular, slightly exaggerated hour-glassy silhouette that i'm not sure is doing you a lot of favors.

    the top-heavy effect may also be due to the fact that you appear to have normal (vs. really built up) legs, and your jackets all run an inch or two too long for your build (more noticeable on a couple, like the pinstripe DB, but generally true). coupled with the significant waist suppression, this leads to a skirt that flares out and gives you a look that is both top-heavy and hip-heavy.

    if i were you, i'd have the jackets cut an inch or two shorter, ease up a bit on the waist suppression, and consider sizing down overall in the jackets (i could be wrong on the last one, but there does seem to be a lot of material in the chest in several.) also consider having the jacket shaped more holistically than just nipping it in at the sides directly at the waist; have your tailor work more around the armhole, play with the darts, etc - rather than just attacking the waist, which is easy but throws off proportion. you'll end up with less of an exaggerated "T" look.

    cheers.
     
  6. someotherstyle

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    Well, some of these are seriously suppressed. Some aren't. I favor waist suppression, since I don't want to look like a block. I guess it is a fine line to dance.

    I have had some let out, and even some taken in. But, at the end of the day, I would rather look a little top heavy, than just heavy.

    Mike


    Mike,

    I honostly feel if you gave yourself more room through the front you would look trimmer and less "blocky" than you do now. The problem when the buttons strain the way they do now is that it looks like you're a "big guy" trying to fit into a "skinny suit". You're not the only person that this happens to as well. I'm in no way knocking you or your style either - I think you're a good dude. But maybe try one jacket, let it out through the front until there is no pull on the button, and post it up for comparison. I really do think it would help.

    Anyways, [​IMG] to being a good sport about all this.

    Mike
     
  7. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    I don't think I would enter a contest in which the crowd of judges loudly applaudes the other contestant...

    But look at the context. We're talking about a guy who has the ability to elicit irritation the likes of which can only be seen in Sunni-Shia relations.
     
  9. OttoSkadelig

    OttoSkadelig Senior member

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    This is how we're working out our abandonment issues, Otto. Never leave us again.

    well, TB, honestly, i was finding that the more i fed the beast, the more it needed to be fed... so i decided to go cold turkey for a couple of months.

    i can say with pride, however, that the addiction is contained. i'm still at an average of only 3 posts a day, i don't (and never have) check SF from my iPhone, i have never subscribed to a thread, and i have never posted outside of MC since that's where the funniest, cleverest, and craziest dudes are [​IMG]
     
  10. NORE

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    worst thread ever

    This
     
  11. lasbar

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    worst thread ever

    No ..

    We have done worse than that...[​IMG]

    We're like Romans watching two gladiators fighting for their internet survival...
     
  12. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    mike,

    while there is a fair amount of variation in your jackets, they do overall seem to me to not be cut to most flattering effect. you have broad shoulders - but as you have pointed out, they don't slope at all; and you also have fairly generous hips. so when you apply a lot of waist suppression, you end up with a very angular, slightly exaggerated hour-glassy silhouette that i'm not sure is doing you a lot of favors.

    the top-heavy effect may also be due to the fact that you appear to have normal (vs. really built up) legs, and your jackets all run an inch or two too long for your build (more noticeable on a couple, like the pinstripe DB, but generally true). coupled with the significant waist suppression, this leads to a skirt that flares out and gives you a look that is both top-heavy and hip-heavy.

    if i were you, i'd have the jackets cut an inch or two shorter, ease up a bit on the waist suppression, and consider sizing down overall in the jackets (i could be wrong on the last one, but there does seem to be a lot of material in the chest in several.) also consider having the jacket shaped more holistically than just nipping it in at the sides directly at the waist; have your tailor work more around the armhole, play with the darts, etc - rather than just attacking the waist, which is easy but throws off proportion. you'll end up with less of an exaggerated "T" look.

    cheers.


    I don't do much to these jackets. I am not making them like this, in none of these pics I posted did I have a waist taken in, on a few it has even been let out. My hips are actually pretty much normal. I am not hippy by any stretch of the imagination. Here is what I look like without a jacket:

    [​IMG]

    Granted, I am not doing the robot, so you can't tell very well, but I don't have big hips.

    I should take a picture of me in a jacket that is too big, I still have a couple in the closet.


    Mike,

    I honostly feel if you gave yourself more room through the front you would look trimmer and less "blocky" than you do now. The problem when the buttons strain the way they do now is that it looks like you're a "big guy" trying to fit into a "skinny suit". You're not the only person that this happens to as well. I'm in no way knocking you or your style either - I think you're a good dude. But maybe try one jacket, let it out through the front until there is no pull on the button, and post it up for comparison. I really do think it would help.

    Anyways, [​IMG] to being a good sport about all this.

    Mike


    There are at least three jackets in this post, that have ample room..to the point that I can pull the jacket forward at the button. The Kuhlman peaked lapel blue blazer, the Freeman's Sporting Club cream suit, the "Golden Polo" that started this crap and even that oxford blue Polo.

    The problem is my chest. It alters everything. If I sized up to, let's say a 44, everything would fit on me like a sack. The shoulders would be huge, the length would be even longer, etc. I used to wear clothes like this, way too big. I can't stand that.

    Anyway, this did not end up like I anticipated it would. I was hoping he would actually show up, so we could vote and be done with this stupidity. I guess not.

    Mike
     
  13. in stitches

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    worst thread ever

    This

    and yet you follow it religiously
     
  14. Threadbearer

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    We're like Romans watching two gladiators fighting for their internet survival...
    Weak simile considering only one contestant showed up. [​IMG]

    and yet you follow it religiously
    Can't ... not ... look!
     
  15. BlackShoes

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    First, I have to hand it to MB for being a great sport.
    He adds to SF by posting a lot of his outfits.
    I want to make it clear I am not trying to insult people, only offer my personal take on things.
    It's also important to note I complimented 3 people in that original response, which denigrating 2.

    The above pictures do not represent my current fit or mindset. They were part of my training.
    In my epic "old man" thread, I agreed that my blue jacket pictured above fits terribly.
    (As terribly as MB's 3 button, bell-bottom shaped "human corn cob pipe" jacket, which I will handily beat)

    I am not ready to post my "final fit" submission just yet, and wasn't anticipating a new thread.
    The challenge was put forth, but I have a few gaps in my closet, and there is a lag time to fill.
    Rest assured, when I am ready, I will update this thread, and the vote will prevail.

    This challenge will be a nice capstone project for this year, to show what I've learned.
    2010 SF has changed the way I look at men's clothing forever, and I am almost ready to defend my dissertation.


    If you have not a single well fitting outfit/jacket in your whole wardrobe, then you have lost (a contest which you started) by default. If you had a single well fitting outfit, you could have dressed in it and taken a photo in the time it took you post that soppy shit. At least bow out gracefully and admit you have been beaten.
     
  16. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    While I am by no means modding this contest and merely hosting it, I would say that Reev should have a new fit up by the end of the day tomorrow, otherwise that gives an unfair advantage. Otherwise, Ill call this null and void.
     
  17. aj_del

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    ^^ Is a contest null and void just because one contestant doesnt turn up ?
     
  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^^ Seriously ? I am pretty sure the one guy who shows up wins
     
  20. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Or that. As I said, Im not modding, just hosting. Im not calling the shots.
     

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