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Thin White Duke

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Ahem.

That book is pointless without pictures.
Plus Manton outed himself as a bigoted right wing nut job so his cachet on this forum became more than a little tarnished.
 

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It was an OK book but unnecessarily long-winded and, yes, pictures would have helped.

As for “right wing nut job”, half the posters on SF seem to be Pelosiland Flakes so... 😀
 

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@dieworkwear I think I’ve previously read your poor opinion of that short and unstructured Boglioli blazer look, and I generally concur. While I have a few shorter sport coats, I've tended towards longer, more substantial, structured jackets for the last few years. That said, I have picked up a few shorter jackets in recent months--jackets like Epaulet's Sinclair or 18E's Osman. I really like the fabric of a Boglioli K-jacket currently on sale, but have held off on purchasing because the fabric seems like it would suit a jacket with a fuller cut than, for instance, the Sinclair. I've also never tried a Boglioli jacket on, but this one is certainly cut characteristically short: about 29" in length.

The reason I'm coming to you, then, is because you seem to share my preference for longer and more structured jackets. So, I was wondering whether you have any examples of the Boglioli look done well. I'm trying to ascertain whether it has a place in my wardrobe before spending the $400 or so on a final sale item. The examples I've seen typically seem to look better off models than on them, and the pictures provided by the retailer don't include any pics on a model. Many thanks!
 

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@dieworkwear I think I’ve previously read your poor opinion of that short and unstructured Boglioli blazer look, and I generally concur. While I have a few shorter sport coats, I've tended towards longer, more substantial, structured jackets for the last few years. That said, I have picked up a few shorter jackets in recent months--jackets like Epaulet's Sinclair or 18E's Osman. I really like the fabric of a Boglioli K-jacket currently on sale, but have held off on purchasing because the fabric seems like it would suit a jacket with a fuller cut than, for instance, the Sinclair. I've also never tried a Boglioli jacket on, but this one is certainly cut characteristically short: about 29" in length.

The reason I'm coming to you, then, is because you seem to share my preference for longer and more structured jackets. So, I was wondering whether you have any examples of the Boglioli look done well. I'm trying to ascertain whether it has a place in my wardrobe before spending the $400 or so on a final sale item. The examples I've seen typically seem to look better off models than on them, and the pictures provided by the retailer don't include any pics on a model. Many thanks!
I think shorter jackets can work if you're going for a very casual outfit. It also helps to have the right body type (probably better on someone with broader shoulders, even if they have a slim frame). This is Teger in a knitted Barena jacket.


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I think the further you stray from "classic rules," the more you just have to find what works for you. The nice thing about classic tailoring is that it sticks to a template for the male silhouette. If you get a jacket that's classic in proportions and has just a bit of structure, then you can get a silhouette that's very flattering across a wide range of body types. You can get something that's a V-shaped torso and proportional legs. In classic Western aesthetics, the idealized male body type is basically this sort of figure.

That's not the only way to look good, but as you stray out from that model, I think you just have to find what works for you. Not everyone is going to look as good as Teger in that same jacket. Whereas, you can generally stick different people in that classic tailoring model, and they'll almost always look good.
 

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I think shorter jackets can work if you're going for a very casual outfit. It also helps to have the right body type (probably better on someone with broader shoulders, even if they have a slim frame). This is Teger in a knitted Barena jacket.


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I think the further you stray from "classic rules," the more you just have to find what works for you. The nice thing about classic tailoring is that it sticks to a template for the male silhouette. If you get a jacket that's classic in proportions and has just a bit of structure, then you can get a silhouette that's very flattering across a wide range of body types. You can get something that's a V-shaped torso and proportional legs. In classic Western aesthetics, the idealized male body type is basically this sort of figure.

That's not the only way to look good, but as you stray out from that model, I think you just have to find what works for you. Not everyone is going to look as good as Teger in that same jacket. Whereas, you can generally stick different people in that classic tailoring model, and they'll almost always look good.

Though the only thing that matters is real life people's opinions.
 

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@dieworkwear I think I’ve previously read your poor opinion of that short and unstructured Boglioli blazer look, and I generally concur. While I have a few shorter sport coats, I've tended towards longer, more substantial, structured jackets for the last few years. That said, I have picked up a few shorter jackets in recent months--jackets like Epaulet's Sinclair or 18E's Osman. I really like the fabric of a Boglioli K-jacket currently on sale, but have held off on purchasing because the fabric seems like it would suit a jacket with a fuller cut than, for instance, the Sinclair. I've also never tried a Boglioli jacket on, but this one is certainly cut characteristically short: about 29" in length.

The reason I'm coming to you, then, is because you seem to share my preference for longer and more structured jackets. So, I was wondering whether you have any examples of the Boglioli look done well. I'm trying to ascertain whether it has a place in my wardrobe before spending the $400 or so on a final sale item. The examples I've seen typically seem to look better off models than on them, and the pictures provided by the retailer don't include any pics on a model. Many thanks!
Do you have photos of you wearing Epaulet's 'Sinclair?' Did you just get the jacket or the suit? I'm interested in it and am curious to see different ways to wear it
 

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Do you have photos of you wearing Epaulet's 'Sinclair?' Did you just get the jacket or the suit? I'm interested in it and am curious to see different ways to wear it
I just got a new Sinclair in to try out the length, actually. The full jungle poplin suit was on sale in my size, so thought it was a good time to try this out. Again, shorter and less structured than I'd usually go for in the jacket, and lower rise + less full top block than I'd want in the pant, but I do like this a lot as a casual spring/summer thing.

I threw it on over the shirt I was wearing, so not necessarily an example of how I intend to style this, but at least gives a sense of how this fits. Especially as I think I'm pretty close to you in the sizes I take. This is a 42 jacket and 35 pants.
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Well, it's happening, I'm craving some sandals lately.

Loafers are such a pain in the ass to get sizing right in comparison.

 

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Well, it's happening, I'm craving some sandals lately.

Loafers are such a pain in the ass to get sizing right in comparison.

Huaraches are where it's at. A bit more stylish than sandals but still have that "ease". These guys do a great job:

 

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Huaraches are where it's at. A bit more stylish than sandals but still have that "ease". These guys do a great job:

Those look pretty nice.

I was thinking of buying these, but they're all sold out on the Birkenstock website.



Do you own those shoes or other Huaraches? I wonder how comfortable they are.
 

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Definitely can’t get behind any of these sandals. What I think is the worst are mules. Dislike them on women, can’t stand them on men.
 

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