WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. gdl203

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    I have no clue why anyone would suggest this colo(u)r may not be good for you. Sounds like horse manure to me.

    Fit is good
     
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    I'm ashamed at you. We both know he needs a coat. One with extended shoulders and nipped in the waist. Taken to a tailor to address the differences in arm length. For starters.
     
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    Ok, well that's a start for me. :slayer:
     
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  5. NORE

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    The pic you posted made your shoulders appear equal [ or, narrower] than your hips. Even on a woman this looks bad. A coat with extended shoulders and a nipped waist would give you that linebacker manly look. The powder blue sweater wasn't helping in this regard. Could be your body type/shape, the camera angle, etc. but that pic was unflattering to a man that (mainly) likes to look at women. :)

    The arm length differences could be due to a misshapen spine, bad posture, camera angle, etc. Most of us don't realize we have one or the other. In other words, one arm seems to hang lower than the other. A [good} tailor could make this disappear. with a coat, of course.
     
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  6. moizak

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    Nore,

    Thanks for that, all of that makes total sense.

    I've recently shed about 30lbs in weight and that has revealed that I do have wide hips. Part of the weight loss program also revealed that I have very little upper body strength, something I'm currently working on, which hopefully will add some width and bulk to my shoulders and chest. I should note though that I'm not going for the bodybuilder look.

    Regarding the arm length, it may well be that one is longer than the other but I think my posture has exaggerated it as I am standing a little crooked.

    I'm still carrying more around my upper body than I'd like and so I'm still dieting and trying shed some of it and because of that I'm reluctant to spend too much on a coat. I do have three recently bought sports coat (within the last year) but all three are a pinstripe of one fashion or another and I don't think they'd be SF approved. However, I was thinking of posting pics of me wearing them to see if they could be tailored to fit so i have something to wear until I get to a point where I know what I should be buying and am at a body shape that is not far off where I'd like it to be.
     
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    you are an obnoxious poster
     
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    You're worse.
     
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    Not that I'm defending NORE but could you quantify that post? Was it the advice or the manner in which he posted it that you object to?
     
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    I just picked up this pair of PRL Chinos last weekend.
    I tried them with a few different shoes in my collection.
    I have to say that I really like how the casual material and the turn ups pair with Lindricks and Vass Budapesters.
    These EG Sandhursts are probably the most formal shoe I have, that still looks congruous with them.

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    You guys realize the irony in arguing over who's more obnoxious of a poster, right?
     
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    That cuff is very distracting. The blazer, shirt, and shoes is more of a formal look with the pants and cuff trying for casual. It doesn't flow very well. Also, I wouldn't cuff a chino with this sort of look to begin with, and if you wear this sort of fit often, I would get those hemmed post haste.
     
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    TB, think its just the "wash" of the jean. I prefer either much more worn in, or raw, that in between wash gets me a bit.

    Me today:
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    I really like this sweater a lot. Nice pick up.
     
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    Thanks. I was worried it would be too small, but once it got on, (over a OCBD as well) it settled nicely.
     

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