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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. IrateCustomer

    IrateCustomer Well-Known Member

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  2. ballmouse

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    I think higher rise jeans would make the thighs look less large since there would be more distance between the thighs are the top of the jeans. I think it would also make you look taller. In fact, I can't believe those jeans have a 12" rise since they still look really low on you.

    But I know it's not easy to find high rise jeans. I have heard Studio D'Artisan 101 is high rise and larger in the thighs
     
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  3. Teger

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    it's not hard to find high rise, large thigh jeans with a taper. that's exactly what vintage-style denim is. almost any sugarcane cut, 80% of samurai and iron heart cuts, most LVCs ('47, '33). if you want to get more eclectic, you could look at roy, ande whall (which is an awesome deal - probably best price for the $), rising sun, SDA, some somet cuts.
     
  4. joshuasaussey

    joshuasaussey Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jester, much appreciated [​IMG]

    Thanks for the suggestions, I have checked out most of those brands and models before (I picked up a pair of Left Field "Greasers" which I'm waiting for to arrive.) Most of the models you guys suggest are nearly the same measurements as my pair now (11.5-12" rise, 13-14" thighs, 9-10" knee and 8.5-9" leg opening) the only difference is the weight and denim used.

    To make matters worse, my already muscular legs are naturally short anyway, my jeans and trousers all have 12-13" rise.
     
  5. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

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    You need an 8" leg opening and cuffs no break
     
  6. joshuasaussey

    joshuasaussey Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of cuffs, would rather hem them with no break.
     
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  7. Teger

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    When you get the new denim, try it. The reason cuffs are superior is that they create a cleaner line and provide weight
     
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  8. mothball

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    I would probably not recommend cuffs if you think your legs already look short and wide, Josh, but certainly try it & see how you like it.
     
  9. joshuasaussey

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    +1 that's what I was thinking, that's why I hemmed and never cuffed in the first place.
     
  10. Teger

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    cuffing and wearing denim isn't the same as cuffing dress pants. you're also not THAT short and your thighs aren't that big - if mafoofan can get away with 2" cuffs at 5'3, you shouldn't have any issues with a good cuff/roll on some jeans. whats your actual inseam? I'm 6'1 but have a short inseam for my height (30") and I cuff everything.
     
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  11. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

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    my own denim fit for today:

    wvg
    ande whall (first wear!)
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  12. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Casual gear from earlier this week.

    Jacket - Jack victor
    Shirt - Rosen store brand
    PS - Drakes
    Pants - Brax
    Boots - Carmina

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  13. sugarbutch

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    Cuffs on dress trousers aren't the same as cuffs on denim. The lighter reverse of the denim definitely reduces the apparent length of the leg.

    You could be right about all of your suggestions, but you aren't doing a good job of arguing for them.
     
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  14. mrjester

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    This is my kind of fit, simple and easy. Well done. Not a critique in sight.

    Rolled/cuffed jeans.. I don't understand it. I'm with you 100%, except I think a slight break works. I have quite a bit of break in my jeans but that's preference. I think casual pants like jeans and chinos need some break. Basically, I always thought there should be a 'transition' to the shoe to make it look better. Cuffs on the work pants and break on the casual pants. No break and no cuff is hard for me. But, it gets done well all the time. Spoo is a perfect example. But, again, that's not jeans or chinos.
     
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  15. Betelgeuse

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    Roger, that is very nice! What color are the glasses?
     
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    SPIDER TEGS!!!!!


    roger - superb.
     
  17. Louis XIV

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    Fantastic outfit Roger!
     
  18. Shoeluv

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    +100000 I I still refer to my fathers book "Dress for Success" which told me the perfect way to wear pants. Single break in front, touching top of the heel in back for dress pants. I like a tad longer on jeans. I see people with their cuffs in jeans and sometimes it looks good, but I think it belongs on young skinny guys. Josh's fit looked fine to me the only thing I would have done different is probably a walnut colored monk strap instead of loafers.
     
  19. mrjester

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    Good call on the monkstrap. But as a guy who owns two suede string loafers, with another on the way, as well as a navy shell full-strap (and maybe getting more later), loafers are excellent in my eyes. Nothing wrong with a good monk. A suede single monk (NOT the Carmina one at Epaulet that's basically a double monk) is hard to beat. Spoo and NOBD have some of the best.
     
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    Filson shirt, Levis, socks by Brooks, shoes are AE.[​IMG]

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