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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. katabatic

    katabatic Senior member

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    if you don't know this already - you can use the volume buttons (either of them) as shutter release, so you don't need to hold the phone and get a finger around to the screen to trigger a photo. It helps a lot with the arm's length pictures.
     
  2. oldog/oldtrix

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    Yes and no. Or is it no and yes?

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  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The off center belt buckle is kind of :confused: but the height of the pents is OK, or as the ladies like to say, "age appropriate."
     
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    I would say your tie length is just right in the picture where you are wearing suspenders. When pants are worn on the hips, I try to get the tip of the tie to cover the waistband. When pants are worn higher, I try to tie the tie so it would be the same length as if I were wearing pants on the hips--which results in the tie going well past the waistband.

    I believe my source for this habit was Will from ASW, but I could be mistaken.
     
  5. bboysdontcryy

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    Trying to calibrate the length of the coat for a shorter man is invariably difficult. Logically, it'd make sense to have it made shorter so as to show more leg, but yet it can border on looking cartoon-ish if so.
     
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    It is also hard when the man has disproportionally long arms like a neanderthal to his torso. This is my problem. People tend to look at the hem of a jacket and ones hands to make this determination, but this method is flawed.
     
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    Maybe we can establish an age-pants height ratio. I fear I may be hiking them up so early that they will sit on my neck when I reach o/o's age.
     
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  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^You could wear a tie as a belt like Astaire, only your belt will be your tie as well.
     
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    "High waisted trousers" (i.e., trousers that sit at the right place) are age appropriate at any age so long as you have a competent tailor (natural swag on a hundred zillion also helps).

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    This would eliminate the need for braces. Sounds like an experiment worth doing.
     
  11. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    CaymanS, those look great.
     
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  12. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd suggest the efficacy of this idea has already been shown by the Hefty Cinch Sack, so we can move right to trials in humans.
     
  13. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i almost died laughing. thanks, diaz.
     
  14. Lovelace

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    I hate those short ties.
     
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    I did that yesterday. I can't speak for OD/OT, but I did it to deal with neatly managing the length. I would prefer the buckle to be centered, but not if it meant having the belt end flapping around.
     
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  16. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    Here's a rare one of Astaire wearing a belt as a belt. Still looking for one of him wearing a belt as a tie.

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    Sleeves are too long, though.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    that is a unique way of wearing a belt.
     
  19. clapeyron

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    if I recall correctly david carradine frequently wore belts as neckties...
     
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    Hahahaha
     

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