A few weeks ago, I ranted about guys wearing clothes that fit properly. However, after ceaseless discussions with several guys, I am now at a stagnant point in my opinion as to how clothes should fit on men. After a short photo session with some newly acquired items from the Original Penguin sale at Ruelala, I wanted to post my thoughts, and get some feedback from our readers (wherever they may be).
With the advent of designer jeans for women, it's not uncommon to find a pair of 7 for All Mankind or Citizens in the majority of closets today. Why? Women who have tried them just cannot go back. The quality of cut, fabric, and fit is unsurpassed by most middling cheaper brands such as Old Navy or Gap. The biggest aspect of designer jeans that I love? The ratio of cotton and spandex that allows for a hugging fit, but not an overly tight one. While I am not encouraging all men to sprint out to Nordstrom and snap up a pair of jeans for $200, I do think there is something to be said about cuts and fits of men's jeans. The skinny leg has crossed over from women's fashion into men's fashion, and I certainly am not a fan. However, I think a guy's frame can really benefit from a properly sized bootcut or straight cut pair of jeans.
Jonah Hill trying on a pair of too tight jeans in Superbad, but throw us a bone here. We want to know if a guy actually has an ass.
The picture that I used in my "Buy Sh** that Fits" portion of the Men's clothing post in August demonstrates how pure my hatred is for shirts that fit poorly on guys. The traditional dress shirt fit is not for every man. In fact, it really is designed for this mythical American male figure who graduated from high school as a football star and then started working on a farm with a tractor every day. THAT is how boxy and big these traditional dress shirt fits can be. I think that a lot of men need to discover the "slim fit" or determine shirt brands or lines that taper off all that extra material, so that shirts aren't billowing like a sail in the wind behind them. Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, and a lot of modern designers carry this more flattering fit.
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