What's With All The Baggy Suits?

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  1. metalicaster

    metalicaster Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm not one to notice or care about clothes, much less other peoples
    but one thing has always puzzled me, why do some guys seem to go 2 sizes too big on everything?

    My first guess would be comfort, but once you get beyond "too tight" there's nothing much to be gained from sizing up.

    Example, I work in an office environment so suits are the norm some co-workers look like they put the damn things on over their head every morning without undoing any buttons.

    Sometimes it's like walking into a 1920s Jazz Club.

    It could be worse I guess, at least it's still making some kind of effort, people could come in wearing sweatpants.
     
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    Maybe they're Talking Heads fans.

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    Most guys dress very poorly. There's lots of info out there if they want it (GQ, Details magazines). The best thing to do is wear a stylish suit that is tailored correctly. They'll get the message.
     
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    One problem I have is very large legs. Standing has 2 or 3 inches of loose cloth I can grab but sitting down and they're like sausages :)

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    i watch the NFL network and most ex players on there seem to have a suit one size too small...looks uncomfortable

    last suit i bought (2003 or so) i was in the 220# range...i was at a wedding in january and suited up...i put on more weight since i bought the suit and i had a hard time putting on the jacket...so i left it off until i go to the wedding...and my mistake when i left the reception as it was colder and left the coat on when i drove home...i felt very restricted and like i was going to rip the jacket aka hulk style...i can see having a fitted suit but too tight or too loose i wouldnt like

    oh and

     
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    It's probably to leave room for the fat rolls.
     
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    Chester Arthur Burnett said it.
    "I'm built for comfort, I ain't built for speed".

    Fashion changes faster than people...
     
  9. metalicaster

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    I do like the look of the safari suit thing on the right
    Maybe some longer trousers for me though.
     
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    I thought the fashion now was for slim fit suits.

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    Your office needs to get with the programme!
     
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    I work in an office, too, but it is a "back office" so the trend is ... well ...
     

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  13. metalicaster

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    I think the problem with slim fit clothes is that most people aren't slim fit underneath so it will end up looking horrible. - see "skinny jeans" on middle aged men.

    But going too far the other way is usually just as bad, you look like a unevenly stuffed scarecrow

    When I first try a jacket on - it's one size up from the one that only just buttons - so it hangs with no creases anywhere.

    Not one size up from the one that flaps around me like a poncho
     
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    Well, I was a teen in the 90s, so no extreme of baggy clothing today could possibly surprise or shock me. The 90's invented triple-extra-baggy hip-hop skater pants, a garment so fantastically baggy you ran the risk of being lifted into the air if the wind caught them just right. And back then, suspenders weren't cool so you had to walk around with one hand on your waist at all times to hold 'em up, because no belt could do the job on its own.
     
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    Maybe they are still growing. I remember my mom always bought oversized clothes. I stopped growing around 13 or 14. I started growing again around thirty.
     
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    Probably just stuck in the 90s, that's the last time I remember baggy clothes being popular.
     
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    Man suits should fit just right. There is only one way a suit is suppose to fit. I shouldn't even have to describe it. If I can have mine custom fit after I buy them it annoys the hell out of me. Unless your MC Hammer, David Byrnes you want that suit just right. Stuff happens sometimes you grow or sometimes you shrink. So maybe they don't always fit just right. What I really hate is when I get all skinny. Nothing looks better than a big guy in a suit and I am not talking about having muscles:D.
     
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    American men are notorious for wearing a size or two too big. Part of the problem is, if you go to a place like Men's Wearhouse (which is where most men here go), and you really should be a 42, they're going to say 44.

    I have to have a lot of tailoring done to my suits, all of which I've bought off the rack. In the next couple of years I'm going to buy two custom made suits.
     
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