Slim fit is now officially everywhere

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by CaptThumpy, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. CaptThumpy

    CaptThumpy New Member

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    I went out to buy some hiking pants to replace a well worn pair of Eddie Bauer Mountain Pants. As I was walking to the correct section to get to the Columbia gear of the local sporting goods store, I walked through the sweat pants. You can now get "slim fit" sweat pants. For men. Well, for males, anyway.

    When will this trend die? We'll be seeing slim fit socks before it's over.
     
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  2. Maljunulo

    Maljunulo Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Well, it probably won't even be when they finally figure out how grotesque it realy is. I'm sure it will hang on well beyond that point.
     
  3. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Are you sure you weren't in the Ladies' yoga pants section by mistake?

    Oh, that's right, they look exactly the same!


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  4. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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    This just in:

    Rochester Big & Tall is now carrying slim fit!
     
  5. winghus

    winghus Senior Member

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    I can understand slim fits for tall guys. Not everyone who shops those stores is thick.
     
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  6. Cassadine

    Cassadine Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    I fear that this slim fad possesses the horrid potentiality of rap "music". A style I'd hoped would simply fade that quickly engulfed the culture with it's madness.
     
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  7. winghus

    winghus Senior Member

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    We'll be wearing Star Trek unisex jumpsuits before it's all over.
     
  8. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur - Moderator

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    ^^A unisex jumpsuit/flight suit ?

    That's not necessarily a bad thing. As I recall, back in the day when the alert klaxon sounded, we could jump out of our racks and into our flight suits and boots and be sitting in a B52 Stratofortress waiting to begin our deliveries to parts unknown in 5 minutes or less! Just think of all the time to be saved with the right clothing designs. LOL. ;)
     
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  9. winghus

    winghus Senior Member

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    Needs a little tailoring.
     
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  10. DashingMan

    DashingMan New Member

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    Not to be too much of a contrarian, but being a smaller, slim guy, I don't mind if my athletic clothing isn't too baggy. If I'm out running/walking/biking, it's nice if my (admittedly skinny chicken legs) don't feel like they have trash bags on them. I don't like using the term "tailored" for athletic clothing, but for me, if they are fitted, I like it.

    But I get it. I abhor the ultra slim, skinny-fit that has inundated every market of clothing for men.
     
  11. Slim Jim

    Slim Jim Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    I think it depends on how "slim" the fit is. For me it's nice to have clothes that fit well, so slim is good.
    But if it's skin tight, no thanks.
    Every body type has to decide what they like and what flatters them. Although some have not figured this out yet.
     
  12. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    First, clothing should fit, irrespective of one's build. So I'd phrase it somewhat differently; a slender man looks better than those who aren't when wearing more tightly fitted clothing, but then a slender man can generally wear any properly fitted cut and make an attractive presentation. Those of average or the more heavily built can not. As a male who's always been thickly built I remember the frustration my mother would suffer in the late '50's trying to buy me pants when everyday fashion was more closely fitted. Trousers that fit my waist, wouldn't fit my football playing thighs and butt.
     
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  13. Cassadine

    Cassadine Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    As long as I can wear Vulcan ears I'm good with that. LOL.
    "Live Long & Prosper"
     
  14. never behind

    never behind New Member

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    As long as mine isn't red!

    And slim fitting sweat pants seems to run counter to why one would wear sweat pants - slobby comfort.


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  15. Cassadine

    Cassadine Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Exactly. Sweats are for exercising in your garage-old school gym, or lounging around watching The Godfather at 11pm.
     
  16. Adventure Wolf

    Adventure Wolf Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    As a large man, the slim fit thing has taken me by surprise. I have bought XXL shirts only to find out they were "slim fit". That made me mad. It's very hard to shop online for larger fit close these days.
     
  17. Mr.D

    Mr.D New Member

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    Slim fit goes along with skinny ties. I do not like either.
     
  18. WA

    WA Honors Member

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    Some people need a custom tailor who can make any garment that a man, or boy, wears.
    There have been tailors who make a few kinds of garments, but there have always been some who make many kinds of garments for males.
     
  19. WA

    WA Honors Member

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    Wasn't it the eighties that had fashionable sweatpants? The fad must be long gone.
     
  20. bagcat

    bagcat Starting Member

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