I’m going to attempt to critique Russell Westbrook’s outfit on its own merits, and not my personal aesthetic biases.  The biggest problem I see other than the fact that the shirt is an eyesore is that it’s too form-fitting.
Drop-crotch pants are an extremely fashion forward design element, often employed by cutting-edge designers like Yohji Yamamoto and The Antwerp 6, the leaders of the of the style often (derisively) referred to as “Goth Ninja”. What makes “goth ninja” work is its sense of flow and movement, which is a direct result from the designers’ use of drape. Westbrook’s ensamble is completely devoid of drape. Without the flowing folds of fabric, the drop-crotch pants just look ill-fitting and highlight Russy’s chicken legs.

I’m going to attempt to critique Russell Westbrook’s outfit on its own merits, and not my personal aesthetic biases.  The biggest problem I see other than the fact that the shirt is an eyesore is that it’s too form-fitting.

Drop-crotch pants are an extremely fashion forward design element, often employed by cutting-edge designers like Yohji Yamamoto and The Antwerp 6, the leaders of the of the style often (derisively) referred to as “Goth Ninja”. What makes “goth ninja” work is its sense of flow and movement, which is a direct result from the designers’ use of drape. Westbrook’s ensamble is completely devoid of drape. Without the flowing folds of fabric, the drop-crotch pants just look ill-fitting and highlight Russy’s chicken legs.

abitofcolor:

Unbuttoning my cuffs for cleaning - Pants by Salvatore Ambrosi, navy socks with white pin dot by Marcoliani and suede cap toe  Westfield by Crockett & Jones

or; How to Stunt Tastefully

abitofcolor:

Unbuttoning my cuffs for cleaning - Pants by Salvatore Ambrosi, navy socks with white pin dot by Marcoliani and suede cap toe  Westfield by Crockett & Jones

or; How to Stunt Tastefully

handsomecabinboy:

I dunno about you folks, but I’m pretty fed up with being a woman in #menswear. It’s about damn time we had our own tag. But not just for women in #menswear, but all dapper identified folk who have to deal with trying to make male clothing fit a body it wasn’t intended to fit. But before we go…

I’m intrigued by #transmenswear. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you’re no stranger to my bitching and whining about how hard it is to dress my odd proportions. I imagine it might be a sight harder if those proportions included boobs and hips.

I have no idea if this list is comprehensive (I do know that Girlsack doesn’t belong), but it’s a far better list than I could have created. Anyway, I thought I’d share this with you. It’s an interesting look into the other side of menswear  (or whatever they eventually decide to call it). Hopefully this tumblr movement moves more in the direction of WIWTs than reblog machines.

(Source: thehandsomecabinboy)

That coat is teh sex, but why you got leg-warmers on your hands, B?

That coat is teh sex, but why you got leg-warmers on your hands, B?

(Source: mensah007, via thehandsomecabinboy)

Wanna be a baller?

Shirt

Frames

bethlehemshoals:

Twice for GQ.com:
-Why NBA players dress so funny (hint: maybe the joke’s on us)
-The end of LeBron talk forever and ever (hint: it’s a holding pattern, give it up)

Hey, I’m in here (kinda).

bethlehemshoals:

Twice for GQ.com:

-Why NBA players dress so funny (hint: maybe the joke’s on us)

-The end of LeBron talk forever and ever (hint: it’s a holding pattern, give it up)

Hey, I’m in here (kinda).

Why are you in such a rush to be old?

I’ve recently noticed that a disproportionate number of hashtagmenswear bloggers are college students. To them, I say: what the fuck is wrong with you kids? You have your whole life to dress like a grown man,and a small window in which you can indulge your more whimsical side. DON’T FUCKING BLOW IT.

This is the time to engage in all that counter-cultural bullshit that makes for fantastic storytelling later in life. Instead you’re strutting around campus like a fratted-out Alex P Keaton. Oh, you like clothes? Then experiment with them.  I can’t wear Dries Van Noten but you assholes can…and you don’t. Whats with the gratuitous formality? Nobody is mistaking you for a grown-ass man, son. Trust.

I used to look at those Street Etiquette dudes with the side eye.  Those dudes were the emperors, and they were prancing around SoHo butt-ass-naked. I couldn’t understand how no one seemed to notice that more often than not, those dudes looked ridiculous. More recently, I’ve come to the realization that I had been projecting myself onto them. Everything they wear would be laughable on me because I probably have 15 years, ten inches and 100 pounds on them. You know what? Those dudes are dope. They know exactly who they are and execute that shit flawlessly. You look fucking ridiculous, Little Lord Fratleroy.

nfloffseason:

Sports Illustrated did a players poll this week and Larry Fitzgerald was the winner for having the best fashion sense according to his peers.
(photo via SI)

Why is it again that I’m not styling professional athletes?

nfloffseason:

Sports Illustrated did a players poll this week and Larry Fitzgerald was the winner for having the best fashion sense according to his peers.

(photo via SI)

Why is it again that I’m not styling professional athletes?

I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will never fully embrace fashion.

(via memeswear)

When you have that much money AND a stylist, there’s no reason for your shirt collars not to fit.  I don’t blame ‘Bron…at least he’s trying, but somebody is stealing his money.

When you have that much money AND a stylist, there’s no reason for your shirt collars not to fit.  I don’t blame ‘Bron…at least he’s trying, but somebody is stealing his money.

(via jeskeets)

presentingcorey:

Gordon Parks doing the Double Breast justice.

The best part of this fit is that the jacket looks lived in.  He couldn’t look any more comfortable if he were wearing pajamas

presentingcorey:

Gordon Parks doing the Double Breast justice.

The best part of this fit is that the jacket looks lived in.  He couldn’t look any more comfortable if he were wearing pajamas

(Source: arellandrose, via barimavox-deactivated20121001)

abitofcolor:

One of my favorite jackets was made by an Italian company called Lubiam. I haven’t seen their jackets in many years but have recently seen their advertising campaign for new jackets with no lining and simple patch pocket details. http://www.lubiam.it/ 
I look forward to seeing more of this look soon with jeans, khakis and grey flannels….
-Gus

Interesting.  So, blogger favorite LBM 1911 is a actually one of Lubiam’s collections.  Who knew?  I mean besides the marketers bloggers who first started pushing them on tumblr.

abitofcolor:

One of my favorite jackets was made by an Italian company called Lubiam. I haven’t seen their jackets in many years but have recently seen their advertising campaign for new jackets with no lining and simple patch pocket details. http://www.lubiam.it/ 

I look forward to seeing more of this look soon with jeans, khakis and grey flannels….

-Gus

Interesting.  So, blogger favorite LBM 1911 is a actually one of Lubiam’s collections.  Who knew?  I mean besides the marketers bloggers who first started pushing them on tumblr.

abitofcolor:

From Piombo, Milan

I wouldn’t dream of wearing this, but this is a beautiful photo.

abitofcolor:

From Piombo, Milan

I wouldn’t dream of wearing this, but this is a beautiful photo.

suitsandboots:

sirmattypants:

I was directed to this blog as a spot for men who are “not made of pipecleaners” and claims to be a fashion blog for ‘meaty men’

First of all, fuck the thin body hate. some of us cant help being thin. that doesnt warrant name calling.

Secondly, i see no meaty men. but as someone commented

Rule 1: Grow an enormous beard.

i see… average sized men.

i need to stop ranting and get to bed :/

This is funny to me.

What many fail to see is that the tumblrverse is populated by smaller-than-average men, and many of the styles celebrated only suit them.  If I had to guess, I’d say the average style blogger wears a 38S.  In much of North America, Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, that is considered small. 

I don’t think I’m particularly fat, but I usually tip the scales north of 210 pounds (95.25kg).  At their widest point, my thighs have a circumference of about 27 inches (68.58 cm). With the exception of MTM or bespoke offerings, I can’t wear 75% of the things I see on the style blogs.  Some of us won’t ever be able to wear Band of Outsiders or Thom Browne anything, and it’s good to see that someone out there is blogging for us.

The world of #menswear runs the risk of becoming as body-type exclusive as women’s fashion.  If we are truly dedicated to the aesthetic improvement of the world around us, we need to be a little more inclusive.