Return of the high waist?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Metatron, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I couldn't care less that high waisted trousers are out of fashion. I also kinda like that they're difficult to come by as it adds to their uniqueness.
     
  2. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    If high waisted trousers were popular you'd have more choice at competitive prices. What's not to like about that? ;)
     
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  3. An unavoidable trip to the CityLink depot. Unfortunately likely to be repeated given their terrible delivery attempt policy. I wasn't even dressed "weird". What struck me most was the lack of diversity. I imagined the whole of the East End to be "melting pot" territory. Boy was I wrong!

     
  4. I fear that we'll end up with endless things looking like this monstrosity, so typical of the so-called "1940s-style" trouser manufacturers who populate the vintage/rockabilly circuit. These are basically just modern low cut trousers with a 6 inch block of fabric shoved on top. Many of the far-east tailors believe this is how it's done, too. What are those bloody pleats about?

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  5. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    To be recognizable to the clueless, everything has to be exaggerated and caricatured.
     
  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Oh, is that the new 'Barrel' waistband everyone's talking about??
     
  7. Rudie

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    LOL. Gives me an eye sore just to look at it. Don't they realize they do everything wrong?
     
  8. The main problem is the answer: No, they probably don't realise. There are people out there who simply have no aesthetic eye, or eye for judging detail.
     
  9. Rudie

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    Aesthetic dyslexics.
     
  10. rocknroper

    rocknroper New in Town

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    B.K I hope you can still get a decent curry in the East End?
     
  11. In my part of the east end (Bangla country/Little Pakistan/Londonistan/Walthamstan) we can certainly get good curries! A wide diversity of regions and countries are represented, too, which is nice.
     
  12. rocknroper

    rocknroper New in Town

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    Ah that's good to know, I lived in London 82-85 and worked at Robot on the Kings Road, but use to love popping over to Brick Lane for some of the best Curry's I have ever eaten. Could of done without the presence of the N.F though. At the time I left Sydney there was only maybe one or two curry houses, at least NY has a few good ones but they all pale in comparison to London.
     
  13. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Round my patch - the East end proper, Whitechapel / Mile End / Bow / Bethnal Green... The old Kray manor, so to speak... it's generally fine, but for all the nonsense one sees spouted in certain corners of the press (in fifteen years I've never once been approached by a Fundamentalist of any sort critiquing how I dress, or whether I drink, or whatever...), with one single anti-semitic comment aside, it has always been white folks who have said anything negative - and at that, more often than not folks in their twenties, thirties, forties... not kids. (Hipsters are almost uniformly highly complimentary in my experience).


    If we're being honest, probably a lot of us find the off-mainstream nature of this part of the attraction. If we didn't want to be different fr4om the herd... we simply wouldn't be. That said, I'd welcome all these things becoming just al ittle bit more common than they are if it meant availability. I'd love to be able to get a comfortable, affordable pair of trousers off the peg without having to go mail order - and if that's the case in London, goodness knows what it must be like in the backwaters...

    It'd be much, much easier than it is now, as economies of scale would kick in.

    Agreed, though it seems to be that many fashion houses don't concur, hence the number of OTR suits one sees that appear to be deliberately cut that way.

    I'd be very happy if I could get "my" clothes easier!

    Yeah, once you get out into those sort of enclaves.... Well, you do wonder exactly what it is that some want to preserve! ;)

    Eep. Wouldn't wear those in the morgue. They look like somebody has just badly photoshopped a pair of regular low-rise trews...

    Zactly.

    Of course. Brick Lane is still home to a range of places, some better than others (my favourite is the Shampan), but theree are also a lot of great places around elsewhere - bonus: at the weekend they're much less likely to be full of beered-up tourists than the Lane itself.
     
  14. Mr Badger

    Mr Badger Practically Family

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    You really know when you've been wearing properly-waisted trousers/khakis/selvedge denim when you try a 'modern' cut and they feel akin to 1960s 'hipsters'. For instance, I bagged a mint condition 'Timothy Everest' worsted wool suit from one of our local charity shops today for £15, it's perfect for job interviews where even a spotless vintage suit wouldn't be appropriate, but the trousers are at least four inches lower in the rise than I prefer – shame, as the two-button jacket is nicely waisted with side vents and a decent shoulder, but the waistband of the trousers lines up with the lower button on the jacket! Sadly, this type of nonsense seems the norm nowadays... I agree about the cut of repro stuff – bought a Hollywood jacket and 'matching' black trousers a couple of years ago, simply rubbish, especially the cut/weight of the trousers, just as suggested they seemed to be 'normal' waist slacks with a few inches added at the top of the pattern...
     

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