|Posted on October 1, 2009 at 2:10 PM|
Choosing Clothes that Flatter the Human Corpus
Photo: Trousers with a Proper Waist, Available to the Elegant Man at www.tweed-jacket.com
If you must have your clothes made for you in order to avoid this sick, disfiguring fashion regime, there are ways to do it without breaking the bank. A well-constructed pair of corduroy, moleskin or tweed trousers will get you through the depression in style, last for many years, and what's most appealing about them is that they will make you look taller than everyone else (unfortunate fashion-victims that they are). Even a well-shaped jacket can be sabotaged by slacks, skirts, or trousers that hang below it. Last night's Academy Awards brought out a cavalcade of men whose crotches landed below the bottom edge of their jackets?! Poor misguided fellows, yet rich enough to get it right. Overly long slacks creating a puddle of fabric on top of men's shoes do not lengthen their legs visually--they just look wretchedly tailored.
A tasteful and reliable source for elegant, durable tweed jackets and trousers is Bookster. They will guide you through the ordering process, and see to it that your clothes have an actual waist, so that your investment isn't a waste. The clothes are made by Bookster in England. There are plenty of British and American companies that copy the traditional English styles, but have them made inexpensively in China. Yet, these clothes are crafted the old-fashioned way, close to where the fabrics are milled in the United Kingdom. It may take a couple of months to have a great pair of trousers or elegant jackets made, but you just might be wearing them for a lifetime. Bookster U.K. is a small operation with a huge reputation for customer service and fine clothing. They specialize in equestrian and tweed clothes, which are perfect for town and country.
Don't let hip-hop fashion and cheap clothing manufacturers dictate your style. It is time for an uprising against the tyranny of low-rise clothing.
Copyright M-J de Mesterton, January 2009