Friday, February 11, 2011

Flat Front Sensibilities

Someone challenged me about a year ago to “give flat front trousers a go”…and my reply was that I’d bespoken some Ralph flat fronts and was awaiting their arrival. I’ve no problem rockin’ the flat fronts for a change. 
The narrower leg and clean lines appeal to me. Just hem ‘em a bit shorter than drapey full pleated bags and let it roll.
My only regret is that I didn’t make a coat to complement these flat fronts last season.
 The balance of my rig was assembled just to piss most of you off. 
Green heather Flusser blazer replete with every damn fuzzy option they’d allow me to add. If you can’t see art in this jacket, you have no imagination.
 Onward. Sans LFG this weekend. Tisk tisk.
 ADG II 

39 comments:

Gretchen said...

guarantee you're gonna get a rash of doo doo on those socks, but the rest of the rig is splendid, plain outright fantabulous. Although it's an LFG-free wkend, at least it's expected to be somewhat pleasant outside Sunday for a change. And that will be reward in its own right...

Anonymous said...

Random: What do you think of the shirts with really high long narrow pointed collars that European men are wearing with skinny ties? I have mostly seen them in white. No pins. No buttons. No spread. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Like the flat front. Makes you seem younger. Less airport carpet rumply.

Anonymous said...

Pretty fuzzy...nicely done though. To paraphrase Mohammed Ali, "you're a BAD man"...

SouthernProletariat said...

Sorry you are LFG-less...I actually kinda like the "wicked witch of the west-esque" socks. Green goes with green, right??? Just watch out for falling houses.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Sharp Sir..very sharp....I actually am not a fan of pleats...

yoga teacher said...

I like the flat fronts. Pleated ones tend to bunch up in weird ways when men are seated. Then I know just how men feel when confonted with a set of giant fake boobs. So hard to maintain eye contact while wondering what's real and what's not.

Flo said...

Max, you can REALLY wear that stuff, all of it, you are lookin so fine. Agreed, you do need a jacket in that windowpane, is it too late?

Jim said...

Hmmm. I guess I just don't have the restraint to meet the standards others seem to so easily hold -- or at least hold you to. I think that jacket is about the best thing ever. A different career and we could vie for sartorial extravagance. Alas, I must leave the field in your obviously capable hands.

CeceliaMc said...

Must you always know the perfect pair of socks to wear.

It's just not fair to the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Flat-fronted trousers are preferred by manufacturers as a means of cutting costs. "Unnecessary" features such as buttons on collars, and cuffs and pleats on trousers are small luxuries in today's world.

Scale Worm said...

Great look, Killer Jacket. Damn, that is a Killer Jacket! I try not to wear pleats anymore, trying to do a flat front more slim look (not a crazy neutering bloody awful ex-girlfriend stick thin look).
Enjoy your weekend!

The Sluice Box said...

Gorgeous trouser fabric. It looks like a loose Shetland wool, such as those done by Breanish. What is it?

JKG said...

I'll just not this, too: it's disorienting to look at pictures you've shot in the mirror (perhaps false modesty, or more likely, maintenance of domestic harmony, keeps you from getting an assist). The pocket and its fuzzy adornment are on the wrong side. For a moment, I thought your custom details had sprung truly free.

Hilton said...

The jacket looks sharp.

Did you receive my e-mail from Thursday? Thanks for the pep talk.

Flo said...

Damn, my eyes flew right past the chair porn on the first reading! Still waiting...

longwing said...

my front ain't that flat

Toad said...

Better watch out! I may soon be your size and have a field day wearing your cast offs

Anonymous said...

That ensemble is a bit discordant for me. Reminds me of the episode of Happy Days when “The Fonz” is critiquing Ron Howard and Co’s band. He gives the thumbs up to each member of the band (albeit half hearted for the Potsie character), but thumbs down for the whole band.

Best Regards,

JRC

Silk Regimental said...

The shirt-jacket-pocket square are terrific -- blue and green are the best of friends. As usual, it looks amazing. Anything "window pane" gets my attention - its good!

ilovelimegreen said...

Why aren't you wearing those green loafers with that jacket and those socks? With the loafers, you'd fit right into Johnny Cash's "40 Shades of Green."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0oTDS9ur_U

(Love that windowpane fabric.)

Young Fogey said...

Those pants... those pants...

...need to be part of a suit.

Whatsa matter with the jacket lining, though? Didn't Flusser have something more your style, like material in hot pink with orange elephants, lime green Eiffel Towers, and black sex toys?

Like ADG, I am a vertically-challenged man, with a similar clothing personality (albeit expressed in very different ways), and I, too, have long favored pleats. Unlike ADG, I have not retained my boyish figure, so am trying flat fronts. The jury's still out on that particular experiment, though.

ADG said...

I am not vertically challenged. I'm six-five in my mind! Also, no false modesty here and nobody to take pictures of my clothes. I live alone. Black sex toys...not THAT's an idea!

Nelle Somerville said...

Dig the socks the most. Very Wicked Witch of the West.

John said...

I like both flat-front and pleated trousers. I don't understand what the objection is to pleated trousers.

Summer is a Verb said...

Um, am I the only one who spied the ascot??? Now, don't be calling those stinkin' Butt Police over the coconut phone in retaliation Thurston. I'll be needing at least a week to work off all the Girl Scout cookies I plowed thru this weekend...XXOO Lovey

ADG said...

NelleoftheStone...I am wicked.

John...no objection to pleated trousers here.

AllieVonOneCupcakeonEachCheek....DO NOT trifle with me. I WILL get on my coconut iphone and call in the calipers. And you could get arrested JUST for plowing into Girl Scouts.

Anonymous said...

You have great taste.
But you are tool old to say "rockin'"

Sorry!

ADG said...

You have NO idea how men feel when confronted with fake boobs...or do you YogaTeach?

I am NOT too old to say anything I want.

Anonymous said...

Enough with the hipster pigeon-toed pose.

ADG said...

I am pigeon-toed. I spent almost three years in leg braces before the age of six.

Britt Sudduth said...

Fuzziness to the Max! The Ascot is hip-cat-cool.

Another Anonymous said...

While I love the ascot AND the watch the blazer tells my imagination to follow you to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

EFT Manual said...

I love your sense of style!

Gretchen said...

Okay, totally apropos of nothing related to the wild commenting here, yet...I think it's unfair (for me, not for you) that you get to wear such wonderful clothing and stay warm. Women wearing warm clothing are just about anything but stylish, and for that, I wholly admit, I'm envious. And that you do it with such aplomb is merely rubbing lemon juice into the cut! I'm proud of your minions for not railing on you for the stripey sox, btw...and being pigeon toed beats duckfooted. Trust me. I know.

CeceliaMc said...

"...tells my imagination to follow you to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."

Blazer, used car, purple pill, eHarmony.com, that entirely sums us up.

There's no higher recommendation.

CeceliaMc said...

"You have NO idea how men feel when confronted with fake boobs...or do you YogaTeach?"

Yogateacher got it right. When confronted with fake boobs, men feel the same way southern women feel when confronted with the Bronx's own Gilda and Maureen at the Savannah basement sale at Kitchen's Outfitters: bemused, more than a little daunted, but damn well determined to give them a run for their money.

Young Fogey said...

The socks are great, too.

I noticed the ascot, but since it's so subdued, it wasn't worth mentioning. (Incidentally, I'm wearing one now, and who gives a rat's patoot about TH, III, anyway?)

And I meant to say, "black lingerie."

John,

All the fashion hipsters are down on pleats these days. That's because the fashion hipsters of the 80s & 90s were into pleats.

ADG said...

Duckfooted doesn't require leg braces....and it is a BLUE pill NOT the Purple one. I actually did strategy for the Purple one years ago and have yet to need the blue one. However, I'm on the record in saying that the moment I can't pass the wet beach towel test, I'll be all over the blue one.

And finally, eHarmony is a pain in the a_s. CootchieMamaforDaBaby.org is a better deal. But really, I'm just a painfully lonely, lonely man.

CeceliaMc said...

"And finally, eHarmony is a pain in the a_s. CootchieMamaforDaBaby.org is a better deal. But really, I'm just a painfully lonely, lonely man."


It's so hard to believe that it's that difficult for an attractive, intelligent, and gainfully employed man, to find a woman.

From their twenties onward, men with those credentials, can manage to strut around with the barely post-adolescent hair tossers, let alone the "seasoned" females of my vintage.

It's my guess that you enjoy your own company more thoroughly than you may realize.

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