Thin and Athletic built guys - Do you wear 'traditional cut' OCBD shirts?

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Blasphemy perhaps but I don't think he looks good in that shirt at all. Too baggy about the waist and WAY too baggy about the arms.

I agree completely. Sure the equation becomes tautological with McQueen owing to his uber coolness - to wit, what he wears is cool, because, well, he's wearing it.

But that shirt looks too big on him. At the time (and when I was growing up in the '70s/'80s), that was the only option for thin guys, so you kinda got used to the look - but it was far from ideal.

Now, here he is in some clothes tailored to really fit him - not skinny, just slim cut for a slim athletic frame (all from the movie "Bullitt"):
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The turtleneck and sport coat are, IMHO, tailored perfectly for his frame. They are not blousey or billowing or tight or skinny - just well tailored and in proportion to his frame.

In the mirror reflection, we see Jacqueline Bisset wearing one of McQueen's shirts that is too long on her.
 

Hebrew Barrister

Senior Member
I agree completely. Sure the equation becomes tautological with McQueen owing to his uber coolness - to wit, what he wears is cool, because, well, he's wearing it.

But that shirt looks too big on him. At the time (and when I was growing up in the '70s/'80s), that was the only option for thin guys, so you kinda got used to the look - but it was far from ideal.

Now, here he is in some clothes tailored to really fit him - not skinny, just slim cut for a slim athletic frame (all from the movie "Bullitt"):
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The turtleneck and sport coat are, IMHO, tailored perfectly for his frame. They are not blousey or billowing or tight or skinny - just well tailored and in proportion to his frame.

In the mirror reflection, we see Jacqueline Bisset wearing one of McQueen's shirts that is too long on her.

Well said.
 
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