Tom Hanks calls for "high rise trousers" to come back into "fashion"

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Dmontez, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Dmontez

    Dmontez Advanced Member

    United States
    Texas
    Corpus Christi
    I happened to catch Tom Hanks on Live Kelly, and Michael this morning. He was promoting the movie "Bridge of Spies" and as soon as the preview of it was over, he turned to Michael and had a conversation about menswear.
    I have found the video, of it. Not the best quality, but you can see it for yourself. It should automatically start at the preview, but if not fast forward to the 12:00 minutes.

    [video=youtube_share;iWW8lAA3sjI]https://youtu.be/iWW8lAA3sjI?t=12m5s[/video]

    He got a few things wrong, but I am just glad he was able to tell someone who makes suits, that having a generous, or correct rise is actually really comfortable. http://www.jcpenney.com/men/men/col...000014&cm_re=S2-_-CAT-_-mens_collection_brand
     
  2. Odradek

    Odradek Advanced Member

    UK
    Oxfordshire
    Henley on Thames
    Why is he wearing that ridiculous hat?
     
  3. Dmontez

    Dmontez Advanced Member

    United States
    Texas
    Corpus Christi
    Purely speculation, but it might be that he's a fan of the New York Yankees.
     
  4. WICaniac

    WICaniac Senior Member

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    United States
    Wisconsin
    Middleton
    I wore suspenders and high-waisted trousers to work today and mentioned to my wife at dinner how comfortable they are. She responded by telling me that Tom Hanks agrees, referencing this spot.
     
  5. Shaver

    Shaver Connoisseur

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    Manchester
    After witnessing that eye-gougingly dreadful 'shortie' British Warm style abomination that Hanks had the temerity to inflict upon me during his recent appearance in a popular music video (Carly Rae Jepsen, if I recall correctly, and truthfully the 'song' was equally appalling) I would not trust his opinion in matters sartorial.

    I am keen on Hanks more generally, however.
     
  6. moltoelegante

    moltoelegante Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Kiev
    Kiev
    There's nothing uncomfortable at all about current trouser cuts, i.m.o.
     
  7. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

    Harmony, FL
    United States
    Florida
    Harmony
    I agree with Tom Hanks observation regarding the relative comfort of clothing styles from "back in the day." Count me in as an advocate for a higher rise in today's trouser designs, though I am not sure such would resolve the dilemma I face daily of my trouser waist beginning each day positioned just below my navel and quickly settling to rest on my hips! :(
     
  8. shadoman

    shadoman Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    That never happens when I wear braces ! ( I also suffer from TRIM ... Too Round In Middle )
     
  9. WICaniac

    WICaniac Senior Member

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    Middleton
    It's not that current cuts are uncomfortable, it's that the older cuts with suspenders are exceptionally comfortable.
     
  10. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

    Harmony, FL
    United States
    Florida
    Harmony
    LOL. You may have a point about the positive effect of wearing the braces, but I'm not ready to concede the conclusion regarding TRIM as the sole causative factor for the noted drop to the hips. My trousers went through a similar "limbo" routine back when I sported a 44" chest measure and a 30/31" waist and today with a 46" chest and a 37/38" waist, it still doesn't seem too bad. Alas, I only wear braces with formalwear. :(
     

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