Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 50

Thread: What are some of your nitpicking/ dislikes about today's menswear?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    61
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Quoted
    20 Post(s)

    What are some of your nitpicking/ dislikes about today's menswear?

    -Overcoat/Topcoat/Car Coat, etc. - Can't stand when they don't have a center vent in the rear, bottom of the coat. That vent just gives me a nice ease-of-movement, especially when getting in and out of a taxi, riding the subway everyday.

    Jackets (other) - Coats that don't contain side/slant pockets (only patch pockets). This drives me nuts, especially when the patch pockets are up too high. I will not purchase outerwear if it doesn't have side/slant pockets.

    - The hidden buttons trend - The overcoat, rain jacket, etc. with buttons hidden behind a placket. Lots of people like this, not me. I like buttons, especially wen the button gives a nice contrast.

    - Velcro - I can't stand it. Numerous times I have come across a nice looking minimalist down coat that I would of purchased but the sleeve cuffs had Velcro? I want buttons.

    - Truth in Advertising - In America, the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act requires that clothing labels list the generic names and percentages by weight of the fibers present in the product. Well, that is fine and dandy if I am shopping at a brick-n-mortar and can visually see the label. What about online/eCommerce, guess the rules don't apply? Too often, the online description only indicates 'wool mix'? I want to know the exact details of the fibers. It is a PITA to have to start a chat session or call Customer Care to find out. Banana Republic does a god job listing the fabric details. J.Crew? NOPE, they be hiding that.

    What are your gripes....rational or irrational?

  2. #2
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    1,174
    Mentioned
    57 Post(s)
    Quoted
    424 Post(s)
    Exclusion of chest pocket in a design where there should be one.

  3. #3
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    123
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    30 Post(s)
    Tight calves in pant legs. Having to pull your ankles down when transitioning from sitting to standing often is a drag.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    39
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    16 Post(s)
    Agree with everything that has been said so far

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    282
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Quoted
    74 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tayloreuph View Post
    Tight calves in pant legs. Having to pull your ankles down when transitioning from sitting to standing often is a drag.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Agree. Even Spier and Mackay contemporary fit are a bit tight (unless I size up extra in the waist).

  6. #6
    Varsity Member evanparker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Brighton, MA
    Posts
    1,757
    Mentioned
    88 Post(s)
    Quoted
    662 Post(s)
    MANDATORY INCLUSION OF STRETCH on every garment at every store, and no other options available in the marketplace. This happens mostly on pants, and is especially egregious for something like blue jeans where they are supposed to be thick and not compliant. I can't fix my motorcycle in stretch pants. This also does happen as well on dress shirts, but to a lesser degree.

    I've hated this for the last couple years like crazy. I've resorted to buying barely-used pant models from 2014 on ebay or from poshmark, and they're not going to last forever.


    Quote Originally Posted by ianr View Post
    Exclusion of chest pocket in a design where there should be one.
    this is a good one. i won't even buy a shirt with out a pocket on it these days.

    i really think i'll be quite nearly alone in this one, but I constantly wish that more shoe companies would make wide sizes more available. I have so many great Allen Edmonds shoes I just LOVE but to be perfectly honest they're the only shoes that even fit me well, besides a pair of Justin/Chippewa boots i have.

    this will probably come off more as a bitch than a wish, but i just hope athleisure would just dissapear ;0)

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    17 Post(s)
    1) Slim / skinny fits. I get that these fits were stylish in the early to mid 2010s, but now they seem extremely dated. Gentlemen, it's 2020, it's time to embrace straight fits. God forbid we regress to the over-sized baggy looks of the 90s, but rather comfortable, tailored fits that drape, instead of squeeze, your body.

    2) "Tech fabrics." Menswear marketers got smart and realized they can exploit the current trend for "sustainable" and "environmentally-friendly" products by drenching products in artificial fabrics like polyester, and call it a "tech fabric." This trend of "tech fabric" is a reversion to the 1970s when everyone thought polyester was the modern, technologically-advanced fabric of the future. This time around, they're just greenwashing it. The irony is that that the man-made fibers are worse for the environment! They're all just made of plastic. Natural fibers, particularly wool, have a far lower environmental impact. I can't believe that more manufacturers of natural fabrics haven't yet pushed back against these false claims that their fabrics are unsustainable. The only company I've seen do so so far is Naadam, a small cashmere company. But now I'm just ranting...

  8. #8
    Varsity Member mebejoseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,617
    Mentioned
    62 Post(s)
    Quoted
    660 Post(s)
    Poorly attached buttons on suits, sports coats, and outwear, sometimes on fairly expensive items. There is no reason a button should fall off with normal use.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

  9. #9
    Varsity Member mebejoseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,617
    Mentioned
    62 Post(s)
    Quoted
    660 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tayloreuph View Post
    Tight calves in pant legs. Having to pull your ankles down when transitioning from sitting to standing often is a drag.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    This as well.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

  10. #10
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Quoted
    162 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    MANDATORY INCLUSION OF STRETCH on every garment at every store, and no other options available in the marketplace. This happens mostly on pants, and is especially egregious for something like blue jeans where they are supposed to be thick and not compliant. I can't fix my motorcycle in stretch pants. This also does happen as well on dress shirts, but to a lesser degree.

    I've hated this for the last couple years like crazy. I've resorted to buying barely-used pant models from 2014 on ebay or from poshmark, and they're not going to last forever.
    Agreed. I just want a pair of denim jeans. I have some stretchy jeans, and they're great. But I still want a pair of just "real," sturdy jeans. And I'm not willing to pay $100+ for a pair of selvedge whatever. I'm sure options are out there, but this past month I searched Gap, J Crew, Target, Levis, and Amazon for a basic pair of straight cut jeans without stretch. Got frustrated to the point of calling off the search and settling for a pair of Levis with stretch. (They're not terrible jeans, and I'm getting my money's worth out of them, but they're not exactly what I wanted.)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •