Is there a constant signature silhouette to YSL suits? If so, what are its characteristics?
My initial reaction to this photo is admiration for the cut of the jacket; it is elegant and compliments his lanky build. I see five specific characteristics: 1. padded shoulders extending beyond the natural points of his shoulders; 2.ever-so-slightly roped shoulders; 3.suppression of the waist (greater visual appeal than that of a BB sack suit); 4.a longer opening between the lapels (“the rise?”); 5. the jacket bottom covers the crotch and the bottom curvature of the buttocks (unlike the short, off-the-rack fashion of 2012/13 which leaves the wearer looking like the teenager who has outgrown his junior-high graduation suit). Are these the YSL hallmarks?
One further question on the shoulders in this photo: are they of the style of Rome in the late 1950s, or are they approaching 1980s excess?
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PS Could you start showing more clothing from movies of the 1930s through the early 1960s movies (BEFORE the hippy/counter-culture disaster)? We could learn something sartorial from Sinatra, Martin, Peck, et al. Maybe Netflix would be a good source? BTW, you should have a look at the current Starz TV series “Magic City,” which is set in Miami Beach circa 1959: the clothing is great!