Originally Posted by ethandesu
Clearly I am not a regular poster, but in the interest of you all having further fuel to rip my style apart;
Clip on braces - they are comfortable and feel a little more at home with a jacket and trousers than buttoned ones. If I didn't need my trousers to stay up I'd forgo the things altogether.
Size - Yes, I am fat. You can all worship skinny men in skinny suits until the cows come home, but it won't make me any skinnier. I am a little above 100kgs, a little under 6 foot tall, about a 46 chest and 38 waist. If I could be rail thin and wear clothes in a more flattering way, I would, but there is little that flatters me. I photograph badly, I make good clothes look bad while my slim colleagues can make bad clothes look good.
Alan is skinny. Jake is skinny. Mark is skinny. I am fat. Get the fuck over it.
Signet Ring - I had this made when my grandfather passed some 6 years ago. It is his family crest, with their family motto inside. For the Australians on here, I grew up in Cabramatta, so I lay no claim to being aristrocratic, but I love my family and am not ashamed of my name. My wife wears a Kamon on her formal kimono, I have a ring. Only on SF can we get berated for something so intimate and personal as that.
Tweed - I love tweed. I love rich, sturdy cloth, and I am not a banker. I am not a lawyer. I do not have board meetings. I do not sit behind a desk anywhere, I do not meet with stiff lipped upper crust people and try to be unassuming. I have no dress requirement other than to enjoy my clothes and try to help my customers. I enjoy wearing tweed, flannel and cord, particularly in the cold.
Beard - My wife likes my beard. She means more to me than any of you.
Tan - I have the best tan my Irish blood allows.
Posh Biker - I am neither posh nor a biker.
Fuddy Duddy - I am a bit fuddy duddy. Anyone who wants to call me out on it in person is more than welcome.
Again, I don't post often. Maybe if I lose 20 kilos, cure my baldness, get a fake tan and dress for your job and not mine, I will be accepted on here. Until then, I'll leave this forum to my betters.