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post #31 of 45
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What about this one:

post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by mrchapel
What about this one:


I don't know... The horse-beating is good too. But there's something about the look of angst on the guy's face just before he hits his head that is just perfect.
post #33 of 45
For me, the waist measurement of a pair of tailored trousers is a matter of preferred fit, not stated "size." I prefer to wear such trousers with the waistband at my natural waist, which is just above my navel and is the slimmest part of my torso. Further, I prefer the waist band to be loose enough for me to tuck in whatever I intend to wear tucked in and to sit down without feeling constricted. My natural waist measures from 34 to 35 inches depending on when and what I have most recently consumed. That measurement is taken by encircling that part of my torso with a tape measure touching me all the way around but in no way compressing me. For a pair of trousers to fit as I prefer, the interior of the waistband will measure about 36 inches, a bit larger if the trousers are intended to be worn with suspenders. That measurement will be the same, whatever the nominal "size" of the trousers, as long as the rise is long enough to allow the trousers to sit at my natural waist. Unless I am already familiar with the make and model of a pair of RTW trousers, there is no way I can know whether a particular stated "size" will fit without trying them on. And for MTM to fit requires measurement of much more than just the waistband.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix
For me, the waist measurement of a pair of tailored trousers is a matter of preferred fit, not stated "size." I prefer to wear such trousers with the waistband at my natural waist, which is just above my navel and is the slimmest part of my torso. Further, I prefer the waist band to be loose enough for me to tuck in whatever I intend to wear tucked in and to sit down without feeling constricted. My natural waist measures from 34 to 35 inches depending on when and what I have most recently consumed. That measurement is taken by encircling that part of my torso with a tape measure touching me all the way around but in no way compressing me. For a pair of trousers to fit as I prefer, the interior of the waistband will measure about 36 inches, a bit larger if the trousers are intended to be worn with suspenders. That measurement will be the same, whatever the nominal "size" of the trousers, as long as the rise is long enough to allow the trousers to sit at my natural waist. Unless I am already familiar with the make and model of a pair of RTW trousers, there is no way I can know whether a particular stated "size" will fit without trying them on. And for MTM to fit requires measurement of much more than just the waistband.

Thank you for your informative post! I was leaning towards 34-35 as my natural waist size. I'll try measuring as you suggested at lunch. Oh and yes I am aware that MTM fit requires more measurements than just the waistband .
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by grimslade
But there's something about the look of angst on the guy's face just before he hits his head that is just perfect.
Look carefully at the expressions on the faces of the horse-beaters. Note how they start out smiling and then contort into unbridled malice. There is something unsettling yet all-too-appropriate about that.

Of course, what smily one likes is all a matter of personal taste. Unlike, say, where you wear your trousers, which as everyone knows is a rule.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by Manton
Of course, what smily one likes is all a matter of personal taste. Unlike, say, where you wear your trousers, which as everyone knows is a rule.

There's a smiley for that too

post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by Manton
Look carefully at the expressions on the faces of the horse-beaters. Note how they start out smiling and then contort into unbridled malice. There is something unsettling yet all-too-appropriate about that.

Of course, what smily one likes is all a matter of personal taste. Unlike, say, where you wear your trousers, which as everyone knows is a rule.

And where would that be? Above the navel?
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by mrchapel
And where would that be? Above the navel?
Depicted two posts above.

(Sorry, my earlier comment was meant as a joke.)
post #39 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manton
Depicted two posts above.

(Sorry, my earlier comment was meant as a joke.)

Figured as much .
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by Manton
Depicted two posts above.

(Sorry, my earlier comment was meant as a joke.)

btw, my mooning smiley was a joke too, I hope nobody took offence.
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by Manton
Depicted two posts above.

(Sorry, my earlier comment was meant as a joke.)
It's the curse of becoming known as an expert, Manton. From now on you must live in an irony-free zone where your every utterance will be treated as a serious pearl of wisdom.
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
It's the curse of becoming known as an expert, Manton. From now on you must live in an irony-free zone where your every utterance will be treated as a serious pearl of wisdom.

Unless of course its prefaced or ended with (joke) or something similar to cue the reader.
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by mrchapel
Unless of course its prefaced or ended with (joke) or something similar to cue the reader.

If you have to announce it, forget it. I prefer the ambiguity.
post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Despos
If you have to announce it, forget it. I prefer the ambiguity.

Merely a suggestion.
post #45 of 45
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
It's the curse of becoming known as an expert, Manton. From now on you must live in an irony-free zone where your every utterance will be treated as a serious pearl of wisdom.


That would be ironic indeed, given how laden with humor The Suit is.

Of course, some readers didn't seem to pick up on that either...

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