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post #6586 of 12577
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

You pulled off high-rise "old fogey pants" rather well.

 

I disagree. Retrospectively those linens where a disaster. the high waisted mid grey flannel pents I had made after that where a disaster, too. I severely lack Victor's upper body muscularity to successfully pull them off.

 

Though I've made the decision, that next time I'm in Beijing I will try a three piece suit. Probably mid grey flannel. If that does not work out for me I can wear it as two piece and keep the vest as incentive to stay in shape until I've reached manhood.

post #6587 of 12577
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

 

I disagree. Retrospectively those linens where a disaster. the high waisted mid grey flannel pents I had made after that where a disaster, too. I severely lack Victor's upper body muscularity to successfully pull them off.

 

Though I've made the decision, that next time I'm in Beijing I will try a three piece suit. Probably mid grey flannel. If that does not work out for me I can wear it as two piece and keep the vest as incentive to stay in shape until I've reached manhood.

Well, must be my bias towards ridiculously high waists. Why do you think they were a disaster? Just did not look right to you, or did you think you looked like an old man?

post #6588 of 12577
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

yay. them pents I am wearing today are an inch loose in the waist, but fit perfectly everywhere else. it's heavenly comfortable. stitchy, maybe the high rise pents you have tried were not meant for braces, and were not as loose?

braces, belt or neither, just having my pants cross my body at that juncture, is not comfortable to me. my loss. i am in general a very particular and fidgety guy, this is one of only many things that bother my delicate senses.

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post #6589 of 12577
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

yay. them pents I am wearing today are an inch loose in the waist, but fit perfectly everywhere else. it's heavenly comfortable. stitchy, maybe the high rise pents you have tried were not meant for braces, and were not as loose?

braces, belt or neither, just having my pants cross my body at that juncture, is not comfortable to me. my loss. i am in general a very particular and fidgety guy, this is one of only many things that bother my delicate senses.

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Similar to the watch/sleeve thing?
post #6590 of 12577
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Similar to the watch/sleeve thing?

yup
post #6591 of 12577
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

If you have a big belly and you're serious about looking good, neither a vest nor an expert bespoke tailor can make you look as good as a thin guy in a fused Hugo Boss suit.

I have yet to see a convincing counterexample to this claim.
post #6592 of 12577
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


braces, belt or neither, just having my pants cross my body at that juncture, is not comfortable to me. my loss. i am in general a very particular and fidgety guy, this is one of only many things that bother my delicate senses.

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Fair enough... wearing uncomfortable (for you) trousers would be a rather silly thing smile.gif

post #6593 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I have yet to see a convincing counterexample to this claim.

It's a useless claim. You could say the same thing about someone with narrow shoulders (like me) compared to someone of similar build but with broad shoulders (like, say, Spoo). It provides no helpful information to tell me that I don't look as good in a suit jacket as Spoo. Of course I don't. What am I supposed to do with that feedback - stay at home in my sweatpants and cry all day?

The point of all of this, everything we are doing here, isn't to compare two people but to optimize the appearance of an individual as they are. To that end, who cares whether you think an athletic guy looks better than a fat guy? The question is what should each of them wear?
post #6594 of 12577
It's axiomatic that when it comes to women, there is a maximum weight (let's call it the Christina Hendricks weight) beyond which no amount of dressing will do her any good - she simply has to lose weight to look presentable. Men tend to refuse that this applies to us. Newsflash: it absolutely applies to us. You can be as creative as you want about ensconcing that potbelly with all manner of bespoke waistcoats, etc., but you can't put lipstick on a pig. To look your best, you have to shed the belly. How this is novel, I have no clue. And trying to analogize "fat" to "short" is patently absurd. Foo looks fucking great. As does Emperor Akihito. Lloyd Blankfein, the Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs, always looks nifty and he stands at a mere 5'5"-ish. Believe me, I've touched by all the outrage being thrown my way, but I'm certainly not swayed. Keep it coming.
post #6595 of 12577
One of the reasons I am reluctant to post fit picks is that my shape is not conducive to photographing well. Some of the posts praising fits (or criticizing them) rely on the interaction of the poster's physical shape with his clothes. If people stuck more rigorously to the following sentiment:

"The point of all of this, everything we are doing here, isn't to compare two people but to optimize the appearance of an individual as they are. To that end, who cares whether you think an athletic guy looks better than a fat guy? The question is what should each of them wear?"

The advice would be more relevant.
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Cayman - Are you not reading the other posts? No one is arguing that someone as obese as Taft will ever look as good as someone with a more normal weight. This is not the argument. You are battling a straw man of your own construction.

The question is what larger men should wear to make them look their best. Your answer is "less body fat". But suppose this is impossible for them or not worth the effort. They still have to clothe themselves.
post #6597 of 12577
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

You can be as creative as you want about ensconcing that potbelly with all manner of bespoke waistcoats, etc.,

 

You still don't get the point.

post #6598 of 12577
Not a lot of taste in this thread of late other than some creppy looking Euro with what looks to be an entourage of photographers. What happened to my thread?
post #6599 of 12577
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Not a lot of taste in this thread of late other than some creppy...

What is this "creppy"?

post #6600 of 12577
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Not a lot of taste in this thread of late other than some creppy looking Euro with what looks to be an entourage of photographers. What happened to my thread?

 

creppy euro? wouldn't call him that... but you must know yourself what's best for your shin bones...
 

 

besides....euro? think again. I leave this here:


 

 

Missisipi_full.jpg

 

 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/234255/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iii/10365#post_4763859

 

Victor is simply the greatest guy SF has ever seen.


Edited by clapeyron - 2/19/13 at 3:24pm
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