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Question:

I am thinking about taking my Formosa suit to a new tailor. Field Tailor is great but it just is so much hassle to get there and to pick it up again. 

There is a Korean lady that has a add-on shop next to a dry cleaners. She did great on extending the sleeve length on my wedding suit and she seemed like she knew what she was doing. 

I shouldn't judge by appearance (should judge results alone) but I don't know whether I should go with a tailor that is more conveniently located. 

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That all depends on what you are doing to it. Just sleeves and cuff trousers? If so, you should be fine if you had her so it before and liked the result. If you touching the waist and/or chest, it would probably be worth the hassle/cost of Field.
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I have yet to try on the pants 'cus it's been sitting in my office but waist and tapering.

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Originally Posted by yanagi View Post
 

 

If you want to have "lean muscle," you don't need to diet at 6' 150 pounds; you need to eat a lot and eat well. Still, I understand not wanting to follow the advice of strangers regarding personal health on the Internet in general and on a forum devoted to style specifically. So if you're serious about this, I suggest you ask someone who is CSCS certified.

 

http://www.nsca.com/CSCS_Certification_2/

 

I assure you that they will confirm what everyone else has been telling you that dieting to lose 35 pounds (when you're 6' 150) is, to put it gently, not a good idea.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

You honestly sound like you have no idea what you're doing when it comes to nutrition/excercise/etc. Your non-existent exercise plan is part of the problem. 

 

For starters, you sound like you have no idea that sub cutaneous fat is actually biologically necessary. I have no idea where you got this idea in your head. In order to have lean muscle, you have to have muscle. Also, there is no such thing as 'lean muscle'. Muscle is muscle. Period.

 

For reference, at his most shredded, Bruce Lee was around 141 lbs at 5'8. His bodyfat was stupid low at that point of time. Very few people can actually look like that.

What exactly are you trying to do aside from hoping to look like a stick?

 

Thanks for the suggestions and information. I don't have this perfect image, but I would like to wear trousers with a slim leg opening. I always hated baggy trousers. I can't do that with larger quads because they'll look terrible.

 

Anyways, back on topic regarding Suit Supply!

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I have pants that have a 7.5-8 leg opening and they look fine...

 

I can guarantee that your quads are not big lol. 

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Nice suit, Sugarbutch! But why low res pics! :censored:

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Originally Posted by Kira View Post
 

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestions and information. I don't have this perfect image, but I would like to wear trousers with a slim leg opening. I always hated baggy trousers. I can't do that with larger quads because they'll look terrible.

 

Anyways, back on topic regarding Suit Supply!

 

OK, judge for yourself. Like I said, I'm 5'9" and 155 pounds. I squat or deadlift once a week. Here are two (bad) photos of me wearing size 32 pants from a 38R SuitSupply Napoli navy stripe.

 


You don't need bony legs (which is what you would have if you lost 35 pounds) to wear slim pants.

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@ridethecliche and @yanagi, you have reasonable arguments. I'm going back to my tailor on Saturday to get my measurements. I never had 'professional' take my measurements, so I'm pretty excited... especially for the waistcoats.

 

Since I live near the Austin area, I was thinking fresco for my trousers and mid weight wool (with a heavy linen back) for my waistcoats. It's getting colder, but it is usually coldest during January-March.

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Nice suit, Sugarbutch! But why low res pics! censored.gif

Low-res? Those pics are huge! Perhaps you just don't like the filter? Here are the same pics unfiltered:
The untouched funk (Click to show)


Still a bit grainy, but such is life in relatively dim conditions with an iPhone.
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I swear, if I have to see another pair of bare feet poking out of dress trousers, I'm gonna have a picnic attack!
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I swear, if I have to see another pair of bare feet poking out of dress trousers, I'm gonna have a picnic attack!

 

I said they were bad photos...:embar: Next time, I'll lace up my Park Avenues.

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I swear, if I have to see another pair of bare feet poking out of dress trousers, I'm gonna have a picnic attack!

Not sure what causes people to do this and subsequently expect to be taken seriously re. fit (not singling you out here, yanagi, esp. as you are noob).

My personal fav is thread namesake = Frodo Baggins. Priceless.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Yeah. This is at about 148.

 

 

Lets are pretty defined due to the pump and repetitive use, but my forearms right now are probably bigger than my biceps lol. 

 

Same clothes, for reference:

 

 

I was probably a 36-38 jacket in the first picture and I'm a 40-41 now. Waist used to be a 28-30, and is a 31-32 right 

 

RTC that's a huge transformation.   Nice to see other cyclists on here.   Have you legs grown in proportion with the gains you have made in the upper body?  

 

I'm a track sprinter on the velodrome so i have a butt and legs but pretty small upperbody (more aero) which has made it quite a bit of a trick to find pants that come close to fitting.   

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Legs used to be a lot bigger in the fall of 2010. I had two back surgeries and haven't been able to lift legs that hard lately. Four years ago I was buying pants 2+ sizes big in the waist so they'd fit my quads. I'm talking about gap khaki's here, so there was no slim fit action going on.

I'm 170 in the second picture, for reference.

I wish I could race track. I used to race with an SRM and my 5sec power was like 1430W at 148 lbs...

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Low-res? Those pics are huge! Perhaps you just don't like the filter? Here are the same pics unfiltered:
The untouched funk (Click to show)


Still a bit grainy, but such is life in relatively dim conditions with an iPhone.

Grainy! That was the word I needed to use instead of low res! Sorry! Still, suit looks awesome!
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