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I can spare five pounds, Noodles, so if your wife is making donuts, send them this way and I'll heroically take one for the team. 

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FWIW The only way I've kept off weight that I've lost is by changing long-term habits. That being said, if you ever want to drop 5lbs in 10 days, eat nothing but soup. Low sodium. However, you'll gain it back the second any manner of cheese shows up in your fridge!
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I can spare five pounds, Noodles, so if your wife is making donuts, send them this way and I'll heroically take one for the team. 

 

Let's not be too hasty here. There are many who would be willing to sacrifice for a worthy cause. Mmmm, yes, let us consider carefully who will receive a donut. I, for instance, am near the East Coast and may delightfully make such a sacrifice.

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For comparison, here's the Proper Cloth President Spread Collar:

 

The cloth here is the Jones Light Blue End-on-End PCF325.  I don't recommend it:  it wrinkles terribly and is almost impossible to iron.

 

Full collar specs are here:

 

http://propercloth.com/collar-styles/president-spread-collar

Cheers,

Ac

 

 

Not crazy about that one, AC.  Glad I went with the Milano II.

 

I feel exactly the same; I don't mind owning it, but I wouldn't order it again.  On the other hand, I've got another M. II on order.

 

I'm just responding to Cox's request for photos.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I understand. If I set my goal at 15 lbs then I will probably lose at the least 5 lbs.

Shoot, there were some donuts on the dining table (wife's) when I got home today, I mentally said no. (And didn't eat them either).

Good for you re: not consuming the donuts. But don't set a goal to lose 15 pounds thinking you'll lose 5. You either want to lose 15 or you don't. Losing 5 is certainly better than losing nothing, but if your goal is 15, don't accept anything less from yourself. It might take more time or work, but figure out how to make sure you get there. If not to be in better shape, at least so you can stop wearing the same ill-fitting suit everyday.
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- Jumped roped for 30 min
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I understand. If I set my goal at 15 lbs then I will probably lose at the least 5 lbs.

Shoot, there were some donuts on the dining table (wife's) when I got home today, I mentally said no. (And didn't eat them either).

 

The key to doing this right and consistently is being able to track calories in food and those burned in exercise. The scale is often the last thing to budge.

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Bostonians dressing badly? Come on over to DC and we'll show you a sea of boxy dark suits with red/blue ties...and with white shirts. I can't wait to go back to Seoul and take some pix of how men dress there.

The diet has begun.
- Ate a salad with no dressing
- No lunch due to crazy schedule
- Light dinner expected
- Quit soft drinks. Drinking lots H2O
- Jump roped for 30 min
- Squatted with 40 lbs dumbbells on each side (10 reps 3 sets)

My goal is to stop talking about losing weight in a month again. Knock off 15 lbs in 1 month.

Sounds like a recipe for ruining your metabolism :thumbs-up:

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Sounds like a recipe for ruining your metabolism thumbs-up.gif

I was thinking the same thing, but I generally tend to stay out of this portion of The Noodles Show.
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Gents, could use some GNA on a tux.  Thoughts on double-breasted?  I'm a bit concerned about looking costume-y in a DB but nonetheless like the look:

 

 

Context is for work events; I've gone 15 years since the last time I wore a tux but now have two black ties in the next three months...

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If you like the DB, get it. I'd prefer a more discreet SB peak or shawl lapel for a first dinner jacket, but it's ultimately your call and determination on what looks best on you.
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So, thought I would weigh in on the Noodles drama, since I am in a similar situation.

Recently, I went from having to wear a suit a handful of times a year, to having to wear one EVERY single day. As you can imagine, well, that is not an easy transition. A lot of my suits were tailored to when I was around fifteen pounds heavier. I had a grand total of three salvageable suits that would be conservative enough for the firm I am employed with (read: uber conservative). Three suits is simply not enough if you are wearing suits every day. I think a rotation of 6-7 is sufficient.

So what did I do? I sucked it up, went to Jos. A. Bank, and bought four of their slimmest suits. I rotate them with my other ones, while I save up and figure out some other options. Everything gets equal wear, rain or shine. I look forward to each day I get to wear one of my nicer suits. And over the next six months to a year (and thereafter), I am going to start building. Pick up an Eidos suit here, pick up a Formosa there, and hopefully commission another suit from Chris.

Yeah, it blows wearing the Jos. But honestly, who cares? No one is going to judge you aside from people on this forum. At the end of the day, you just have to dress for the real world. My “mentor” wears Jos, I doubt that I need to feel any shame. This affords me an opportunity to get my other suits into a rotation without putting too much strain on them. The idea of beater suits is absurd to me. If you don’t wear what you have, it will be wasted. And wearing the same suit everyday… well, that is just strange.

My advice, go to Jos, or Kent Wang, or SuSu, and start incorporating them into your wardrobe. I will admit it, I don’t have enough cash right now to buy a wardrobe of Formosa, Eidos, bespoke suits, etc. But I would rather pay a minimal amount now, and save up and purchase something I really want further down the road. I have enough suits to maintain a normal rotation, without putting undue wear on anything, and every two months I will add / replace.
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Yeah, it blows wearing the Jos. But honestly, who cares? No one is going to judge you aside from people on this forum. At the end of the day, you just have to dress for the real world. My “mentor” wears Jos, I doubt that I need to feel any shame. This affords me an opportunity to get my other suits into a rotation without putting too much strain on them. The idea of beater suits is absurd to me. If you don’t wear what you have, it will be wasted. And wearing the same suit everyday… well, that is just strange.

If you wear a Jos. A. Bank suit in a conservative color and cut, and it is the correct size and properly tailored, you will look better than 95% of suit-wearing men. No shame in that.
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That brings up an interesting point. The common advise around here is to tell new members not to buy anything until they know enough to know what they want, and can afford to buy something of decent quality. But what about when a member needs to wear a suit everyday NOW and doesn't have the money to spend on higher end stuff? I don't think anyone would judge you for going to Jos. in order to fill your need. If you can make those suits fit well, then you are winning half the battle already.

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Yeah, it blows wearing the Jos. But honestly, who cares? No one is going to judge you aside from people on this forum. At the end of the day, you just have to dress for the real world. My “mentor” wears Jos, I doubt that I need to feel any shame. This affords me an opportunity to get my other suits into a rotation without putting too much strain on them. The idea of beater suits is absurd to me. If you don’t wear what you have, it will be wasted. And wearing the same suit everyday… well, that is just strange.

If you wear a Jos. A. Bank suit in a conservative color and cut, and it is the correct size and properly tailored, you will look better than 95% of suit-wearing men. No shame in that.

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