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There aren't that many conditions that prevent people from doing a couple of stretches every day. Lifting weights is more difficult and there are more conditions that prevent people from doing that, and it does cost a bit more time and time and money, albeit not terribly much, so I'll concede that point.
Muscle spasm and arthritis are just a few amongst many. Again, only speak for yourself.
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Also, working out doesn't need to take 2 hours a day. I can get destroyed by a leg workout in 30 minutes.
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I see both sides of the argument in the case of Monkeyface vs Kulata.

 

However, it encourages me even more to see Monkeyface posting about his results. That's why I have begun two workouts. Swimming to broaden my shoulders and squats with dumbbells to build more mass in my thigh area, with jump ropes included. I agree that some people just may have health or other issues that would hinder them from accomplishing this in a short period of time but for most people it definitely is doable. I always give my wife an excuse not to work out after work but she drags me out. I just need to stop eating like her though. 

 

We could be talking about something different if the Koreans somehow managed to spread this worldwide. We would not be talking about fit issues then.

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By the way, does anyone have experience with Suit Supply's Napoli line? I am considering it but I would like to know how it compares to the Lazio line.


Edited by The Noodles - 6/16/15 at 8:37am
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I think it's totally fine to offer up weights or some type of body self-improvement if you're not being rude about it.

But if the person you're offering the advice to says they won't consider that as an option (SVB did exactly that) then it's time to drop it and move on.

I mean, not replying anymore is also an option that a lot of people decline on the Internet.

And whether or not the advice is good becomes irrelevant if the person is closing the door on that option.
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@TM79 wins.

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I channeled my inner Jerry Springer for those final thoughts
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I channeled my inner Jerry Springer for those final thoughts

Had you really channeled Jerry you would have also announced the results of the paternity test - MF and SVB are brothers from other mothers!!!!

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I’ve always found this thread, and similar SF threads which give advice on fit and tailoring, to be most useful, and indeed most interesting, when those giving the advice adopted the attitude of a tailor:  the body is given and the task is to tailor the clothes in a way which is most flattering to that body.   Surely that’s what tailored clothing is about.

 

Of course there’s an implied social contract between the one asking for advice and those giving it.

  

Accepting the fact that what looks good on others won’t necessarily look good on you is a necessary first step on the part of the person asking for advice;  I’d be wasting everyone’s time if I posted a photo of someone with a radically different shape than my own and said I want to look like that.  Learning to dress the body one has rather that the body one wishes one had is a sign of maturity in such matters. 

 

English tailoring (the techniques of which are no longer limited to England, of course) has a couple hundred years of accumulated expertise in the various optical illusions which improve the look of all body types—fat, thin, tall, short, whatever.   I personally find that much more interesting.

 

Just one man’s opinion.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 6/16/15 at 5:16pm
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English tailoring (the techniques of which of course are no longer limited to England, of course) has a couple hundred years of accumulated expertise in the various optical illusions which improve the look of all body types—fat, thin, tall, short, whatever.   I personally find that much more interesting.

Just one man’s opinion.

Cheers,

Ac

The "optical illusions" aspect is also interesting to me. I'm particularly wondering about the recommendation that SVB go for a lower gorge height. He seems to have a lot of visual "height" from his shoulders up (long neck, long narrow head). Why then wouldn't you go for a higher gorge to visually remove some of that height. It seems like a lower one would just make his neck and head look longer.
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If I wanted advice on improving my fitness or body shape, I would have joined a fitness or weightlifters forum. This is a forum about clothes.
IMO, we give each other advice here on how to dress in the most flattering way, taking each others physical ideosyncracies as a given starting point.

Edit: sorry, replied before reading the whole thread. What @TM79 says.
Edited by EliodA - 6/16/15 at 8:56am
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I guess we're doing the 'holding all else equal' approach. (Whether or not this is actually true)
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By the way, does anyone have experience with Suit Supply's Napoli line? I am considering it but I would like to know how it compares to the Lazio line.

The SuitSupply thread is a beast but I suggest doing some keyword searches within it because at different points in time there have been some pretty good breakdowns of one cut compared to another, etc.
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Well, he posted a pic of the POW, which made me think that he was aiming for that kind of body. Anyways, when he said he didn't want to, I dropped the subject and gave several other courses of action (pinning the trousers yourself at different amounts of taper, or asking a good tailor to do it for you).

 

If you have no conditions that prevent you from doing stretches, it'll be easier and much, much cheaper to fix your posture than to try to fix stuff you buy off the rack. Of course, if you can afford an all bespoke wardrobe your posture won't matter much, because a tailor will be able to work around it. If you cannot afford bespoke, and are unwilling/unable to fix your posture/physique, you'll have to accept that not everything you buy off the rack will fit you perfectly, no matter what you do with it.

 

Anyways, seeing as you all are so sensitive about your own bodies, I will not give advice regarding that anymore. Instead of saying you could fix that dropped shoulder by doing x,y,z, I'll say you'll have to go to a tailor and pay him $150 to correct the shoulder of every single jacket you own, because there is absolutely no other way of changing it!

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The SuitSupply thread is a beast but I suggest doing some keyword searches within it because at different points in time there have been some pretty good breakdowns of one cut compared to another, etc.

 

I prefer the wider lapels and lower buttoning point of the Lazio, but the Napoli is a bit roomier all over, especially the trousers. Susu has free shipping/returns, so you could order one to see how you like it.

 

I bought a Lazio myself yesterday, and it looks like they've lowered the buttoning point, because it feels very different from the one I bought 1.5 years ago. Pretty good prices with the current FX as well! $335 for a half canvassed wool suit! Might go back tomorrow and buy another one. Great 'beater' suits, as you like to call them.

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If posture or body improvement advice is solicited, then by all means fire away.
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