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Yes, I definitely will. Should I assume that MTM starts around $800 or is it much more?

SuSu has two MTM tiers - blue line and purple line. I have a blue line suit that was around $650-$700 and I am very pleased with it. It is half canvassed. As it needed no additional tailoring, it was a good choice for me. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/content-page-tailoring-blue-line-personal-tailoring.html. I haven't tried the purple line, which is fully canvassed (though I could be wrong).
Edited by Sudonihm - 7/11/15 at 7:02pm
post #27467 of 37497
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Originally Posted by Sudonihm View Post


SuSu has two tiers - blue line and purple line. I had a blue line suit that was around $650-$700 and I am very pleased with it. It is half canvassed. As I needed no additional tailoring, it was a good choice for me. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/content-page-tailoring-blue-line-personal-tailoring.html. I haven't tried the purple line, which is fully canvassed (though I could be wrong).

Very helpful, thank you very much!

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Gents, since I like this tie and it is sold out at ET and not available from NMWO, I'll pass this info from the seller. I really like this tie and I highly recommend it. Just a courtesy heads up from a heads up given to me.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/388169/new-additions-7-11-15-drakes-tie-megasale-shantungs-donegals-wools-madders-neats-all-nwt-detailed-pics-included

 

post #27469 of 37497
Ninja Edit: It seems to me that just losing weight alone will not change my pear body shape. Below are two pictures. The 1st pic is when I was 160 lbs and the 2nd pic is plus 20 lbs, which is where I am at. It is quite clear muscle needs to be added and not just lose the fat.






@vriche
What city are you located in?
I would not spend that much money on altering a suit that is barely $500.

@TweedyProf
I loved that tie from when I first saw it. Nice combo there BTW.
Edited by The Noodles - 7/11/15 at 7:47pm
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Lose the weight because it's healthy. Add muscle tone because exercise is good for you. But be happy with yourself. A suit is something you put on, not something that defines you. Just my 2 cents after some drinks.
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@vriche
What city are you located in?
I would not spend that much money on altering a suit that is barely $500.
 

 

I'm in S. Nyack in Rockland County, NY which is less than 20 miles from Manhattan. I didn't feel like going into the city and took it to my local tailor instead. But I learned my lesson from the price quote that he gave me and I will have it altered either at SuitSupply itself or some other places in Manhattan. The suit was only $399 btw :slayer:

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Ninja Edit: It seems to me that just losing weight alone will not change my pear body shape. Below are two pictures. The 1st pic is when I was 160 lbs and the 2nd pic is plus 20 lbs, which is where I am at. It is quite clear muscle needs to be added and not just lose the fat.






@vriche
What city are you located in?
I would not spend that much money on altering a suit that is barely $500.

@TweedyProf
I loved that tie from when I first saw it. Nice combo there BTW.
Koreans tend to have narrow shoulders (i would know). If you really want to fix the issue, i agree bf loss is not the way to go. I'd do a bulk with compounds supplemented with shoulder, lat, chest isolation (6 months) then cut to get rid of the excess bf youre gonna gain. You cannot gain muscle without gaining fat. If yiu want to minimize fat gain, youre going to have to do the tortuous lean bulk with a minimal caloric surplus. Not a PT, just a layman opinion.

Unfortunately your suits will not fit you after you do this, so it is your choice!
post #27473 of 37497
I think if the first suit was a Formosa/legit suit, and not a designer, and if your suit actually fit properly, you'd be good.

And if you had a good collar on your shirt. And if your tie was tied properly
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Koreans tend to have narrow shoulders (i would know). If you really want to fix the issue, i agree bf loss is not the way to go. I'd do a bulk with compounds supplemented with shoulder, lat, chest isolation (6 months) then cut to get rid of the excess bf youre gonna gain. You cannot gain muscle without gaining fat. If yiu want to minimize fat gain, youre going to have to do the tortuous lean bulk with a minimal caloric surplus. Not a PT, just a layman opinion.

Unfortunately your suits will not fit you after you do this, so it is your choice!

 

This is interesting advice, and I would imagine, largely true. I don't have Noodles' pear problem but I do have narrow shoulders, which I hate. I would love to bulk up my delts but I have three things going against me: (1) I'm already fifty-five years old; (2) I am a "hard-gainer" with very small delts that have stubbornly resisted many years of shoulder exercises performed with maximal weights, low reps and good form (you'll have to take my word for that last bit); and (3) I have just dropped 5kg through diet control and don't want to put it back on.

 

I'm quite happy to do it the slow, hard way - very used to this, it's how I've achieved everything I've ever achieved in my life - but maybe it's just a lost cause. Dunno. Anyway I think it's time to buy some adjustable dumbbells with a selection of weights, and start doing seated shoulder presses, lateral raises and prone raises (not their real name, I forget the real name of that exercise) three times per week. See whether I can make any gains.

 

Going on past history, I doubt my shoulders will outgrow my jackets any time soon.

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This is interesting advice, and I would imagine, largely true. I don't have Noodles' pear problem but I do have narrow shoulders, which I hate. I would love to bulk up my delts but I have three things going against me: (1) I'm already fifty-five years old; (2) I am a "hard-gainer" with very small delts that have stubbornly resisted many years of shoulder exercises performed with maximal weights, low reps and good form (you'll have to take my word for that last bit); and (3) I have just dropped 5kg through diet control and don't want to put it back on.

 

I'm quite happy to do it the slow, hard way - very used to this, it's how I've achieved everything I've ever achieved in my life - but maybe it's just a lost cause. Dunno. Anyway I think it's time to buy some adjustable dumbbells with a selection of weights, and start doing seated shoulder presses, lateral raises and prone raises (not their real name, I forget the real name of that exercise) three times per week. See whether I can make any gains.

 

Going on past history, I doubt my shoulders will outgrow my jackets any time soon.

 

It's going to be tough to make large gains at your age without HRT. However, for hypertrophy, light and high rep (isolation) exercises are suggested. Heavy, low rep compounds will give you the necessary strength foundation, but ultimately to maximize size you need a caloric surplus and high reps. Drop sets can also help. 

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Cox the most effective way is using body weight via pull-ups. It's a compound and functional movement so it activates more muscles
post #27477 of 37497
Just bulk, and then cut.

Noodles - you can look good just being skinny. Look at SVB, he has resisted monkey face's efforts to tell him to lift, and he looks fine, and is rail-thin
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Cox the most effective way is using body weight via pull-ups. It's a compound and functional movement so it activates more muscles

 

True, but pull-ups don't really activate one's delts (apart from minimally, as a stabilising antagonist group).

 

Also I don't really want to develop my lats too much. My barrel chest already causes enough fit problems.

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I just watched Pumping Iron. So ready to judge.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Look at SVB, he has resisted monkey face's efforts to tell him to lift, and he looks fine, and is rail-thin

No offense to him, but that's debatable. 

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