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Such an original joke, sudonihm:

 

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

right - red and green is much more festive for the season.

i like the jacket, too. But would wear either.
 

 

I prefer right, except for the pulling near the waist.

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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.
It is synergistic in the development of posterior delts depending on how far you pull back. You need such exercises to fire up your growth hormones, something that can't be easily achieved, if you are a hard gainer, by solely doing targeted workouts.

Add some form of extension with dumbells in addition to the pull ups to targwt the deltoids and you'll increase your results.


Wrt @the noodles 's formosa picture, in addition to what's been stated, the dramatic shape of quarters draws the eye to his hips.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Such an original joke, sudonihm:


I prefer right, except for the pulling near the waist.

Great minds. At least I didn't tell him he needed to work out.
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Great minds. At least I didn't tell him he needed to work out.

 

Doesn't matter, the switcharoo is the lamest joke ever.

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The lamest joke ever is wasting precious hours on this earth pumping steel to create muscles that will eventually deflate anyway.

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It is synergistic in the development of posterior delts depending on how far you pull back. You need such exercises to fire up your growth hormones, something that can't be easily achieved, if you are a hard gainer, by solely doing targeted workouts.

Add some form of extension with dumbells in addition to the pull ups to targwt the deltoids and you'll increase your results.


Wrt @the noodles 's formosa picture, in addition to what's been stated, the dramatic shape of quarters draws the eye to his hips.

 

Yep, a good way to hide wider hips is to have a swelled chest/extended shoulders, but very closed quarters. Creates something like this shape:

 

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instead of this:

 

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The lamest joke ever is wasting precious hours on this earth pumping steel to create muscles that will eventually deflate anyway.

 

And we're all going to die too! Perhaps that's the lamest joke, but the switcharoo is a close second.

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Right pic looks good for Greg.

Also, is there any time a bit of shoulder extension doesn't look good?
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Wrt @the noodles 's formosa picture, in addition to what's been stated, the dramatic shape of quarters draws the eye to his hips.

 

Exactly.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Quarter shape is a more major stylistic decision than adjusting measurements like coat length and shoulder extension. I know I really dislike close quarters and a bit of emphasis on my hips is a lesser evil (for me) than a jacket with closed quarters. Everyone has different priorities and trade-offs, of course. I would personally be unhappy wearing a cut with built-up shoulders or closed quarters.
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I have a jacket with slightly extended shoulders, draped chest and closed quarters. It looks much better on me than my Neapolitan open quarter stuff. With closed quarters I don't mean that they overlap, just that the swoop at the bottom isn't nearly as dramatic.

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I have a jacket with slightly extended shoulders, draped chest and closed quarters. It looks much better on me than my Neapolitan open quarter stuff.
That's great. Everyone should focus on the stuff they like most. Our tastes are shaped over a long period of times by many things we've seen around us - parents, friends, movies, rock stars, online examples - and we should all come out of that with different tastes. I know I am unhappy with jackets that don't have a soft, relaxed and rounded shape. I dislike the prototypical "power suit" and prefer the approachability of soft and rounded. It's my jam.
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Isn't that a classic movie? Arnie is just so charismatic. "Star" written all over him. I loved the line about other bodybuilders coming up to him all the time asking for advice, and him saying "Of course, I always give them the wrong advice" as he flashes a winning smile.

 

Haha yeah that was gold. It's like, he was kind of a dick but at the same time you can't not like the guy.

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That's great. Everyone should focus on the stuff they like most. Our tastes are shaped over a long period of times by many things we've seen around us - out parents, movies, rock stars, online examples - and we should all come out of that with different tastes.

 

It's less about taste and more about body shapes for me. Just because I don't like it on myself doesn't mean I don't like it on others. If I had slimmer hips I'd wear open quartered stuff as well, as it looks great if you can pull it off. Same for skinny fit stuff. It can look great on rail thin rockstars, but it doesn't look so good on your average person. 

 

Anyways, I just find open quarters tend to emphasise wide hips, making them look even wider than they already are. For me this overrides any tastes I might have when it comes to stylistic details. You can't really change the shape of your bones, but you can change the shape of your jacket to de-emphasise the hips.

 

But I guess body types can be tastes as well. If we were having this conversation in the 1700s we'd probably want our jackets to emphasise our hips and bellies to show how wealthy we are. I suppose the V shape has not always been popular. The Greeks did admire it, based on their statues, and seeing as the Romans adopted a lot of Greek culture they probably did too. Body type preferences throughout history is an interesting research topic. 

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This thread is not so good natured lately and maybe needs a title change.
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