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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Personally I like the look of sloped shoulders. Maybe that's just to make myself feel better.

I like some slope (super flat shoulders looks strange). Guido's in the WAYWT thread looks good.

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Your shoulders are wide or narrow, sloped or square, muscular or slender because they are. Wanting to be something you're not because you think one natural condition is better (or looks better) is kind of messed up.

 

It is a hyperbolic point, but reading this thread makes me feel like the times I've read about people being concerned about how light or dark their complexion is and thinking a different complexion is better.

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? So Arnold Schwarzenegger naturally had those shoulders?

Of course you can change your shoulders. Bodybuilder also often have much more sloped shoulders as well due to larger traps. Not natural
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I'd assume Patrick is getting at the idea that we are all starting off with a particular natural body shape that is what it is. Obviously things like diet and exercise are going to change how one looks, but it's not helpful to wish you were born with a different body type. Wanting to be stronger or fitter is one thing. We can work out and generally improve ourselves. Wanting to be shorter / taller / naturally smaller or larger framed / have a different bone structure is another.
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  • archibaldleach gets it. And if Arnold/bodybuilders are your counter-example, you are just solidifying my point.

 

And Noodles isn't going to be able to do anything to look like Murl (and vice versa).

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I've been doing shoulder shrugs with dumbbells at home. But I've also been doing shoulder shrugs at work here and there and it was pretty awkward when someone caught me in the elevator. Very awkward.

 

Yes, I don't mind the sloping shoulders. I am more concerned about the darn puny looking shoulders. 

Yea, shrugs are going to give you sloping shoulders sooner than they'll add any appreciable width.

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You all have me confused now on whether I have sloped or square shoulders.  I thought sloped due to my traps, but if Murl is telling me sloped shoulders need padding and Noodles has sloped shoulders, I'm no longer sure what I have.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post
 

Your shoulders are wide or narrow, sloped or square, muscular or slender because they are. Wanting to be something you're not because you think one natural condition is better (or looks better) is kind of messed up.

 

It is a hyperbolic point, but reading this thread makes me feel like the times I've read about people being concerned about how light or dark their complexion is and thinking a different complexion is better.

I can improve the way my shoulders look through exercise so I will try. 

I can improve the way my buttocks look through exercise so I will try. 

These two things are completely different from wanting your complexion changed. I believe that issue is rooted on racial discrimination. 

 

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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post
 
  • archibaldleach gets it. And if Arnold/bodybuilders are your counter-example, you are just solidifying my point.

 

And Noodles isn't going to be able to do anything to look like Murl (and vice versa).

 

I am not. I just want to look better in my suits. What is so wrong about wanting to lose some pounds and building some muscles to accomplish this goal?

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

You all have me confused now on whether I have sloped or square shoulders.  I thought sloped due to my traps, but if Murl is telling me sloped shoulders need padding and Noodles has sloped shoulders, I'm no longer sure what I have.
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Deets on suit please. biggrin.gif
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Shoulders look pretty square to me (might be the suit), shirt only pic would be best
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


Deets on suit please. biggrin.gif

 

Kent Wang MTM.  The gray one is version 2 and improved on the navy one (I also had the sleeves lengthened on the navy since this picture).  I'm on the fence about whether to get a third one from KW or try something different.

 

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Shoulders look pretty square to me (might be the suit), shirt only pic would be best

 

Okay, here is a shirt only picture.  This is my latest Luxire, which I had modified recently to adjust for sloped shoulders to see if it would address the v I usually get in the front:

 

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Fits you really well (the suits).
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I can't tell because of the shirt. Can you take another shot with the shirt off?

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Okay, here is a shirt only picture.  This is my latest Luxire, which I had modified recently to adjust for sloped shoulders to see if it would address the v I usually get in the front:

 

 

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Nice shirt, though the collar in that photo looks a bit like the flying nun, banking to the right and coming in for a landing ...

Cheers,

 

Ac :) 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Kent Wang MTM.  The gray one is version 2 and improved on the navy one (I also had the sleeves lengthened on the navy since this picture).  I'm on the fence about whether to get a third one from KW or try something different.


Okay, here is a shirt only picture.  This is my latest Luxire, which I had modified recently to adjust for sloped shoulders to see if it would address the v I usually get in the front: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I think you have normal sloping shoulders. The suit probably has a little support in the shoulders which you don't seem to need.

the suits fit you nicely, but if I would make changes it would be going for the 4 inch lapel and maybe trying a softer shoulder expression
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