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Six, that is Steed MTM? I would love to hear more about your experience with the program. Information is in short supply.
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Are you talking about that new bone-shrinking diet? 

SB knows a thing or two about shrinkage.

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Why you do me like that, bro?

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Why you do me like that, bro?

You know what, I'm sorry. It was late, I was on the intertubes, and I thought, "haaaaa funniez!" But now, in the harsh morning light, I can see that I have a lot to learn about compassion and empathy. It takes a village sometimes.
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I like it. For me, this is on the good side of pushing the boundaries. The coat isn't too outdoorsy and the colors work well.

Thanks man! I was thinking the muted colors helped it stay in the realm of reasonableness.
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It's been a while since last DB suit...

 

 

 

 

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Are you talking about that new bone-shrinking diet? 

SB knows a thing or two about shrinkage.

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Those who recall the recent posts about Allen-Edmonds walnut Strands might notice that I am wearing Allen-Edmonds walnut Strands, but they may not look as walnutty as some other poster's Walnut Strands because I use Allen-Edmonds Light Brown shoe cream on them.

You're walnutty. biggrin.gif But it's true, yours do look less so.

In admiration of your pictures and your prose, if I ever win a Friday Challenge, and no one else has done it first, I will do an "emulate Roycru" challenge.
Which should i clude as a requirement that you get a stranger to take your picture, have a blank mona lisa smile on your face and say something incredibly droll to inteoduce your fit.
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^Is that antic cognac then?

 

It is.

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Really nice.
 

 

Thanks!

 

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Really want that tie. Deets please?

 

It's from Cappelli. It doesn't look he still has it on his site, but Steve at GentlemensFootwear.com does. http://gentlemensfootwear.com/collections/e-g-cappelli-napoli-ties/products/copy-of-e-g-cappelli-ancient-madder-tie-in-navy-untipped

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Nice and muted, I love it!

 

Thank you!

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Six, that is Steed MTM? I would love to hear more about your experience with the program. Information is in short supply.

 

Yes. I've posted a bit about it in other threads but have been meaning to do a longer write-up when I have some time. Let me know if you have particular questions, though.

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Well Gents, I've not had time to post frequently recently, but I'm gonna get back on it. Forgive my slightly closed eyes it was the flash.

 

 

Suit: Brooks Brothers Gateway

Shirt: Creery Custom Shirtmakers 

Tie: Chancellor Neckwear Green Corduroy

PS: Ralph Lauren Irish Linen

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Yeah, it's just that I never, ever, not once, ever thought about losing weight. Good thing you brought it up. I woulda been stuck out on fatass island for the rest of my life.

So, I'm gonna venture further down Asshole Ave and ask why not put the notion into effect? Far easier than fighting the uphill battle you're currently embarking upon, in my estimation...

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So, I'm gonna venture further down Asshole Ave [...]

 

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Judging by his shape, it looks like he recently has, in fact, lost a lot of weight. I'm guessing a lot of that hip width is bone. Which I've been given to understand is very difficult to shed.

 

What he would benefit from is wider shoulders and a more filled out chest, but not everyone enjoys working out. While the argument that being fit is important, and suggesting someone work towards being fit, is reasonable, it ceases to be reasonable when the purpose of working out is muscular hypertrophy rather than general health and wellness (unless this is an expressed goal of the person being advised).

 

Given that we are on a clothing forum, what would be good advice would be something steering him towards a cut which addresses the same issue that upper body muscular hypertropy would, that cut being a drape cut with built up shoulders. The problem is that that cut is rather expensive to get decently, and generally the jackets with built up shoulders one can get used tend to be very, very dated.

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Judging by his shape, it looks like he recently has, in fact, lost a lot of weight. I'm guessing a lot of that hip width is bone. Which I've been given to understand is very difficult to shed.

 

What he would benefit from is wider shoulders and a more filled out chest, but not everyone enjoys working out. While the argument that being fit is important, and suggesting someone work towards being fit, is reasonable, it ceases to be reasonable when the purpose of working out is muscular hypertrophy rather than general health and wellness (unless this is an expressed goal of the person being advised).

 

Given that we are on a clothing forum, what would be good advice would be something steering him towards a cut which addresses the same issue that upper body muscular hypertropy would, that cut being a drape cut with built up shoulders. The problem is that that cut is rather expensive to get decently, and generally the jackets with built up shoulders one can get used tend to be very, very dated.

Perhaps it is just the pessimistic side of me (if I'm being honest, all of me), but I don't see this as a situation that will reach a desirable conclusion, but, as it's not my life (or physique, or clothes), I'll just say I hope Koala finds a fit that flatters him and works with his desired aesthetic...

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Judging by his shape, it looks like he recently has, in fact, lost a lot of weight. I'm guessing a lot of that hip width is bone. Which I've been given to understand is very difficult to shed.

 

What he would benefit from is wider shoulders and a more filled out chest, but not everyone enjoys working out. While the argument that being fit is important, and suggesting someone work towards being fit, is reasonable, it ceases to be reasonable when the purpose of working out is muscular hypertrophy rather than general health and wellness (unless this is an expressed goal of the person being advised).

 

Given that we are on a clothing forum, what would be good advice would be something steering him towards a cut which addresses the same issue that upper body muscular hypertropy would, that cut being a drape cut with built up shoulders. The problem is that that cut is rather expensive to get decently, and generally the jackets with built up shoulders one can get used tend to be very, very dated.

 

Agreed on all points.

 

(1) I’m sure there are online fora devoted to exercise.  In fact I think there is a sub-forum on SF for which such discussion is relevant.  I’m not convinced that the CM forum is the most appropriate one.

 

(2) It’s easy to forget that this all about proportions and not absolute measurements.   No one has, for example, large hips.  They have  hips which are proportionately large in relation to the rest of their upper body.

 

We have, at this stage of western history, an implicit ideal type of male physique.  It’s entirely a cultural construction, of course; different times and places have and have had very different ideals.  In the west the current ideal figure is something like this, listed in decreasing width:

 

Shoulders  >  Chest  >=  Hips  >  Waist

 

So, if the hips are wider than the shoulders, one tailoring response to the problem of this disproportion is to create the optical illusion of the shoulders being wider.    Extension does this, of course, but so do other things like adding roping.  Simultaneously one would take care not to do anything which would direct the eye to the hips (e.g., make sure the jacket extends past the widest point of the hip—usually the iliac crest—and, importantly, ensure that the skirt does not flare).

 

And so forth.

 

This is what fine tailoring is about, no?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Harris, Harris, I'm never to cold for you.

 

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