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Good for you on the weight loss. Nothing like needing all new clothes to stimulate an interest in dressing better! I also think it takes some courage to post that "before" picture. You are a changed man.

Thanks Andy. Yes, the remaking of my wardrobe was definitely a perk. It did take courage to post that pic. Part of me wants others to forget that image of me. However, I thought posting it might be some small encouragement to lurkers or some SF members who might desire to go through journey. 

 

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@TheoProf well done sir nod[1].gif

Many thanks Cleav!

 

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We embrace you @Theoprof. Well done and Brava on your success

 

 

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"Bravo" when referring to men!  :teach:

 

Thanks for the correction CM! :)

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I STAND CORRECTED! !! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!

 

Thanks so much pravda!!!

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@TheoProf, congratulations on your personal transformation.

 

Not that there's anything wrong with being chubby, as long as that's your choice and you carry your body shape with pride.

 

It's more to do with the process of undertaking something extremely difficult which requires a great deal of willpower, and carrying it through. Like learning a new language or musical instrument as an adult, or drastically changing one's career, or reforming one's behavioural weaknesses.

 

As R L Stevenson pointed out - it's the journey that's interesting.

Thanks Coxsakie! I agree with all of the above. It's funny, during the 10 or so months it took for the weight to come off I spent a lot of time thinking about how to continue the journey once I met my goals. In that sense, the ensuing 19+ months and beyond have been a continuation of that journey. I determined at the outset not to make any change that I wasn't willing to live with for the rest of my life, so it has been a lifestyle change for me. I know how many calories I burn per day on workout days and off days and simply don't eat more than I burn, and I continue to exercise because it's become a part of who I am. 

 

Also, thanks to all for the thumbs. Again, I've considered posting this before but hadn't been brave enough until now. Thanks for all the kind responses. Cheers.

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An other day in paradise.


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Whats the story on those trews?
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I was going through some old photos and came across one from 2011 taken prior to my interest in forums like these. Not only did I have no sense of style, but I had no interest in it. In December of 2012, I joined AAAC and began lurking on Styleforum (I was too scared to post here). I began making changes to the way I dressed and learning the basics. In January 2014, I began to make major lifestyle changes that resulted in the loss of 90 pounds. Anyway, had it not been for threads like this, I don't believe I'd ever had made the necessary changes for my health not developed a personal sense of style. I just wanted to let you guys know that I owe much to watching your contributions to this site over the years. Cheers, Ben
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Wow!  That was Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!  Congartz!

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@bigruss They are slim fit chinos from Charles Tyrwhitt.

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Back to work after my trip to the UK.

 

 

Extras (Click to show)

 


Suit: Bespoke Hemrajani

Shirt: Proper Cloth

Tie: Vanda Fine Clothing

Square: Rubinacci

Shoes: Crockett & Jones

 

Bonus selfie at Heathrow Terminal 5 yesterday:

 

 

Traveling the classic menswear way (Click to show)

Who is?  "James Bond."

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Who is?  "James Bond."

:slayer:

 

You're very kind.

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@bigruss
 They are slim fit chinos from Charles Tyrwhitt.

Cool, thank you. Seems like a good combo of reasonably casual fabric, slim/straight, and a good rise.
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Fox flannel coat
Vbc flannel trousers
Vanda tie and PS
Carmina suede oxfords
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It's also my wife's birthday today, so I have to stave off the urge to collapse as I'm taking her to dinner tonight. Tuxedo pics to follow!

 

As advertised. Ivory dinner jacket on a warm Northern California evening.

 

 

 

Stirred, not shaken (Click to show)

 

 

 

In the company of ageless beauty (Click to show)
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@Theo. Again congratulations on your success. You look terrific. As your journey on this forum continues, any health/fitness tips you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated.
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Canali
Zegna
Attolini
Richard James
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Originally Posted by TheoProf View Post

I was going through some old photos and came across one from 2011 taken prior to my interest in forums like these. Not only did I have no sense of style, but I had no interest in it. In December of 2012, I joined AAAC and began lurking on Styleforum (I was too scared to post here). I began making changes to the way I dressed and learning the basics. In January 2014, I began to make major lifestyle changes that resulted in the loss of 90 pounds. Anyway, had it not been for threads like this, I don't believe I'd ever had made the necessary changes for my health not developed a personal sense of style. I just wanted to let you guys know that I owe much to watching your contributions to this site over the years. Cheers, Ben
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Congratulations! I made a similar weight "journey" many years ago. It's a personal choice of course and i see nothing wrong with being heavier, but it was the right choice for me. However I have gained a few pounds over the last year or two (I blame the Swiss who persist in putting cheese on everything they eat!). I've just started a regime to avoid the slippery slope and your post is a great inspiration.
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Keeping it off is the most impressive part. I lost 70, but, to my great embarrassment and physical discomfort, I have let 25 come back. People who don't have a weight problem don't appreciate that ill-fitting and uncomfortable clothing is a big part of the downside.
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Originally Posted by TheoProf View Post

Thanks Andy. Yes, the remaking of my wardrobe was definitely a perk. It did take courage to post that pic. Part of me wants others to forget that image of me. However, I thought posting it might be some small encouragement to lurkers or some SF members who might desire to go through journey. 

Many thanks Cleav!




Thanks for the correction CM! smile.gif

Thanks so much pravda!!!
Thanks Coxsakie! I agree with all of the above. It's funny, during the 10 or so months it took for the weight to come off I spent a lot of time thinking about how to continue the journey once I met my goals. In that sense, the ensuing 19+ months and beyond have been a continuation of that journey. I determined at the outset not to make any change that I wasn't willing to live with for the rest of my life, so it has been a lifestyle change for me. I know how many calories I burn per day on workout days and off days and simply don't eat more than I burn, and I continue to exercise because it's become a part of who I am. 

Also, thanks to all for the thumbs. Again, I've considered posting this before but hadn't been brave enough until now. Thanks for all the kind responses. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by TheoProf View Post

Thanks Andy. Yes, the remaking of my wardrobe was definitely a perk. It did take courage to post that pic. Part of me wants others to forget that image of me. However, I thought posting it might be some small encouragement to lurkers or some SF members who might desire to go through journey. 

Many thanks Cleav!




Thanks for the correction CM! smile.gif

Thanks so much pravda!!!
Thanks Coxsakie! I agree with all of the above. It's funny, during the 10 or so months it took for the weight to come off I spent a lot of time thinking about how to continue the journey once I met my goals. In that sense, the ensuing 19+ months and beyond have been a continuation of that journey. I determined at the outset not to make any change that I wasn't willing to live with for the rest of my life, so it has been a lifestyle change for me. I know how many calories I burn per day on workout days and off days and simply don't eat more than I burn, and I continue to exercise because it's become a part of who I am. 

Also, thanks to all for the thumbs. Again, I've considered posting this before but hadn't been brave enough until now. Thanks for all the kind responses. Cheers.
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TheoProf, I take my hat off to you with your weight loss, and, more importantly, your maintenance of that loss. As someone who has battled with his weight his entire life, I know how hard it can be, and how satisfying to achieve a weight at which one is comfortable and that one can sustain.

Now, Facebook is a dangerous thing. It would seem that it wishes me to live in the past, constantly reminding me of previous postings, and this past weekend, it flashed up some photos of me from six years ago. To prove that style is a constantly evolving thing, as is body shape, photos of me in the same suit and shirt as I was wearing six years ago, with slightly different accessories. Let's see if I've learned anything in the intervening six years . . .

Suit & shirt are the same - BB MTM
All the rest of the accessories in the 2010 photos are BB as well - tie & braces
In the 2016 photos, tie is Turnbull & Asser, braces are Paul Stuart

2016:



2010 & 2016, for comparison:
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(I blame the Swiss who persist in putting cheese on everything they eat!).

 

I've gone mostly vegan over the last few months (I do occasionally ingest dairy and even more rarely *gasp* meat), not from any moral or ethical epiphany, simply for the health benefits. Cutting out almost all dairy and animal products has certainly made shedding pounds easier. 

 

By the by, @upr_crust, I think the goatee should come back.

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