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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

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

So sorry, but the goatee, were it to make a reappearance, would be grey rather than brown, and I do not have the patience to dye it, nor would I tolerate the thing were it grey, so clean-shaven I remain.
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What a shame. You had a Ra's al Ghul thing going on there.

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Warm blue is called purple.

Yes and no. From a color theory perspective you're right, but irl there are often blue jackets that have a bit of gold (or a similar thread) in them, those practically are warm blue.

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Fox flannel coat
Vbc flannel trousers
Vanda tie and PS
Carmina suede oxfords

Great fit and nice colors; personally, I just like light blue shirts with brown jackets/suits better.
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

So sorry, but the goatee, were it to make a reappearance, would be grey rather than brown, and I do not have the patience to dye it, nor would I tolerate the thing were it grey, so clean-shaven I remain.

FWIW, I much prefer the non- Ra's al Ghul version.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

What a shame. You had a Ra's al Ghul thing going on there.

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FWIW, I much prefer the non- Ra's al Ghul version.

To indicate how out of touch with popular culture I am, I had to Google "Ra's al Ghul", and Sander, I'm with you - the goatee is not coming back.
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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.

I've done the same recently. Stepped on the scale yesterday for the first time in months and am down 10 pounds. Eat more vegetables and you lose weight - who would have thought!
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Wow!  That was Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!  Congartz!

Many thanks @1st Step

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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.

Thanks again @pravda. As for offering tips, I'd be happy to start a thread in the health and fitness forum and let you know when I finally get a moment to do it. Otherwise, you are welcome to PM me with any specific questions that I might be able to provide helpful answers for.

 

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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.

 

Thank you @DiplomaticTies! Yes, where we live presents its own special challenge. My downfall in my 20s came, in part, as a result of moving to Mississippi for grad school where even the veggies are fried...and delicious. Also, you are right, it really is all about being at a weight where we feel confident and comfortable. It is empowering to know that this is a choice that is ours to make (assuming there aren't underlying medical factors).

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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.
 

You kept off the fifty! @not an icon, that is something to be very proud of. Well done. I would only like to add a word of encouragement that you need not feel like you are doomed to carry the other 25. You can do this if that's what you want. Also, I believe you are right about those who have experienced problems with weight share a common experience in regard to uncomfortable, ill fitting clothing.

 

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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.
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@upr_crust, you are an inspiration my friend. Both in your self-discipline to keep the weight off, and your impeccable style. 

 

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

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.

 

@Caustic Man, I haven't said anything, but I thought I noticed you had lost some weight over the past couple of months. You always looked like you were in great shape, and your sense of style is always spot on, but you've looked exceptionally good lately. Bravo.

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I've done the same recently. Stepped on the scale yesterday for the first time in months and am down 10 pounds. Eat more vegetables and you lose weight - who would have thought!

@matty long legs , congrats! Yeah, who knew? :)

 

My contribution for the day: Brooks suit, Press tie, S&M shirt, AE shoes and belt

 

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To indicate how out of touch with popular culture I am, I had to Google "Ra's al Ghul"

 

I wouldn't worry too much. It is sort of from my childhood and I'd doubt whether many young people today would know who he is.

 

@TheoProf, very nice today.

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

So sorry, but the goatee, were it to make a reappearance, would be grey rather than brown, and I do not have the patience to dye it, nor would I tolerate the thing were it grey, so clean-shaven I remain.

Visual proof Crusty, if ever more were needed, that facial hair is the work of the devil. Six years on and you look much YOUNGER without! In every case I'm aware of, when someone has removed their face fungus it has caused a marked improvement in their appearance!
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Great fit and nice colors; personally, I just like light blue shirts with brown jackets/suits better.

Thanks!
I am in fact wearing a light blue shirt.
Very light blue though.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I wouldn't worry too much. It is sort of from my childhood and I'd doubt whether many young people today would know who he is.

@TheoProf
, very nice today.

Even with Liam Neeson in Batman Begins?

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Thanks!
I am in fact wearing a light blue shirt.
Very light blue though.
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Ah, perfect then.
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Thunder on the mountain.

 

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Even with Liam Neeson in Batman Begins?

 

Yeah but that was more than 10 years ago. 

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@TheoProf

Happy for the weight loss.

A wider shirt collar is better for you that the pointed BD you often use. 

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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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Another note of congratulations! That must have been quite the challenge, and I commend you for it.

 

FWIW like @Roy Al I also think you look better with wider collars as opposed to the relatively compact BD you're wearing in the photo you provide. I have what I think is a fairly similar face (narrow-ish and tall) and I wear cutaways/spreads or large BDs, like Mercer's. And if you do like OCBDs or button down collars on dress shirts, I highly recommend Mercer.

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