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post #31 of 70
What if youre both short (5'8)and athletic with broad shoulders? some of the advice for both are contradictory
post #32 of 70
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117 View Post
The dutch are also the tallest people in the world so that's not a particularly good comparison.
Pre-WW2 they were the shortest. It's all about the socialism! Walking down the street in the Netherlands is a trip: the old people are little dwarfs scurrying around the legs of the giant young people. (I'm 6', I felt short for the first time in my life.) If different countries have different height distributions, are S, R, and L jackets from each country designed for the same height range?
post #33 of 70
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The dutch are also the tallest people in the world so that's not a particularly good comparison.

I think the tallest people in the world are the Dinka.
post #34 of 70
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
Liddell hardly has an athletic body. If anything he carries a little extra around the belly. I'd question a 14" drop.

He cleans up nicely though.

lefty

If it's not athletic than what is it?
post #35 of 70
It's interesting that regardless of body type, they put everyone into a 2B jacket. I tend to agree as I've seen very few 3B jackets that wouldn't have been more flattering as a 2B.
post #36 of 70
Is that photo of Chuck photoshopped? He always looks like he has a keg, not a six pack. As Tito Ortiz said, "Look at that belly. You should be called the Snowman!" Not that I would say this to his face.
post #37 of 70
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
If it's not athletic than what is it?
It's the wonderful world of Styleforum where average drop is 12, average IQ is 150 and average penis length is 9.5".
post #38 of 70
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It's the wonderful world of Styleforum where average drop is 12, average IQ is 150 and average penis length is 9.5".

And the more wonderful fact that for once, I'm above average .
post #39 of 70
what's the best suit for most of you guys? i.e. middle aged, eat too much and with a gut
post #40 of 70
The best suit fit? Its called the g-y-m and d-i-e-t. Lose some extra flab, live a longer/healthier life, and look better in clothing!
post #41 of 70
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
Is that photo of Chuck photoshopped? He always looks like he has a keg, not a six pack. As Tito Ortiz said, "Look at that belly. You should be called the Snowman!" Not that I would say this to his face.

Nah I'm sure he did a heavy cut for the photo shoot to get below 10% bodyfat. I'd say he normally fights at 10-12% -- hardly the 6-pack levels displayed in rags like Men's Health.
post #42 of 70
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Pre-WW2 they were the shortest. It's all about the socialism!

Walking down the street in the Netherlands is a trip: the old people are little dwarfs scurrying around the legs of the giant young people. (I'm 6', I felt short for the first time in my life.)

If different countries have different height distributions, are S, R, and L jackets from each country designed for the same height range?
My high school in the states was about 85% dutch. I'm 5'11", and felt incredibly short.
post #43 of 70
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If it's not athletic than what is it?

Should have said athletic-looking.

He has somewhat narrow shoulders, longish arms and a belly. Compared to some of the other fighters, Lidell is not the first who comes to mind as looking like a fit athlete.

To my eye he has an average body type of a guy who looks like he works out.

Ummm... don't tell him I said that.

lefty
post #44 of 70
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Originally Posted by Jared View Post
Walking down the street in the Netherlands is a trip: the old people are little dwarfs scurrying around the legs of the giant young people. (I'm 6', I felt short for the first time in my life.)

you think you felt short, try being 5'7". Then try wandering through Amsterdam on a bustling friday afternoon after having gone a bit overboard on certain local specialties known for inducing paranoia. No fun at all.
post #45 of 70
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
What I find frustrating about all of these articles is that I am so freaking normal that none of them really are any help. Nobody writes anything about those of us who are neither short nor tall, fat nor skinny nor muscular etc. The same thing goes for color theory. I look at those freaking charts and I fall somewhere in the middle of every single season rendering them absolutly useless.

I had to struggle with exactly this issue. What to say about the man who has no issues? I did write a short chapter about such men, and the advice -- while not groundbreaking -- is at least not false. The fact is, there is not much to say except, You are lucky, wear anything you want.
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