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post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks.
post #17 of 25
Buffalo.. congrats. Good luck and I wish you well.

Michael: I'd like to make one point. Being 'well fed' was prestigious when you had to be rich to get fat... I get that - kinda. You can spend $20 and get fat on fast food today... I don't see how this is your 'well fed'.

Times change - sorry - they just do.

Thomas Jefferson believed God's people were farmers and he distrusted business men and merchants... times change, chief.

Warren Buffett commands 100k+ for a charity lunch...

Using old terms without real context is just nonsense.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by BuffaloBoyBlue View Post
what makes a three piece a better choice for the well fed?

what does bespoke mean?

about how much would a decent suit cost me?

what is the stylistic difference between 2 and 3 buttons? I mean, why pick one over the other?

I have noticed some brands of clothes seem to fit some body types better than others. I have a big buddy, real gym rat, who wears dolche and gabana (I think that is how you spell it) and looks good but then tries other stuff and looks like a squeezed sausage. That in mind is there a brand for the hefty fellow, or what?

If you had to give a list of Items that a newb to this should get, what would that checklist consist of? Seriously, I am gonna toss all my clothes by the new year, what should I start getting to replace it?

and to the gentlemen who gave me the beginnings of a list, would grey look good on a man with my skin tone (A friend once said it was somewhere between saddlebrown and sienna. I denied those were colors.)

I personally don't think a 3-piece (vested) suit is ideal for the larger man, especially if you're not particularly tall. The reason is simple - it makes you look even bigger. For this same reason a 3-button jacket is less ideal. Alternatively a 2-button jacket will button at a slightly lower position and lend to more of an overall visually vertical effect. Larger men should also abstain from wider spread collared shirts and thickly knotted neckties. Instead a point or straight collar shirt is more visually appealing with a smaller tied knot. Pattern-wise it's the same thing. Avoid large plaids and windowpanes and stick to subtle stripes.

To reiterate previous posters, fit is THE most important factor - but these other style cues will also have a great effect on your overall appearance.

Best wishes to you and your continued weight loss.

Oh - and gray is a classic color for tailored clothing. May I suggest sticking to medium/dark to dark charcoal gray and staying away from lighter shades.
post #19 of 25
I'd say Jefferson's belief is as true today as it was in his time. 100k for a lunch? there's an old saying about fools and their money. You know what Buffets tells folks at these lunches? "you don't get to be a billionaire by paying 100K to have lunch with someone!"


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Originally Posted by kngrimm View Post
Buffalo.. congrats. Good luck and I wish you well.

Michael: I'd like to make one point. Being 'well fed' was prestigious when you had to be rich to get fat... I get that - kinda. You can spend $20 and get fat on fast food today... I don't see how this is your 'well fed'.

Times change - sorry - they just do.

Thomas Jefferson believed God's people were farmers and he distrusted business men and merchants... times change, chief.

Warren Buffett commands 100k+ for a charity lunch...

Using old terms without real context is just nonsense.
post #20 of 25
And the federal bank... and destroying capital to the dedicated people that would eventually build this nation?

Look... we can go back and forth allllll day on this - if you are capable of such debate - and I'm not biding for it.

You believing in Jefferson's love of farmers doesn't negate what I said. And that's the real point.

Off to watch Obama.
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Umm, can we get back to making me look like less of a slob and leave the politics outta this?
post #22 of 25
Yea.. Obama is over.

Buffalo... keep working out - never give up - and keeping fighting the good fight!

Oh.. and don't tax my capital gains you m* f**ker!! ; )

Seriously though... I have big money riding on that : ) Really.. don't tax it. I'm serious.
post #23 of 25
I'm 6'4 and I like vests

I work in the criminal courts daily here in Parts unknown, thus I see heavy set lawyers, witnesses, defendants and donut eating police

The lack of bespoke clothing is apparent

Those with 2 piece suits, with the jacket all buttoned up look bad (in my personal subjective opinion) since the suits are not made for them and either the suits are 2 sizes too large and or just way too tight.

A few heavy set men wear 3 piece suits and don't need to button their jacket. They look much more at ease with the clothes they wear and there girthiness is not bulging out of their suits

Perhaps its not to the taste of the OP or eHaberdasher, but I think it would look better on his girthley frame with his jacket unbuttoned, whether he wore a vest or not

But with your jacket unbuttoned, in some formal settings its comes across as too casual.

Some fundamental questions need to be asked first

Do you work in a profession/job which requires suits on a daily or 2-3 times a week basis?

If the answer is yes, then a bespoke suit should be an appropriate investment (perhaps budgeting $1500-2000) for a less well known but equally capable tailor (I'm sure there are a few Greek or Italian tailors who can do this in your area or nearby in Toronto)

If the answer is no, then perhaps a bespoke blazer is more appropriate since this will then allow it to be matched to numerous bespoke odd trousers

If the answer is I hardly ever wear suits, then a local Rochester Big & Tall could help (with overpriced RTW), or a Casual MaleXL might be a good start off point

Calling a well fed, corpulent, girthy man fat is like calling a small person a midget (its just inappropriate)
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
I'm 6'4 and I like vests


At 6'4" you're very tall, and can get away with a vest. Heck at 6'4" I don't think anyone should be telling you what to do or not to do!
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
well, I am down about thirty lbs. Thanks for the advice on not buying expensive stuff, none of the clothes I bought recently are even close to fitting.
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