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Fitness is the Best Style- Building Your Wardrobe Around Your Body

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheWhat, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Lear

    Lear Well-Known Member

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    But here's the rub: they all employ beautiful young Russian girls. I feel as if I'm being pulled onto the rocks and force fed chocolate. No man can resist their siren call.

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    I think the OP makes a valid point. Your fitness level puts a sort of upper limit on how good you can look in clothes, and what you wear defines how close you you come to approaching the limit.
     
  5. Lear

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    Before the cruelness starts, I'd like to remind you that some women prefer meat on the bones and sizable buttocks. They find a flat behind unappealing. As it is, I've always considered myself to be gravitationally stable. The excess folds on the front, are naturally counterbalanced by what's carried on the rear. One without the other makes no sense at all, as I'd probably fall over. Nature, as always, has its own way of keeping things in check. Skinny is NOT always best you know.

    Lear
     
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    2 Oz. of Old Raj with a bit of Dolin Blanc, stirred over ice and then poured into a cocktail glass, lifted and put back on the bar makes for an excellent workout. I'll let you in on a secret, it's the number of repetitions that really pays off.

    As a bonus, you can wear a suit while getting this valuable exercise.

    True story.
     
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    Do all of you thin buff twenty somethings honestly think that we fifty somethings were overweight in our twenties and thirties? Many of us fifty somethings that are now twenty to thirty pounds overweight only became so over the last fifteen years or so.

    Do you believe that yours will be the first generation that is "fit for life" as you enter your golden years?

    It is not my intention to start a war here...just curious as to your thoughts.
     
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    It really depends on what is considered overweight. I'm a young, thin guy, but I do not consider 15-25 pounds overweight to be fat. I think it is almost impossible at an older age for most guys to NOT be a bit overweight. Take my dad vs my uncle, for instance. My dad and uncle were both rail thin until 40 (dad 6'2", uncle 6'1"). They didn't do anything DIFFERENT in their 40s from in the past, but a slowing metabolism caused my uncle to reach around 230 pounds and my dad 235. Not terribly overweight, but perhaps the look of a man 5-6 months pregnant :lol:

    My uncle decided to take care of himself a bit. He works out sometimes and watches what he eats. He's dropped to around 200 pounds, and while he has a slight gut and is naturally a bit chunkier than he was 15 years ago, at 55, I would certainly not consider himself overweight (even if the BMI crap does). My dad has decided to keep it lax, though as of late he's been walking 20-30 mins a day, and he's around 225-230. Those 25 pounds or so make a huge difference in appearance, believe it or not. It is all concentrated at the waistline.
     
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    2oz? Is this a cocktail for your Pomeranian?
     
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    You looked good last week, although you did eat a lot of lamb. And I may never forgive you for taking the last bit of octopus.

    A mile walk would be a perfect warm-up. Although there are other good options. For example, I'm finishing my third fudge-coated Joe-Joe on my way to the gym right now.
     
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    " Skinny is NOT always best you know"

    Especially if you live in a famine zone.
     
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    "engage in some vigorous activity"

    It is also well known in the medical community that compulsive masturbators
    are invariably fit.
     
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    Well, with a little bit of workout you could still be fit. My dad is in his mid 50s and still works out 2-3 times a week for about an hour. He doesn't hit the gym, he just jogs and does push ups, pull ups along with crunches. His diet includes a low carb, low fat, high protein, high fibre diet.


    Although he has put on a little weight in the years, he is still maintaining what is left of his 6 pack abs which is 4 actually. He still looks pretty damn young because of his active lifestyle and I'm ashamed to say he is possibly fitter, buffer than me.


    It is not impossible to maintain your fitness, it's all a matter of personal choice and whether you are willing to make some sacrifices. Which I know is not easy, seeing as most probably want to enjoy the finer things in life when they hit that age with an established career.
     
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    OP makes a very compelling point.. Fitness > Style
     
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    Ageing joints, tell me about it .
    In my effort stay fit over the years-
    I used to run 20-30 miles a week. I now walk half that distance

    Result: a low pulse and major disc problems

    I've also exercized with free weights for the past few years.
    Result well- maintained upper torso and basically inoperable
    torn ligaments in my left wrist
     
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    An important aspect of this fitness regime is repeated refills. Lifting the bottle to fill the shaker adds quite a lot the the workout.

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    All of us should take a moment to reaffirm that we do not use clothing to cover up other issues that are within our power to address. If any of us are unable to do so in good consciousness (as I have realized is the case for me) then we should be comfortable stepping back from the English shoes and Italian clothes and focusing on what's underneath.
     
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    What in God's name are you going on about?
     
  20. Edge89

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    While I agree with OP that being fit is just as important as clothing in how you look, I think he has missed something. For a lot of people, an interest in clothing is not entirely based on how you look to other people. A suit that is tailored to your form perfectly is an enjoyable thing, regardless of what exactly that form is, simply because we appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into well tailored garments. Creating a wardrobe and making outfits of it is not just a means to an end; it is a hobby that you enjoy whether other people are impressed by how you look or not.
     

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