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Being well dressed VS having an ugly body..

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jerome, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    To what extent -do you think- can one compensate with well-tailored clothes for an unshapely (fat, distorted, unaesthetical, ugly) body?
     


  2. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    100%. Hence, the existence of Styleforum! [​IMG]
     


  3. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    Well tailored clothing can do quite a bit. Alfred Hitchcock looked somewhat decent in a suit, but I can't imagine how terrible he must have looked in a t-shirt and shorts.
     


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    No amount of swanky clobber can cover up if you're a fattie or a short arse. You'll just become, like Hitchcock - a well dressed fat shortarse. All this bollocks about wearing pin stripes to elongate you sounds fine when you're reading a book about it but when I meet you and could easily balance a pint pot on your pate those stripes aren't gonna do much good.
     


  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    A lot.
     


  6. OttoSkadelig

    OttoSkadelig Senior member

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    Well tailored clothing can do quite a bit.

    A lot.

    all true.

    that said, getting in shape is one of the most underrated techniques for getting a good fit.
     


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    I think the overwhelming majority of ugly or fat people dont have the confidence to pull off nice clothes...

    but if you are fat, lose the damn weight. its not hard.
    i gained 15lbs of fat and muscle during my bulk stage and i shed 10lbs of garbage weight in 2 weeks during my cut phase.
    now i am 150lbs @ 5'7 with 11% bodyfat

    so just to tell you how much you can lose weight. 10lbs in 2 weeks.
     


  8. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    In this connection I'm always thinking of a later W.Churchill. (a suspender-enthusiast, I also would not like to imagine how he would have looked in a belt or a t-shirt and dungarees).
     


  9. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I think the overwhelming majority of ugly or fat people dont have the confidence to pull off nice clothes...

    but if you are fat, lose the damn weight. its not hard.
    i gained 15lbs of fat and muscle during my bulk stage and i shed 10lbs of garbage weight in 2 weeks during my cut phase.
    now i am 150lbs @ 5'7 with 11% bodyfat

    so just to tell you how much you can lose weight. 10lbs in 2 weeks.


    Lol, that's ridiculous. Losing weight if effing hard. It can absolutely be done, but for most people it is a lot of working out and a lot less eating. Please let us know if you still are able to make such drastic changes in your body composition after you graduate high school.
     


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    Tailored clothing can work miracles, but good luck with SW&D.
     


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    In my opinion it can only compensate so much. But to be honest ... the people who see me in my clothing are not the people with the opinions that matter.
     


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    so just to tell you how much you can lose weight. 10lbs in 2 weeks.

    age is an important variable in this equation, i think, JV.
     


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    I think the overwhelming majority of ugly or fat people dont have the confidence to pull off nice clothes...

    but if you are fat, lose the damn weight. its not hard.
    i gained 15lbs of fat and muscle during my bulk stage and i shed 10lbs of garbage weight in 2 weeks during my cut phase.
    now i am 150lbs @ 5'7 with 11% bodyfat

    so just to tell you how much you can lose weight. 10lbs in 2 weeks.


    This is the kind of hard hitting insightful information that should be in a TV informercial, be sure to feature plenty of hot chicks. You'll make millions.
     


  14. ljrcustom

    ljrcustom Senior member

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    This is the kind of hard hitting insightful information that should be in a TV informercial, be sure to feature plenty of hot chicks. You'll make millions.


    +1 [​IMG] [​IMG]

    -LR
     


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    I think the overwhelming majority of ugly or fat people dont have the confidence to pull off nice clothes...

    but if you are fat, lose the damn weight. its not hard.
    i gained 15lbs of fat and muscle during my bulk stage and i shed 10lbs of garbage weight in 2 weeks during my cut phase.
    now i am 150lbs @ 5'7 with 11% bodyfat

    so just to tell you how much you can lose weight. 10lbs in 2 weeks.


    What an stupid comment. Think before you post.
     


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