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Help Krypton find his Thinner Style

fiercekrypton

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Alright here is the scoop. I have lost 70 lbs in 8 months and as a result I have gone through a lot of clothes and am far more satisfied with how I look than I have been in a long time. I am looking for advice and reference to help me figure out a style, strategy and uniform that will help me look how I now feel.

Some things for your consideration.

Geography- I live in GA, harsh summers and mild winters. Not near water.

lifestyle- I work as a sculptor often welding, casting metal, and playing with clay(aka mud). I am a weird mix of "southerner that enjoys shooting and mudding all weekend" and "nerdy I'm down to sit and play video games all evening".

What clothing objects excite me: I like things that get better with time. Leather is especially awesome. I have a shoe problem, literally all of them are leather. I just bought my first selvedge denim and am excited by the custom look I'll get from that. Waxed cloth bags also seem to wear in in a cool way.

My goal: Badass manly vibe seems best for me. I am definatly a no nonsense blunt kind of guy and that is prob the best bet for my body type. I'd like to exude power through my style.

My challenges: They are many haha. Thick chested. Pudgy. Small square lookin head that I'd like to learn to elongate. Big long torso. Short legs that have an intense tapper. Sweat a lot so need undershirt. Thin fabrics cling poorly. Polos show off every bulge except the only one I'm proud of.

So..... Help a brother out? I look at people I admire and nearly all of them wear t shirts which I look dreadful in. Perfect example is Steve McQueen. The others tend to wear suits which doesn't fit my work place or lifestyle at all. For esample Miles Davis. Prob my fav persons style is Zac Efron, though he tends to wear jackets and beanies which it's typically too hot here for that.

Anyone know of someone with my build that pulls off a classic American worker look? Any advice is welcome but that's one specific question I had.

Here are pics for reference.

 
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Alright here is the scoop. I have lost 70 lbs in 8 months and as a result I have gone through a lot of clothes and am far more satisfied with how I look than I have been in a long time. I am looking for advice and reference to help me figure out a style, strategy and uniform that will help me look how I now feel.

Some things for your consideration.

Geography- I live in GA, harsh summers and mild winters. Not near water.

lifestyle- I work as a sculptor often welding, casting metal, and playing with clay(aka mud). I am a weird mix of "southerner that enjoys shooting and mudding all weekend" and "nerdy I'm down to sit and play video games all evening".

What clothing objects excite me: I like things that get better with time. Leather is especially awesome. I have a shoe problem, literally all of them are leather. I just bought my first selvedge denim and am excited by the custom look I'll get from that. Waxed cloth bags also seem to wear in in a cool way.

My goal: Badass manly vibe seems best for me. I am definatly a no nonsense blunt kind of guy and that is prob the best bet for my body type. I'd like to exude power through my style.

My challenges: They are many haha. Thick chested. Pudgy. Small square lookin head that I'd like to learn to elongate. Big long torso. Short legs that have an intense tapper. Sweat a lot so need undershirt. Thin fabrics cling poorly. Polos show off every bulge except the only one I'm proud of.

So..... Help a brother out? I look at people I admire and nearly all of them wear t shirts which I look dreadful in. Perfect example is Steve McQueen. The others tend to wear suits which doesn't fit my work place or lifestyle at all. For esample Miles Davis. Prob my fav persons style is Zac Efron, though he tends to wear jackets and beanies which it's typically too hot here for that.

Anyone know of someone with my build that pulls off a classic American worker look? Any advice is welcome but that's one specific question I had.

Here are pics for reference.
Krypton, as a fellow Southerner, I think you'd really like Ralph Lauren's RRL ("Double R L") line. It's got the heavy workwear/vintage theme you're looking for and will mesh very well with your lifestyle. The Americana influence in RRL is broad enough so that you can get a wide variety of looks: military, Western, pure workwear, etc. The quality is very good on most of the pieces, too. You look like a bigger, stockier kind of guy and RRL will probably have XL or larger in whatever piece catches your eye.

The downside is RRL can be somewhat expensive. Most pieces aren't worth it at retail unless you've got money to burn. On the upside, RRL pieces are almost constantly on sale, so you can usually get them cheaper, at which point some of the items are quite good buys.

Lots of leather jackets, flannel shirts, good quality denim, that sort of Americana stuff that goes with your Georgia look. Check it out at http://www.ralphlauren.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=11588650&ab=tn_men_rrl.

Since Styleforum's a great resource, you can start getting a feel for the brand by reading the RRL thread here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/120192/the-official-rrl-thread/23895
 

fiercekrypton

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Krypton, as a fellow Southerner, I think you'd really like Ralph Lauren's RRL ("Double R L") line.  It's got the heavy workwear/vintage theme you're looking for and will mesh very well with your lifestyle.  The Americana influence in RRL is broad enough so that you can get a wide variety of looks:  military, Western, pure workwear, etc.  The quality is very good on most of the pieces, too.  You look like a bigger, stockier kind of guy and RRL will probably have XL or larger in whatever piece catches your eye.

The downside is RRL can be somewhat expensive.  Most pieces aren't worth it at retail unless you've got money to burn.  On the upside, RRL pieces are almost constantly on sale, so you can usually get them cheaper, at which point some of the items are quite good buys.

Lots of leather jackets, flannel shirts, good quality denim, that sort of Americana stuff that goes with your Georgia look.  Check it out at http://www.ralphlauren.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=11588650&ab=tn_men_rrl.

Since Styleforum's a great resource, you can start getting a feel for the brand by reading the RRL thread here:  http://www.styleforum.net/t/120192/the-official-rrl-thread/23895
This stuff looks amazing especially the jackets but I've got no hope at that price range especially since I intend to keep loosing weight.
 

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This stuff looks amazing especially the jackets but I've got no hope at that price range especially since I intend to keep loosing weight.
Yeah, if you're planning on losing weight you should definitely hold up on buying things. Otherwise you'll end up wasting money on stuff that won't fit in 2-3 months.

Your best bet right now is to keep researching here and get a solid idea in your mind of the style you're going for. Read the various thread in this subforum and see what really appeals to you. Then when you hit your weight goal, start small by getting a few pieces you really like and build from there.

One tip: you don't really need to pay retail for most pieces of clothing. If you're on a budget you can find many places to pick up discounted items. Ebay, the B&S subforum here on Styleforum, or just periodically check online sales. You can save a lot of cash that way but still build a closet full of quality items.
 

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