• We would like to welcome Exquisite Trimmings as an official Affiliate Vendor. Exquisite Trimmings is a UK based purveyor of the very best in clothing and accessories, from gloves by Thomas Reimer to leather portfolios from Il Micio, to watch rolls by Rapport London. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Help me with what to wear. 6ft, 265, elite level powerlifter

indesertum

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 7, 2007
Messages
17,863
Reaction score
3,978
-_- goddamnit people. y'all honestly cannot be this dumb. he's clearly a sock puppet/troll and his post was written in sarcasm because of all the damn threads that pop up about clothing for "muscular" guys. please i mean for chrissake look at his username
 

macuser3of5

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2006
Messages
2,543
Reaction score
13
bro, stop baggin on this thread.
 

dsmolken

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2008
Messages
674
Reaction score
24
Originally Posted by somedumbmeathead
Basically what are things I should avoid based on being a big muscular non fat guy.
I'm only 200 pounds and don't compete in anything, but I'd say for one thing avoid things that make you look no different than just a typical fat guy - boxy suits, shirts that are 10 inches too big around the waist etc. Though shirts are easily altered to make them narrower around the lower part of the torso.

If you need suits, you will need a decent tailor.
 

GraphicNovelty

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2009
Messages
5,490
Reaction score
2,881

KitAkira

Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Feb 13, 2008
Messages
8,627
Reaction score
119
Originally Posted by asdf
Yeah, common knowledge that all 265er powerlifters are fat.
I'm not saying the OP is built like Konstantinov, but i think the way you dismiss his claim that he is "non-fat" as an outright impossibility is ignorant.

He has very little drop, put clothes on him and he'll look like any medium-build skinny-fat person
 

impolyt_one

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
14,449
Reaction score
4,792
you dudes saying he will need a tailor and shit, come on. He ain't gonna be doing BoO XXL's and tapering them. He should be wearing workwear, honestly. Flannels, white tees, heritage jeans, boots that are to scale with his figure....
 

onion

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2007
Messages
3,063
Reaction score
3
I think this quote by the founder of APC, Jean Touitou, sums up my opinion on this well.

"Nowadays, people work out way too much, and they look like invaders from another planet. A guy who works out two hours a day—focusing on his chest because he thinks it’s sexy—you can’t dress him, even if you send him to the best designer or stylist in the world."

So yeah, just give up now, before you've wasted a bunch of money and still look like shit.
 

hendrix

Ill-proportioned
Joined
Apr 19, 2009
Messages
10,045
Reaction score
4,876
Originally Posted by KitAkira
He has very little drop, put clothes on him and he'll look like any medium-build skinny-fat person

ummm his drop is probably around 13" or more. Look at his lats. Sure he's got a large rib cage and core, but there'd still be a huge drop if you put a measuring tape around his chest and then waist.
 

hendrix

Ill-proportioned
Joined
Apr 19, 2009
Messages
10,045
Reaction score
4,876
Originally Posted by onion
I think this quote by the founder of APC, Jean Touitou, sums up my opinion on this well.

"Nowadays, people work out way too much, and they look like invaders from another planet. A guy who works out two hours a day"”focusing on his chest because he thinks it's sexy"”you can't dress him, even if you send him to the best designer or stylist in the world."

So yeah, just give up now, before you've wasted a bunch of money and still look like shit.


...that's wrong.
 

NoVaguy

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2004
Messages
6,555
Reaction score
137
Originally Posted by KitAkira
He has very little drop, put clothes on him and he'll look like any medium-build skinny-fat person

Get your eyes checked, please.

Also, this guy's overarm measurement is another issue. Even if he didn't have much of a drop from chest to waist (and he does, probably 12 inches or more), his overarm measurement is going to require sizing any RTW to his shoulders, not his chest. His effective jacket chest measurement is probably his overarm measurement minus about 7 inches, not his actual chest measurement.
 

KitAkira

Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Feb 13, 2008
Messages
8,627
Reaction score
119
Originally Posted by hendrix
ummm his drop is probably around 13" or more. Look at his lats. Sure he's got a large rib cage and core, but there'd still be a huge drop if you put a measuring tape around his chest and then waist.
And proportionally that amounts to looking like he has very little drop. If I multiplied my measurements by 2, I'd have a 16in drop but it'd still look the same as an 8in drop because everything else would be proportionate.
 

hendrix

Ill-proportioned
Joined
Apr 19, 2009
Messages
10,045
Reaction score
4,876
Originally Posted by KitAkira
And proportionally that amounts to looking like he has very little drop. If I multiplied my measurements by 2, I'd have a 16in drop but it'd still look the same as an 8in drop because everything else would be proportionate.

yup, except i don't think he's twice the size of an average person with a 6 inch drop. Not in height, and not in the waist measurements at least. Probably a 50 inch chest and maybe 35 inch waist.


He doesn't look like he has no drop here, and if you put him in a shirt with back darts you'd also think he's got a big drop.
 

otc

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
18,755
Reaction score
8,791
Maybe I should start power lifting...I too have a pretty big rib cage--I will just grow my muscles to fit it!
 

StarterStyle

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2007
Messages
338
Reaction score
25
SDMH, myself and my powerlifting buddies have pretty much given up on finding woven shirts that fit. Not even the finest tailoring can give me a flattering shirt that doesn't turn into a prison when I try to reach out in front of me
 

Glueeater

Active Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2010
Messages
28
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by onion
I think this quote by the founder of APC, Jean Touitou, sums up my opinion on this well.

"Nowadays, people work out way too much, and they look like invaders from another planet. A guy who works out two hours a day"”focusing on his chest because he thinks it's sexy"”you can't dress him, even if you send him to the best designer or stylist in the world."

So yeah, just give up now, before you've wasted a bunch of money and still look like shit.


this was disappointingly ignorant.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite summer fabric?

  • Seersucker

  • Fresco

  • Linen

  • Silk


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
440,502
Messages
9,504,224
Members
198,954
Latest member
Pohorillf12
Top