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It may have been said before - I don’t want to elect myself spokesman for SF but I feel confident in there being a consensus that the way you stand for pictures with your arms stuck out away from your body does not do you or your clothes any favours. Nobody stands like that IRL
"Nobody stands like that IRL"

I do so I suggest getting used to it.
 

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It may have been said before - I don’t want to elect myself spokesman for SF but I feel confident in there being a consensus that the way you stand for pictures with your arms stuck out away from your body does not do you or your clothes any favours. Nobody stands like that IRL
I see nothing wrong with the way he stands
 

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It may have been said before - I don’t want to elect myself spokesman for SF but I feel confident in there being a consensus that the way you stand for pictures with your arms stuck out away from your body does not do you or your clothes any favours. Nobody stands like that IRL
"Nobody stands like that IRL"

I do so I suggest getting used to it.
I think that particular photo isn't so bad. It use to be a lot worse IMO.

When most people are standing up their arms will hang close to their body. Their forearms and/or hands will touch their body as they hang down. I have only seen this hovering arm look in SF photos usually with newer posters. It gets better over time as they start to relax in their photos.

I've never seen someone in real life carry their arms like that, but I haven't seen everyone in the world. Maybe in westerns before a gun fight.

I've tried the hovering arm pose and maybe I should hit the gym because it feels very uncomfortable to me. It's like holding a yoga pose.

Not a big deal. Keep doing your thing. I've gotten use to it.
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Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and me.

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Brooks Brothers tweed jacket, pink OCBD shirt, and tie, Austin Reed Of Regent Street vest, Polo Ralph Lauren pocket square, Orvis trousers, and Alllen-Edmonds grey suede shoes.

For fans of "Piece-Of-A-Person" pictures, a piece of a person with a piece of potato pizza at Prince Of Venice on Broxton Avenue two blocks south of UCLA picture.

This picture also shows in the late sixties and early seventies if you wanted working buttonholes at Brooks Brothers all you had to do was ask and you got them. Although at the time the default number of sleeve buttons on a three button jacket was two, I often asked for three.

Prince Of Venice is owned by Prince Emanuele Filiberto Umberto Reza Ciro René Maria di Savoia. He is the son and heir of Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia and only male-line grandson of Umberto II, the last King of Italy picture.

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Close up of the piece of potato pizza. It was very good.

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I think that particular photo isn't so bad. It use to be a lot worse IMO.

When most people are standing up their arms will hang close to their body. Their forearms and/or hands will touch their body as they hang down. I have only seen this hovering arm look in SF photos usually with newer posters. It gets better over time as they start to relax in their photos.

I've never seen someone in real life carry their arms like that, but I haven't seen everyone in the world. Maybe in westerns before a gun fight.

I've tried the hovering arm pose and maybe I should hit the gym because it feels very uncomfortable to me. It's like holding a yoga pose.

Not a big deal. Keep doing your thing. I've gotten use to it.
:cheers:

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I'm cursed with having very developed lats from being lifelong gym rat, swimmer and surfer among other physical endeavors.
 

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I'm cursed with having very developed lats from being lifelong gym rat, swimmer and surfer among other physical endeavors.
It’s rather interesting that some among us have never seen this stance.
A majority of serious athletes that use resistance training will eventually develop these muscles that displace the upper arms laterally. I was somewhat irritated by this development in myself when I was in my mid twenties, but eventually grew accustomed to seeing photos of myself. Fast forward four decades to my mid sixties and I’d give anything to look like this again. Looking good, DapperPhilly.
 

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It’s rather interesting that some among us have never seen this stance.
A majority of serious athletes that use resistance training will eventually develop these muscles that displace the upper arms laterally. I was somewhat irritated by this development in myself when I was in my mid twenties, but eventually grew accustomed to seeing photos of myself. Fast forward four decades to my mid sixties and I’d give anything to look like this again. Looking good, DapperPhilly.
Thank you. I do find it a bit odd that some have never noticed this IRL. Ironically, if I purposefully forced my arms to my sides this would be an unnatural stance for me.
 

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It occurs to me that I could have worn today's ensemble for the Friday Challenge - yet another example of "l'esprit de l'escalier" - c'est la vie . . .

The weather in NYC is currently seasonable, with mostly sunny skies at the moment, and temperatures well above freezing. As I've not been suited up since the week before last, let me return to that state of being, while conditions are favorable. Today's bow tie is a new acquisition - a late-night temptation from the online sales.

Suit & pocket square - Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Hilditch & Key
Braces - Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - Wedgwood
Vintage watch chain
Boots - J. Fitzpatrick
Overcoat - Turnbull & Asser
Scarf - Ede & Ravenscroft
Hat - Lock

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