Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MrDaniels, Sep 30, 2011.
Does it matter? At 5'11 morbidly obese starts at 245 if my calculator is right.
There are studies linking obesity to lower wages etc. The guy in the OP's pic starts out looking angry it just snowballs for guys like him.
Do we want a president larded with so much fupa that he'd get winded climbing the steps to Air Force One? If elected president, Christie would be taking catnaps after each greasy, fried, carb-overloaded meal. He'd be our first "sleep apnea" commander in chief.
Let me help you guys out here: As a formerly fat motherfucker I have first hand knowledge of this shit. Its physically impossible for a fat piece of shit to look stylish in clothes. PERIOD. Ain't happenin'. You're fat, and you know it. No amount of tailoring can hide the 20 piece bucket of wings you gobbled down on your way home from the office.
I love the "slippery slope" argument used in this thread, classic logical fallacy. Back to the focus at hand, it takes more work to look good when you are over weight. I'm doing my efforts to lose weight myself, no point in buying nice things just to look passable.
A morsel to add to the conversation, an overweight person can lose up to 15% of their mental capacity in a life time due to the extra mass. Best motivation I've ever heard to lose some weight...
An imposing, lumpen bulk does not accentuate the best features of a well tailored suit. Perhaps his wardrobe costs need not be astronomically high since a cheap suit or expensive suit would be as an equal eyesore.
But bless this poor man, he probably only eats salads and his weight problem is due to an overactive thyroid, slow metabolism or some other gland issues .
Perhaps more realistically his wise and elevating maxims stem from a basic concept that "good greasy and tasty food need not hurt anyone".
Hailing from NJ, maybe he visits Cake Boss guy too often, who bakes him a double breasted cake with floating canvas made from vanilla fondant.
I always look at oversized folks and rather than feel pity, I imagine and wonder what level of choppiness would exist in standard pool of water when they do a bomb dive into it. The pool doth runneth over.
For my 1000'th post, this zany advice was partially rendered under the influence of a brown / golden fluid that warms the chest and numbs the senses. Blessed ye be merry gentlemen.
Peace and love to all, fatties, thinnies, and imaginery friends that you see but nobody else can.
A few points.
Hating fat people is a prejudice of our age. Of course, there are more of them than ever. Need we hate them? No! And, absent immediate health issues, his weight has no bearing on his fitness to hold office. Which voters may dislike it is something his team has dissected, I'm sure. NJ voters liked him enough (or disliked Corzine enough) to vote him in.
Christie, AFAIK, does not come from money and has no taste for expensive clothes. Stuff looks tailored to him approximately. But more money could result in more attention to fit.
Two contemporary trends work to his disadvantage. One is the trend toward casualization. Do you have any pictures of Taft giving a speech in shirtsleeves, and vestless? I think not. Two is the trend toward lighter-weight suiting cloths. These show every pull and wrinkle and are something Sydney Greenstreet's tailor never had to deal with.
I agree with this. As mentioned several times in this thread, in a suit his weight isn't as prominent compared to him sans jacket. He looks less presidential-like without the jacket.
consider the physical state of presidents and other officials before television and after. looks are clearly a huge factor. you dont have to like it or think its fair, but its a fact. when people are deciding who they want as a leader, even if one is intelligent, well spoken and capable, their looks often become a larger factor in the eyes of the public. often times people dont even realize they are making that judgement.
look at palin, and im not saying im for or against her, but you tell me her looks arent a huge leg up for her and you should have your head checked. kudos to the guy for making it as far as he has, but i would bet large a sum of money a person with that look will never be elected president in our day and age. id even be surprised if they were chosen as a running mate. again im not making a political point here, just an obsevation on how public figures are usually perceived.
My boss takes a smoke break every hour. And he is 58 years old and fit as a fiddle otherwise, though I wish he'd stop smoking. But he still maintains a professional, commanding presence. Like it or not, someone can hide smoking or alcoholism much easier than gluttony and still look snappy in a suit.
I always liked this joke:
Woman #1: Does this dress make me look fat?
Woman #2 No, it's the jelly donuts.
haha, i like this one i heard irl.
my brothers friend: do these pants make my ass look big?
my brother: no, your ass makes those pants look big.
I am intrigued. More info?
At least he isn't black
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