Morbidly Obese in the Public Eye, Is It Possible to Look Professional?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MrDaniels, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    My point is that smoking takes up much more time than being a fatty. Having to go get your fix every hour or so adds up over the course of a day.
     
  2. Achilles_

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    Can you smell it on him? I think once it turns into a noticeable odour it detracts from professionalism. It doesnt have to be smoke, it could be body odor, too much cologne, etc.
     
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  4. Pliny

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    you'd think so, but according to research smoking is good for business. Despite the breaks smokers are on average more productive because when they're not sucking on fags they work better and faster than abstainers .:teach:

    mandatory smoking is good for he bottom line- + slimmer workers a bonus
     
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  5. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    For the love of God, I hope you are British!
     
  6. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    He always does it outside, so no as far as I can tell.
     
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    LOL yes..

    British.. "I'm rolling a fag." .. meaning, I'm hand rolling a cigarette.
    American.. "I'm rolling a fag." ... hmmm :eek:

    One has to be so careful what one says.

    BTW a 'faggot' to me, is a meatball served in gravy. Some US slang can be interesting to say the least.
     
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    my bad- 'when they're not sucking on fags or smoking a cigarette
     
  9. cuponoodles

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    As a former fat/obese person, I have to say that, like many posters have noted above, it is exceptionally hard to look good in clothes. Clothes are literally designed to cover up our bodies, but if our bodies have a bloated, unattractive, and shapeless appearance (which is completely against the American aesthetic) it is simply something we find unattractive (and this is said with 100% sympathy toward people who are overweight with the full cognizance that bias against those who are overweight is extremely wrong).


    It permeates every aspect of our culture and is something with the advent of medical science we know is unhealthy. Thus, we deem it physically unattractive, and the clothes which are designed to accentuate traditional masculine/feminine features fail to do so on those with too much excess weight.
     
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    So in Britain if someone called another person a faggot, would it be correct that they are suggesting that they are a meatball :lol: ?

    Another interesting one to me is "the sausage roll". Someone on the sausage roll = a person on welfare. Curious terminology. Have not figured that one out yet. I heard from a friend that all that slang terminology was developed so that a policeman eavesdropping on a conversation would have no clue what the two people were talking about.
     
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    My guess is Cockney rhyming slang. Sausage roll = dole = welfare. Do I win a prize, UK members?
     
  12. Journeyman

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    Exactly right!

    I'm afraid that you don't win a prize, but it will make it easier for you to apply for unemployment benefits in the UK if you ever need to do so!
     
  13. globetrotter

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    ok, I was sitting this one out. As a formerly morbidly obese person, there are a few points that I can make

    1. I think that, with good bespoke clothing, you can present a very proffetional apperence, even if you are morbidly obese. there are limitations on this - you aren't going to look as good as a fit person with nice clothes, and, more importantly, most people who are morbidly obese shift weight on a regular basis, those fluctuations crate havoc with your fit, so your clothes that fit great one week might not the next. I was going to pull out a few pictures of myself at 330 poounds in a bespoke suit and looking at the pictures I decided I didn't look anywhere near as good as I thought I did.

    2. honestly, you shouldn't be so predjidiced against fat people - when I was at my biggest, I probably had more energy to put into my work that 99% of the people here. if a guy gets to be a very effective governor of NJ, he probably has a lot of energy and smarts, regardless of his weight.

    3. all that said - a person who is slightly overwieght, or at "normal" weight, will look a hell of a lot better than an obese person is the very best bespoke clothing. such is life.
     
  14. landshark

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    Not smart enough to know how to lose weight.
     
  15. MrDaniels

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    I really am not prejudiced against fat people. But we are not talking about a guy who is fifty to seventy pounds overweight...or even a hundred pounds overweight. Politicians know that every thing they do will be scrutinized, if he wants to play on the national level he needs to get it under control.
     

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