Sartorial mythbusting

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by apropos, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. tailorgod

    tailorgod Senior member

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    Actually, it could be worse:

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    And no, this is not meant to be drape! [​IMG]
     


  2. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    jeffreyd, since you are The Line King (get it????), why does the stripes go up to his neck like that? Is that the only way it can be done on a larger person or is there a way of making the lines straight and hence, not make the person look so portly in the middle?

    The Germans, who are obsessed with getting that line perfectly vertical all the way up and down have a way of dealing with it, but I don't think it would work with a belly of that size; by straightening the shoulder, which would eliminate some of the leaning, you throw some of the excess to the side instead of the front, where it is needed. I thunk stripes should be avoided for this type of figure for this very reason.
     


  3. Doxe

    Doxe Senior member

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    IAlso,I would believe that clothing is the purview of every man whether he is big, overweight, young, short, old, sickly, cadaverously underweight, ugly, wide hipped and narrow shouldered, sunken chested, poor postured, or has a wing bladed back. I dont get why someone would have to apoloize for their looks to you or anyone else?

    Ha! That is rich coming from you. Your entire raison d'etre on the interweb is to criticize others, usually by reference to class (hopsack anyone?). Yet, when the table is turned you claim to be the victim.

    My first thought on seeing your pic was of Mr. Creosote...your homophobic comments have merely confirmed that my initial perception of you was correct.

     


  4. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    A cast of my stomach was used as the model for the Spartans in the movie.


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  5. el grande tempo

    el grande tempo Well-Known Member

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    My calf muscles are like a scene from The 300.

    Oh: cheers!

    - B

    My thighs are meaty!

    - E
     


  6. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Ha! That is rich coming from you. Your entire raison d'etre on the interweb is to criticize others, usually by reference to class (hopsack anyone?).
    It hasn't been but it may going forward; so, better hold onto your sock. Hey, class doesnt exist, that's why it doesnt bother you.[​IMG] Class in taste doesn't have a lot to do with money or where you were born but you would need to be on your prescription to process that.
    Yet, when the table is turned you claim to be the victim.
    It's so obvious, can't you do a slightly better act for us? How do you maintain such influence with the mods here?
    My first thought on seeing your pic was of Mr. Creosote...your homophobic comments have merely confirmed that my initial perception of you was correct.
    Right, well coming from a dishonest lunatic , that's something of a compliment [​IMG]
     


  7. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    My thighs are meaty! - E
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  8. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  9. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    The technical details of a suit are a tailor's job. Any man who is not a tailor and wants to be considered a tailor, is a geek and further cannot possibly understand the overall picture of clothing and style. What's worse is when said geek doesnt even know what he's talking about and makes things up to boot.[​IMG]
     


  10. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    I've gotten this same thing here and in retail shops.

    E.g., went to BB for their sale, tried on a 36R in the regent. The trouser was cut awfully small in the waist and seat (smaller than RLBL, surprisingly).

    As a man of narrow waist an ample ass, I found the trousers didn't fit, and the tailor there cautioned that there was not enough fabric to accommodate my posterior.

    Both she and the SA recommended I try on a 38. The shoulders extended past my shoulder and made my head look like a pin, not to mention the several inches of excess fabric thtroughout the chest and body.

    The SA said it looked fantastic. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] apparently also thinks I should build up the shoulders. But frankly, I don't mind being a beanpole and would prefer looking too slim to invoking 80s Armani.


    I have seen many of your posts in WAYWRN thread and it never ever crossed my mind that you might benefit from paded shoulders. IMHO, your suits fit you very well.
    Please post the names of people who advised you on doing that, so I can ignore their posts in a future. [​IMG]
     


  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I suugest that jefferyd track Bunny, dart him, skin the pelt, and leave him to awake groggily on the UWS with just a trace of spittle on the chin.

    While hr comes to progressively angrily, rip the pelt apart and analyze it (no: not analyze in the edmorel fashion. )

    After the analysis us done, I suggest donating it to a senior fnb.com memberso that they can make sweet, sweet love on it in front of their gas fireplace.

    Oh: cheers!

    - B
     


  12. el grande tempo

    el grande tempo Well-Known Member

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    I hope that cat keeps the rabbit's foot for luck.

    - E
     


  13. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    And for dessert: [​IMG]
     


  14. George

    George Senior member

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    I suugest that jefferyd track Bunny, dart him, skin the pelt, and leave him to awake groggily on the UWS with just a trace of spittle on the chin.

    While hr comes to progressively angrily, rip the pelt apart and analyze it (no: not analyze in the edmorel fashion. )

    After the analysis us done, I suggest donating it to a senior fnb.com memberso that they can make sweet, sweet love on it in front of their gas fireplace.

    Oh: cheers!

    - B


    Are you vacating?
     


  15. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Of course. But what I'm talking about is a very long undersleeve which IS messy, and which is much more mobile than any clean sleeve will be. I feel like I need to get drawing..........

    Like the one on the A&S you cut open?
     


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