Skinny guys

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  1. Goblin

    Goblin Senior member

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    I don't consider "skinny" an ideal by any stretch of the imagination. I do consider "good body composition" - some happily moderate combination of decent muscle mass and low bodyfat - an ideal.

    I think it's obvious that a vocal portion of the posters here idealize skinniness regardless of physical fitness. Different strokes.

    Right now I'm about 145 lbs at 5'9". That's pretty skinny by most healthy standards, but positively zaftig by this forum's standards. The current realities of my metabolism, activity level, diet, and nagging injuries make it very difficult for me to gain weight while maintaining a decent body composition.
     


  2. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    If skinny guys are more into clothes, then why in the hell is it so hard for us to find ones that fit?
     


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    digital_denim Big Lose

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    i just realized that everyone i see running on the side of the road or pulling in to the shopping-center gyms are ugly.
     


  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree... at first I thought I was just gonna stay skinny until I started getting a slight beer gut while my arms and legs remained twig-like. Very unattractive. If it wasn't for school (at least that's my excuse) I'd actually use the gym membership I pay for and make myself bigger overall.

    I tried to get bigger, but I'll never be "big." It's just not in my genes. Now I'm happy with my build. Good thing, too, as I hurt my wrist in a fall, so weightlifting is right out.
     


  6. Saucemaster

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    I'm 6'1". Two years ago, I was 125 lbs. After a lot of lifting and a HELL of a lot of eating, I'm now 165 lbs. People still tell me I'm skinny, sometimes, and I guess I am, but I'm happy to be more muscular now. In any case, I'm getting closer to where I want to be. As for *ideals*, that's different for everyone. There's definitely a "skinny aesthetic", and that's fine. Done well, it can look great. There's also the Brad Pitt aesthetic--well-muscled but not big, and cut; there's the Hulk aesthetic; hell, there's even the Alfred Hitchcock silhouette. Whichever one you do, do it with style and fuck all the noise.
     


  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I'm skinny, always been skinny, probably always will be skinny. My idols are of this variety, so I'm content with it - it is my ideal (obviously, I wouldn't be accentuating it and wearing slim clothing if it wasn't true).

    I think Justin Timberlake is a pretty good bet as far as ideal. He's a skinny guy but still well-toned.
     


  8. Goblin

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    Good thing, too, as I hurt my wrist in a fall, so weightlifting is right out.
    That's where I'm at right now ... very frustrating, as I actually enjoy lifting.
     


  9. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    If skinny guys are more into clothes, then why in the hell is it so hard for us to find ones that fit?
    that is precisely why skinny guys are into clothes; you must work hard to find clothes that fit, and you end up thinking about it more then you find that you have to either have to go upscale to find clothes that fit you properly or wander into the womens or boys section...
     


  10. Saucemaster

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    then you find that you have to either have to go upscale to find clothes that fit you properly or wander into the womens or boys section...

    What are you, a gay pedophile? [​IMG]
     


  11. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    wha? no, i fuck gay pedophiles in my neighborhood. [​IMG]
     


  12. Goblin

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    wha? no, i fuck gay pedophiles in my neighborhood.
    [​IMG]

    Word. Streets is watching!
     


  13. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Right, getting clothes on sale is never going to happen for me since my pants measurments are 30x30. I have to drop $125 on a pair of slacks just to be sure they fit. Finding 14.5-32/33 shirts is no fun either, but made a lot easier thanks to ebay. I've tried getting away with 15 necks, which is usually the smallest the stores carry, but it still doesn't work out. Speaking of shirts on ebay, I am seeing some Banana Republic stuff in my size for pretty reasonable prices. Ranging from 15-25. The listings say retail on these shirts is 98 dollars, is that right?! I've never been to a Banana Republic store, so I can't be for sure, but they sure as shit don't look like they are worth a hundred bucks. I can't decide on whether I want them or not...not like I don't have enough vertical stripes already! Then again, how can I pass something like this up.... [​IMG]
     


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    Nil Senior member

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    You skinny guys have it easy for clothing. Try being 6'4", 220 lbs. with a 10-12" drop from chest to waist. Pants generally aren't that big of a problem (unless they're suit pants, then grr...) but finding shirts and jackets that fit well off the rack are damn near impossible. Finding size 14 shoes isn't really that fun either.
     


  15. javyn

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    Yeah but you all have entire stores dedicated to you if you are a larger person. We don't have "Short n' Skinny" stores [​IMG]

    When I'm in stores, I tend to try to follow Asian guys around. A lot of them are nicely dressed, and share my stature. Still, that didn't work out well, because the ones I've watched never find anything either lol
     


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