The fine line between dressing like an old man and a sharp GQ/Esquire guy.

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  1. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    You have the body shape of an old man, and the fit of that outfit is not helping to dispel that image. You simply cannot hide the fact that your way out of shape. Your body is the foundation for your clothes, and your foundation is crap.
    QFT. This is all there is to be said, really. Edit: Your nudie pics make it clear that the problem is with the shapelessness of your clothes. Your body looks fine.
     


  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    All kidding aside, if you want to learn how to be nearing middle age but still dress young and, as you put it, "hip," search for mafoofan's fits.

    This advice that I have just given is free.



    - B
     


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    All kidding aside, if you want to learn how to be nearing middle age but still dress young and, as you put it, "hip," search for mafoofan's fits.

    This advice that I have just given is free.



    - B


    Vox, that advice is not free. Reevolving has paid for it by giving you a photo of himself with his shirt off [​IMG]

    No doubt you'll work it into a photo montage someday.
     


  4. detroiter

    detroiter Senior member

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    uh, what?


    SPORT COATS ARE CORNY.

    Do you not get it? Chances are if you are mad, you are a corn.
     


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    For serious, guys. That shrimp etouffee recipe I posted is flat-out delicious.
     


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    For serious, guys. That shrimp etouffee recipe I posted is flat-out delicious.

    What are you using for creole seasoning? Paprika? Cayenne?

    Thx.
     


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    What are you using for creole seasoning? Paprika? Cayenne?

    Thx.


    If you want to make it yourself, the recipe is below. I'm lazy, so I just use Emeril's Essence, which is available at every grocery store, and essentially the same as this.


    Creole seasoning

    If you have different types of paprika, feel free to mix them together to make the 1½ tablespoons. I like to use Spanish smoked paprika, Hungarian sweet paprika, and Hungarian half-sharp paprika in equal measures.

    This version of Creole seasoning is from Mr. B's Bistro in New Orleans.

    1½ tablespoons paprika
    ¾ tablespoon ground black pepper
    ½ tablespoon kosher salt
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
     


  8. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    I am too old to show off any build I might have left at this age. Maybe when wearing an Asian/hipster Tshirt on a Sunday afternoon, but certainly not from under elegant office attire, or a blazer. The pants are not high rise. They are low/mid rise around my hips. 10 and 11 inches. Also, the shirts are not baggy (except the white CEGO shirt). They have been altered significantly, or are slim fit.



    You're right, I am closer to 40 / 33, assuming I know how to use the tape. I measured as best I could with 1 hand.
    Note the roll of fat up at my waist. I am measuring down at my hips, where my pants hang against the bone.
    (This is me taking one for the SF team. Flame away!)
    [​IMG]


    This is incredibly ghey, but I am not going to say that to your face. LOL.

    Time to buy some Tom Ford, because if this is really you, you need to wear clothes that are more fitted. After seeing this pic, you dress way too old.

    Mike
     


  9. detroiter

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    FWIW, I don't think length of jacket is the main culprit.
    I was mostly sitting that evening.

    I actually spoke with her today, and we concluded these were the driving forces behind the "old man" comment (in order of impact)
    1. Dress slacks (vs. jeans, chinos, etc)
    2. Padded shoulders
    3. Not seeing/knowing men who dress beyond chinos/polos/buttondowns (except her grandfather)

    Further, I sent her the BB sportcoat link. Note her reaction below!

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatS...wAll=t&sortBy=



    Next, I'd like to she likes more fashion/trendy/hip/GQ sportcoat looks (or if ANY blazer at all looks gay/old to her)
    Anyone have a link that would serve that purpose?




    ZING!!!

    As I said sport coats are corny as fuck. You must understand, as I stated before, most people on this forum overcompensate with ridiculously expensive clothing, because, THEY ARE CORNBALLS. Most people are nerds on here, and really anyone who follows the advice given on MC is setting themselves up not to be james bond, but to be some guy who every girl thinks is a fag. Most are not manly men, and most aren't getting any type of hot girl. The man makes the clothes, remember that, carry yourself with a swag, and what you wear wont matter.

    I love the fact that I called sport coats corny and the girl you asked said the guys in that picture look like fags, of course they do, they are wearing sport coats.
     


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    What are you using for creole seasoning? Paprika? Cayenne?

    Thx.


    Just use cayenne, black pepper, a little bit of salt and some garlic/onion powder. Do not season heavily as these dishes need to cook. I do most of my seasoning near the end. Don't forget that salty and spicy meats like Tasso, Andouille sausage and others add heat and salt to the dish. Also, a couple cans of Rotel tomatoes with diced Chilis is a nice addition to Cajun/Creole dishes.

    The key to making any Cajun dish, in my experience, is to cook it all day. I can't stand "hurry up" Gumbos and the such, as they are thin and bland.

    I cook Gumbo for no less than 6-8 hours. It is thick and complex.

    Mike
     


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    ZING!!!

    As I said sport coats are corny as fuck. You must understand, as I stated before, most people on this forum overcompensate with ridiculously expensive clothing, because, THEY ARE CORNBALLS. Most people are nerds on here, and really anyone who follows the advice given on MC is setting themselves up not to be james bond, but to be some guy who every girl thinks is a fag. Most are not manly men, and most aren't getting any type of hot girl. The man makes the clothes, remember that, carry yourself with a swag, and what you wear wont matter.

    I love the fact that I called sport coats corny and the girl you asked said the guys in that picture look like fags, of course they do, they are wearing sport coats.


    Where in the upper penninsula you from, broheims?
     


  12. detroiter

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    I live in DETROIT, not the UP. On Woodward right now.I assume you were trying to make some dumb comment, but I don't get it. Work in Detroit live in Detroit, not oakland, not mccomb, good ol detroit, where we dont rock sport coats.
     


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  14. detroiter

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    None of those people live in Detroit, nor have they ever lived in detroit. They all from past 8 mile, though i dont know who the last people are.

    He is from Detroit.

    [​IMG]
     


  15. Macallan9

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    None of those people live in Detroit, nor have they ever lived in detroit. They all from past 8 mile, though i dont know who the last people are.

    He is from Detroit.

    [​IMG]


    I saw a, pretty sick, movie called 8, mile a couple years ago.
     


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