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What do you do if your tailor tells you you're fat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mjHession, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Are you still working out or did that stop 15 years ago?

    Actually, I wasn't working out at the time. But I was still jogging
    around 20-25 miles a week, so I was trimmer. I had to stop running
    due to disc problems (from running). My upper body is naturally large
    for my size. I now walk for my main exercise. Not the same as running.
     
  2. scarphe

    scarphe Senior member

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    i fail to see hwo one could be offended by the assistants actions. would she be wrong to comment if a bag of crack fell out of a clients pockets?
     
  3. Mark L.

    Mark L. Member

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    Usually when a babe says your fat it's a sign she wants it.
     
  4. BareSolid

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  5. bigbris1

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    i fail to see hwo one could be offended by the assistants actions. would she be wrong to comment if a bag of crack fell out of a clients pockets?

    LULZ!!!

    OP, try to lose some weight. Be healthy. I haven't read thru this whole thread but sometimes folks from elsewhere can come across as harsh in English, if you know what I mean.

    Set a goal and stick with it. Soon you'll be giving clothes away & buying new ones to fit your new physique. You will feel lighter and those hikes will be nothing. Your heart will thank you.
     
  6. ChicagoJohn

    ChicagoJohn Senior member

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    Lets be honest - if you're fat, you know your fat. It should be no surprise that your tailor also notices this.

    Tailors are looking for a certain line. If you're too muscular, he'd probably tell you you're too big. I doubt it was meant to be offensive, it was an observation.
     
  7. 83glt

    83glt Senior member

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    I am rather surprised by the level of comments like this.
    What have you offered?
     
  8. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    I agree, I dont think the women intended to offend me, but as previously stated it was one of the first things she said to me, and i think thats why it was offensive, If I had been going there for quite some time and was well acquainted with her I think it would have been taken by me differently. Clearly we just go off on the wrong foot.

    I'm glad it worked out for you in the end. Centofanti is a master tailor and said to be a real gentleman. Sometimes polite, honest confrontation helps a lot. As I said before, I thought his daughter was rude. It's nice to think that bad beginnings can be overcome.

    Congrats again on the upcoming wedding!
     
  9. madaboutshirt

    madaboutshirt Senior member

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    I hear that in england they ask if you play rugby when you go into a tailor. that is code for "my, you have fat legs"

    I get asked that all the time when I go to massage parlours.
     
  10. JensenH

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    Matt, honestly, it's like your tailor saying "hey Matt, you're really fucking short" after he's done with you and has measured/pinned/fitted you. You're on your way out and he says "hey Matt, you're still short! Your clothing, the expensive ass shit you just bought? Yeah, that would look better if you were 6'2". Have a good one, bud!"

    Sure, saying "you could stand to lose a few pounds" while getting measured or showing you how a jacket can look if you lost some weight - while being measured, when it's appropriate to mention such things - is fine. But as you're leaving, as a parting word? This is OK?


    Why are you so angry? How much do you weight?
     
  11. BABuckeye

    BABuckeye Senior member

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    Proper response:

    "I'm fat? No shit. A good tailor can make a fat person look thin. You can make me look thin, can't you?!"
     
  12. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Why are you so angry? How much do you weight?

    I'm big and fat and angry and hungry all the time.
     
  13. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I'm big and fat and angry and hungry all the time.
    ...and not necessarily in that order... I don't have anything else to add because I'm the perfect height and build, and my face is so handsome I refrain from usingfemale tailors as they cannot keep their hands and eyes off of me while pinning my jacket for waist suppression to my perfectly tapered form. [​IMG]
     
  14. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    ...and not necessarily in that order...

    I don't have anything else to add because I'm the perfect height and build, and my face is so handsome I refrain from usingfemale tailors as they cannot keep their hands and eyes off of me while pinning my jacket for waist suppression to my perfectly tapered form. [​IMG]


    You are quickly becoming my favorite member of SF. Keep up the good work, hapa.
     
  15. RSS

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    If my tailor were to tell me I'm fat ... I'd respond "Your my tailor, not my personal trainer. Now hush ... and make me look good ... even if I don't"

    I might also drop a less than subtle hint ... "I just got the nicest mailing from Poole ... they certainly have some beautiful house tweeds this year. I'll bet they wouldn't tell me I'm fat."

    There would be a bit of play in the inflection ... but he'd also know not to say it again.
     
  16. captainrba

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    Get Off Of His Foot!!!!
     
  17. Ahab

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    Get Off Of His Foot!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. erdawe

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    Lets be honest - if you're fat, you know your fat. It should be no surprise that your tailor also notices this.

    Tailors are looking for a certain line. If you're too muscular, he'd probably tell you you're too big. I doubt it was meant to be offensive, it was an observation.


    This.
     
  19. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    are we still on this dum topic!??
    gr!
     
  20. freeman

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    i cant think of any fat or obese man who looked good in a suit ever. if you can pay for a very nice suit, you can pay for liposuction or a personal trainer and health food chef
     

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