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What is the 'athletic' size?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by BareSolid, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. aguydude

    aguydude Senior member

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    I thought it was wide shoulders, narrow waist. The whole triangle thing. But not exaggerated like basketball players who generally look crappy in suits.

    basketball players look crappy in suits mostly because they buy the wrong sizes. Lebron, who actually wears suits that fits, looks great.

    http://api.ning.com/files/JjEhzw70Py...ebron_suit.jpg
     
  2. underwearer

    underwearer Senior member

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    basketball players look crappy in suits mostly because they buy the wrong sizes. Lebron, who actually wears suits that fits, looks great.

    http://api.ning.com/files/JjEhzw70Py...ebron_suit.jpg


    Yeah I think you're right. Kobe Bryant wears a suit very well, but Phil Jackson looks like Frankensteins uglier brother.
     
  3. aguydude

    aguydude Senior member

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    Yeah I think you're right. Kobe Bryant wears a suit very well, but Phil Jackson looks like Frankensteins uglier brother.

    If you want to see a basketball player who who wears poorly fitting suits look no further than the GOAT. The suit that Jordan wore to his hall of fame induction is comically huge.
     
  4. bwonger06

    bwonger06 Senior member

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    If you want to see a basketball player who who wears poorly fitting suits look no further than the GOAT. The suit that Jordan wore to his hall of fame induction is comically huge.

    If you think thats bad...

    [​IMG]

    ^actually not THAT bad but looks ridiculous nonetheless
     
  5. esq

    esq Well-Known Member

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    What the heck is all this body builder crap? NOT athletes. If someone devotes himself to hanging from bars and iron crosses then he will be able to outperform others who otherwise could do such things much longer than the typical dude. The same cannot be said of throwing, hitting, kicking, jumping, running, tackling, shooting, etc., because those activities require a combination of athleticism.

    Athleticism equals quickness, leaping ability, speed, strength, coordination or some combination thereof (where lacking in category thing means ultra superiority in another). Scouts in professional sports know what a good athlete is just by how a person walks or moves.

    "Athletic" in suits means broad shoulders and a slender waist. I know guys with "really good bodies" but just really look too muscular and therefore kind of silly in suits.

    For the ideal, think special ops--they usually have the body type called "mesomporph," with varying degrees of "chiseled-ness." Quick, fast and coordinated, unlike body builders (watch one play basketball sometime).
     
  6. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    wrong. beckham probably has a 5" drop and no muscles.

    I've always found that a 8-9inch drop is the most aesthetically pleasing. Beckham looks great in suits and his chest isn't all that different from his waist. When you look at Arnold, it looks really awkward with such a huge chest and narrow waist (not to mention it's a complete bitch to find a suit that will fit that bill). If you look up athletes online, the best looking ones generally have a more stream-lined body versus a really bulky one.
     
  7. Hangdog

    Hangdog Well-Known Member

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    What the heck is all this body builder crap? NOT athletes. If someone devotes himself to hanging from bars and iron crosses then he will be able to outperform others who otherwise could do such things much longer than the typical dude. The same cannot be said of throwing, hitting, kicking, jumping, running, tackling, shooting, etc., because those activities require a combination of athleticism.

    Athleticism equals quickness, leaping ability, speed, strength, coordination or some combination thereof (where lacking in category thing means ultra superiority in another). Scouts in professional sports know what a good athlete is just by how a person walks or moves.

    "Athletic" in suits means broad shoulders and a slender waist. I know guys with "really good bodies" but just really look too muscular and therefore kind of silly in suits.

    For the ideal, think special ops--they usually have the body type called "mesomporph," with varying degrees of "chiseled-ness." Quick, fast and coordinated, unlike body builders (watch one play basketball sometime).


    You weren't paying much attention to this thread before you typed that.
     

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