If your tailor does their part, be sure to do yours- Frank
Yes, that would be my quote. One of the most important subjects to be discussed when it comes to creating your own style is fit. Fit is a big deal as emphasized by me as well as those one million times more popular than me and my lonely old blog. If you are wise, looking to hone your “craft” and have a great tailor who doesn’t charge you half a month’s rent to have your clothes fit perfect, you understand it is necessary to be as physically fit as possible within reason. And do emphasize within reason. Not everyone is lucky enough to hit the gene pool jackpot and dazzle the world with their declarations of being a physical phenomenon. Some of us are chunky, some of us are skinny, some of us can’t describe our respective physique but you can work with what you have. Exercising and eating the right kinds of food will help. There are tons of reputable resources on-line to assist you with your goals. For those who think I am saying one has to be yoked in order to look good in your clothes, you are absolutely missing the point. You have all the tools at your disposal, a little bit of effort and encouragement from friends will help you achieve your best you. Think of your clothing and your body as a relationship. You’re there to compliment each other and enhance each other’s happiness.
I have a pair of Brooks Brothers chinos that are bright green. I love them but I know last summer they got a tad tight around the waist. Well, maybe a bit more than a tad but that wasn’t my tailor’s fault. It was mine. They fit perfect before but I slacked for whatever reason. I know you feel me. You don’t want to be in a situation when you throw on your favorite dress shirt or chinos or suit for that matter and the fit isn’t right because you may have slacked on your eating habits and training regimen. On that note, eat your favorite foods, drink your favorite adult beverages in moderation and exercise regularly. Your clothes will thank you! Until next time, jal ga!
*Supplemental picture, left: Dress shirt by Nautica, pants by Nautica
*Supplemental picture, right: Blazer by Stafford Collection, dress shirt by Geoffrey Beene, pocket square by Feather And Smith, watch by Invicta
*Music vibe: Swimming-Summer Soul