Gaining & Losing Weight & Men's Clothing – MenswearAlterations & Adjustments – Style Fashion Advice Hi, Iím Antonio Centeno.
The founder of ìReal Men, Real Styleî andtoday weíre going to be talking about weight fluctuation and how to deal with it in menísclothing.
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So all right, [Laughter] the question we receivedis what do you do when your weight fluctuates? Say a man starts building his wardrobe whenheís 70 kilos and then he gains a ton of weight for some reason and ends up at around90 kilos.
Naturally his clothes wouldnít fit him anymoreand therefore the investment he made when he was 70ís is rendered null until he losesthe weight.
Same goes for someone that starts off at abouta 100 kilos and goes on a diet exercise and ends up at around 70ís.
So whatís the correct protocol here? How to deal with the weight fluctuation? Okay so we threw our kilos, just double itfor pounds.
But basically what weíre seeing is a wideshift in weight loss and weight gain.
So we ñ I had a number probably once a weekI get a phone call.
Weíve had a gentleman, letís say he wasat 300 pounds.
Heís down to 220 pound or weíve got anothergentleman.
Heís you know when he was younger, footballplayer he was at 220 now heís up to you know closer to 300.
So when you have things like this, this isa huge weight fluctuation.
If you do with this in percentage weíre talkingabout 25% you know to 10%.
Anytime youíve got 10 to 25% body you knowshift one thatís dangerous.
So you know the best advice that even thoughyou know it may not apply because you canít control it is to keep your weight the same.
Now I fluctuate between 5 pounds in summerand winter.
I live in Wisconsin.
Itís hard to get outdoors when itís negative30 outside so I canít exercise this much.
But overall I try to keep my weight prettystable because I understand that itís just healthy.
But Iím sure you know this and question isAntonio I understand this, what can I do about the clothing? Well thereís a reason why custom clothiersare in business is because this is one of our best customers.
Heís the man who has gained so much weightthat his clothing will not fit him.
And this is ñ thereís three reasons, thereare three things you need to pay attention to when it comes to clothing and how you canget it adjusted.
One, is there a fabric in there? So if you gain, every plate depends on yourheight but every usually 10 to 15 pounds, youíre going to increase a size.
So if you gain 30 pounds, youíre suit jacketprobably were not two sizes and when this happens youíre going to be very limited.
Probably youíre going to need a whole anothersuit because thereís not going to be enough fabric in the jacket to open it up.
In addition there is the issue with proportions.
So you know if I were to open up the jacket.
Is it going to look proportionally right? And actually proportions happen a lot moreor the limitations of proportions whenever you get losing weight because technicallyI mean a guy could lose a 100 pounds and I could take his jacket and make it fit himbut the pockets are going to be in the wrong place.
It just not going to look right, the lapelsare going to be too large for his new body size.
There is just going to be a number of issuesthat proportionally that jacket is not going to look right and itís going to be a betterinvestment for him to buy a new jacket.
The last thing is going to be the skill ofthe tailor.
So if you live in the middle of nowhere andyou donít have access to a skilled tailor or seamstress, you may have issues.
On the other hand, if youíve got somebodywhoís got really great skills you know itíll may cost you a pretty penny but you can usuallyget them to make some really good adjustments of the jacket.
But then again there are limitations withthe clothing.
Iíve heard of men who you know throughouttheir lives they know theyíre going to gain 50 pounds, lose 50 pounds.
They actually have two sets of clothing andthey just put one in the closet.
You know again I think this is really dangerousand if thereís any doctor out there, maybe they can send me an email.
And tell me you know a little bit ñ pointme towards the research so I can send this on my clients.
But no seriously I know not everyone can controlthis.
Iím dealing more with the clothing aspectbut there are limitations.
Itís an expensive fix and you know the bestadvice is to try to you know find that weight in which itís the closest to where youíregoing to hover around and make sure your clothing fits you for their.
If youíre going to heir on anything go withclothing thatís maybe a little bit bigger because itís always easier to make clothinga bit smaller than it is to make it a bigger especially shirts.
Obviously thereís no fabric in there.
You canít make a shirt any biggerÖ Öbut again if you got a big weight fluctuation.
This is a hard fix and something that couldhave been expensive for you.
So Iíve laid out a few options of havingtwo sets of clothing, having access to a clothier.
They can adjust it but when it comes to thingslike shirts or trousers or items in which you know itís going to be less fabric inthere.
Youíre going to find it that youíre goingto have two sets.
Okay, hopefully that answered the question.
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