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A Tailored Suit After Weight Training

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I've been lifting weights consistently for almost a year now, 3 months of Starting Strength, 8 months of 5/3/1, and a month of PSMF. In the past 3 months, my size gains have slowed to almost nothing (not complaining, I got bigger than I ever thought I would get). I'm not planning any sort of bulk or bodybuilding sort of workout, but I do plan on continuing to do 5/3/1 2 days a week. Would it be safe to assume that I'm finally ready to get that tailored suit I promised myself I would get when I got fit? My fear is that I'll spend the money and just keep getting bigger and bigger. Should I just add an inch to my shoulder measurement to be safe?

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Height 5'6 Weight 165 Bodyfat % after PSMF: 8-9%*

  • (based on Lyle McDonald's forum, Bodybuilding.com forum, and skin calipers)

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on November 15, 2013
at 10:15 AM

Taj Tailors are Hong Kong based fashion house providing affordable made to measure (bespoke) shirts and custom made suits for modern man. Our tailor made shirts are made from finest Egyptian cotton, cut and stitched to your specific shape.

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(1782)

on February 16, 2013
at 10:07 PM

5'6". 165lbs, and 8.5% body fat? I think that makes you the most jacked person on this entire site.

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(1013)

on February 16, 2013
at 10:07 PM

wow nice advice

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:06 PM

5'6" 165 and 8-9% body fat? Nice job.

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on February 16, 2013
at 06:26 PM

I work in bespoke tailoring. Did a suit for a bodybuilder once, and it was a total nightmare because he would change so much between fittings

My advice - you can take in shoulders up to 1", however, it is an expensive alteration to have done and isn't great for the look of the suit. You can let bicep out up to half an inch, and you can let the chest out ONLY at the back, so if your pectorals get bigger then you're a little screwed

Wait til you're stable and then get a suit with soft shoulder construction, eg. Neapolitan or Italian cut, and get the shoulders cut quite close in. This works better on rounded, muscular shoulders than English cuts with bigger shoulder pads, as with this style, to get a smooth line on muscular shoulders, you have to make the shoulder large and there is not much room for error.

Also, make sure you get a floating, not fused canvas. Try and get the tailor to get the chest canvas on the bias rather than on the straight, it will make the suit more flexible

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(1013)

on February 16, 2013
at 10:07 PM

wow nice advice

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on May 18, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I would say maybe just try doing 5/3/1 2 days a week for a few weeks and get a body tape measure. Measure yourself daily for a few weeks, note changes or lac of, then tailor the workouts from there. If you notice you're growing then you could try adding some aerobic training to keep about the same size. Once you seem to stable out, then go get yourself that suit.

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C9a7813a1d463f60f158837a4a652854

on November 15, 2013
at 10:14 AM

 Taj Tailors are Hong Kong based fashion house providing affordable made to measure (bespoke) shirts and custom made suits for modern man. Our tailor made shirts are made from finest Egyptian cotton, cut and stitched to your specific shape.
http://www.tajtailors.com.hk

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on October 25, 2013
at 09:02 AM

Additionally, intend to recommend one online store selling custom suit: http://www.upunique.com/.

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on October 25, 2013
at 09:00 AM

If you prefer to wearing looser clothes, then add one more inches to the measurements without hesitation.

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(1036)

on February 16, 2013
at 09:46 PM

How often will you wear it? Try it on a couple days ahead of time. If it's too small, cut back on your carbs and sodium for a couple days.

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on February 16, 2013
at 04:55 PM

I completely agree. You can still fluctuate enough now to where the tailored suit may not fit like it did the day you came home with it.

Also, what's your diet?

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on February 19, 2013
at 08:07 AM

Hi friends..I had experienced with custom tailored suits, my wardrobe is full of custom tailored suits by DAVID-FASHIONS, the experience of mine is fabulous with them. their prices are affordable. I heard alot about DAVID-FASHIONS, that they are very famous in hong kong, because they also provide their services online, in my opinion they are the best.

C9a7813a1d463f60f158837a4a652854

on November 15, 2013
at 10:15 AM

Taj Tailors are Hong Kong based fashion house providing affordable made to measure (bespoke) shirts and custom made suits for modern man. Our tailor made shirts are made from finest Egyptian cotton, cut and stitched to your specific shape.

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