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Custom Suits for Large Men | Big Boy Style

Dressing Tips for Large Men
Aaron Marino of alpha m. along with his friend, Matt, demonstrate the value of custom suits versus off-the-rack suits for the heavy guy.  Matt is 5 ft 9 in and weighs 245 pounds. He muscular but carries a lot of weight in his midsection.

BEFORE: The shirt is big and baggy shirt making Matt look bigger. The jacket has a lot of extra room in order to accommodate his midsection and broadness. of his chest. The jacket has the shoulder pads that are wider than his shoulders making him look bigger. The sleeve length is long, making him appear larger as well. Because the suit is not tailored, bunching and tension is apparent. The pants are standard and classic pleated. They are a 'mess' with a lot of extra fabric and bagging with the cuffs. The legs are incredibly wide, and the pants are pleated making him look wide with short legs.

AFTER: The custom, tailored suit makes him look about 30 pounds lighter. The shoulders are in the proper place and the sleeve length is proper. The pants are flat front without a cuff and a thinner leg. The pant goes all the way down with a break in the front. The shirt has a French cuff, and the cut is modified to Matt's body type without extra fabric. The suit makes him look taller and thinner. Other benefits to custom suits are fabric selection as well as the buttons work to allow a French cuff to come through by unbutton the first button. The lining has a pockets for various items and sweat-proof lining at the armpits.


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Wearing V-Neck Sweaters with Undershirts -
February 13, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives a good set of ground rules to follow when wearing a men's v-neck sweater with undershirts. Ground Rules If the sweater's v-neck is regular, wear a tee shirt that doesn't show. When wearing a sweater with a deeper v, you must wear a undershirt underneath so that chest and chest hair aren't displayed. The tee shirt should be a standard crew or ring neck tee shirt. The Read More»
Hearing Aid Style | Elevate Style Without Drawing Attention -
February 13, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. covers two viewer questions: covering hearing aids with hair and implementing a higher sense of style. Should hair be grown to cover hearing aids? Aaron saw a picture of the viewer who is wearing a metal band hair style. That hair style paints a bigger picture than the hearing aids. The long hair is causing opportunities to be missed. Develop confidence in knowing that peRead More»
The Male Makeover | Before and After with Jay -
February 3, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. is in the field and working with a client in Atlanta. He is going to purge his wardrobe, go shopping, take him to a salon for a haircut, and take some 'before and after' pictures. After the wardrobe assessment, Jay doesn't have many clothes that fit him. He hasn't been shopping in a long time, and his wardrobe is a mix-match. With the 'before' assessment, Aaron points-out Read More»
Alpha M. Project | The Male Makeover for Jay -
February 2, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. is in the field and working with a client in Atlanta. He is going to purge his wardrobe, go shopping, take him to a salon for a haircut, and take some 'before and after' pictures. After the wardrobe assessment, Jay doesn't have many clothes that fit him. He hasn't been shopping in a long time, and his wardrobe is a mix-match. With the 'before' assessment, Aaron points-out Read More»

Two Ways to Roll Up Your Sleeves -
January 31, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates how to stylishly roll-up your button-up shirt sleeves. Alpha presents two ways to roll sleeves in a  cleaner, crisper, and more professional way. The first roll is the classic standard double roll. This roll is loose and casual. It also hangs far down the arm. The triple roll brings up the sleeve higher. Adding the triple roll, the big issue is the back area Read More»
Dressing the Skinny Guy -
January 30, 2012
Wouldn’t it be great if we lived in a perfect world, where we had the perfect body and no issues to contend with?  Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who have no wardrobe challenges because your body is “off the rack” perfect, but, if instead, you find nature has let you down, don’t despair… we can dress ourselves in ways to conceal nature’s cruel sense of humor. We can use clothingRead More»
Bow Ties | How to Tie and Wear -
January 27, 2012
As with other retro styles that have seen a resurgence, such as tie bar, cardigan, and fedora, it takes a certain guy to pull of the bow tie.  Bow ties are polarizing.  Aaron Marino of alpha m. has a rational and though provoking discussion about this misunderstood and increasing popular option. So, are bow ties badass or a bad idea? Bow ties make people happy and smile. A self assured man wearsRead More»
Bulking Up and Larger Clothing -
January 27, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. addresses whether to buy clothing larger to grow into later after bulking-up from working out. Alpha says that to buy clothes that fit you great now. If you are trying to bulk up, you are trying to put on quality muscle. Weight doesn't necessary equal muscle mass, and it takes time. Most clothes that fit you right now will still fit you 15 pounds from now. Read More»
Job Interview | Dressing to Get the Job  -
January 25, 2012
On the anxiety scale, job interviews rank right up there along side first dates.  An interview is a time when it’s imperative to present your very best; in order to convince an employer you are the top person for the job… much like a date. Selling yourself is a combination of many factors pulled together to create one package.  Just as important as what you say and how you handle yourself duRead More»

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