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It says so on my lab results laugh

I had to dig up old medical records to forward to my current doctor. I had aphysical a few years back so I stopped by the med center to get a copy to give to the new doc. In the paragraph thay the doctor wrote about the appointment it opens with "A pleasant overweight gentleman. .."

Better than a skinny d00shbag I guess
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Verkisto wrote:
I thought this was the start of a singles ad.


Or a letter to Penthouse Forums...
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I was once fitted for a suit.

The official size was "Portly".

Portly!?! angry
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I was once fitted for a tux for a wedding and I was informed that for my measurements I had arms like on orangutan... surprise
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riddlen wrote:
In the paragraph thay the doctor wrote about the appointment it opens with "A pleasant overweight gentleman. .."


Santa?
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dreadpirate wrote:
I was once fitted for a suit.

The official size was "Portly".

Portly!?! angry


this post was extra funny because of the avatar.
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Professionalism rears its ugly head once again.

Would you have been pleasant had you known how they were describing you?
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dreadpirate wrote:
I was once fitted for a suit.

The official size was "Portly".

Portly!?! angry


I'm coming over shortly
Because I am a portly
You promised you could fit me in fifty dollar suit!

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I was thinking Rumpole of the Bailey.
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dreadpirate wrote:
I was once fitted for a suit.

The official size was "Portly".

Portly!?! angry



It's referring to "the drop." The drop is the difference in inches between the coat size and waist size of the trousers. An average build has a six inch drop. Thus someone who wears a 42 coat probably wears 36 inch waist trousers. Younger men often have a 7" drop and athletic cut suits are 8" drops and the jackets are proportionately tailored as well.

Exceptions: Usually from size 44 jacket and up suits have a 5" drop.

In a portly cut the trousers are 2" smaller than the coat size.

When I was selling suits, I'd never ask the guy what size he wore. Men usually don't know or lie or the last suit they bought was a real cheapo and didn't run true to size.

I'd measure his waist, add 5 or 6 inches and hand him a jacket to try on just for size. 90% of the time I was right on. Of course, I could eyeball if the fella appeared to be more fit or less fit than average.
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Orangemoose wrote:
Professionalism rears its ugly head once again.

Would you have been pleasant had you known how they were describing you?


One can be professional and colloquial at the same time. There is a medical argument for noting disposition, weight, and gender. so, having "pleasant, overweight gentleman" on the chart serves a legitimate purpose.

There are newborn ICU's that used to chart FLK and FLP, which means "funny looking kid" and "funny looking parents". Those were legitimate because dismorphic features can be symptomatic of some serious problems that need to be diagnosed and treated sooner rather than later. FLK suggested more testing. FLP provided an alternate diagnosis.

Now, they use longer, and less meaningful, Latin terms which convey similar things. I would argue that making charting longer and less effective, while more PC, is less professional.
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scribidinus wrote:
athletic cut suits are 8" drops and the jackets are proportionately tailored as well.


It is nice to know that I have reached athletic proportions! (39 jacket, 31 waist. I used wear a 42 jacket with 34 waist.)

This is handy, useful information, since I sell men's clothing. I don't usually need to be this precise, but it is still helpful for those times I have to send a customer over to the tailored suit department.
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gedin wrote:
I was once fitted for a tux for a wedding and I was informed that for my measurements I had arms like on orangutan... surprise
What is your ape index? Mine is +1.5 inches. (Note that wikipedia has it backwards - it is arm span minus height, not height minus arm span, for the non-ratio version.)
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
I was thinking Rumpole of the Bailey.

Hmmmm... maybe if the title of this post was "I am a curmudgeonly, overweight gentleman..."
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jeffwiles wrote:
riddlen wrote:
In the paragraph thay the doctor wrote about the appointment it opens with "A pleasant overweight gentleman. .."


Santa?


why? do you want to sit on my lap blush

I actually have the deep voice and can grow a wicked beard, but I am going to try and get less fat. If not, then that will be my 2nd career.
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In Denmark, every man needs to serve in the army when he turns 18. First, there's a health checkup, and some mental tests.

When the doctor looked at my wheight, his response was: "You're not as fat as you look!"

Well...thanks... I guess?
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scribidinus wrote:
dreadpirate wrote:
I was once fitted for a suit.

The official size was "Portly".

Portly!?! angry



It's referring to "the drop." The drop is the difference in inches between the coat size and waist size of the trousers. An average build has a six inch drop. Thus someone who wears a 42 coat probably wears 36 inch waist trousers. Younger men often have a 7" drop and athletic cut suits are 8" drops and the jackets are proportionately tailored as well.

Exceptions: Usually from size 44 jacket and up suits have a 5" drop.

In a portly cut the trousers are 2" smaller than the coat size.

When I was selling suits, I'd never ask the guy what size he wore. Men usually don't know or lie or the last suit they bought was a real cheapo and didn't run true to size.

I'd measure his waist, add 5 or 6 inches and hand him a jacket to try on just for size. 90% of the time I was right on. Of course, I could eyeball if the fella appeared to be more fit or less fit than average.


And if it didn't fit quite right, you could always tell them "Don't worry, sir. The suit will ride up with wear". whistle
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