I’m hardly the perfect advocate, but you know when you see those photos online of before and after? Well these are mine.
It’s just over 12 months since I began my lifestyle change from an unhealthy fat potato with plantar fascitis & knee pain to become what you see on the right.
It was the photo shoot for the covers band on the left which horrified me. I looked disgusting! I was enormous and in an ill fitting suit which at the time I actually thought looked quite good.
Now I can shop at normal shops, delve into the middle of the rack, and when I see something really unusual like the PVC suit from ASOS I can actually buy it off the peg.
It’s not a diet that did this; it’s a lifestyle change. Less food, more exercise. For me it’s about the high fat foods. I now have them as occasional treats and only then as a small portion.
This photo was the shoot taken with my folk band a few weeks ago. The transformation is unbelievable!
I finally got to take a few photos of the new PVC suit today. It looks stunning!
What amazes me though is that this is actually for sale on ASOS website right now, for you to buy.
Is PVC making it more mainstream? I’d like to think so.
The new suit from ASOS has arrived.
It’s possibly the most amazing suit I actually own. It’s beyond belief shiny and yet amazingly well cut at the same time.
I’ve wanted a PVC formal suit for many many years. My inspiration was this rather horrible 1997 film, Bombshell. Frank Whaley plays the antagonist who for the latter half of the film is in PVC. It’s not a good fit, to be fair, but I became inspired.
To be fair, this movie is a bit of a shiny fest!
It’s terrible though. The acting is wooden, the plot is shambolic, and the general feel of it is cheap.
A friend shared this with me, knowing my penchant for the shiny. I know the fit is slimmer than I normally wear (I’m normally a slim fit guy these days) but I thought it was stunning and ordered it straight away.
It should arrive Monday. I don’t think I’ll be able to wear it for the gig, but I’m sure it will get some use over Christmas.
I wondered about finding a waistcoat for it too.
If you want one, they’re from ASOS, but they are selling very well apparently so don’t wait!