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On 3/12/2019 at 3:13 AM, TallyT said:

 

Like never ever wearing a suit that fits???? (don't mind me, I just saw the new CM and interview. How can someone whose on-ice costumes, and hakama for ultra occasions, be so perfect, so elegant and so fitted then have so many problems with a standard suit and tie?????) But you have to admit, it's one of his endearing little foibles...

 

I have the same question about his often ill-fitting suits. He could afford having his suits tailor-made, and I have no doubt there are plenty of excellent tailors in Japan. Hence another hypothesis: he simply doesn't care. For things he cares about, he is a perfectionist; for all the others, it's just "whatever." I'm surprised, though, that mama Hanyu who has made several cases for his water bottles that went with his costumes, hasn't seemed to paid similar attention to the suits he wear in public. Or, could Yuzu be resistant, like, why do I have to care about it? :usrs:

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I’ve just succumbed and ordered the piano book.

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18 minutes ago, Maya said:

 I'm surprised, though, that mama Hanyu who has made several cases for his water bottles that went with his costumes, hasn't seemed to paid similar attention to the suits he wear in public. Or, could Yuzu be resistant, like, why do I have to care about it? :usrs:

She raised a stubborn kid, did Mama Hanyu.

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24 minutes ago, Maya said:

 

I have the same question about his often ill-fitting suits. He could afford having his suits tailor-made, and I have no doubt there are plenty of excellent tailors in Japan. Hence another hypothesis: he simply doesn't care. For things he cares about, he is a perfectionist; for all the others, it's just "whatever." I'm surprised, though, that mama Hanyu who has made several cases for his water bottles that went with his costumes, hasn't seemed to paid similar attention to the suits he wear in public. Or, could Yuzu be resistant, like, why do I have to care about it? :usrs:

I keep hearing about his ill fitted suit problem and stuffs but I can't seem to pinpoint what ill fitted about them. can anyone please enlighten me? also, is it possible that it's how Japanese suits look like? I'm not very familiar with men's wear so if anyone can point it out for me that'd be appreciated. I know Japanese clothes like Uniqlo (the only Japanese brand I can find in US) are tailored to fit asian physique. Could it be a style? I'm just really curious since at least I know Japan is known for their beautiful school uniforms so I'd be surprised if their suits are illy tailored. 

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Just now, makebelieveup said:

I keep hearing about his ill fitted suit problem and stuffs but I can't seem to pinpoint what ill fitted about them. can anyone please enlighten me? also, is it possible that it's how Japanese suits look like? I'm not very familiar with men's wear so if anyone can point it out for me that'd be appreciated. I know Japanese clothes like Uniqlo (the only Japanese brand I can find in US) are tailored to fit asian physique. I'm just really curious since at least I know Japan is known for their beautiful school uniforms so I'd be surprised if their suits are illy tailored. 

 

Take a look at his suit in the Kose interview. The shoulders look fine but his sleeves while sitting are extremely baggy. That’s a non-fitted suit. 

 

I think the reason we don’t see him in a well fitted suit is he doesn’t really have a need for it. Most of these suits are probably prepared by his sponsors in a short time frame so there isn’t a chance to tailor them. Aside from these public appearances the only time he may wear a suit is during a competition banquet and he may find its not worth bringing out his best suit for those. 

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11 hours ago, Louitunes said:

Good luck.  I bought a piano that takes up half the dining room, lessons for five years and then gave up.  Don't think even Yuzu could help!  Ps.  The piano is too heavy to move.  :ohno:

I'm probably going with the digital piano, cheaper, lower maintenance and smaller/lighter.

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17 minutes ago, Sombreuil said:

I’ve just succumbed and ordered the piano book.

Yay join me :=D

Its so cool! Even got lyrics.

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Can’t wait to see my teachers face when I turn up with a Japanese book and tell her I’m dropping Clementi for Hisaishi for a bit.....

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10 minutes ago, kiches said:

 

Take a look at his suit in the Kose interview. The shoulders look fine but his sleeves while sitting are extremely baggy. That’s a non-fitted suit. 

 

I think the reason we don’t see him in a well fitted suit is he doesn’t really have a need for it. Most of these suits are probably prepared by his sponsors in a short time frame so there isn’t a chance to tailor them. Aside from these public appearances the only time he may wear a suit is during a competition banquet and he may find its not worth bringing out his best suit for those. 

Hmm, I see what you mean. It does seem baggy. (I know for one thing as a Vietnamese that suits made in Vietnam <<<< America, so I hope this isn't the case for Japan) You might be right and it's disappointing that his sponsors don't take the time to tailor the suits for him. But it could also be because he doesn't care half as much about his non-athletic image as he does with his athletic self. It's like he would go the nth degree to make sure his costumes are right for the competition and would get upset if he forgot his gloves, but it's whatever about the rest lol 

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40 minutes ago, makebelieveup said:

I keep hearing about his ill fitted suit problem and stuffs but I can't seem to pinpoint what ill fitted about them. can anyone please enlighten me? also, is it possible that it's how Japanese suits look like? I'm not very familiar with men's wear so if anyone can point it out for me that'd be appreciated. I know Japanese clothes like Uniqlo (the only Japanese brand I can find in US) are tailored to fit asian physique. Could it be a style? I'm just really curious since at least I know Japan is known for their beautiful school uniforms so I'd be surprised if their suits are illy tailored. 

 

If you look at the personalities on Japanese TV programs, young or old, anchors or guests, you'll find they generally wear much better fitted suits. 

 

One clear example of an ill-fitted suit on Yuzu was the light-colored one he wore after winning his first Olympic Gold. In that case, the primary reason why it didn't fit was (I think) his special body type. He is just too slender for most suits to fit him unless it's made based on his measurements.

 

 

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Look at the men’s gymnastics team in their awards/Olympics suits - they look terrible.  Athletes need made to measure - off the peg is tailored to more ordinary physiques.  Kohei Uchimura got a made to measure Paul Smith suit in a trip to London last year and for the first time looked as amazing in a suit as he does on the HB.

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1 hour ago, Sombreuil said:

Can’t wait to see my teachers face when I turn up with a Japanese book and tell her I’m dropping Clementi for Hisaishi for a bit.....

 

I was a piano teacher once, to make a little bit of money. So, you don't know, your teacher is perhaps a fanyu ... (or you're perhaps going to turn her/him into a fanyu ahah)

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She thinks the piano is the most important thing in the whole world- but you never know.....

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No cute animals in today's blog! but there is thanks for those who support him :img_20:

...ummm what's a White Day??

 

Edit: just found the answer to that!

 

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