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Sartorials The man whose paunch is not disguised wears his belt to hold up his pants but also as a sling to keep his belly from slipping unimpeded to his knees. Some add an aid, suspenders, though their aesthetic worth is doubtful, serving more to emphasize the need to raise pant legs from sagging at his heels. Years ago the portly look defined a man of substance, proud display of prominence, his waddling gait a proof he had no need to hurry. Was a time when modesty persuaded men to wear double breasted blazers, even corsets, in Africa and Asia caftans and jubbahs hit it all. Nowadays, doctors, health-wish wives prescribe no-fat diets, much less food, especially for couch-potatoes, exercise, fitting into a 36 waist at eighty eight.
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