The guys who frequent internet men’s clothing forums such as Styleforum and Ask Andy refer to this pose as the robo-pose.  Hands at the sides, legs straight, body upright, it’s a completely unnatural way to stand, but the advantage is that it best displays how well (or poorly) your clothes fit.  If you ever need to let someone critique whether your suit needs to be altered, suck up your fear of looking dumb and stand like this.









































Suit: Samuelsohn, thrifted, $20
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5
Tie: Robert Talbott, thrifted, $3
Shoes: Crockett & Jones for Brooks Brothers, clearance, $180

Total: $208
At retail prices: Pushing $2000

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4 Responses to The Robo-pose

  1. Stokes Schwartz says:

    Well, silly pose or not, this is one of the best ensembles you’ve featured here. Excellent suit and shoes! And it’s nice to see a good amount of break in the pants. I was starting to think, from what I notice in so many other places on the web, that no one had any break in their pants these days.

    Best Regards,


  2. Corey says:

    That has got to be the best looking suit I have ever seen for only $20. The fit is great and it looks like it shows the perfect amount of shirt cuff.

    Personally, I am a bit puzzled over how much cuff to show when sporting a suit. How much cuff do you recommend? I have long arms (I wear a 42L) and I am concerned about too much cuff showing, making my arms look much longer than they are.

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