str8 boys & cut-off t-shirts

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    Apr 17, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
    Have you seen these straight boys in your gym who cut off now just the sleeves of a t-shirt, but more than that so that their lats and the edge of their pecs shows?

    How the heck do they do that and it look right AND the edges not unravel?

    I've ruined 3 t-shirts trying to get that look. Total disaster each time.

    Is there some secret? It can't be too hard. There's got to be a trick.

    Anybody have a clue?
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    Apr 17, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118957511
  • kew1

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    Apr 17, 2010 8:28 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidhttp://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118957511


    Had a look, I feel old. wtf is "swole"? icon_biggrin.gif
  • captproton

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    Apr 17, 2010 10:58 AM GMT
    Swole is a bodybuilding term from the 80's. It was popular about the same time that zebra-striped lycra was all the rage in hardcore gyms. Swole means buff, muscular, muscles swollen from exercise. Thankfully, it died a relatively quick death.
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    Apr 17, 2010 11:16 AM GMT
    Let's go back in time to see...say, 1984!icon_redface.gif
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Apr 17, 2010 11:30 AM GMT
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118957511






    Hhmm well I did this for my friends a few summers back I mean I didn't know people didn't know how to do it.... icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 17, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    I'm surprised clothing companies haven't started just making those types of shirts - it can be a hot look on the right body.
  • calibro

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    Apr 17, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    GAMRican saidhttp://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118957511


    Had a look, I feel old. wtf is "swole"? icon_biggrin.gif


    swoll is the jump-off!
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    Apr 17, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    The cut of shirt is a frat boy secret, but the trick is to start with a low quality T-shirt, traditionally one you got for free from some sort of university function/club or event, don't cut it yourself, put it on and have a friend cut out the arms and cut the circles at least an inch shorter than you intend and it should roll into a level that you want.

    Ps. looking totally swole Brah (no homo)
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    Apr 17, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    Back in the 70's, they used to come from the store hemmed that way, and/or ending just below the rib cage. Since there weren't many gyms around back then, there were about eleven people in the country who could pull off that look. The style lasted about one summer, I think.
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    That's basically all I workout in, they are easy to make the edges just roll themselves in never had any of them unravel. I usually take am old rush shirt or a shirt from one of the sorority senior weeks and use them any old t/shirt will work, mine weren't free though we had to pay for em. You cam do it yourself easy jus remember that the edges will become shorter after they roll up when ya wash em. The trick is getting it just right for your body. I start cutting from jus above the obliques area and cut about 2 inches from the neck line. You don't cut a straight line you curve it slightly, start with a small curve then cut deeper for your preference.
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:18 PM GMT
    uuummm....well.....I was just over at Target looking for some new workout clothes and I could have swore that I saw some shirts just like this while I was there. I looked at one and thought that there was no way I could wear anything like that yet. Maybe in another year or so, but not now.
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    Ha! Thanks guys. Btw, I hear black guys say "swole" from time to time.
  • rnch

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    Apr 17, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    gymrat4sir saidHave you seen these straight boys in your gym who cut off now just the sleeves....
    you are assuming that they are str8... icon_lol.gif
  • dionysus

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    Apr 17, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    captproton saidSwole is a bodybuilding term from the 80's. It was popular about the same time that zebra-striped lycra was all the rage in hardcore gyms. Swole means buff, muscular, muscles swollen from exercise. Thankfully, it died a relatively quick death.


    and thanks to current CPR techniques, the little bastard is out and about, usually churning from the mouth of frat brother to another at your local college campus.
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    Apr 17, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    GAMRican saidhttp://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118957511


    Had a look, I feel old. wtf is "swole"? icon_biggrin.gif


    had a look at that forum too.... and a good laugh. what a bunch of charming eloquent guys. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 17, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    I have a shirt like this.. I would never wear it to the gym, just because I'd be uncomfortable. But on days where I'm super hot (temperature I mean) and I'm around someone who probably doesn't want to see me shirtless... it's a decent clothing option.
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    Apr 17, 2010 10:21 PM GMT

    Works better if you place a small line of flexible cement along the cut line. This keeps it from raveling. Keeps it from rolling right along the edge also.

    Have fun!! Show thos ripped bellies guys!!!
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    Apr 19, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidhttp://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=118957511


    thank you.
  • DrobUA

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    Apr 20, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    I just use scissors.. never had a problem with it.

  • EricLA

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    Apr 20, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    DrobUA saidI just use scissors.. never had a problem with it.



    Ditto. I've done it with two shirts and the edges curl a bit, but I haven't had any problem with fraying edges. My only problem is figuring out a good place to clip my iPod Shuffle. I usually stuff the headphone cord down the neck, but during certain exercises it'll slide out of one side of the shirt or the other.
  • muscleboi22

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    Aug 18, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    LifeguardGuy saidThat's basically all I workout in, they are easy to make the edges just roll themselves in never had any of them unravel. I usually take am old rush shirt or a shirt from one of the sorority senior weeks and use them any old t/shirt will work, mine weren't free though we had to pay for em. You cam do it yourself easy jus remember that the edges will become shorter after they roll up when ya wash em. The trick is getting it just right for your body. I start cutting from jus above the obliques area and cut about 2 inches from the neck line. You don't cut a straight line you curve it slightly, start with a small curve then cut deeper for your preference.



    YOU WOULD LOOK GOOD IN ANYTHING, OR NOTHIN AT ALL LIFEGUARDGUY!

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    Aug 18, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
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    Aug 18, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    Inneresting...
  • KepaArg

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    Aug 18, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    so what is the point of adding straight to the topic title? I don't get how you can tell a guys sexuality based on his workout shirt, regardless how stupid it looks.