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Who says chubby guys can't be puttin' on the dog!?

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Marcel Carné was a French film director. A key figure in the poetic realism movement.

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Big boned guys can wear ice cream suits too! Giuliano Ferrara is an Italian politician, journalist, founding editor of Il Foglio, and a TV presenter too.

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Henri Jeanson was a French writer and journalist.

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Ridiculously talented iconic French character actor!
 

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Sidney Greenstreet - a self-described "fat" man who wore his clothes well.

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Great examples. I'll nominate The Great One, Mr. Jackie Gleason:

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Two superb examples of immaculately well tailored gentlemen.

As a boy I frequently saw Gleason on TV, and when out of character, he wore clothing that was perhaps the best cut and fitted I've ever seen on a heavy man. Even though I had not yet become interested in dress, I was dazzled by how sharp he looked.
 

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^^I've only seen him in pictures, but, except for his role as Ralph Kramden, Gleason was always well dressed and the fit was impeccable. Under those conditions, his girth could almost go unmentioned by observers. :icon_scratch:
 

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That would be a much more modern iteration of the "fat man" He is truly gigantic. Looks like he needs a bit more work on the jacket - it's pulling. But nice cloth and I love how the pockets and lapels are supersized. Keeping proportions is critical on a large person.
David Morgan-Hewitt had gained weight after he got that suit. He used to be only a little larger than "fat". He has been described as just as much of an institution as the hotel he manages!
 

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