I have what looks like love handles on my sides, but when I feel them they are hard like muscles. Since I've done martial arts since I was 5, I think that this just may be huge hip flexors. It isn't very bad, but if I could reduce the size a bit I would have a much better v-taper.
fuk that if its muscle keep it and build up your other muscles to match its size. Chin ups, squats and rows
big blocky obliques mess with your V but I'm not sure how to get rid of them.
live to lift
Don't train them. They will shrink. Like other muscles.
The part that sucks is that if you get fat, you will look fatter then normal.