Figure friendly clothing, share your fav places
- 10-30-2007, 04:11 PM
Figure friendly clothing, share your fav places
As I get bigger I have a hell of a time finding clothes that fit good around the shoulders and mid section, everything that is XL seems to be made for guys that have a larger stomach than chest, its really anoying to go clothes shopping, 3 hours turns up like 3 shirts. I even had to go up to XXL for this jacket I just got to fit my shoulders bit I swim in it around the waist. Anyone have places that they have found clothing that works for us?? please share
- 10-31-2007, 09:54 PM
I have one hell of a time finding anything that fits my arms. I very large and long monkey arms. My waist is 32 inches and im 6ft3. Sleeves for xxx shirts fit perfect but the body hangs down way to long and looks sloppy.
- 10-31-2007, 10:03 PM
Subscribed...I have been looking for a decent brand that is tapered down to someone that wears a 32, but can accomodate 18 1/2 inch arms without looking stupid.
Also, side question:
I have a design for a button down collared shirt made from an underarmour blend. While it is coming into winter, there is nothing more annoying to me than pulling off my suit coat to expose pitstained shirts (and I hate undershirts). If these were well tailored and designed, would they be appealing?Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
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10-31-2007, 10:10 PM
10-31-2007, 10:16 PM
11-01-2007, 03:35 AM
When I drop $100+ for a shirt, I'll buy it to fit my shoulders/lats, then have my mom tailor it to my waist since its kind of along the lines of her hobby/interest. I've found very few factory tailored shirts in my area, let alone shirts tailored to what I need.
Tonight actually I wore an Anchor Blue dress shirt (XL) and my girl heard stitches creak as I reached for the seat belt in my truck.
I think most clothing nowdays is tailored for Generation Wal*Mart. Not X shaped people, but people shaped like the letter O.
For the last few years its been mostly XL wife beaters, and XL Hanes plain white tee shirts 7 days a week. I love my UA sleeveless, but at XXL it still fits funny. They either need to make it a true XXL or make an XXXL.
11-01-2007, 04:49 AM
11-01-2007, 08:11 AM
I think the without looking stupid part might be a problem for dsade either way
11-01-2007, 08:40 AM
some express shirts fit nicely around the midsection and waist. Other than that, I'm in the same boat, hard to find clothes..
jeans are a ***** to find for me, worse than shirts are. 36x36 extra loose are the only ones that seem to fit nice and those are hard to come by.
11-01-2007, 08:41 AM
Have you looked at "ethnic" brands like roca, ecko, akademic, etc? they are cut extra loose in thighs + ass
11-01-2007, 08:47 AM
11-01-2007, 10:08 AM
11-01-2007, 11:20 AM
I was in germany about a year ago.. bought some shirts.. all were broad shoulder with a wider neck than what you would find in the usa so i didnt feel like i had a midget strangling me all day
also all were tapered so they fit comfortably around my waist.
its funny... usa clothing tailors to fat people. looks like europe is more interested in appealing to the rest of us.
ALSO... anyone notice some shirt sizes changed recently? Usually a medium is snug and a large is somewhat loose on me.
I just bought a medium and was floating around in it. I know they have done this in the past so fat people dont have to buy XXXL.. they just change the sizes so people feel 'better' about the letter on the label... BS!!
11-01-2007, 02:40 PM
11-01-2007, 03:12 PM
Yea im not huge but i wear larges and they are a lil tight. I notice sometimes when a shirt fits well it just hangs staright after my chest instead of tapering a bit. I hate freakin jeans. Try out Dickies if you dont mind the look/material. They are loose and nice looking. I have jeans but they are to snug on the thighs and to long.
11-01-2007, 03:37 PM
11-01-2007, 03:46 PM
UPDATE I just got my latest NP order. Inside was an NP shirt! I was sad when I looked at the tag and it said "L" though.
I put it on and holy **** this thing fits really well! Tight in the shoulders, and is extra long. If I wash it in cold, and don't dry it, it shouldn't shrink. Looks like I have a new favorite shirt to wear.
11-01-2007, 04:04 PM
11-01-2007, 04:09 PM
11-01-2007, 04:19 PM
11-01-2007, 05:28 PM
damn fat americans.....ruining the clothes for us fit people.
guess i have no choice but to work on filling out my midsection. :donut:
11-01-2007, 05:57 PM
11-01-2007, 07:23 PM
11-01-2007, 07:28 PM
11-01-2007, 08:07 PM
Bump to a decent brand of jeans...my legs aren't hyoooge, but by the time I put my cell phone, wallet, and keys in my pockets the jeans are tight around my ass, thighs, and crotch even if the waist is loose! I hate it when I put on a belt and the waist is bunched up.
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
11-01-2007, 08:10 PM
Yea i feel ya. When i bought a new phone i got a thin one so i could manage. My keys are annoying and i hate the wallet back there, always take it out when you sit too.
11-01-2007, 11:37 PM
I gave up guys. Either the clothes make me look fat, or are too tight on my shoulders....
So ive gone latex.
Shows off my bod nicely.
Nice and tight in the "right places"
Keeps me feeling "pumped" all day
Smooth texture really helps me slide in and out of tight spaces....
Throw in some lube and im ready to rock.
11-01-2007, 11:38 PM
11-01-2007, 11:41 PM
11-02-2007, 02:11 PM
I just bought some real nice long sleeve knit shirts from Eddie Bauer. They are a little long for me since I'm only 5'8", but they fit real well other than that.
As for jeans, I found a nice pair at the GAP. It's the Loose Fit style. I bought them a little bigger in the wasit. They fit good, and I have a big butt. It's pretty much the only pair I wear now. I have to find some more.
Other than that, I know exactly how you guys feel. It's a problem, but I guess it's a good problem.
I have a hard time finding nice fitting t-shirts. I don't have a big neck so sometimes the neck is huge, but it's real tight around the arms and chest. Looks stupid. That's why I love the winter. I can fit real well into larger clothes and knits, yet you can still tell I lift. I'm not a guy that really likes to show off. If you're big, you can't really hide it anyhow.
I'm started to add in some cardio and fixed up my diet a little to get rid of the fat I put on during my bulk. When you naturally gain 15 lbs in 8 weeks, there's no way it's all muscle. I'm also getting ready to start training to be a 50m sprinter. We'll see where I'll be shopping in a few months.
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