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Old 07-30-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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whats the deal with these fitted shirts?...i dont know...i just cant seem to get used to a shirt being snug on me that way...i like a little breathing room but still "fit"...everything nowadays at the store is friggin "fitted"...difficult to buy a regular shirt...i hate the damn mall

this is probably for the younger crowd of OT btw
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I have to go to a tailor to get my clothes to fit right.. It cost a little but when I dress up I want my clothes to fit...
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It depends a lot of your physique. The better shape you are in, the better you feel (and look) in a fitted shirt.
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well, even when ive been my leanest, i still never liked the "fit" feel...dont know why...i always feel stiff in those shirts...im guessing they look better but i have no clue lol
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whats the deal with these fitted shirts?...i dont know...i just cant seem to get used to a shirt being snug on me that way...i like a little breathing room but still "fit"...everything nowadays at the store is friggin "fitted"...difficult to buy a regular shirt...i hate the damn mall

this is probably for the younger crowd of OT btw
You should probably stay away from "Skinny jeans" too.. Just sayin
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You should probably stay away from "Skinny jeans" too.. Just sayin


sorry, i dont wear clothes thats painted on
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If you'r skinny go with the fittedotherwise go with the regular.
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Ive always preferred tighter T's. When I was 150lbs I wore smalls and then I went up to 200 of muscle and a gut I had to go to mediums. Im back at 175 now and once the gut is gone Ill try and do fitted T's
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All my dress shirts are custom made in Bangkok. I'm 6 feet 2 inches tall and with a little bit of a pot belly (42 inch waist). I pay about $30 each for them. I buy them from two tailor shops near the International Trade Center. They have my measurements, and I can order more by the internet. Off the rack shirts just don't fit that well usually. Buying custom made dress shirts is the way to go. Also suits. Fortunately, I go to Thailand every two, three years or so.

One thing about custom made clothing. In countries where people wear custom made clothing, the clothiers will tend to fit your new clothing exactly to your measurements. Looks great for the initial wearing, however if you gain a few pounds, your custom made stuff won't fit. For people that live there, it's no problem since you just have new clothing made. For me living in the US, I have them make my clothing a little bigger so if I gain weight, they'll still fit.

There are Hong Kong clothiers that visit the US making custom made shirts, suits. There's an opportunity to get in contact with them.c
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T-shirt wise, i will not buy a shirt if its made by hanes (unless its tall mans) or gildan. They shrink like crazy and since my torso is pretty long, i have huge issues with them. I have pretty much bought only items made out of polyester, the under armour stuff is wonderful and does not shrink. Screw Cotton.
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Ive always preferred tighter T's. When I was 150lbs I wore smalls and then I went up to 200 of muscle and a gut I had to go to mediums. Im back at 175 now and once the gut is gone Ill try and do fitted T's
200 lbs in a Medium?
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There's more to it than hiding a pot belly. Many people are up to 1/2" longer in one arm over the other, like me. I have had shirts and suits custom-made so the identical amount of shirt cuff protrudes from the coat sleeve on each side. And you don't want any gap between the shirt and coat collar.

If you are selling to or interacting with heavy-hitters in business or politics, I've found they treat you differently (better) in custom clothes. They can tell.

Read Tom Wolfe's classic short story "The Secret Vice" for the inside dope, like functional coat sleeve buttons. It's in many of his compilations like "The Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" (approximate title). Bonus in that book is his article on custom cars, including interviews with George Barris and Ed Roth.

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I'm no skinny boy but even fitted feels a little billowy on me.
Regular cut shirts make someone look like a deflated balloon.
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If you'r skinny go with the fittedotherwise go with the regular.


But I hate when fitted shirt have those seams in the back, just looks faggy.
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Lose some weight, fatty.

I'm 5'10 140. American sized shirts are way too big on me. Fitted-style shirts are the only thing that really fit me.
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200 lbs in a Medium?
lol Im also 6' and at the time had a 34 waist (back at 32 now), I wasn't that big
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I like my clothes, especially shirts to be on the larger size. I can't stand to feel them clinging to me.
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It depends a lot of your physique. The better shape you are in, the better you feel (and look) in a fitted shirt.
I've always hated the look & feel of having an extra yeard of loose material tucked in at the belt line...
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it's for guys whose shoulders are wider than their waist. it's what I buy cuz I hate tucking all that extra shirt material in my pants.
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200 lbs in a Medium?
I caught that too. Probably needs help getting it on and off. I'm 5' 10", 198 and I wear XL.
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