Could it be? An XS doesn't fit?!!

  • jonwaltglat

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    Jan 04, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    So, I've been working out for a couple of months now and I've been working on bulking up. I hit up the Mall of America tonight to shop around and I came to find that I no longer fit into an XS button-up. I'm that weird size now where I'm inbetween sizes. An XS looks best for my body size, but it's a bit tighter in the shoulders. A S is too small.

    I'm both annoyed and thrilled - I'm getting bigger, but I can't fit into any one size! AHH! icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 04, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    your enormously cute, you may walk around shirtless icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 04, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    I miss being able to squeeze into a Child's XL when I was 23 (which is somewhere between XXS and XS). Nowadays I'm lucky if an adult's XL fits.
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    jonwaltglat saidSo, I've been working out for a couple of months now and I've been working on bulking up. I hit up the Mall of America tonight to shop around and I came to find that I no longer fit into an XS button-up. I'm that weird size now where I'm inbetween sizes. An XS looks best for my body size, but it's a bit tighter in the shoulders. A S is too small.

    I'm both annoyed and thrilled - I'm getting bigger, but I can't fit into any one size! AHH! icon_razz.gif


    Been there, done that!
    Okay, first check out where its made and how its cut. European sizes usually cut their clothes smaller, so you might fit between an S or M, or, depending on how wide your back and shoulders are, a Large!
    American and Asian sizes, unless they specified as slim fit, will be cut loose, so you might fit between an XS to S.
    Your shoulders should dictate the fit. If its too tight, go one size up. And get a slimmer fit.
    Hope that helps you, happy shopping! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jan 04, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    GigoloAssassin said
    jonwaltglat saidSo, I've been working out for a couple of months now and I've been working on bulking up. I hit up the Mall of America tonight to shop around and I came to find that I no longer fit into an XS button-up. I'm that weird size now where I'm inbetween sizes. An XS looks best for my body size, but it's a bit tighter in the shoulders. A S is too small.

    I'm both annoyed and thrilled - I'm getting bigger, but I can't fit into any one size! AHH! icon_razz.gif


    Been there, done that!
    Okay, first check out where its made and how its cut. European sizes usually cut their clothes smaller, so you might fit between an S or M, or, depending on how wide your back and shoulders are, a Large!
    American and Asian sizes, unless they specified as slim fit, will be cut loose, so you might fit between an XS to S.
    Your shoulders should dictate the fit. If its too tight, go one size up. And get a slimmer fit.
    Hope that helps you, happy shopping! icon_biggrin.gif



    Lol! Thanks for the insight, duders, but everything I already knew. Was more-so making a post out of excitement, not advice. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Little_Spoon

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    Jan 04, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    Next size up, then take it to get it fitted.

    You gotta love it man.
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    Jan 04, 2011 6:24 AM GMT
    jonwaltglat said
    GigoloAssassin said
    jonwaltglat saidSo, I've been working out for a couple of months now and I've been working on bulking up. I hit up the Mall of America tonight to shop around and I came to find that I no longer fit into an XS button-up. I'm that weird size now where I'm inbetween sizes. An XS looks best for my body size, but it's a bit tighter in the shoulders. A S is too small.

    I'm both annoyed and thrilled - I'm getting bigger, but I can't fit into any one size! AHH! icon_razz.gif


    Been there, done that!
    Okay, first check out where its made and how its cut. European sizes usually cut their clothes smaller, so you might fit between an S or M, or, depending on how wide your back and shoulders are, a Large!
    American and Asian sizes, unless they specified as slim fit, will be cut loose, so you might fit between an XS to S.
    Your shoulders should dictate the fit. If its too tight, go one size up. And get a slimmer fit.
    Hope that helps you, happy shopping! icon_biggrin.gif



    Lol! Thanks for the insight, duders, but everything I already knew. Was more-so making a post out of excitement, not advice. icon_biggrin.gif


    OMG I get that all the time. i would like post a story and would get advice. then i am like wait, why are you telling me this.
  • Jessie_Lee

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    Jan 04, 2011 6:36 AM GMT
    Wait til you get an L size chest/shoulders while keeping a S/XS waist.
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    Jan 04, 2011 6:37 AM GMT
    I dont even fit into smalls.. icon_confused.gif
  • jonwaltglat

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    Jan 04, 2011 8:11 AM GMT
    Jessie_Lee saidWait til you get an L size chest/shoulders while keeping a S/XS waist.


    Haha. Very true! I don't know if I'll get to that point though. Not sure I'll want to. I think I'll shoot for M shoulders to go along with my 29 inch waist. icon_smile.gif
  • EricLA

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    Jan 04, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    I'm at the same point with Smalls. Small shirts are getting too tight, especially in the back, and if short-sleeved in the biceps. Which, on one hand shows off my body nicely, but if I'm always adjusting the sleeves or feeling constrained when I move certain directions, it's annoying. But, if I try Mediums, the sleeves are too long and the shirts are baggy.

    The price of success, I guess.
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    Jan 04, 2011 9:07 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gif

    Even when I was 5'11 140 lbs, skinny as a rail, I couldn't fit into a small shirt.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jan 04, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    When I lost 30 pounds and toning up the last two years I started buying mediums and mostly they fit great. However, a few months ago I started taking in my large size shirts to a tailor and having them custom fit to my body - I LOVE THEM! Nothing fits better.

    So now I go down to the local high end second hand store (lots of high priced clothes hardly worn and some with the tags still on) to buy size large and then I take them to the tailor. I end up with expensive custom fit shirts for 1/2 of retail.
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    Jan 04, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    Personally, I would be happy if I can graduate to sizes larger than XS. It's not offered in many stores here in North America.
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    Jan 04, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    just be glad you dont have to find jeans in 30 with a 35 inseam
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    *sigh* I wasted most of thursday trying on new wetsuits. Depending on the brand, I seem to need XXL chest, L waist, legs and arms, and M everything else. Looks like an extra $300 to get one custom-cut.

    (If only Igor had robbed all the body parts from the SAME size cadavers...)
  • jonwaltglat

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    Jan 04, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    Bowie saidjust be glad you dont have to find jeans in 30 with a 35 inseam


    DAMN! That's gotta be awful...
  • shortGymCA

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    Jan 04, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    You should defintiely choose an XS shirt and make it your goal to bulk up so when you flex with it on you rip a seam. Total Hulk out moment. Good funny progress measure.
  • jonwaltglat

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    Jan 04, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    chiman606 saidYou should defintiely choose an XS shirt and make it your goal to bulk up so when you flex with it on you rip a seam. Total Hulk out moment. Good funny progress measure.


    Bahaha! That actually sounds pretty awesome. But I don't wanna ruin a shirt I like! icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 04, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    jonwaltglat said
    Bowie saidjust be glad you dont have to find jeans in 30 with a 35 inseam


    DAMN! That's gotta be awful...
    Finding anything with an inseam bigger than 34 is a pain in the ass. I have to order my 36x36 jeans online now, and the ones at JC Penney get a hole in the crotch after like 3-5 months. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 04, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    congrats mate!!
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    Jan 04, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    Congratulations on your size increase. You can leave the XS behind.

    Now remember this- XS, S, M, L, XL- those letters mean little. With some shirts 'M' is tight on me and 'M' in another shirt has room for another person. Even different shirts of the same brand name do not always seem to be consistent with their sizing.
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    Bowie saidjust be glad you dont have to find jeans in 30 with a 35 inseam


    Easy. Gain weight!icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    DAMN! That's gotta be awful...
    Finding anything with an inseam bigger than 34 is a pain in the ass.

    Hm, maybe you need a longer inseam? Do you dress left or right? C'mere and let me measure your inseam...it won't be any worse than a TSA pat-down!icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    Awesome, high five on the progress. I know the feeling, and it can be a bit of a mixed one... suddenly that pile of favorite t-shirt no longer fits... but then you'll be filling out those new ones even better ;)

    One tip, keep your old T's and cut off the sleeves for lounging around the house, working out, or if you're feeling adventurous one night, for hitting the clubs.