What kind of clothes would work for my body type? Need some help

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    Oct 22, 2011 1:20 PM GMT
    whassup guys. so, admittedly i hate shopping for clothes. it sux. but, i really need to update the fall/winter wardrobe (keeping in mind that i'm on a budget). Can you guys recommend some styles/brands that would work for my body type? any help is greatly appreciated.

    ps: thanks!

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    Oct 22, 2011 1:24 PM GMT
    You're over 30, so

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  • Iakona

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    Oct 22, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    Go for something Stylish, for the lean body. Not sure if you have these stores, but Zara is great, Club Monaco, and Mexx... If you can spend a bit more, and designer that tailors their clothes will be great for you. D2, Buckler, or Diesel, etc.
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    Oct 22, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    Somebody said that if you're gay and over 25....

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    Plus you look like an A&F model...haha.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 22, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    My immediate reaction is to suggest you do what I do, but everybody's different and my style may well not be yours.

    My suggestion is that you start with your existing clothing and identify what you like and what you don't. Why do you like what you do and why don't
    you like the others?

    That said, think about the possibilities. Do you like sweaters, sweats, jeans, khaki pants? What about shoes? What about colors?

    My suggestion is that you do a little at a time. If you like sweaters, do you like thick, heavy ones or much lighter ones? You said you hate shopping, but go with someone who is interested in helping you and go looking for sweaters (or jeans, or khaki's or whatever). Focus on one thing you like.. then build more later.

    Also consider your budget... don't forget about that! That might also dictate how you shop and what to focus on.

    Good luck. I like shopping for some things and others is a pain, but for me it's really about the time expenditure. I love shopping for Polo shirts, but I know my scene and I like to check out the new stuff. I also know what I like. I actually spotted some Abercrombie sweaters that I think are awesome (partially because I like very light weight sweaters) and I can't find them elsewhere. Learning what you like is more than 50% of the battle.
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    Oct 22, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    ahh...I like the "little at a time" advice! seems less daunting that way. I've just heard from others that my style is wayyyyy too traditional/conservative. time to step it up yo!

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    Oct 22, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    I'd recommend looking for stuff that doesn't have a logo plastered across it.

    I still don't understand why people want to all look the exact same and wear trashy American Eagle and Abercrombie stuff with huge letters sown across the front. Do you really want to 'show off' that you're wearing clothes from those brands as if it's something special?

    I realize that those particular stream of American brands are part of the "jock" look, but I just think that eventually it's time to grow up and wear clothes that are tasteful and have a more mature style to them, which on most days means no brand names written across the front obnoxiously.




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    Oct 22, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    go_vols saidahh...I like the "little at a time" advice! seems less daunting that way. I've just heard from others that my style is wayyyyy too traditional/conservative. time to step it up yo!



    Yeah man, step it up. I think that's great!

    HndsmKansan has good advice. I would add this...educate yourself on which colors match your skin tone.

    Your skin tone is mixture of colors, and the colors clothes you wear either detract or enhance. The wrong color clothes is like ordering a new car in gold with a gray interior. Same car would look much better with a brown, tan or even black interior. If you try a shirt on and it doesn't look right on you, it may be the color.

    http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/beauty/match-colors-to-your-skin-tone3.htm


  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 22, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    go_vols saidwhassup guys. so, admittedly i hate shopping for clothes.


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    I kind of see you in this look...

    http://www.luckybrand.com/Wildwood-Dobby-Western/LBM01087,default,pd.html?cgid=men&selectedColor=960
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    Oct 22, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    you need a gay fashionista friend to go shopping with youicon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 22, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    A tracksuit and a cape







    hehehe. CouldnĀ“t resist

  • Oct 22, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    you need anduruĀ“s advise
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    go_vols saidwhassup guys. so, admittedly i hate shopping for clothes.


    Are you sure you're gay? icon_eek.gif
    I kind of see you in this look...

    http://www.luckybrand.com/Wildwood-Dobby-Western/LBM01087,default,pd.html?cgid=men&selectedColor=960


    I like that!
  • Musicman91

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    Oct 22, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    I think you'd look good in something like this:


    http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/mens/sweaters/cardigansmocknecks/PRD~828633/Chaps+Himalayan+Shawl+Sweater.jsp
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    I don't think there's anything wrong with your style, Brad. It's part of your personality, IMO, and kinda fits you.
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    You seem to have a similar body type to mine... so I'd recommend a pair of 49 jeans... and a v-neck Banana Republic or Boss t-shirt icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    I think you should wear whatever looks good to you and that you feel good in. I never limit myself to one "look" or brand, which I think has multiple advantages. First, I save lots of money - I've only had to pay full price for a sweater once. I've also had several friends comment that I always look well dressed/put together, even though I rarely wear the latest trends. Lastly, I feel comfortable in what I'm wearing, and I think that contributes to how people perceive you.

    So, my advice would be (especially since you hate shopping, as do I) to first do what Kansan suggested and go through your own wardrobe, then visit a bunch of clothing stores' websites and see what you like. After you come up with an idea of what you want to get, hit the mall and see what you can find that fits that picture and doesn't break the bank.

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    Oct 22, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Where's Anduru?, does the Bat-signal work with him too? BatmanSignalLight.jpg?crypted=Y3R4JTNEcG
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    I would suggest checking out the websites first of the stores suggested on here. This way, you can get ideas of what you like/dislike based on what the models are wearing as well as knowing what you want when you walk in. You won't have to worry about putting together anything because it's all done for you per the models. Also, the sales people are really glad to help out and they are really good at what they do. Hope this helps.
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    Don't try A&F stuff! For most of their stuff you have to be under twenty or it looks like you're trying too hard to stay stylish and that kind of sucks. Although they have a few clothes that look just amazing on older guys, but you have to look for them what wouldn't be fun for you icon_smile.gif

    You should go for:
    cord pullovers or woodcuter shirts in different colors
    combinate them with jeans or chinos and boots and you're going to look really handsome (that's what you wear this autumn/winter)
    You can't do anything wrong with them plus the woodcuter shirts make you masculine and the cord pullovers makes every guy want to cuddle with you ;)

    And I'm European so I should know (prejudices hehe^^)
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    If you have a Macy's, go check out their Alfani Red stuff. http://www1.macys.com/shop/mens/featured-brands/alfani/alfani-red?id=52148

    and this
    http://www1.macys.com/shop/mens/featured-brands/inc-international-concepts?id=31776&edge=hybrid

    But overall, I think stuff that are more slim cut would look good on you.
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    go_vols saidwhassup guys. so, admittedly i hate shopping for clothes. it sux. but, i really need to update the fall/winter wardrobe (keeping in mind that i'm on a budget). Can you guys recommend some styles/brands that would work for my body type? any help is greatly appreciated.

    ps: thanks!

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    Kenneth Cole? I think you would look good in some of his stuff and its urban enough for people not to immediately slap conservative on it. Banana Republic has some good stuff sometimes but most of their clothes are kind of blah, if you ask me.

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    Oct 22, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    What about American Eagle, it's cheap-ish and their clothes aren't only for young people either, win win.
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    Hypnotico saidWhat about American Eagle, it's cheap-ish and their clothes aren't only for young people either, win win.


    What is he 10??
    This man needs to dress his age.Classic style for him is good

    And OP I would get rid of all those Tennessee shirts.
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    Aggieboy said
    Hypnotico saidWhat about American Eagle, it's cheap-ish and their clothes aren't only for young people either, win win.


    What is he 10??
    This man needs to dress his age.Classic style for him is good

    And OP I would get rid of all those Tennessee shirts.


    Excuse me, I'm not 10 and I shop there icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif and I'm talking about stuff like this AAAAC2vAHEMAAAAAAAHarg.jpg?v=12258932080 , you know fall/winter stuff not T-shirts.