Clothes with a "bodybuilder cut"?

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    Jan 06, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    So, funny story... I used to be fat and my clothes were ill-fitting. For about a year while I lost weight my clothes fit fine... And now I'm a massive bodybuilder and my clothes are ill-fitting again. Not that I look fat or anything in them, but my shoulders and arms are too big and shirts aren't cut correctly, or my butt and thighs are too big for jeans from Old Navy or whatever. Basically, clothing is, by and large, not designed for someone of my dimensions.

    Anybody have advice for what brands, stores, or websites I can go to for clothes cut for my shape? My best friend (who is out of the country now or I'd just ask him) gets "bodybuilder cut" shirts and I have one he gave me (fits amazing. Actually shaped how my body is supposed to look). But I'm not sure where to find more clothing. I've done a brief Google search and usually it turns up either 1) just tacky/guido gym wear or 2) reeeeally gay club wear.

    I'm hoping to find stores/sites/brands that are basically normal-ish or sporty in style, but tailored to my frame. Any advice?
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    just try shopping for a wetsuit icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    www.gasp.nu

    You'd look hot in some of they're stuff Larkin icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidwww.gasp.nu

    You'd look hot in some of they're stuff Larkin icon_cool.gif


    Great site! I'll check it out some more icon_smile.gif. Not a huge selection, but it's better than JC Penny haha
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidwww.gasp.nu

    You'd look hot in some of they're stuff Larkin icon_cool.gif


    Your link redirects to this site for some reason. Fixed below.

    http://us.gasp.nu/

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    Jan 06, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    That always happens to me... I don't know how to fix it icon_cry.gif

    Thanks animus
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    Looking through some of the stuff on that site, just wow. Any options for guys who aren't trying to break the bank with t-shirt purchases? Haha
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidThat always happens to me... I don't know how to fix it icon_cry.gif

    Thanks animus


    No problem. I'm thinking it didn't take to kindly to the "www" part icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    Unfortunately this is a big problem especially for us guys here in the USA. If you are able to find shirts that fit in the shoulders and back the bottom of the shirt is usually huge because they make the clothes to fit obese people.

    Unless you're able to afford Thomas Pink, or Hugo Boss, sometimes Armani you'll actually find shirts that fit, but I have gotten used to having to take dress shirts, jackets, and coats to my seamstress to get them altered.

    It's almost impossible to find nice polo style shirts that have an athletic fit to them as well.....don't even think about Polo slim fit...it's a joke.

    The american clothing makers are catering to their biggest segment clients....obese people. Good luck trying to find anything fitted.
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    JustThisOnce saidGo to Lululemon, they have clothes that stretch to fit you body and sell athletic apparel. Its a bit pricey but real good shit


    Stay away from Lululemon and their workplace culture of murder:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/grunts-screams-came-from-behind-lululemon-wall-apple-store-workers-testify/2011/10/28/gIQArvyaQM_story.html

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    Jan 06, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    I've seen athletic fit dress shirts and suits at places like Burlington Coat Factory, so I know they exist. Do you have Men's Wearhouse where you live?
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    check the tag on the shirt he gave you for the brand.......
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    I find that Hugo Boss fits the best.
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    def Levi's for jeans.
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    TrojanAthlete said
    JustThisOnce saidGo to Lululemon, they have clothes that stretch to fit you body and sell athletic apparel. Its a bit pricey but real good shit


    Stay away from Lululemon and their workplace culture of murder:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/grunts-screams-came-from-behind-lululemon-wall-apple-store-workers-testify/2011/10/28/gIQArvyaQM_story.html



    Prices so high, you'll want to murder someone?
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    Sounds like a business opportunity for some gay boys who are good with a sewing machine.
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    TrojanAthlete said
    JustThisOnce saidGo to Lululemon, they have clothes that stretch to fit you body and sell athletic apparel. Its a bit pricey but real good shit


    Stay away from Lululemon and their workplace culture of murder:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/grunts-screams-came-from-behind-lululemon-wall-apple-store-workers-testify/2011/10/28/gIQArvyaQM_story.html



    I just went to their site, $49 for a friggin' t-shirt?!!1 Dang...


    $49 is practically a bargain there. I actually have a lot of their clothes... they are indestructible, and the pits don't start reeking after a month. And I love that they are designed to be both workout clothes and casual-wear clothes. I have a great pair of Lulu sweatpants (the Work to Play pant for $110) that I wear to the gym and right to date night.

    But yeh, their shit ain't cheap.
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    Has anybody tried these?
    Blank Label Athletic Fit Dress Shirts
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    Larkin said
    MsclDrew saidwww.gasp.nu

    You'd look hot in some of they're stuff Larkin icon_cool.gif


    Great site! I'll check it out some more icon_smile.gif. Not a huge selection, but it's better than JC Penny haha


    honestly, they are just selling even baggier shit for you to wear. Sears has good stuff too that is seriously cheaper. That's where i've had my luck
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    JustThisOnce saidGo to Lululemon, they have clothes that stretch to fit you body and sell athletic apparel. Its a bit pricey but real good shit


    I second this. The stuff at lululemon is pretty farking expensive, but the quality of the material is great. I've had a pair of workout shorts from them for the last two years now. It's been through some pretty tough workouts (indoors and outdoors) and still fits and looks pretty much the same as the day I bought em.

    And the men's clothing line is specifically cut for more athletic V-shaped bodies.


    If you're looking for basic T-shirts, the Mossimo athletic cut t shirts (sold at Target for like $8 each) are popular with the dudes over at bodybuilding.com.

    Here's some random pic from the bb.com forums...
    IMAG0069-1.jpg
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    TrojanAthlete said
    Stay away from Lululemon and their workplace culture of murder:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/grunts-screams-came-from-behind-lululemon-wall-apple-store-workers-testify/2011/10/28/gIQArvyaQM_story.html



    $10 says that the murder incident started with one co-worker calling the other fat. The female employees at lululemon can be real mean girls when you're not looking.
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    I just hopped on bodybuilding.com to see if anyone over there has this problem, as I imagined they would.. half of the guys said they have to get clothes tailored and the other half make fun and mock the guys that say they can't fit into clothes off the rack. Seems like an industry that is ripe for the taking..


    but in my opinion, I say fuck clothes. If we were meant to wear clothes, we would be born wearing them. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    I totally relate to this...right now I'm having to stock up on good clothes for work because I have an extremely formal job.

    I always look for shirts that are "slim fit" "modern" or "fitted." NEVER regular fit. The slim fit have the trimmer waistlines and/or concave torsos. You can wear them without looking like a bag of potato chips. They look pretty good actually.

    Get them with real sizes, not M, L, or XL. For example I'm doing a 17.5 34/35. The slim fit shirts really work great if you take the time to find the right size. A little extra length in the arm measurement helps for broad shoulders.

    I normally hate shopping, detest it, despise it, ugh. But just since it's on topic and I had to pick up clothes this week, you should know that Macy's is having a killer sale today. Pretty much everything is 50% off. I cleaned them out on fitted shirts ;)
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    Larkin, I can help you in the jeans department because I have the same exact issue. I had to give away my last pair of American Eagles because it doesn't fit me anymore and I don't want it having the same fate as the last one where my massive musclebutt caused it to get a hole by the back left pocket. I hate to say this, but you're probably going to have to shell out a few extra dollars for Buckle jeans- BKE can be pretty inexpensive compared to the rest of the store's selection and even in the grand scheme of things- you'll want a more relaxed fit or loose fit with a bigger leg opening to accommodate your calves. And yes- they WILL show off your butt better than Arizona (which I used to wear, but stopped because I was shelling out too much money for a pair of $30 jeans every 8 months) and AE.

    I don't really know about shirts because I have a beefier build, but I do buy my clothes at Target. I suggest athletic cut
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    Larkin saidSo, funny story... I used to be fat and my clothes were ill-fitting. For about a year while I lost weight my clothes fit fine... And now I'm a massive bodybuilder and my clothes are ill-fitting again. Not that I look fat or anything in them, but my shoulders and arms are too big and shirts aren't cut correctly, or my butt and thighs are too big for jeans from Old Navy or whatever. Basically, clothing is, by and large, not designed for someone of my dimensions.

    Anybody have advice for what brands, stores, or websites I can go to for clothes cut for my shape? My best friend (who is out of the country now or I'd just ask him) gets "bodybuilder cut" shirts and I have one he gave me (fits amazing. Actually shaped how my body is supposed to look). But I'm not sure where to find more clothing. I've done a brief Google search and usually it turns up either 1) just tacky/guido gym wear or 2) reeeeally gay club wear.

    I'm hoping to find stores/sites/brands that are basically normal-ish or sporty in style, but tailored to my frame. Any advice?

    congrats on your weight lost. here is the deal. now that you are in muscular or have a athletic build you will have to get a lot of your clothes tailored. This is especially true of your shirts and blazers.