Wardrobe, Muscle Growth & The Size Dilemma

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    Aug 16, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
    Hi guys I was wondering if any of you had the problem getting bigger and then the cloths you just bought last year seem too tight. I was 138 last March 07 I was wearing a small now all my smalls are for the gym and I'm a medium but now my mediums are getting tight, sad thing is I bought a lot of nice cloths in medium and worried I'll become one of those guys that wear really tight shirts and need to call the fire department with the jaws-of-life to take off my shirticon_wink.gif. Guess I'll be hanging my cloths to dry and try to stretch them out a little bit for now. Also start looking at the size large as a possibility, it's like a part of me saying "get in the body size you want and stick with it" in the mean time I'll have the fire department on speed dial or just do with out and go nude lolicon_cool.gif

    I wonder if this is a good way to break the ice with a firemanicon_wink.gif
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    Aug 16, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    You'll not get any sympathy here... icon_razz.gif

    I'm closing in on 200lbs, but still a medium for the most part.
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    Aug 16, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
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    Aug 16, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    lean_jock74 saidYou'll not get any sympathy here... icon_razz.gif

    I'm closing in on 200lbs, but still a medium for the most part.


    Haha that's awesome bro I can't wait to be 200icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 16, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
    You'd never know it to look at me though. I don't know where all the mass goes...

    The whole "slim fit" trend that is going on right now is frustrating as all hell though. I tried on a sport jacket the other day and I had to try on a 52R to find a jacket that I could put my arm through. Obviously, I didn't buy a jacket...I was swimming in the 52!

    And finding non-low-rise jeans...man, it's tough. Low rise jeans were made for guys who don't squat.
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    Aug 16, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    I'm starting to tear holes in the pits of a few of my shirts.

    But mediums are still a little too big.

    It's too bad they don't make a halfway step between small and medium.
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    Aug 16, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    Gwgtrunks saidI'm starting to tear holes in the pits of a few of my shirts.

    But mediums are still a little too big.

    It's too bad they don't make a halfway step between small and medium.


    They do it's shemedium icon_razz.gif JK yeah I got couple of my old small shirts I use for the gym tearing in the same place, but fuck it rip em off and go sleevelessicon_cool.gif

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    Aug 16, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    I'll still be able to wear the first fine Italian suit I ever bought when I'm 96 and in a casket. It's a rule of mine; I loathe clothes shopping; no dilemmas. ;-)
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    Aug 16, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    Aero saidI'll still be able to wear the first fine Italian suit I ever bought when I'm 96 and in a casket. It's a rule of mine; I loathe clothes shopping; no dilemmas. ;-)


    Yeah I despise cloth's shopping my self I try to avoid spending too much time I just scan the room for color, design and then sizeicon_smile.gif
  • Nef_Pop

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    Aug 16, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    I haven't changed shirt sizes since I don't know when lol however this does explain why I can never find any size SMALL shirts anywhere... all you taller and bigger guys wear them lol so all I have to say is congrats and thank you for getting bigger, hopefully that means next time I find a shirt I like they'll have my size lol
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    Aug 16, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    getfitrick said I bought a lot of nice cloths in medium


    I'll send u my address to take those mediums off your hands
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    Aug 17, 2008 2:25 AM GMT

    We'll talk about size problems when go into buy a suit at 48L or 50L and the pants that match are 42 waist! I wear a 32 or 33 waist. Tailoring them down that much is impossible.

    Other than have them customer made, my only choice is to buy sportcoats. Add to that... my thighs rub together so pants last about four months before they develop burn wear-holes. I've had reinforce patches installed in most of khakis.

    Have to buy a larger shirt is the least of it really.
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    Aug 17, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    lean_jock74 saidYou'd never know it to look at me though. I don't know where all the mass goes...

    The whole "slim fit" trend that is going on right now is frustrating as all hell though. I tried on a sport jacket the other day and I had to try on a 52R to find a jacket that I could put my arm through. Obviously, I didn't buy a jacket...I was swimming in the 52!

    And finding non-low-rise jeans...man, it's tough. Low rise jeans were made for guys who don't squat.


    To the contrary low rise jeans are for men with good abs and long torso's
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    Aug 17, 2008 3:37 AM GMT
    BigSETXjock said
    We'll talk about size problems when go into buy a suit at 48L or 50L and the pants that match are 42 waist! I wear a 32 or 33 waist. Tailoring them down that much is impossible.

    Other than have them customer made, my only choice is to buy sportcoats. Add to that... my thighs rub together so pants last about four months before they develop burn wear-holes. I've had reinforce patches installed in most of khakis.

    Have to buy a larger shirt is the least of it really.


    you could always try separates, and if your thighs rub together it might be time to slim down a bit
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    Aug 17, 2008 3:38 AM GMT
    BTW BIGSETX - I still totally think you are hot

    and OMIGOD AERO is BACK yay!!!!
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    Aug 18, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    BigSETXjock said
    We'll talk about size problems when go into buy a suit at 48L or 50L and the pants that match are 42 waist! I wear a 32 or 33 waist. Tailoring them down that much is impossible.

    Other than have them customer made, my only choice is to buy sportcoats. Add to that... my thighs rub together so pants last about four months before they develop burn wear-holes. I've had reinforce patches installed in most of khakis.

    Have to buy a larger shirt is the least of it really.


    Ha ha! I sell custom clothing and guys in your particular situation actually help keep a roof over my head. I have a similar problem myself. Try being a 44S. The pants issue aside, the off the rack jacket is basically cut for someone who is nearly as wide as he is tall. Even with the side and center seams taken in, I still look like Danny Devito draped in Loro Piana.
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    Aug 18, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    Still a pretty small 160 here, but I have noticed that the arms of my short sleeve shirts are starting to get too small. I don't want to go up to a medium as I have a very short torso. The shirts end right above my knees in a medium. GRRR!
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    Aug 18, 2008 8:26 PM GMT

    Actually I have clothes that will suit me more if I was bigger .. clothes that ment to be tight ..
    But in my case- baggy!
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    Aug 18, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    I'm having the same problem. All my shirts I bought when I was 145 and they were snug then. So now at 175 they're slightly ridiculous looking, but I don't have anything else right now! It was hard to find a button up shirt in my closet to wear to a job interview. Lol. It's frustrating but at the same time very fun IMO.
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    Aug 20, 2008 12:58 AM GMT
    I'm hoping that with enough muscle building I will graduate to "adult" clothing sizes. I always feel creepy going into the boys section to buy size 12 jeans. Even though it is cheaper for clothes shopping, it is limiting for style.
  • Teacherguy

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    Aug 20, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    k this happened to me today when i tried to buy a suit. My upper body fits a 46 jacket...the only size that would accomodate my shoulders and arms. Problem is that suit comes with a 40 inch waist...while i'm a 33. Took me forever to find one...next one i think i'll have to have it made....its annoying in one sense..and in the other...feels pretty good that i've accomplished something.
  • Hunkymonkey

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    Aug 22, 2008 9:30 AM GMT
    I think your problem is a good problem to have. That is why I don't buy expensive fashions. I do buy cheap fashion when I can afford it, though icon_lol.gif. though I prefer simple, cheap stuff that will still look good in a year or two, or is very replaceable if I grow a little. YOu can always have pants altered, anyway, if you buy for big legs and you are lucky enough to have a proportionately smaller waist.
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    Sep 17, 2008 9:16 PM GMT
    Baggy trackie bottoms and underarmour tshirts a pretty future proof.
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    Sep 17, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    BigSETXjock said
    Add to that... my thighs rub together so pants last about four months before they develop burn wear-holes. I've had reinforce patches installed in most of khakis.

    Have to buy a larger shirt is the least of it really.


    The inside of your thighs rub together? I'll gladly help with any chaffing! icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 17, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    My jeans are all too large. Annoying!