athletic cut shirt

  • emailaddress

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    Nov 30, 2008 9:08 AM GMT
    I was shopping for a shirt today, went to CK, Hugo boss, Ralph Lauren etc. although there are a lot brand to try, but i struggled to find a shirt that fits my build. The shirt is always either too big/long on the sleeves and the waist or too small on the shoulder/back. I guess the designer's interpretation of the size of the public is more tall and lanky, instead of muscular/built.


    I am sure I am not the only one thats experiencing this, is there any brand someone has find good solution for it?
  • GQjock

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    Nov 30, 2008 11:32 AM GMT
    They make them...

    it may take a while to find them
    try some large dept stores
    ask the salespeople also if you have some mens shops around
    where you live take a look there
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    Nov 30, 2008 3:21 PM GMT
    There's a very simple solution to your question. It's called a tailor. Buy the shirt that you like in a size that you think is close to what you're looking for. If you get it on sale even better. Take it to a tailor and have it altered to fit your build. Granted it might get a bit expensive, but in my experience I have found it to be worth every single penny. Hope this helps.
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    Nov 30, 2008 3:28 PM GMT
    I usually buy either Hugo Boss or Bananna Republic fitted shirts. They are perfect in the shoulders and slim down really nicely in the waist for the perfect fit.
  • DiverScience

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    Nov 30, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    emailaddress saidI was shopping for a shirt today, went to CK, Hugo boss, Ralph Lauren etc. although there are a lot brand to try, but i struggled to find a shirt that fits my build. The shirt is always either too big/long on the sleeves and the waist or too small on the shoulder/back. I guess the designer's interpretation of the size of the public is more tall and lanky, instead of muscular/built.


    I am sure I am not the only one thats experiencing this, is there any brand someone has find good solution for it?


    You're looking for a dress shirt?

    I've found good luck with TravelSmith's silk sedona shirts.

    For non-dress shirts, AE tends to have some decent fitted stuff for triangle-men.
  • Sayrnas

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    Nov 30, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    Agreed, American Eagle seems to fit me. They even come with a pant size 29/32...I haven't found that anywhere else. Heck, spend like 100 bucks on cloths there and all are perfect...and I'm picky (like horribly, stubbornly picky)
  • DiverScience

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    Nov 30, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    Elderthlas saidAgreed, American Eagle seems to fit me. They even come with a pant size 29/32...I haven't found that anywhere else. Heck, spend like 100 bucks on cloths there and all are perfect...and I'm picky (like horribly, stubbornly picky)


    You think that's bad?

    Try being a 28/28
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    Nov 30, 2008 9:58 PM GMT
    Models are 40 R 32 w. Often the off-the-rack clothes you see them wearing are pinned in the back. That's why they look nice and tailored on him and don't fit you.















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    Nov 30, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    DiverScience said
    Elderthlas saidAgreed, American Eagle seems to fit me. They even come with a pant size 29/32...I haven't found that anywhere else. Heck, spend like 100 bucks on cloths there and all are perfect...and I'm picky (like horribly, stubbornly picky)


    You think that's bad?

    Try being a 28/28


    I shop in child's for my 27/27 = Boy's size 14, sometimes 12 or 16 depending on the maker. As for shirts, I'm just happy to fit into adult mens.

    I've no recommendations for athletic cut shirts, but slim cut at H&M works wonders for me.
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    Nov 30, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    Target actually has athletic fit t-shirts and polos, believe it or not.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 01, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    Hey do make even dress shirts that are athletic cut. I buy em.

    It was easy to get suits in an athletic cut at one time, harder now.
    Just more people overweight and not as much demand, unfortunately.
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    Dec 01, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    You describe yourself as "beefy" yet you have a small 31 inch waist. O.K. so I would have my shirts made then. Here are the brands I have and I think they are very good - they last for years and are classics: Donna Karan; Ermenegildo Zegna; Ralph Lauren; Hickey Freeman; James & Longbourne (London) and Armani. These are not inexpensive - however they last longer and look great. You may or may not want European cut shirts and suits - but they are trim and show off all our hard work at the gym!
  • emailaddress

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    Dec 03, 2008 7:55 AM GMT
    thanks for the input guys
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    Dec 03, 2008 8:25 AM GMT
    Banana Repubs got some great fitting shirts but there pants are shittious on me.. Anyone else find there way too baggy in the crotch for dress wear?
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    Dec 03, 2008 8:32 AM GMT
    Yes this may sound cheap of me but I've found really cool perfect fitting shirts at ross. I wear a t-shirt that is too big, I look like a fat boy.
    If I wear a shirt slightly to small, its sits at my waist and my arms dont fit.

    I have found really cool polos and t-shirt that fit great around the arms and shoulders and taper down the v-shape of mine.
  • cg220

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    Dec 03, 2008 8:40 AM GMT
    I find that Banana Republic fitted shirts do the trick. ZARA is a great brand. Its european and very fitted. Usually have to go up a size. those two seem to be the best i have found. But I also have a few Boss dress shirts that fit well too.

    Unfortunately, I think it really comes down to time and looking around. I am not the most patient of shoppers so usually stick with those.

    Good luck!

  • Dec 14, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    I have to have all of my dress shirts tailored. I'm an 18 1/2 inch neck, and a 38/39 inch sleeve. Shirts that size are typically tents on me. I always have to have my tailor do a taper along the sides for me. It's not too expensive, about 12 bucks at a dry cleaner's.tailors. I luck out in having a friend who does a lot of tailoring and sewing, so he only charges me seven bucks a shirt.

    Also, there are places online that you can have shirts custom made, from the choice of materials to the style of collar to the style of the cuffs. I haven't tried any of them yet, but I've been thinking about giving them a try and see if they get a size that actually fits me the first time...
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    Dec 14, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]emailaddress said[/cite]I was shopping for a shirt today, went to CK, Hugo boss, Ralph Lauren etc. although there are a lot brand to try, but i struggled to find a shirt that fits my build. The shirt is always either too big/long on the sleeves and the waist or too small on the shoulder/back. I guess the designer's interpretation of the size of the public is more tall and lanky, instead of muscular/built.


    I am sure I am not the only one thats experiencing this, is there any brand someone has find good solution for it? [/quot

    A sewing machine!, u can alter anything u want, if its too long u cut ti so it fits u better!! if the sleeve its too loose u and u want it tighten some more to make ure arms bigger, cut an iverted v below the armpit of the shirt then sew it back, it will give a more symetrical ipression and make u look bigger.

    Remember to practice first with old clothes, soon youll be a pro, and look good on almost anything..icon_wink.gif