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post #61 of 91
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agh, I said that badly. I know my shirts are too big now, but meant to ask whether I should start lifting weights with the goal of getting big enough to fill my current (small) shirts, or whether it would look better if I bulked up to the size of a mall brand medium. anyway, I'll take a look at the theory jawnz.
post #62 of 91
Wmmk, If you take the advice to try to add a bit of muscle to your frame to make things fit better, you might want to avoid buying too many clothes right now, as you will likely outgrow many of them quickly if you buy slim-fitting stuff. As far as jeans, Flathead 3001/F310 and Skull 5010xx are both excellent cuts that fit tight in the top block but don't taper much in the leg. These jeans are relatively expensive, though, so again, you might want to wait until you've reached your desired weight before figuring out your size in them.
post #63 of 91
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Originally Posted by wmmk
agh, I said that badly. I know my shirts are too big now, but meant to ask whether I should start lifting weights with the goal of getting big enough to fill my current (small) shirts, or whether it would look better if I bulked up to the size of a mall brand medium. anyway, I'll take a look at the theory jawnz.
If you can add enough muscle to fill out size-small shirts in the shoulders and chest, that will look great, given your naturally skinny frame. To get to a size medium, you'd have to really bulk up, which probably isn't your goal if you want to look good in clothes. What's your current chest measurement, by the way? I found that increasing my chest from 35" to 38" made it MUCH easier to find clothes that fit well -- and I looked better in them (keeping my waist the same size) than I would have even if I had altered things to fit well at 35".
post #64 of 91
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
Any suggestions for straight cuts that are very slim through the top block & hips?
Acne Mics and Studio d'Artisan SD-103s are the best jeans with a slim top block that work for me personally. Both have a low to mid rise (back and front) and slim leg. You need to figure out what works best for you based on your body measurements however. I'd advise you to take measurements of any jeans that fit you well in the top block at the moment. The thigh and waist measurements are obviously critical. You can then compare these measurements with measurements available for different jeans on the net and come to your own conclusions. You also need to consider the front rise - I'd suggest lower than average if you've got long legs, higher if you've got shorter legs. The back rise measurement is important too and easy to overlook - if its too high in otherwise slim jeans and you don't have the ass to fill it out, the seat of the jeans will end up saggy in a bad way and contribute to hip flare.
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post
For the "lighten up" crowd - thanks for the input. The majority of you were born lucky and can roll around in dog shit and look pretty good doing it. A couple of you probably worked for it. The rest of you have little else than genetics to thank. Your nonchalance doesn't count.
+1 on this. Getting fit right is not easy if your body type diverges a lot from average. If you have not given much thought to this question you are either very lucky with your body type or have yet to realise how poorly your current clothes fit.
post #65 of 91
I agree with Nuff Said's suggestion of the Acne Mic -- it can occasionally be found for a good price (under $150), and it should fit about as well as any of the more expensive jeans for a guy with your build.
post #66 of 91
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
agh, I said that badly. I know my shirts are too big now, but meant to ask whether I should start lifting weights with the goal of getting big enough to fill my current (small) shirts, or whether it would look better if I bulked up to the size of a mall brand medium. anyway, I'll take a look at the theory jawnz.

It will take you at least a year or two to actually go up a size, if you're actually able to at all. I tried and gave up, it's pretty- really- difficult.
post #67 of 91
wmmk could put on muscle, but I don't see him jumping sizes anytime soon based on his bodytype. Unless you started eating 4x what you eat now...
post #68 of 91
I'm no expert on this, but it should be next to impossible to go up sizes with muscle. A big part of your physique is based on the simple size of your wrist. Thin wrists, small frame, small dude.
post #69 of 91
Uh, no.. your size is your chest width (pit to pit)*, shoulder width*, sleeve length**, length**, waist size*, thigh width*, collar*, inseam**. All of these change to some degree if you bulk up. How do you think body builders started out? * can and will change by working out ** might change slightly based on chest width
post #70 of 91
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post
I'm no expert on this, but it should be next to impossible to go up sizes with muscle. A big part of your physique is based on the simple size of your wrist. Thin wrists, small frame, small dude.

LOLWUT. When your post is worse than xenox's subsequent correction, something is seriously wrong.



To echo some of the sentiments above, putting on muscle so that you can fill out your clothes better is not going to be easy. You'll need to put a lot of effort both inside the gym and inside the kitchen (drastically increase your food intake). It's a long term solution; but it's a great idea and something you should consider anyway.
post #71 of 91
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
It will take you at least a year or two to actually go up a size, if you're actually able to at all. I tried and gave up, it's pretty- really- difficult.

36->40 inch very doable, but 40->42 was where i stalled
post #72 of 91
*clothes that fit me 101, and my observations over the years*

i think fit is the most important thing. i have $10 button ups that look better on me than $180 button ups bc the fit is impeccable. plus i think its stupid when you spend a ridiculous amount of money at selfedge for a chambray thats fabric was loomed on vintage japanese machines and has vintage mother of pearl buttons, whose holes were hand stamped by shinobi sensei of the so and so clan --- and it fits like a box. nothing against you if it fits.

also i do have slightly awkward proportions that make for a *fun* time trying to correct through dressing.

concerning my lower body, i have 3 issues -

1. short legs, long torso - i usually remedy this by wearing my pants where i'm supposed to and not letting them sag. i also buy jeans only with 10 inch inch rises, no lower rises than 9 in here. i also avoid jeans that have pre-distressing that hits below my knees. wearing shoes with heals like boots with my jeans also helps to elongate my legs. its a miracle how much that inch or 2 can do to completely change your proportions.

2. athletic sized quads, tiny calves and ankles - the combo of that and short legs makes skinny jeans look like i have carrots for legs, and huge wide hips - so i avoid em. slim straight legs work because they fit slim in my hips (and emphasize my tiny waist, which makes my shoulders look broader) but they hang ever so slightly away from my legs at the bottom giving me a more elongated look and a good strong foundation. if i'm wearing shorts and trainers, i tend to go with thinner soled shoes like converses, purcells, onitsuka mexicos. anything clunky emphasizes how tiny my ankles are. its like when you see guys at the gym that workout their upper boddies but have broomsticks for legs -- why would you want to emphasize that in your clothing?

3. noassatall syndrome (no ass) - god didn't bless me with junk in the trunk so its an ever lasting battle to buy pants that don't give me diaper ass. i generally avoid pants that have longer than a 10.5 in from rise/14 inch back rise bc i don't have the ass to fill out the back and all that extra material ends up dropping to the front, bringing the crotch down - so it looks sloppy. i also avoid pants that have a natural hip flare, or are curved like the japanese brands - again i can't fill out the curve so it just flares out. brands like nudie and imperial fit me really well, bc the hips are straight.

upper body woes - this won't be as extensive bc a lot of this stuff can be remedied easier by working out and good tailoring.

1. built straight up and down - you know how there are guys that just naturally have broad shoulders and have the v-shape upper body without even working out? - ya know, the guys that still have that v-shape even wearing a classic fit Polo oxford *coughs* i mean a tent - well i don't have that. to remedy this i really workout shoulders, lats, and my back - so my back looks wider. tucking shirts in helps this too, and shirts that hug my shoulders do too.

. . . so i'm done and i can't belive i wrote this much, but i think there is def things to be said about the miracle of clothes that fit, and being aware of what works for you.
post #73 of 91
I didn't know where to post this question, this might be the right place... I've got a question about yfyf's fits from over on the MC side of things. It seems like he has a very curved slim fit, not streight/cut style. Is his fit style based on his body type, or specific types of tailoring or suit manufaturers, etc... Bascially, I think the way he wears his suits seems very different to everyone else and i'm not sure if it's a style thing, or a body proportion thing, or what. Can anyone shed some thoughts on it? Thanks
post #74 of 91
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
agh, I said that badly. I know my shirts are too big now, but meant to ask whether I should start lifting weights with the goal of getting big enough to fill my current (small) shirts, or whether it would look better if I bulked up to the size of a mall brand medium. anyway, I'll take a look at the theory jawnz.
if you want to lift weights, please do it for the reason being that it will make you look healthier, and THEN the next step would be to buy clothes to fit you then, just my 2 cents, but I guess if you have clothes that you want to fit into, yeah I guess that would be a viable option
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post
I'm no expert on this, but it should be next to impossible to go up sizes with muscle. A big part of your physique is based on the simple size of your wrist. Thin wrists, small frame, small dude.
A lot of people think this, but I have incredibly thin wrists and forearms and I'm hitting 46 chest, and have about 3 times the size upper arms and shoulders of my forearms (obviously that part exaggerated, but you catch my drift.) Forearms and (wrist included) is one of the hardest things to build IMO...
post #75 of 91
Hahah... only on a fashun forum would you find guys whose reason to lift is so their clothes to fit better!! Wtf happened to just trying to be fitter and stronger??? I guess I can see it as a side benefit, but still
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