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post #76 of 91
It's beneficial to workout your forearms so when you roll-up sleeves, they stay up.
post #77 of 91
Since we have similar body types wmmk, I definitely agree with the adding muscle mass suggestion. You should go to the gym for the primary reason of becoming healthier though, not simply to make your clothes better.

That being said, definitely try to broaden your shoulders a bit. I have been working out for about a year now on my upper body, and recently, a tailor commented that I have broad shoulders for my size. This definitely makes BDs look better since it makes the shirt look more slim fitting on you. However, you have to worry about sleeve length (which is always a big worry for me), since you will find on MANY occasions that they sleeves are simply too short.

Also, I personally don't think your jeans look too tight, but I am a fan of the tighter clothes look. However, in the picture with that red BD, you have to make sure the proportions are correct. You can't wear an overly loose BD with your tight NCs, they may work well with another pair of pants. I feel like the more you just look at pictures of good fits, you'll eventually develop a sense of what works well for you.
post #78 of 91
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Originally Posted by Asch View Post
wmmk,

Trial and error, as most guys have said. In your specific case, I'd recommend working out your upper body to widen your shoulders, back, and chest a bit; this will make it MUCH easier to find clothes that you look good in. (You'll notice that fellow skinny posters who look great in all their fits, such as Lel, actually have a pretty athletic drop.) To reduce the appearance of your hips, I'd suggest wearing pants that fit tight in the top block but do not taper excessively through the leg, as many of your current pants do.

I've found it to be the exact opposite as far as shirts and working out. The wider my upper body is compared to my waist, the harder it is to find off-the-rack shirts that fit decently. They end up either too baggy around the waist or too tight around my chest/shoulders.
post #79 of 91
Thats because most cheap to mid-range clothing is currently designed for the average slightly overweight male and then unproportionatelly shortened for smaller sizes.
post #80 of 91
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Originally Posted by Fat-Elvis
I've found it to be the exact opposite as far as shirts and working out. The wider my upper body is compared to my waist, the harder it is to find off-the-rack shirts that fit decently. They end up either too baggy around the waist or too tight around my chest/shoulders.
Oh, absolutely. I wasn't very clear in what I meant. It's true that most shirts have zero (or even negative!) drop from chest to waist today -- annoying as hell for those with athletic builds, but easily fixed with $10 of tailoring. No amount of tailoring, on the other hand, makes it easy to look great in clothing if you don't look great without clothing. (A negative-drop shirt may "fit properly" on a guy with a beer belly, but he's still going to look bad in it.) In addition, if you're ultra-skinny (e.g., chest under 36"), like wmmk, it's tough to find anything that fits at all in the chest/shoulders, which is harder to tailor properly than the waist.
post #81 of 91
You can consistently find low and mid end designery stuff for prices that are consistent with mall brand retail if you keep an eye out for deep clearance sales, sample sales, century21/filenes basement, ebay, forum markets, etc... Also, urban outfitters, h&m, uniqlo, and topman help for cheapy stuff. If you're patient, and persistent, you can do stuff on the cheap
post #82 of 91
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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

Seriously man WTF! Lifting just so your clothes look better? Damn man some people on these fashion forums are nuts and can never think for themselves.
post #83 of 91
This thread is going downhill fast.
post #84 of 91
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
You can consistently find low and mid end designery stuff for prices that are consistent with mall brand retail if you keep an eye out for deep clearance sales, sample sales, century21/filenes basement, ebay, forum markets, etc... Also, urban outfitters, h&m, uniqlo, and topman help for cheapy stuff. If you're patient, and persistent, you can do stuff on the cheap

+100
I picked up a BoO wool jacket for an unbelievable price. Just be patient.
post #85 of 91
Alright, I got some fit questions for you guys out there.

So the vibe I'm getting is that different body types look better in certain clothing. Yep, that makes perfect sense. So I'm not a midget or look like I'm on 'roids, but I'd say I'm a bit shorter and more muscular than the average person here. As a general rule, should I try and buy slimmer clothes to give the illusion of being taller/thinner? For example, I recently bought a pair of Levi's 501 and 514 in the same size. Despite there seeming to be much more hype for 501s on this forum, I seem to like the way the 514s look more. While the 501s are good and I wear them, their looser fit makes a sort of unflattering silhouette on me (saggy ass). Likewise goes for a pair of Gap khakis I bought, and don't even get me started on t-shirts. So my question is, what should I try and do? Do you think I'm right and the cut of 501s/Gap khakis are just not for me, or maybe should I just try to size down a pair or two? As a rule of thumb, should I try and buy more slimming clothes to compliment my body type (in an opposite way)? At the same time, I do have a rather limited wardrobe, and maybe just as long as I pair looser clothes with looser clothes it will look alright. For instance, the only shoes I wear right now are Vans Authentics, which really look well with slimmer pants, but not as much with looser fits. Perhaps if I picked up some chukka/DB style shoes and a little looser/heavier shirt I'd match them with the 501s.

Any insight is more than welcome.
post #86 of 91
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Originally Posted by Clover216 View Post
Alright, I got some fit questions for you guys out there.

So the vibe I'm getting is that different body types look better in certain clothing. Yep, that makes perfect sense. So I'm not a midget or look like I'm on 'roids, but I'd say I'm a bit shorter and more muscular than the average person here. As a general rule, should I try and buy slimmer clothes to give the illusion of being taller/thinner? For example, I recently bought a pair of Levi's 501 and 514 in the same size. Despite there seeming to be much more hype for 501s on this forum, I seem to like the way the 514s look more. While the 501s are good and I wear them, their looser fit makes a sort of unflattering silhouette on me (saggy ass). Likewise goes for a pair of Gap khakis I bought, and don't even get me started on t-shirts. So my question is, what should I try and do? Do you think I'm right and the cut of 501s/Gap khakis are just not for me, or maybe should I just try to size down a pair or two? As a rule of thumb, should I try and buy more slimming clothes to compliment my body type (in an opposite way)? At the same time, I do have a rather limited wardrobe, and maybe just as long as I pair looser clothes with looser clothes it will look alright. For instance, the only shoes I wear right now are Vans Authentics, which really look well with slimmer pants, but not as much with looser fits. Perhaps if I picked up some chukka/DB style shoes and a little looser/heavier shirt I'd match them with the 501s.

Any insight is more than welcome.

514s get squeezed out because this forum likes it's more tapered cousin the 511... or us skinnies like 510 better. If you are a bit shorter than average I would get slimmer clothing... infact as long as you aren't roidinflated I would say slimmer clothing looks better on anyone regardless of height (within a normal height range). Seeing as you are more muscular, 511s wouldn't exactly be a flattering look.
post #87 of 91
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514s get squeezed out because this forum likes it's more tapered cousin the 511... or us skinnies like 510 better. If you are a bit shorter than average I would get slimmer clothing... infact as long as you aren't roidinflated I would say slimmer clothing looks better on anyone regardless of height (within a normal height range). Seeing as you are more muscular, 511s wouldn't exactly be a flattering look.

Alright, cool. One thing I don't get though is why if like you said slimmer clothing on looks better on all people, do so many here prefer the 501s? Am I wearing them wrong or are they just not the jean for me?

Thanks.
post #88 of 91
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
or whether it would look better if I bulked up to the size of a mall brand medium.

Would this even be possible for you?
Would you try to bulk up your legs too so they would be in proportion?
post #89 of 91
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Originally Posted by Clover216 View Post
Alright, cool. One thing I don't get though is why if like you said slimmer clothing on looks better on all people, do so many here prefer the 501s? Am I wearing them wrong or are they just not the jean for me?

Thanks.

Most people, I'd say.

501s are kind of the quintessential jean, they will remain a classic... but there is quite a bit more love for the likes of APC NS, Crate Routes, etc.
post #90 of 91
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Originally Posted by Clover216 View Post
Alright, cool. One thing I don't get though is why if like you said slimmer clothing on looks better on all people, do so many here prefer the 501s?

Do they? I think you're mistaken about that, although the STF 501 are considered the go-to cheap, easily available entry-level raw denim. Of course, raw denim is also available cheaply in other Levis cuts, but they're a bit harder to come by.

I've never owned a pair of 501s in my life. The high rise, especially, kills it for me.
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