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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Despos
The baggy trouser can be altered by tapering. This helps more than you might think. If the trouser is very very long and needs to a lot of cloth cut off when hemming, the knee position is too low and the proportion and shape are off. This can be adjusted and corrected by tapering, but use a tailor with a good sense of proportion. Shouldn't break the bank.

This is excellent advice, and often overlooked. The difference can be shocking. (I'm not short but I'm thin.) I bought one pair of trousers thinking they fit well enough, but found myself rarely wearing them. After I took them in for tapering, they became one of my favorites.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Despos
Fred Astaire and the Duke of Windsor were under 5'7" and 36 or 38 chest.

Do you have the number of their tailor?
post #18 of 23
number nine...number nine...number nine...
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
heres a picture of me, i mean whats wrong with those HUGE sleves? lol or maybe my arms are too small.


post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
so guys are those stripes doing me any favours as i mostly wear them.
post #21 of 23
What size is the shirt? I never buy shirts whose shoulder seam falls over the end of my shoulder, onto the bicep (I also avoid golf shirts, since they are cut full to allow for twisting, etc.). You need at least one size smaller. If that shirt is a small, try a boy's extra large for polo shirts and MTM or custom dress shirts. Edit: I also try to find polo shirts with elastic cuffs on the sleeves. A shirt that hugs my biceps, small as they are, looks better than one that's baggy.
post #22 of 23
Because you're thin, the horizontal stripes work well for you. They add width. I use the same trick.
post #23 of 23
Horizontal stripes are not as effective as most believe. That's because they often look youthful. Thinness makes a younger person look younger, even more so if he is slight. Clothes should counter that. Thinness does not make an older person look younger, but youthful patterns and colors can look age-inappropriate.
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