Originally Posted by intent
Speak for yourself. I'm the OP, and it has nothing to do with jealousy. I just think the whole skinny lapel, tight waist with forced lines, etc. look on most people look like crap. You might look back at this and laugh. However, by all means, if you're slim and tall wear what looks best for you. For the record, I'm even more against baggy clothes. That includes most dress shirts sold in America.
In the last few years, dept stores have stopped stocking 30" belts, but have added 42-44" belts. The 30" belts have to be special ordered. It's because over 70% are overweight now. Department stores have done the same thing with other clothing items. The sizes are just ridiculously wide in the body of most shirts. In America, only designer labels and European brands have shirts that are truly "slim fit". Department store brands "regular fit" clothes are very wide. Shirt stores with slim fit lines aren't much better. A Hilditch and Key slim fit line shirts have a 51" chest and 45" waist with a 16.5" collar. I have a 37" chest and a 34" waist. That's 14" in fabric allowance in the chest and 11" in the waist". Regular fit shirts with 14+" in allowance is the rule. Centers for Disease Control Obesity Statistics 2005-06 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus08.pdf#070
72.1% of American males are overweight 61.6% of American males between 20-34 are overweight 75.2% of American males between 35-44 are overweight Clothing stores have to cater to larger waistlines by adjusting waist sizes larger, instead of making "stout fit" suits and "relaxed fit" shirts. Being slim is a now a trend. Now some stores are carrying "slim fit" clothes that aren't really slim, but made for less overweight people.