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I like bespoke clothes, but I have started lifting weights..

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Anyone else in this situation? The problem is not so much the clothes I have already - I don't mind slowly replacing them as I increase in size. But I still want to.. have clothes which fit me great. There's no way around switching to off-the-rack for a period of time, is there?
post #2 of 11
Don't overthink this "situation."
post #3 of 11
Bespoke clothes usually have quite a bit of extra cloth in the seams ("inlays") for size changes (see this for a great example). It is inconvenient when you have to wait for your clothes to be altered, but having a healthy body is more important. I recently gained 20 lbs from lifting, and am going through this process, too. I also warned my tailor that I will probably add another 15 before I'm done when he was fitting my next order. --Andre
post #4 of 11
It's not a big deal unless you wear your suits skin-tight or plan on putting a couple hundred pounds on your deadlift.
post #5 of 11
you will get FOOKIN HYOOGE overnight, stop immediately.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post
Bespoke clothes usually have quite a bit of extra cloth in the seams ("inlays") for size changes (see this for a great example). It is inconvenient when you have to wait for your clothes to be altered, but having a healthy body is more important.

I recently gained 20 lbs from lifting, and am going through this process, too. I also warned my tailor that I will probably add another 15 before I'm done when he was fitting my next order.

--Andre

I was in the same situation although I was only aiming for 10 - and my tailor said not to worry.
post #7 of 11
Seriously, don't think about it until your clothes are actually too small. It's not as easy as you might think to outgrow a shirt.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Here's another stupid question: if my traps are becoming built-up and better defined, will shirts with anaemic collars (I'm thinking J Crew) look better on me?
post #9 of 11
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Here's another stupid question: if my traps are becoming built-up and better defined, will shirts with anaemic collars (I'm thinking J Crew) look better on me?
No, they look worse because the shirt appears undersized.
post #10 of 11
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No, they look worse because the shirt appears undersized.

Agreed. I wouldn't worry too much - work out, stay healthy, and pick up a few new clothes if the need arises.
post #11 of 11
I had this problem when grew out of my 'skinny fuck' stage. I started sewing. And picking up other emasculating hobbies.
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