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post #16 of 65
^trust me i am sort of fat right now, almost to the point of morbidly obese, but i have these tees in large and they make me look like a model.
post #17 of 65
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
^trust me i am sort of fat right now, almost to the point of morbidly obese, but i have these tees in large and they make me look like a model.

Hmm, I think what phxlawstudent is trying to do, however, is the opposite. He's looking for a shirt that has a significant drop to accentuate his build, rather than disguise poundage.
post #18 of 65
no never. But I have a little baby 6" drop.
post #19 of 65
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Do people really walk into a tailor's and ask to have their tee shirts altered? And do this with a straight face? And don't get laughed at?

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post #20 of 65
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Do people really walk into a tailor's and ask to have their tee shirts altered? And do this with a straight face? And don't get laughed at?
I plan to taper my own t-shirts with a sewing machine. That being said, if I didn't want to do it myself or didn't have the time, I don't see anything wrong with taking them to a place that does alterations. T-shirts, like any other piece of clothing, can look good or bad on a person. For someone with a significant drop, and especially also of a shorter stature, it's very difficult to find one that appears flattering. If you're not going to do it yourself, what other option would there be? What's wrong with wanting to get the best fit possible, t-shirt or not? I'm 5' 7" and have a 9.5" drop, and I swim in my t-shirts if they fit in the shoulders / chest.
post #21 of 65
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Do people really walk into a tailor's and ask to have their tee shirts altered? And do this with a straight face? And don't get laughed at?
What type of person refuses work? Its not like the typical tailor (I call them alterationists) actually make garments. They usually suck at major surgery on suits because they don't know how to construct one from scratch. I bet most of their work is altering the waist, hem, and sleeve length of clothing. Would I even think about asking a real tailor to do it? No. Not only is the labor charge not worth it, I have better things for him to do. Like make me a suit, or shirt, or pants. Besides, he charges a lot for his time. I'm talking about the alterations shop that only deals with alterations. Doesn't make or necessarily know how to create garments from scratch. You know, the ones that charge you $10-12 to hem pants and $15 to take in the waist of a shirt. Thats $15 more dollars for that store. Everyone wins. edit: You know, for such a style-forward place, I would imagine the people would be more receptive to getting the perfectly fitting garment. We do it to button downs, pants, jeans, suits, etc. We wear a t-shirt on its own, why wouldn't we want to look our best in said t-shirt?
post #22 of 65
hell no
post #23 of 65
Get uniqlo tshirts problem solved, I have a big drop too and they look fine.
post #24 of 65
Yup, Uniqlo a perfect fit for me.
post #25 of 65
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Originally Posted by phxlawstudent View Post
edit: You know, for such a style-forward place, I would imagine the people would be more receptive to getting the perfectly fitting garment. We do it to button downs, pants, jeans, suits, etc. We wear a t-shirt on its own, why wouldn't we want to look our best in said t-shirt?

Your mistake is that you assume most of us actually wear t-shirts frequently. Maybe as an under layer, but it's not something that typically garners a second thought. You're in the minority of people who have difficulty finding a well-fitting tee.
post #26 of 65
FWIW Zara has a "Super Slim Fit" shirt that fits very well.
post #27 of 65
mossimo athletic fit v's from target are good
post #28 of 65
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Your mistake is that you assume most of us actually wear t-shirts frequently. Maybe as an under layer, but it's not something that typically garners a second thought. You're in the minority of people who have difficulty finding a well-fitting tee.
I can only assume most of America and by extension, this forum does not have an athletic body shape. However, what does that have to do with open-mindedness about tailoring a t-shirt? I'm open to a better solution. But so far I haven't seen any. I'll check out uniqlo's website, but I'm not holding out much hope that it will be better than BR or Boss. edit: They all look tubular in construction.
post #29 of 65
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I can only assume most of America and by extension, this forum does not have an athletic body shape. However, what does that have to do with open-mindedness about tailoring a t-shirt?

I'm open to a better solution. But so far I haven't seen any. I'll check out uniqlo's website, but I'm not holding out much hope that it will be better than BR or Boss.

I'm saying the reason everyone is putting down tailoring tees is because they don't share the same issue.

IME Uniqlo is more unforgiving than BR's tees.. seems more suited for skinny guys. If you have to tailor a tee, just go for it.
post #30 of 65
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I did look at their site, and the shirts look good on those models, but those models are almost anorexic when compared to myself.

Checked ebay for some "real people" models. Bingo! And they look like they aren't very aggressively tapered at all.

I have a 10" drop (42 chest to 32 waist) and the best fitting T in my closet by far is an Alternative organic crew. It's not aggressively tapered per-se but the material has this fantastic way of conforming to your shape without making you look like you're wearing your little brother's shirt; I think the reason it looks so shapeless on that model is because the model himself is doughy and shapeless The problem I usually have with shirts is that they'll tend to billow out in the back but this shirt fits great all over.

I got mine here:

http://tinyurl.com/yjvtvsv

$7 for the 3.5oz organic crew vs $28 direct from alternative! Honestly their shipping is slow and their service is poor but at those prices it's still totally worth it.
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