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A problem with sizes

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well its looks like Im a newbie here. Hello everyone. I'll start my first post with a style question I have for you. I am 15 years old, I stand 5' 7, and weigh about 140. I work out frequently and have muscular build. Most of the time Ive been a teenager I have worn my tshirts in a size S. Sometimes I feel this may be too tight, but when I try M's I feel they are too big. Is this just because I am not used to that size or should I still with the small? A lot of people say I look good with the small shirts but others say I need to get them bigger. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 11
t-shirts sizes are sized 's' through 'xxl', etc.; they are not exact. you may be an 'in-between' size, which would explain why you can wear either the 's' or 'm'. also, some people prefer the more fitted or the less fitted look, which could explain the opinions you have received.
post #3 of 11
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I work out frequently and have muscular build.  ....others say I need to get them bigger.
I see guys dressed like this all the time, especially in Chelsea, where I live. I have one friend that seems to favor t-shirts befitting an pubescent. People wear tight clothes to show off their physique. The problem is, they wear clothes that are too small. People that are in good shape make their clothes look better, providing that they fit. Go to a medium, or, wear a collared shirt.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
How would the collared shirt cause a difference in the size? Are you saying that they are meant to be smaller or bigger? I dont quite understand.
post #5 of 11
Generally, people don't wear collared shirts than mold to their body like a second skin. There are exceptions - stretchy shortsleeved numbers you can buy at the mall. But generally, cotton dress shirts don't stretch - so to be able to move, they have to have some room. The same cannot be said of t-shirts: if you can fit you head through, you can wear them. I'd just be wary of wearing anything that looked like it was painted on - it's never flattering, no matter how cut you are.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
This problem is especially troublesome for me when shopping through Polo Ralph Lauren. You see, a Polo S cuts my circulation off, yet when I put on one of their M's it makes me feel like I should be in a gangsta rap video.
post #7 of 11
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This problem is especially troublesome for me when shopping through Polo Ralph Lauren.  You see, a Polo S cuts my circulation off, yet when I put on one of their M's it makes me feel like I should be in a gangsta rap video.
You're in between sizes, go with the larger size for a looser fit, smaller size for a tighter fit. I wouldn't worry too much about it, other than being selective with your clothes. Since you're still growing, anything that fits well now probably won't fit well in a year. If you're in the habit of keeping your clothes for a long time (nothing to be ashamed of - I do) go with the larger size.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
What do you feel is more stylish for my body type, a loose fit or a tight fit?
post #9 of 11
Actually the problem also has to do with how the mass designers cut ther clothing. For example the majority of the population is not going to be slim or muscular as you are so clothing is not tailored towards these minorities. This is especially true with American designers. If you were shopping for such brands such as Fendi or Dior Homme the difference would be apparent. Dior Homme is especially slim, and fits me perfectly while the brands like Polo is really large especially around the chest, waist parts. It makes one look like one is wearing a women's blouse.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Haha ya' well Im a Michigan resident so we dont have a very extensive selection of high end retailers, with the exception of the Somerset mall in Troy which has a promising selection.
post #11 of 11
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What do you feel is more stylish for my body type, a loose fit or a tight fit?
I'm inclined to go with whatever feels best. Dammit, we're men, we don't have to be uncomfortable to be stylish.
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