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I've been looking for some new V-neck t-shirts or just some t-shirts in general that are more suited for someone with an athletic build. I have pretty broad shoulders and big upper back where Medium is too tight on my arms but Large is doesn't fit my torso (32)

Do you guys have any recommendations on brands or clothiers that make clothes for my build?
I've searched these forums (before posting off course!) and found that some recommendations were Uniqlo (don't have access to them to try on) and H&M (WAY too tight on the arms)

I like the sleeves to be be pretty loose for comfort but the shoulder area to be form fitting.
I know a lot of you guys work out and stay in great shape so what brands do you guys like?!

Thanks!
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As usual, most americans are too used to wearing shirts that are huge on them. They act like shirts constrict them so much. I was one of those people. You need to get used to wearing tighter clothes and be more confident about your body image. 9 out of 10 guys I 've talked to claimed to have broad shoulders.
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As usual, most americans are too used to wearing shirts that are huge on them. They act like shirts constrict them so much. I was one of those people.
You need to get used to wearing tighter clothes and be more confident about your body image.
9 out of 10 guys I 've talked to claimed to have broad shoulders.

You spend a lot of time talking about shoulder size with your bros?
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You spend a lot of time talking about shoulder size with your bros?

I believe he does random street interviews regarding shoulder width.
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9 out of 10 guys I 've talked to claimed to have broad shoulders.

Around here 9 out of 10 guys have jacked up massive thighs.
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Hey man,

 

I know the issue you are talking about! A lot of my friends who workout a lot really struggle finding shirts that fit. I have only been working out for 2 years now but I also have the issue.

 

I know you said you don't want to change brands but I have found a brand that designs shirts specifically for the athletic physique. Basically they complement the broad chest/shoulders and taper down to the narrow waist. The brand is called Tailored Athlete, you can find them here - www.bodybuildingclothing.org.

 

Let me know what you think!

 

All the best,

 

Harry

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As usual, most americans are too used to wearing shirts that are huge on them. They act like shirts constrict them so much. I was one of those people. You need to get used to wearing tighter clothes and be more confident about your body image. 9 out of 10 guys I 've talked to claimed to have broad shoulders.

It's pretty easy to tell if you have broad shoulders. If you're around average height but the shoulder seams on most size M's are too narrow. This sort of ill fit makes the sleeves shorter and just limits how good your upper body looks.

This is the case for me. 31" waist, 39" chest, and the seams on most size M's are too narrow.

I have found J Crew slim fit to be the best. I haven't tried the long sleeve though. Just short sleeve.

And yeah Zara super slim fit is way too slim. Even their relaxed fit is like a slim fit with no taper.
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