Originally Posted by Asian Afro
Idiot here with a stupid question: how do the SW&D crowd solve the basic problem of fit?
Shirts can be darted and the sleeve length shortened, but armholes tend to be low.
In North America, outerwear that's sized numerically usually means imports, which can be expensive for some people. I happen to be between a small and a medium, which means I often fill out a small-sized item very well. But what if I were slightly bigger or smaller?
I have relatively thin thighs but fat calves. What works for my thighs usually doesn't work for my calves. Buying RTW trousers means roomy thighs, which produce a poor silhouette with my rather flat back if I wore a well-fitted shirt.
Buying RTW casual wear for me means sticking with certain brands, which may not be stylish. Even when things fit, they can't compare to tailored fit.
So, how do the best guys on the other side deal with this? Do they make things fit, make things look like they fit, keep looking until something that fits is found, or is streetwear just unkind?
I'd ask over there, but thought it might benefit the MC side more, and I might look less stupid.