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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

First, I would like to say that I have no fashion sense, and thank you in advance for helping me out.

 

I have a B I G butt (and thighs). They're gigantic in proportion to the rest of my body. This wouldn't be so bad, but I also have extremely long legs and a relatively short torso. I can usually somewhat hide the sheer massiveness of my butt by leaving a button down shirt untucked or wearing a longer shirt, but as I become more professional and have to wear that "business casual" look which includes tucking in my button-down I feel like it just accentuates my big butt.

 

Is there a way around this? I don't mind having a big butt, but my shoulders probably have some work to do to catch up and make me look proportional.

 

If it helps, my measurements:

 

Chest: 43"

Waist: 35"

Hips (AKA Badonkadonk) 41"

 

I am 6'2 (74")

post #2 of 10
I think the best thing that you can do is make sure what you wear fits you as best as it can. Nothing draws more attention to a person's physique as when they are trying to cover something up. It is always obvious. I think shirts that aren't too blousey, but not painted on and trousers that fit well is the best you can do. Also, I would add that you might want to consider sportcoats in the proper length (covers your rear completely) and with side vents. I hope this helps.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hey,

 

I understand that I should get clothes that fit, but what sort of size pants should I get? Unless I am mistaken, my inseam is 34", and I usually get size 36 waist- but these sit pretty high on my body which just further reduces the length of my torso. If I end up buying pants with a larger waist I feel like they make me look wider (might not be true and just a mental thing) and don't fit right either.

 

My body is good for football - not for looking good in suits. Ahhh

 

The sport coat is a good idea- one I've taken advantage of before, but sometimes I feel like it's too formal?
 

post #4 of 10
I see what you are saying. When buying pants off the rack you should probably buy a size smaller and get them let out, the legs will be slimmer and rise lower. Try to find trousers that have a lower rise as well so you can wear them lower. Try to also wear pants without pleats.

Sportcoats aren't really formal at all. They have that connotation to people who aren't used to wearing suits, and well, sportcoats, but wool pants, and a button down collar shirt and a sportcoat is a classic staple business casual look.
post #5 of 10
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I see what you are saying. When buying pants off the rack you should probably buy a size smaller and get them let out, the legs will be slimmer and rise lower. .

He said he has big legs. If he does have big legs then going down in size risks the legs being painted on.

How hard is it to find pants with low rise today? Especially at his height?
post #6 of 10
I don't think his thighs are as big as he claims. I feel like most men claim this. He said pants make him look wider than he is. I think he should try it. Plus most off the rack pants are cut for fat republicans anyway so some slimming would be beneficial. Slim doesn't mean tight.
post #7 of 10
We need pics.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I feel like most men claim this..

I tend to agree with that but maybe his are.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Sportcoats aren't really formal at all. They have that connotation to people who aren't used to wearing suits, and well, sportcoats, but wool pants, and a button down collar shirt and a sportcoat is a classic staple business casual look.

This alone might solve the OP's problem. Of course if he goes the sportcoat route, sticking to a regular-to-high rise on his trousers is probably a good idea.
post #10 of 10
You think your proportions are messed up? haha im 5ft8 165 witha 42" chest, 31" waist, and 40" hips...but I really dont have a problem fitting into clothes as long as you have a good tailor. No way you are going to hide your butt so just accept it...plus girls like it wink.gif
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