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post #16 of 43
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Originally Posted by jsherman02 View Post
I agree with your statement. I was looking at t-shirts today from Diesel....who is a medium in these? Or G-Star? I am in a XL at least if not a XXL.

I have a Diesel hoodie that I bought a few yrs back. Its a XL and it's a little tight.
And I have a Michigan hoodie from Champion...its a M.
post #17 of 43
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Originally Posted by jsherman02 View Post
Where do you shop? There is a large amount of items that carry a ton of trim fit clothing. Walk into a Nordstrom...everything is slim fit.
I shop almost nowhere locally, because no places carry fitted clothing. It's uncommon to find a 38 in suit sizes, rare to find a 36, and 34 simply doesn't exist. I walk into Nordstroms and I'll find an overwhelming number of L and XL, but barely a small, let alone an XS which most companies don't even bother making. I don't understand this hate against smaller and slimmer sizes. There is ALWAYS the options to size up. Every brand has an XL size, but few have an XS (and if they do it's more of a glorified S). If XL is still too small, most brands still offer an XXL. Does an XXS for men exist? I could probably name maybe a handful of brands that do this and none of them are locally available. There are many, many, many options to choose for full cuts. Shops such as Brooks Brother, the normal RL shirts, JPress, all their cuts are extremely full. I find "slim" versions of clothing items a good step in the right direction, but they really are are just slim on normal people and not actually mean for people on the slimmer side. For me, there is no option to size down, unless I want to start shopping in the boys department which just means awkward boxy cuts. For me, virtually no options exist for items such as sweaters and shirts, at least nothing remotely affordable. You could walk into any Nordstroms, JCPenny, Sears, Gap, BR, Saks, and find full cuts in almost every item. *Note: This excludes tee shirts and jeans in which almost anyone can find something their size in them.
post #18 of 43
I think that I say this post's title out loud several times a week. I'm 5'7", 135 lbs, 14.5" neck, 34 Chest and sometimes I feel like giving up on trying to find things!

At the GAP for instance, I was very happy when I found some sweaters on sale for $12 in a size Small, which ended up being too baggy and the arms too long for me

Best idea is to find XS's online, even though it's often less fun than going out to shop.
post #19 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lel View Post
I shop almost nowhere locally, because no places carry fitted clothing. It's uncommon to find a 38 in suit sizes, rare to find a 36, and 34 simply doesn't exist. I walk into Nordstroms and I'll find an overwhelming number of L and XL, but barely a small, let alone an XS which most companies don't even bother making.

I don't understand this hate against smaller and slimmer sizes. There is ALWAYS the options to size up. Every brand has an XL size, but few have an XS (and if they do it's more of a glorified S). If XL is still too small, most brands still offer an XXL. Does an XXS for men exist? I could probably name maybe a handful of brands that do this and none of them are locally available.

There are many, many, many options to choose for full cuts. Shops such as Brooks Brother, the normal RL shirts, JPress, all their cuts are extremely full. I find "slim" versions of clothing items a good step in the right direction, but they really are are just slim on normal people and not actually mean for people on the slimmer side. For me, there is no option to size down, unless I want to start shopping in the boys department which just means awkward boxy cuts.

For me, virtually no options exist for items such as sweaters and shirts, at least nothing remotely affordable. You could walk into any Nordstroms, JCPenny, Sears, Gap, BR, Saks, and find full cuts in almost every item.

*Note: This excludes tee shirts and jeans in which almost anyone can find something their size in them.

I think you (size 34) are a very small %.....maybe you should mix in a cheeseburger now and then.
post #20 of 43
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Originally Posted by jsherman02 View Post
I think you (size 34) are a very small %.....maybe you should mix in a cheeseburger now and then.

I'm definitely not as small as Lel, but I too have trouble sometimes finding clothes in my size or that fit the way I want.

As for the above: do you realize that this is something slender people hear constantly? And that it annoys the hell out of them?
post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by King Francis View Post
I'm definitely not as small as Lel, but I too have trouble sometimes finding clothes in my size or that fit the way I want.

As for the above: do you realize that this is something slender people hear constantly? And that it annoys the hell out of them?

I understand...it is a joke and most people would rather be thin than well....fat.
post #22 of 43
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Originally Posted by jsherman02 View Post
I think you (size 34) are a very small %.....maybe you should mix in a cheeseburger now and then.

Maybe everyone else should just put down the cheeseburger every once in a while

In all seriousness, while I consider myself a lean 34, it's in a built way as I do work out, if I didn't I would be a scrawny 32. However most of the problem lies within a very small waist, and high armholes. So unless I start packing on a gut, there's no way I can fill out a shirt's waist even remotely (since very few offer a good amount of taper).

I suppose my problem is mostly with cut. Chest and shoulders I can fit ok with sometimes, but it is the huge armholes, the giant baggy sleeves, and the billowing waist that just kills me.
post #23 of 43
Found a similar thing. I'm 6'1, 185lbs with a 34" waist and I used to regularly buy large, sometimes XL in certain brands. Now, almost everything (especially shirts) need to be medium, and even those are often "blousing" on me. And I know for certain my weight/body type hasn't changed that significantly.
post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lel View Post
Maybe everyone else should just put down the cheeseburger every once in a while

In all seriousness, while I consider myself a lean 34, it's in a built way as I do work out, if I didn't I would be a scrawny 32. However most of the problem lies within a very small waist, and high armholes. So unless I start packing on a gut, there's no way I can fill out a shirt's waist even remotely (since very few offer a good amount of taper).

I suppose my problem is mostly with cut. Chest and shoulders I can fit ok with sometimes, but it is the huge armholes, the giant baggy sleeves, and the billowing waist that just kills me.

Is your waist a 34, or your chest? A 34 Chest is really small.
post #25 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lel View Post
Does an XXS for men exist? I could probably name maybe a handful of brands that do this and none of them are locally available.
Topman has XXS. I'm a 34 chest and wear XS in Topman. In Ben Sherman I wear an S.
post #26 of 43
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Originally Posted by jsherman02 View Post
Where do you shop? There is a large amount of items that carry a ton of trim fit clothing. Walk into a Nordstrom...everything is slim fit.

They claim to be slim fit. The reality is quite different. I picked up a few "slim-fit" shirts from Nordstrom, a Calvin Klein dress shirt and one other brand. I'm 6 feet tall and 165 pounds. I would need an extra 20-30 pounds, mainly around my gut, in order to get those shirts to fit right.
post #27 of 43
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Originally Posted by Happydayz View Post
They claim to be slim fit. The reality is quite different. I picked up a few "slim-fit" shirts from Nordstrom, a Calvin Klein dress shirt and one other brand. I'm 6 feet tall and 165 pounds. I would need an extra 20-30 pounds, mainly around my gut, in order to get those shirts to fit right.

I think the problem is that Nordies calls slim fit what they should be calling athletic fit. I generally do well with the standard american slim fit dress shirt in my size (16 x 36 - almost all of the american slim fits measure at 48 x 43.5, which works fine for me since I'm a 42~43 chest and 36 waist at 6'1" and 205~210 lbs), although an inch or two less in the waist would probably be ideal.

I have found CT's slim fit (or maybe it was called trim fit) to be too tight in the chest and shoulders (I think they do 46 chest and 42 waist at 16 x 36).

Most designer clothing is way too tight for me in the chest/shoulder region.
post #28 of 43
i noticed MEDIUM boxers for JCREW have waist size 32-34
IF A 34 WAIST IS A MEDIUM I DONT WNAT TO EVEN KNOW WHat a large is...

alot of places (i would say im a standard 38" chest), I need to even size down to an XS from a medium(what i should be) to get it to fit correctly in the body, of course by then the shoulders are horrible

having to have clothes that 'fit' is really a love/hate relationship, because i can no longer buy anything from the mall, and have to buy nothing but designer clothing 99% of the time :\\
post #29 of 43
I think what got lost in this discussion is that the OP is trying on golf shirts. Golf shirts, the ones made by golf brands that is (nike, callaway, etc) are typically on the fuller side. I'm not sure why the design is such, but maybe has something to do with swing comfort? In any case, Nike's other lines fit differently such as their running (small=small) or basketball (small doesnt exist, all shorts are baggy).

But to chime in on sizing in general, yes, things are too big these days...I'm a 34chest
post #30 of 43
i'm at the point where meandering into the women's section doesn't sound like such a bad idea. i can't even find black socks that fit.
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