Where is a good place to buy fitted clothing (I live in Kansas)?
I have been buying clothing from Express, but I suspect it wasn't that great of quality; everyone on these forums seems to think that, too. I've seen some suggestions of H&M. They seem really inexpensive, but perhaps they are nicer..I've never visited one. They don't have a lot of options on their site. I've been buying the fitted 1MX shirts from Express, and I think they look pretty good when I'm standing, but when I sit they bunch up a lot at the buttons. If I try wearing a jacket with them, the collars seem to get pushed down and look terrible. I've bought one extra slim shirt from Brooks Brothers. They had me get a 15/33, although I think a 34 would have been better. When I bend my arm at all, my sleeve goes and stays down. It also seems a little bunchy at my waist. Maybe I'm overly picky? I'm 6ft1, 160lbs.
Thanks for any advice.
Try a made-to-measure service. You specify the fabric, the measurements, the type of collar, the presence or absence of a placket (which would help with the "buttons-bunch-up-when-I-sit-down" problem), etc.
Propercloth.com, one such MTM service, will remake your first shirt free of charge if you don't like the way it fits. That would probably be a good place for you to start, so that you don't have to worry too much about mistakes. Be prepared to spend $80-$100 minimum.
Anybody know of any brands that make underwear that conforms to every part of your body and makes you feel like you're wearing nothing? I think hanro and zimmerli are among the top luxury brands, but if quality means only the fabric is better, I wouldn't know the difference on my body if I had hanes briefs or hanro mercerized cotton on me.
Emporio Armani. The 95% cotton, 5% elastane models are really soft. They hug your body like a second skin, but don't constrict movement. It really does feel like you're wearing nothing.
Under Armour boxer breifs also fit like a second skin, but I've found that a) they restrict movement more than EA underwear, and b) the spandexy athletic fabric doesn't feel as comfortable on your skin as EA fabric does.
Calvin Klein is another good option, but I don't like CK underwear quite as much as EA underwear. However, CK boxer breifs/trunks aren't as constricting in the, erm, crack and crotch as are EA boxer breifs.