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T-shirt flare-out -- help??

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by stylenoobie, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    um, meaning it's not that big a deal. Do what you can, get an appropriately sized T-shirt, and go on.

    some people use t-shirts as outfit staples more than button-ups and other shirts. they deserve the same consideration
     
  2. Robert

    Robert Well-Known Member

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  3. BB1

    BB1 Well-Known Member

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    Get Japanese tees-- problem solved.

    Most are cut for people with skinny arms. And you generally don't have to size down to a near skin tight fit in the chest in order to get the smaller arm openings.
     
  4. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    some people use t-shirts as outfit staples more than button-ups and other shirts
    Truth. J Crew tees have very slim arm openings, especially the internet-only "extra slim broken in tees." They're a bit pricey but just about the only tee that fits the way I like. And the only thing I ever buy from J Crew.
     
  5. chicfric

    chicfric Active Member

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    If you want a shirt to hug you bicep, you will need a smaller shirt. or you can opt for a shirt with a small percent of spandex
     
  6. TerryWogan

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    Roll the sleeves once or twice.
     
  7. crackerjack

    crackerjack Well-Known Member

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    I too always had problems finding my perfect t-shirt, in terms of quality and fit.
    You should try Alan red, it's an italian brand and fits a bit slim (a bit like AA) and has relatively narrow sleeves, but not like muscle shirts. For me (6"2, 178lbs) a size L in AR Milano is perfect, not as tight as some models wear it. Got 4 in black and 4 in white, unfortunately colors are unavailable in the Netherlands ;(
    I'm pretty sure this t shirt will fit your needs.
     
  8. Reggs

    Reggs Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree - try a smaller shirt. I'm 6'2" 185lbs and I wear a M in Hanes, AA, etc. My wife got me a couple of SMALL v-necks from the Gap recently that are a bit too big!

    What is your height and weight, and what size Ts are you buying right now?


    I was seduced by those at first too. They fit well when you try them on, but they bellow out at the sleeves and waist very quickly.
     
  9. TeeKay

    TeeKay Well-Known Member

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    I recently went into Target to buy some groceries and wandered into the clothing department. I found these shirts called "Mossimo Supply Co Athletic Fit Shirts"(Mossimo is Target's house brand)...and they fit amazingly. They hug the biceps and don't flare out at the waist, and the length is perfect. They are soft(for an $8 shirt) and have retained their shape and feel after a couple washes(I've only had them for 2 weeks). I bought one, wore it for a day, then went back and bought some more because I liked them so much. I am 5'10", 185 pounds with a 42" chest, 34" waist, 15" arms and I wear a medium. I can post pics if wanted but I'm not sure if that's necessary with a t shirt. edit: http://www.target.com/Mossimo-V-Neck..._com_brand-bin This is the exact shirt I am wearing right now.
     
  10. stylenoobie

    stylenoobie New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. The tri-blend AA shirt is certainly a huge improvement.
     
  11. DLester

    DLester Well-Known Member

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    Get Japanese tees-- problem solved.

    Most are cut for people with skinny arms. And you generally don't have to size down to a near skin tight fit in the chest in order to get the smaller arm openings.


    which ones do you get?
     
  12. APK

    APK Well-Known Member

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    I've found some of the H&M tees to work well in this department. The sleeves don't engulf the bicep, but they don't obnoxiously cling to them like shrink wrap. At $6 a pop, it's a quality option.
     

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