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Advice for a skinny pale guy

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thin man, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. thin man

    thin man New Member

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    Unfortunately I have a skinny body and pale skin and reddish/blondish hair. Could someone give advice on the type of clothing I should be looking to buy to suit my body? I tend to wear plain t-shirts (differing colours) and hoodies. I find most clothing looks pretty bad on me...
     


  2. Stitches

    Stitches Senior member

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    Being, either, skinny and or pale is not an impediment to looking good in clothing.

    Body

    Anyone can look good in clothing but it takes confidence and a willingness to invest into trying new things. Browse through the WAYWT thread and look through the SF Success / Transformations thread to see examples.

    First, figure out what aesthetic you want and work towards that. Beyond taking the Rick Owens challenge and building a physique first, focus on your face and hair.

    Clothing

    The fact is, shitty quality clothing most often fits and feels like shit. Most people would be horrified by the prices this forum pays for clothing but the difference between a Hanes Three Pack and Sunspel is night and day in both fit and comfort. The same could be said for denim, shoes and boots, shirts, or (if you're MC) suits and ties.

    Buy a cheap measuring tape and take your measurements. If you are not wholly satisfied with clothing, don't buy it / return it.
     
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  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Okay, here's an answer that actually addresses the issues.

    Fit probably should be slim but not skinny. Patterns, layering, heavier fabrics, and (generally) dark colors help distract from thinness. Though dark colors up top with a fair complexion can be hard to do well. Same issue with pastels. Reddish hair usually makes wearing reddish shirts a bad idea. Extra details (such as patch pockets) above the waist usually help.

    The other reply is correct in that having an aesthetic in mind is an important starting point and that fitness also should be addressed soon.
     


  4. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

    ShoutOutsFoMyBo Senior member

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    im new too, but it should be mentioned that it is generally a bad idea to buy much clothing after just having encountered this place. i regret all of my modest purchases made in the last couple months.
     


  5. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    what is unfortunate about this? You can probably get work as a SLP model.

    You will get hardly any useful advice until you post a pic of yourself, so your next step is to do that.


    edit: I see from OP's profile that he hasn't been online since he started this threak. I am guessing he won't come back.
     
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