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Advice on fit crewnecks, in between sizes

carnivoro

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My first post after reading through a lot of threads and following a lot of good advice, so thanks for that.

I wear fine-knit crewneck sweaters directly on the skin, wool or cashmere. I am 41 years old (1.77m), exercise a lot and have a low fat percentage and larger chest, which causes me to be between two sizes: small and medium. The small shows some lines at the armpit and the shoulders are slightly higher. It looks a little tighter, but not too tight. Medium sits nicer on the chest and shoulders, but at the stomach and waist it is a lot wider. There is more fabric, also not necessarily a bad thing.

What do you guys recommend? The small where my body is more visible, or the medium which is more comfortable and perhaps more classy.
 

breakaway01

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You’ll really need to post some pictures to get useful advice.
 

SteveMc

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Generally speaking, most people here prefer the classy look. If the smaller size isn't really tight, aka "muscle fit" it can work as well - will need to see pictures to judge.
I used to trim most of my shirts/tops around the mid section to get a better fit. This adds up to the costs, but you get a much better fit all around.
 

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