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American Apparel

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by vincent, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. vincent

    vincent Senior member

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    I just purchased a bunch of american apparel. I bought henleys, v-necks, t-shirts, sweatshirts...

    I am very happy with the fit. I am about 6'2 1/2 and weight about 160 and the american apparel fit is amazing.

    I used to have problems with length. I would often try slim fitting clothing but the length would be too short. American Apparel shirts are very slim and also, have a good length.


    I highly recommend american apparel to all tall and slim guys.
     
  2. WatchGuy

    WatchGuy Senior member

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    I agree. Just be careful... they do loose an inch or two of length after washing.
     
  3. Goldengloves

    Goldengloves Senior member

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    Vincent, that's very good to know. I too am about the same height/weight as you (6'3", 170) and was going to stop by AA this week. Did you buy all Larges?
     
  4. sbbbjm

    sbbbjm Senior member

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    i would only dry them for 10-15 minutes on low just so they can shrink back to their original sizes. then hang em on a rack so you don't stretch the necks out

    all my american apparel tees have def shrunk down alot, which is fine bc now they are more fitted, but it might be bad news in length for you.
     
  5. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    It's really annoying that you tall guys can get AA and it fits well. I get AA and it's way too long on me (5'6" 161lbs)
     
  6. vincent

    vincent Senior member

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    I actually bought them in size small. The fit is pretty tight but it looks good.

    I had previously bought an american apparel sweaer in size large which was too big and did not skrink after multiple washes.

    After reading your posts, i am now considering exchanging some of my stuff for size medium because I do not want my t-shirts, sweaters..to be too small.

    What do you guys suggest?

    Again i am 6'2 about 160 and size small fits perfectly before wash.
     
  7. JayMcDenim

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    I have a friend who is about your height and while a little slimmer he learned his lesson aboutbuying size small hehe. He has about 5 expensiv sweaters,all too short for him.
     
  8. WatchGuy

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    I actually bought them in size small. The fit is pretty tight but it looks good.

    I had previously bought an american apparel sweaer in size large which was too big and did not skrink after multiple washes.

    After reading your posts, i am now considering exchanging some of my stuff for size medium because I do not want my t-shirts, sweaters..to be too small.

    What do you guys suggest?

    Again i am 6'2 about 160 and size small fits perfectly before wash.


    I would say wash one of them and dry it to hell. That way, you know the max it will shrink. My guess is you need a medium.
     
  9. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm surprised you don't find the shirts to be too short. I'm 5' 11", and the AA medium just hits the top of my jeans. Any shorter and I'd be showing some skin.
     
  10. thinman

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    I'm 6'3" 170 lbs. (160 lbs. when I tried on AA tees and polos) and I'd recommend medium. Although the small fit me, they were tight enough to allow for no shrinkage. I'm currently hesitating to buy because I'm not sure about the durability of AA shirts.
     
  11. cmrocks

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    I would definately change them in for mediums. I'm 5'10 and 160 lbs and a medium (depending on what kind of shirt actually) fits me perfectly. I bought some thermals and henleys in small and they do fit but they are too tight IMO.
     
  12. jiomitori

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    I wonder if it has to do with body type as well. I'm 5'10" and weigh about 155, and after 3 or 4 washes, my small AA t-shirts fit fine (though I'll say I like a pretty fitted look, but they are definitely not tight).
     
  13. Rolo

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    Fit aside, my first experience with AA was not a good one. Quite simply, the quality sucked hard. Of the six shirts I ordered, one was sewn so poorly as to be unwearable. One shoulder was 5/8" longer than the other. On another shirt, one of the seams on the sleeve unravelled after the first washing.
     
  14. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The quality is very spotty. I guess workers get slack when they aren't in sweatshop conditions - homeboy Dov better start crackin' dat whip and stop banging the underage stockgirl/models!!
     
  15. ts4them

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    I'm surprised you don't find the shirts to be too short. I'm 5' 11", and the AA medium just hits the top of my jeans. Any shorter and I'd be showing some skin.
    You must be very long waisted, because those tees run longer than any I've ever tried on.
     
  16. shelton

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    I'm 5'11 also, have broad shoulders, and most of the guys size small tees are too long on me, too tight in the armpits, and too baggy everywhere else. The fit of each t-shirt can be alot different too. My solution to get a good fit was buy womens size XL and try on 2-3 of the same shirt.
     
  17. vincent

    vincent Senior member

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    Like I said previously,

    I find the length perfect. I have a "long" body and american apparel fits just right. Usually the length is a big issue.
     
  18. A Y

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    I haven't had problems with my AA shirts (polos and Ts) after several washes. I'm 6-0 at 165 lbs, and the mediums work well on me: not too tight, and not a big bag either. I really like the lengths, too: wearing a 32x32 Nudie RRDS, the AA polo's bottom hem will hang at least 4 inches below the top of the jeans, which is great for me because I tuck my shirts into my jeans.

    --Andre
     
  19. knucks

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    whoa so many tall and skinny guys here haha
     
  20. Oneitis

    Oneitis Active Member

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    I think what may help explain the sizing it that they may have re-sized a lot of their shirts. I used to be a size Large and that fit me perfectly.

    But I recently bought a new T-shirt from there in a Large and it was noticeably bigger, even after a wash and dry.
     

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