high armpits?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LooksGood, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. LooksGood

    LooksGood Senior member

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    Anyone else have a problem with most shirts being off fitting in that the armpits are cut a little too low in the torso? This also causes the upper back to be too narrow. This happens really bad with Polo RL sweaters and a little bit with Gap/Banana Republic shirts(slim fit).
     
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  2. biged781

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    Yes, it's called mass production. When you are creating a garment to fit the largest segment of the populous possible, and when much of that population is, erm... well, fat, you are going to cut them on the large side.
     


  3. LooksGood

    LooksGood Senior member

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    It depends on the manufacturer. Ralph Lauren doesn't give a shit about fitting for the masses based on their cuts. Their sleeves are waaay too small for the "average" U.S. male. The cut of their polos now is for very skinny people.

    I wonder what the average measurements are for an american male in his 20s?
     


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    Well what they used for when RTW first started becoming mainstream was the average measurements of the returning GI's from WW2. This is where we got 40R in suit sizes from. Then again we are talking about soldiers returning from war and not couch potatoes drinking a beer, eating a microwave dinner, while watching keeping up with the kardashians every night
     


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