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How to dress with a muscular build?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ABear, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. ABear

    ABear New Member

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    Gentlemen, 6'2'' guy, 208 pounds up from about 195.

    I'm not a tank, but recently I've put on quite a bit of mass in the shoulders, lats, and upper arms. In the last couple of weeks I've torn the elbows out of two different shirts I bought prior to starting the weighted pullup regimen that's been blowing up my upper back.

    If I get up to about 225 which is what I've targeted as an eventual goal, what am I looking at in terms of getting things that really fit well without being so vulnerable to sudden movement (riiiiip)? Are there options off the rack? If so, who's got the best shirts, suits, and pants, for people with very athletic builds?

    Or am I basically looking at commissioning something if I want to wear a really nice article of clothing?
     
  2. johng70

    johng70 Senior member

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    You're really going to have to get anything tailored. If you maintain your waistline you're not going to get anything designed for that body shape. So, either it's going to be baggy as all get-out around the waist or you get it tailored.
     
  3. dohare

    dohare Senior member

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    welcome to the V-shape club, slim waist, big lats/chest/arms. i get all of my shirts MTM, its the only way without hassle. but right now i use moderntailor.com, probably trying luxire soon for pants, and possibly shirts. I spend $50-100 on a shirt, so it's not any different from buying off the rack really, and i get to customize. luxire has extremely affordable prices for pants as well if you're hittin squats/leg press hard. going from 195 to 225 is huge if its pure muscle, or are you bulking? if so, why? O_O
     
  4. ABear

    ABear New Member

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    Quote:Honestly the weight gain wasn't really intentional. I started doing a LOT of rowing and Chin-Ups/Pull Ups because I realized my programing was leaving my lats weak and in need of more strength to stabilize me during squatting. I started coming home from work in "Destroy everything edible in the house" mode, and it just sort of happened that I packed on a bunch of mass in the shoulders.
     

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