In between t-shirt sizes. Tight or loose?

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  1. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    How do you guys prefer to wear your t-shirts? I am not talking about the fitted, thin cotton, Trovata, designer shirts, but the regular ones. I have exactly a 36" chest which makes me on the tight end of a small but if I go to a medium, that starts at 38" and goes to 40". The length and flare at the bottom is also greater. So do you guys prefer a baggier fit or a tighter fit? Remember, this is not a fitted tee, this is a regular t-shirt.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    How do you guys prefer to wear your t-shirts? I am not talking about the fitted, thin cotton, Trovata, designer shirts, but the regular ones. I have exactly a 36" chest which makes me on the tight end of a small but if I go to a medium, that starts at 38" and goes to 40". The length and flare at the bottom is also greater. So do you guys prefer a baggier fit or a tighter fit? Remember, this is not a fitted tee, this is a regular t-shirt.

    I'm a 36 and pretty much a small x-small in everything.. so I'm quite puzzled by this. Small is usually a 38" so as a 36 you're on the "small" size of the smalls.
     


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    If you got it, flaunt it. Go small.
     


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    sygyzy Senior member

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    I'm a 36 and pretty much a small x-small in everything.. so I'm quite puzzled by this. Small is usually a 38" so as a 36 you're on the "small" size of the smalls.

    Smalls are 34-36. Here is a typical example, click on Sizing and Fit Info link.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Smalls are 34-36. Here is a typical example, click on Sizing and Fit Info link.

    It says:
    small = 34-36 (you're a 36, which clearly labels you as a small)
    Medium= 38-40

    So you're clearly a small, + companies often exagerate how big a size you should order because if you can't fit into a shirt you'll surely ask for a refund...

    Go to a few stores, try out smalls and you'll realize what I've mentionned before, 36 is always a small, sometimes an x-small. Of course you can size up if you like the fit better...
     


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    I'd say I'm in a similar situation and I've been going small all summer and it's working great. Good luck to you.
     


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    Tight is gay, go loose
     


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    lemmywinks Senior member

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    I'm between sizes too but I go with medium most of the time. With shirts I often find the collar a little too tight. If I had a better physique I would probably go small.
     


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    Your not going to be wearing tshirts tight with a 36 inch chest unless your ordering from a brand that specifically has those kinds of aesthetics. Most likely size small t shirts range from 38-40 inch when laid flat so no way that is tight at all man.
     


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    Tight is gay, go loose

    *applauds*
     


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