Question that takes an interesting aside: I need help with..

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by greatfire, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. nomovement

    nomovement Senior member

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    oh, gross, oh well-I couldn't find them online, had to look. thanks.
     
  2. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    That Rag & Bone jean suggestion caused a chain reaction that led me to some good finds, that I will investigate further. All I need to find now are some good t-shirts.
     
  3. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    oh, wow.. any more suggestions for t-shirts?

    Something that fits similar to this, but with longer sleeves (to my elbow, or so):

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    Buy larger tees and alter them.

    Why? Because hardly anyone makes slim tees with sleeves to the elbow. As a matter of fact, slim tees with elbow-length sleeves look too much like sporting apparel.
     
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    cultpop 0217 I, Manface

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    oh, wow.. any more suggestions for t-shirts?

    Something that fits similar to this, but with longer sleeves (to my elbow, or so):

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    just curious but why would you want a t-shirt to go all the way to your elbow?
    that is not a good look esp. on someone as tall as you.
     
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    greatfire Senior member

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    well, when I say down to my elbow, I mean longer than the length of the sleeve in the picture I just gave as an example. I looked around on google images at sleeve lengths, and this is about what I had in mind:

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    If that is what you said isn't a good look for me, then .. [​IMG] .. please advise [​IMG]

    Something as short as the picture in the first example is pretty much out of the question, though.. is there a middle ground, or something like that?
     
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    Something as short as the picture in the first example is pretty much out of the question, though.. is there a middle ground, or something like that?
    that is how t-shirts are supposed to fit; there's no question about that. The dude in the picture you posted is wearing a t-shirt way too big for him. I have no idea why you consider mid-bicep sleeves "out of the question."
     
  9. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    Culture has a bit to do with it.. I'd look weird wearing something with sleeves that short (I've experimented). I also rule out the bootcut jeans for the same reason, they just don't look right on me.

    Here is another example.. since I've now been exposed as stylistically retarded:

    http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produc...Type=EverGreen

    That also looks perfect for me. Is that good? Where can I find some shirts with that fit and sleeve?

    I'm browsing around that site, and I think I might get this one: http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produc...tegoryID=20647

    http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produc...Type=EverGreen
     
  10. Plasdom

    Plasdom Active Member

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    As has been mentioned, what you are looking for is not the right fit. I am 5' 10" and 145lbs so I may look a bit like you in stature. When I was younger I used to wear clothes that were at least one size too large because I was uncomfortable with my how skinny I was. I now wear clothes that fit right (e.g. that t shirt in the first picture). It took a while for me to get used to it and now I will never buy clothes that do not fit properly. Slim fit is where it's at.

    Funny thing is that my dress shirts from a few short years ago when I was the same height but about 10lbs lighter are bigger than my dress shirt size today
     
  11. minya

    minya Senior member

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    No, actually, you wouldn't look weird. You'd just look like you were wearing a properly fitted t-shirt.
     
  12. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    Hi,

    Are those two shirts I linked to in my last post fitted properly?

    I fit properly into a large in the dressing room, but then they have this tendency to shrink out of size when I wash them the first time. By that I mean the sleeves get extra short, and the overall length of the t-shirt decreases, and the "taper" at the bottom of the shirt goes away, so it doesn't form-fit around the waist/butt region. How can I prevent this?

    edit: the washing of large size shirts results in a noticeable flare. (just saw that word use in another thread).
     
  13. minya

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    No, both of the models are wearing shirts that do not fit them properly.
     
  14. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    No, both of the models are wearing shirts that do not fit them properly.
    !!?!?!?!

    [​IMG]

    What IS an example of a shirt that fits properly, then?
     
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    PG2G Senior member

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    What IS an example of a shirt that fits properly, then?

    There are lots of examples of properly fitted tshirts in the following thread, IMO. And I'm not saying that just cuz I posted in it, hehe.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=jay+allen+tee
     

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