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Slim fitting or no?

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I'm approx 145 lbs, 5'9, 20 years old. Just moved to Halifax in Canada and studying Business.

I've always had a dilemma as to whether a person my size should wear clothes that are tight fitting, or clothes that add on to my weight. I'm slim but at the same time I have the athletic body. I am kind of self-conscious, well, just because girls sometimes like to remind me how skinny I look... then again maybe i should just tell them they are fat to see how they feel, hah!

Most of my dress shirts are Medium sized, and they are all from either Express, Zara, or H&M.

For the dress shirts/t-shirts, should I slim down or is Medium good?

Coats are usually Medium too. Maybe large sometimes.

I also need brand suggestions for Trench coats, Pea Coats, and sweaters.
what size should I get for the trench/pea?

Cheers, would appreciate some feedback!

P.s this is me

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Too tight clothing is unflattering. Buy what fits you well, and remember that not all slim-fit items are tight fitting.
 

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I generally like slim fitting articles of clothing, as long as they are not THAT slim fitting.

 

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Originally Posted by JayJay
Too tight clothing is unflattering. Buy what fits you well, and remember that not all slim-fit items are tight fitting.

Well said...
 

whiteslashasian

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Originally Posted by mishon
I generally like slim fitting articles of clothing, as long as they are not THAT slim fitting.
That is just disturbing... With that said, I think that "slim" fitting is a pretty open term. I've seen "slim" fit clothes range anywhere from mildly form fitting to vacuum sealed tight. I think you should just go out to your favorite clothing establishment and perhaps check out some new ones as well to see what their "slim" is like. See how it fits you, if you like the look. I think with your body type you could pull off a medium slim look very well. Personally, I can't do much past mildy slim due to my slightly athletic body, 6'1" and 185lbs. Slim pants will generally be too tight on my thighs even though the waist fits. I will sometimes size up so the thighs fit well and then get the waist taken in. Fitted or slim shirts will usually be too constricting in the chest/shoulder area but if I go larger then the lower torso is a bit wider than I want it to be...finding the clothes that fit me well is kind of an adventure. I'm thinking of going MTM with my next batch of dress shirts... Anyways, wear what you think looks good on you! Try on clothes, lots of clothes...
 

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