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Slim guy looking for tailored clothing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jslim, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. jslim

    jslim Member

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    Hi, I am a student in the DFW area looking for reasonably priced slim fit apparel and suits. I am very much into the modern slim suit look found in GQ magazine. I've read posts on this site about Zara and Club Monaco (there is no H&M in Texas); and i plan on going to the Dallas galleria soon to check out those brands. Does anyone of any other places and can find anything or what I should be looking for at Zara and Club Monaco to look GQ. I'm looking to revamp my wardrobe for this school year. Im am about 6'2'' 140lbs and very rail thin skinny, lol.
     
  2. oroy38

    oroy38 Senior member

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    6'2" 140? You need to gain some weight. Even by the GQ slim standards, that's pretty much just skin and bones. Eat a few steaks.

    With that said, start slow. Read around the forums a bit, and pick up a few classics. Don't be so worried about "slim fit." The whole "slim fit" thing will go out of style anyway. Yes, you are sickeningly slim, but focus on getting something that fits rather than what's "slim." At your height and weight, everything you buy is going to need to be tailored or else it'll look baggy on your wiry frame. Put on some weight before you start revamping your wardrobe. You'll find that things fit better when they have something to hang on to.
     
  3. jslim

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    Duly noted. One time a went to look for a suit in the department store at the mall and the guy said I should eat a couple of boxes of pizza then come back, lol.
     
  4. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    Im also 6'2" and a bit less heavy then you and Ive had great luck with the aquascutum nick hart line. They fit really slim and are a very modern cut with a short length and very slim lapels.. It might have been wrongly tagged but I bought a sport cut in 38" from them and it fits really slim without any tailoring.
     
  5. jslim

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    Well, I don't live in the northeast so I doubt ill have much luck with aquascutum; and I doubt I will be able to gain enough weight to not have to wear slim fit made stuff without looking like I just took a dive.
     
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    stylesmurf Senior member

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    Well, I don't live in the northeast so I doubt ill have much luck with aquascutum; and I doubt I will be able to gain enough weight to not have to wear slim fit made stuff without looking like I just took a dive.

    Some mall brands like BR have slim fit lines now, give them a try.
     
  7. Twisty

    Twisty Senior member

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    Don't be so worried about "slim fit." The whole "slim fit" thing will go out of style anyway.

    Please explain? Slim fit, in my opinion will not go away.

    Perhaps the "Slimane" look (more of a fashion trend than style) of Dior may lose steam, but 'slim' fitting clothing won't. Why would anybody want to go back to double-pleats and wide waists?
     
  8. vezatron

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    I'm fairly slim and like ordering stuff from Thick as Thieves, Jantzen, and JPress (37R hooray). Saks has a very nice slim cut as well. For reference I literally can't go to Dillards and buy a dress shirt without it being puffy.
     
  9. jslim

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    Yeah, I don't think slim fit will go away either, I can't buy anything at Dillards either unless its a boys ralph lauren polo or a small slim fit calvin klein shirt. I don't really like buying online unless I try it on first, had bad luck shopping online.
     
  10. vezatron

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    Well what worked for me was getting some measurements from a tailor and taking my own (making sure neither one us took any unspecificed allowances). Order a Jantzen, make corrections, get a well fitting shirt, and then order other stuff from there.
     
  11. clee1982

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    I would some put on some weight first.

    I think slim fit has been mis used in a lot ways. I personally like slim fit, but to me slim fit is only slim in the waist, I still want full chest and right shoulder, I want the waist suppression (shirt and suit jacket), but not an overall pencil look, I want the constrast, not just one single pole. Of course that might not be an option giving your height and weight. So all in all, gain weight first...

    Seriously, 6"2' and 140, wow...
     
  12. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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    Price range?
    What exactly are you looking for?
     
  13. jslim

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    Well I don't want to spent over $500 (I am still in college). I'm looking for something along the lines of a two-button suit with a streamlined look and flat-front, narrow-cut pants with a fitted shirt thats not puffy when tucked in.
     
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    Well I don't want to spent over $500 (I am still in college). I'm looking for something along the lines of a two-button suit with a streamlined look and flat-front, narrow-cut pants with a fitted shirt thats not puffy when tucked in.

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    Thick As Thieves

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    a fitted shirt thats not puffy when tucked in.

    buy a slim fit dress shirt (h&m's aren't bad) and have a tailor put darts in the back, works every time for me
     
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    I just went to saks found a small and had them tailor it to fit me. I went with a Marc by Marc Jacobs which looks very much like those in GQ. Cost around $600. and fits awesome and looks awesome. For reference Im 6'0 and weigh about 120 pounds so I know how hard it is to find slim clothing.
     
  17. dzang

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    Look on B&amp;S you can get good deals on RLBL suits. I have seen many go for around your range of $500 - $600.
     
  18. jslim

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    Thanks for yalls help, hopefully I can find something!
     
  19. clee1982

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    I just went to saks found a small and had them tailor it to fit me. I went with a Marc by Marc Jacobs which looks very much like those in GQ. Cost around $600. and fits awesome and looks awesome. For reference Im 6'0 and weigh about 120 pounds so I know how hard it is to find slim clothing.

    you guys need to eat more..., seriously
     
  20. Sebastian_Flyte

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    check out my sig for threads on 38L and 36L-- i'm also 6'2'' and 140 lbs.

    Some quick pointers:

    -- get custom shirts. Vmclothiers.com makes mine and I love them, but I'm sure there are many similar places online and off to try out. Little will fit you off the rack if you have longish arms.
    -- Read the 38L thread in my sig again. A lot of good info in there for your body type.
    -- for dress pants, some slender-cut brands are Theory, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marks &amp; Spencer (the tall skinny guy's best friend), H&amp;M, Kenneth Cole, Ted Baker...
    -- for jeans, try Nudie slim jims.

    hope some of that helps--
     

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