• Hi, I'm the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Please visit ou very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are posted, including the latest, updated, very comprehensive, Styleforum Black Friday Sales List

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

T-shirt flare-out -- help??

stylenoobie

New Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2010
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
andrewro, a-rock: I'm 5'9", 172 lbs. Size M T-shirts. The brand is AA.

obesitykills: not sure on bicep size i can figure that out later. chest size is 40 last i got it measured. not sure if that helps.
 

somatoform

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 7, 2007
Messages
2,256
Reaction score
115
American Apparel Tri-blend 50/25/25, really the only t-shirt I buy. I would be suprised if they do anything but more or less hug your arms.
 

Robert

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 18, 2008
Messages
5,315
Reaction score
41
Keep in mind, too--it's just a T-shirt.
 

Robert

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 18, 2008
Messages
5,315
Reaction score
41
Originally Posted by Uncontrol
um?

um, meaning it's not that big a deal. Do what you can, get an appropriately sized T-shirt, and go on.
 

Robert

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 18, 2008
Messages
5,315
Reaction score
41
OK.
 

BB1

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2009
Messages
2,050
Reaction score
380
Get Japanese tees-- problem solved.

Most are cut for people with skinny arms. And you generally don't have to size down to a near skin tight fit in the chest in order to get the smaller arm openings.
 

Bam!ChairDance

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2007
Messages
6,115
Reaction score
15,331
Originally Posted by Uncontrol
some people use t-shirts as outfit staples more than button-ups and other shirts
Truth. J Crew tees have very slim arm openings, especially the internet-only "extra slim broken in tees." They're a bit pricey but just about the only tee that fits the way I like. And the only thing I ever buy from J Crew.
 

chicfric

Active Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2010
Messages
27
Reaction score
0
If you want a shirt to hug you bicep, you will need a smaller shirt. or you can opt for a shirt with a small percent of spandex
 

crackerjack

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2010
Messages
297
Reaction score
37
I too always had problems finding my perfect t-shirt, in terms of quality and fit.
You should try Alan red, it's an italian brand and fits a bit slim (a bit like AA) and has relatively narrow sleeves, but not like muscle shirts. For me (6"2, 178lbs) a size L in AR Milano is perfect, not as tight as some models wear it. Got 4 in black and 4 in white, unfortunately colors are unavailable in the Netherlands ;(
I'm pretty sure this t shirt will fit your needs.
 

Reggs

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
6,391
Reaction score
723
Originally Posted by andrewro
I have to agree - try a smaller shirt. I'm 6'2" 185lbs and I wear a M in Hanes, AA, etc. My wife got me a couple of SMALL v-necks from the Gap recently that are a bit too big!

What is your height and weight, and what size Ts are you buying right now?


I was seduced by those at first too. They fit well when you try them on, but they bellow out at the sleeves and waist very quickly.
 

TeeKay

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2010
Messages
3,214
Reaction score
1,261
I recently went into Target to buy some groceries and wandered into the clothing department. I found these shirts called "Mossimo Supply Co Athletic Fit Shirts"(Mossimo is Target's house brand)...and they fit amazingly. They hug the biceps and don't flare out at the waist, and the length is perfect. They are soft(for an $8 shirt) and have retained their shape and feel after a couple washes(I've only had them for 2 weeks). I bought one, wore it for a day, then went back and bought some more because I liked them so much. I am 5'10", 185 pounds with a 42" chest, 34" waist, 15" arms and I wear a medium. I can post pics if wanted but I'm not sure if that's necessary with a t shirt. edit: http://www.target.com/Mossimo-V-Neck..._com_brand-bin This is the exact shirt I am wearing right now.
 

stylenoobie

New Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2010
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Thanks for the suggestions. The tri-blend AA shirt is certainly a huge improvement.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Most Interesting Fashion Collaboration of 2020

  • JW Anderson x Uniqlo

  • Nigo x Virgil Abloh

  • Converse x Midnight Studios

  • Rick Owens x Champion

  • Barbour x Engineered Garments

  • Adidas x Bed JW Ford

  • Jordan Brand x Dior

  • Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami

  • Lego x Levi's


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
448,887
Messages
9,715,779
Members
202,802
Latest member
amaduhi
Top