Tall and skinny: shirts and suits?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GauntRunner, Nov 12, 2012.

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    GauntRunner New Member

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    Hi, all,

    I desperately need any help I can get. I'm tall (6'2'') and terribly skinny (145lb, and even this is from bones not muscles) with very thin arms/wrists. I begin to think it's impossible to find anything that fits me and in which I don't look like a battle droid from the SW.
    I live in the Boston area (and relatively near to NY). Could you advise me any brands whose suits/jackets/shirts can be a good match for me? I tried to find shirts with a high collar (2-button/3-button collars) but was unsuccessfull. Think I need to try Jantzen tailors. But what about suits or just a separate jacket?
    Thank you in advance!
     
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    gaunt runner,

    i think there are local tailors you might want to try in boston. the tailors will help measure you and get you something that fits correctly.

    is that an option for you?

    jason
     
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    You probably need tailor made suits and shirts specific to your body type. Also this way, you can customize your clothes according to your preferences.
     
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    Thank you! Could somebody advise a good tailor in Boston? I read some topics about Boston's tailors but they were opened quite a while ago. Don't know are they relevant now.
    I'm also confused by the term 'fit'. Some salepersons tell the suit fits me when it's very tight. I agree that shoulders look good but everything else... It looks like too small (pulled in the waist, several wrinkles due to contortion). I couldn't believe that it means 'fit'.
     

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