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Tall, Skinny and...Handsome?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by downeasta, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    BB XSF are probably a decent bet for someone like you. They seem to be cut for the tall, skinny, and narrow shouldered man. That said, depending on how tall and how skinny you are, you may need them taken in a bit, especially at the waist.
     
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  2. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    A bragging thread, eh?

    I'm 6'1'' and 145 lbs. I wear a size 36L&slim suit -- try finding this bastard of a size off the rack. Sure, 36s are aplenty -- but only for short chaps. Shirt size 15&3/4'' with 35'' sleeves. With darts.

    downeasta, if you're still studying and money is an issue, try flea markets and vintage shops. Have everything you find tailored, taken in a bit. If you can save up a bit, go MTM. It will save you much trouble. Favour chunky sweaters (they give you girth), heavier shirt fabrics (oxfords etc.) and heavier woollens (400 grams and upwards). The main reason why I advice my readers to favour heavier fabrics is that they will both drape better (so they won't have to be cut sking-tight) and will last longer. Don't bother sweating at the gym: life is so much more easier if you can learn to accept your body. There are many perks in having a svelte figure.
     
  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I have trouble finding a 36" sleeve for a 15.5 neck. It's a major problem for sport shirts. I can't recall ever seeing a 37" sleeve except in extra large neck sizes (i.e., 17+).
     
  4. Maegnus

    Maegnus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, your shirt definitely fits mint (I thought so in the WAYWRN thread, but your detailed pics confirm it). [​IMG]
     
  5. TIMbella

    TIMbella New Member

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    As some who is a similar size and spent years worriyng about what looks ok I think the best advice is wear what you feel good in - Its all down to confidence I have worn baggy, tight etc etc its all down to fashion sometime baggy sometime skinny - The pictures you post make you look like a smartly dressed young bloke who wears good quality clothing that women like - You have no worries I would say. Its all to do with confidence - I love nice clothes and admire style and you look like you have it
     
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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I've completely given up on sport shirts. I wear short sleeves or BB ocbd in 16,5 x 37 which if I wash in hot water will shrink down to something approximating a 16" neck.
     
  7. ianGP

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    5'5 140.....F...wrong thread :embar:


    carry on
     
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