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The Lanky (and, slightly poor) Man's Dilemma

OrangeCrush

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Hello all! Long time lurker, first time poster.
I come to you all with a problem:
I am a very, very, very lanky young man. My arms are absurdly long, so much so that I'm extremely self conscious of letting them hang at my sides. Not only that, but I'm very skinny, 6'0 and 140 lbs.
Now, pants, pants aren't as much of an issue, though I am having a terrible time finding some decent chinos. But thats a matter of fit rather than length.

Shirts are the real issue. Typically, the sleeves end a good inch or two above my wrist bone. And, being as slim as I am, the slim fitting shirts I go for often have even shorter sleeves!
So I come to you asking for solutions. Are they any brands that might pander to my build? Any reliable online Made-To-Measure shirt sites? Any techniques to downplay my lankiness?
Now, mind you, I'm a college student, and while I can make room in my budget for quality clothing, my cap for a shirt is about $75.
And, if you feel so inclined to suggest them, pants budget out at $100.

I look forward to the assistance of all you knowledgeable fellows.
 

landshark

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Check out the 36L thread. They discussed why chinos are bad for tall skinny men. Try modern tailor for shirts. Buy any pair of pants that you like the rise, pattern, and material of, and get them slimmed by a tailor for $10.
 

amplifiedheat

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Modern Tailor currently has an intro offer--a white custom shirt, $20 plus $10 shipping. I was pretty successful with it--even if you don't have a single well-fitting shirt, you can combine measurements from shirts that partially fit. Their regular prices are within your range. I know nothing about their pants.
 

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