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Tight Fitting Way Too Small Shirts

Klobber

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Hello everyone, Im new to this forum just signed on today.

I was in a Prada outlet the other day trying to figure out if I actually liked a couple of the dress shirts on sale for $135. Upon deciding to leave empty handed, I spotted a guy trying to squeeze himself into a shirt I just put down. The funny thing is he was slightly taller and broader than me and the shirt I put down was a very slim 17/43. I did not even bother trying on that shirt knowing full well it was probably 2 sizes too small for me. But this guy decided to try it on and he could not even get the buttons in the holes - it was that small
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What shocked me most was the fellow bought it! He must have gone to the outlet and thought get a Prada at all costs no matter what. Anyway, I heard the attendant recommending he not purchase that shirt, but he insisted he would get it tailored to make it bigger! I did not think it was possible to tailor a shirt up a size or two.

This is my question: Can a dress shirt be tailored to make it bigger? I have a D&G shirt that is one of my personal favourites, but since putting on a few pounds it is too tight to be comfortable. I would have to sell it or donate to Goodwill/thrift stores otherwise.

The question of losing weight is a no no, all my other shirts purchased the last 2 years are one size up on that D&G shirt. I paid maybe $230 for it at the time, but now Im thinking lose it or use it.
 

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Originally Posted by Klobber
This is my question: Can a dress shirt be tailored to make it bigger? I have a D&G shirt that is one of my personal favourites, but since putting on a few pounds it is too tight to be comfortable. I would have to sell it or donate to Goodwill/thrift stores otherwise.
No, unless darts were added earlier and the fabric was left, which is highly unlikely. That guy who bought that shirt is an idiot.
 

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Losing weight would be healthy for you. You should do that, regardless of the new shirts.
 

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I did have a hunch that shirts cannot be sized up. That guy must have been an idiot or trying to make a buck or two selling outlet stuff on eBay (although at $135, I cannot see a seller making any profit on eBay).
 

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Do you all live in some magical fairy land where cloth can be magically made to appear?
 

Klobber

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
Do you all live in some magical fairy land where cloth can be magically made to appear?

That is what I was thinking - to make a shirt bigger you need extra material, and preferably the same material. But, not being a tailor, I do not know what is possible or not. It could be that a tailor do it but the shirt ends up looking bizarre. I dont know though.

Solution is: ditch the shirt or ditch the gym and thus the weight. Seems like ditch the shirt
 

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Some people use too small clothes to force themselves to drop weight.
 

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