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Weird question - Nice fitting scrubs?

TeeKay

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So I doubt this gets asked too often...anyone have a heads up on some nice fitting medical scrubs?
 

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tailor... take all the shirt and pant seams and sew in by an inch -> slimmer without ruining. No cutting makes it cheap too.
 

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Master-Classer and you agree with doing this to scrubs? I just dont see the sense in wasting money and saving that and going out and buying something else. Maybe, because Im not in the medical field but dont people ruin these quite frequently ??
 

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Not everyone is a trauma surgeon. Some people wear scrubs and sit behind desks/clean teeth all day.

Also, they can be washed.
 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
tailor... take all the shirt and pant seams and sew in by an inch -> slimmer without ruining. No cutting makes it cheap too.

+1

As someone who meets regularly with docs and nurses, I can definitely say that those who take the trouble to tailor their utilitarian scrubs stand out from the crowd.
 

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I'm not in the field but just from having been in hospitals a few times, I don't generally see people's scrubs covered in biomaterials... like 90% of the people there are just various admin or even your average doctor who mostly just says "say ah" and makes some notes.

It never hurts to have clothes fit well, and in this case a pretty simple trim along all the seams can make the whole thing fit a lot better without taking a lot of time or energy (ie $). So IMO for $10-15, at least I can say I've made an attempt to make this look good. I do this for even my basics, like t-shirts. Costs me a few $, everything fits just a little better, and if I don't like it I can just undo 1 line and it's back to normal.
 

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Bespoke lab coats and MTM scrubs... I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but I kinda am...
 

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Originally Posted by VictorJB
You get shit, blood, and guts all over them. Buy the cheapest ones you can find, forget finding fitted scrubs.

I think you watch a little too much tv.
 

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I've happen to notice relatively well fitting scrubs on a few male health professionals come in contact. Pretty sure it was just how they were cut, along with being sized properly. Can't name a specific maker or anything. But, relatively trim cut with high-ish armhole isn't impossible if these people were wearing them. You may not need to tailor if you look around and know your size.

Just like cheap shirts you can buy some that fit in the shoulders and go from their, same with seat of pants slim leg if they look like pontoon pants. Of course, take it to your cheaply priced corner dry-cleaner, versus an expensive suit tailor. Not too much to worry here. They still should be somewhat loose enough to have full ranges of motion. I would not get scrubs tailored if the type of care you do would have any common contact with body fluids, especially highly hands-on bedside care jobs like nurses and nursing assistants. Would be ruined far too quickly to bother.

I do know about Dikies scrubs because they carry a logo on the sleeve. I've noticed they tend to fit like shit.

Hah, I'd love to pass someone in the halls one day with tailored scrub pants that were MC'ed out... all tailored slim and wide cuffs. Get a nicely freshly pressed crease down the leg. Would bring a few minutes lulz to my day.
 

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i've actually stolen scrubs from other hospitals when i see they fit better, but you can have them made easily. just get the prescribed color down find the fabric and find a tailor... I've had my white long coats MTM. the scrubs are very very easy to make, just get your favorite sized tshirt and bring it to the tailor for comparison.

but a lot of the time (especially in surgery) you'll end up wearing the hospital issue scrubs which are autoclaved daily (boiled in a pressure cooker at 121F for 25min) so they will disintegrate eventually... if thats the case... save your money and wear whats cheapest/free/provided.
 

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