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Why don't they fit?

big man 111

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As a large man, i constantly have trouble with clothes fitting. My problem with pant manufactures is the assumptions they make. For instance, if you wear a large waist size (44 and up), the assumption is you must have an ass as big as all outdoors. "relaxed fit, etc" are the typical descriptors.

My shape can best be summed up as "all gut and no butt". This means, if i get something to fit my waist, the ass is baggy. With pleated front pants, it is even worse. The seat is even more loose. I have thought about buying pre owned jeans because they have already shrunk somewhat, but i have to buy an even bigger size because the waist may be smaller due to shrinkage.

I've seen some suggestions but they apply to smaller guys. I'm currently in a size 46 pants. Anything that fits without causing my stomach to cramp looks like i am carrying a load in the back.
 

Cary Grant

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You can go made-to-measure to help that some but, and I say this with respect as I used to be on the heavy side, lose the gut (unless you're a power-lifter
). You'll appease your vanity and, most importantly, improve your health.


I was never happy buying clothes until I got back in shape.
 

ysc

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Sounds like you might have to go MTM or at the very least find yourself a decent alterations tailor.

Most clothes don't fit most people very well, they are made to fit a sort of theoretical average and any one who is not that has problems. Different brands do have different theoretical averages so it is worth looking around, but you will probably have to get stuff custom made or altered if you want it to fit really well.
 

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