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Tailored Clothes?


#1

For those of us who work in an office environment, typically the "business" attire is what is acceptable. Sure, there are these "business-casual" Fridays and all that jazz, but most of the time in corporate life, you have to have that uniform on.

I have a HELL of a time finding clothes. To be frank here, I look ridiculous in my Monday to Friday (and unfortunately, sometimes Saturday and Sunday for weeks on end) "business" attire.

I can't find slacks to fit my legs (or my damn butt for that matter). Those that do have a waist size that is ridiculous (but yet I have to buy them anyways).

And shirts. What can I write about shirts. I am cursed...cursed I say... with being particularly short but having a body like a mini-hulk. There are no standard shirts that will fit me. None. The ones I have to buy basically end up being way too long (but they fit in the chest and arms!)and just ridiculous looking.

So, yes, I buy what I can and have them altered. I don't buy work clothes that often (but I do buy a ton of casual sports clothes...my REAL life attire. Love 'em, because I can actually find stuff that fits most of the time) and it was time for me to have to do some shopping.

I decided to try getting tailor made clothing. The cost folks, was quite sobering. But the end product is a thing of absolute beauty. I just picked up from the tailor today some shirts and trousers, and I cannot believe the way I look in them! They are comfortable, and just plain sharp looking. And, they actually show off the physique in a great way!

Wow...I never realized how sharp clothes can really feed the enthusiam to want to be at work!


#2

Lee Travino, the golfer, said buy tailored shirts. They look much better on you and will last much longer.