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Where Do BIG GUYS Buy Their Clothes?


#1

Wasn't exactly sure where to put this thread. Anyway, where do you big guys (i'm talking well above average) buy your clothes? Because of my build, it's always been difficult for me to find clothes that fit well and look good, but at my current size of 6'3, 265lbs, it is damn near impossible to find clothes i like that fit ok, mainly when it comes to shirts/jackets.

I have to wear XL or XXL depending on the brand in order for it to fit in the shoulders and chest, however these clothes are clearly made for obese people cause they are long as fuck and baggy as hell in the waist.

So can some BIG GUYS give me examples of where they shop? Clothes shopping is such an infuriating experience over the last couple years and im ready to just wear sweat suits 24/7 (not really)

If you are 5'8 and 170 lbs, please dont respond.

If you're chest does not measure significantly more than your belly, please dont respond.


#2

It's just like buying condoms.


#3

On a serious note, buy something off the rack, like from JC Penney's Big Man catalog, and then have a local tailor customize it for you. It's not as expensive as you might think, but it does add to the cost.


#4

The answers to the closes threads are typically:

A. You don't have a problem. Quit deluding yourself.

and

B. Find a tailor.


#5

I have a chick in fashion design. School make my clothes.


#6

You can always be counted on for the atypical answer.

Now I can add

C. Find a chick (or dude if that's what you're into) to make them for you.


#7

Have you tried getting the athletic fit in suits and other type of formal clothing? Im only 5,9" but weigh anywhere from 240 - 250 depending on my fat assery at the time. Always found the athletic cut to be narrower in the midsection and wider in the shoulders and chest and much more comfortable. I think thats the point of the cut.


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#9

Yeah, i have tailored dress clothes, im talking more about just clothes to wear out to bars, or clubs, or any casual clothes that still look nice. it's like 1 out of every 10 things i try works.

Like the first guy said, maybe i'll just have to start getting shit adjusted. I was thinking about it but seems like a pain, although so is trying on 10 outfits to get one that fits.


#10

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#11

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#12

I am 6'6" 288 - find a tailor for suits and dress shirts and the like, its the only way it will ever look right, there is a Tom James in every town! Otherwise wear a t-shirt and blue jeans every where...yes YOU CAN finds blue jeans to fit you too you just have to look, and when you find a pair that fits, buy them all.


#13

I've definitely learned that when it comes to blue jeans. I have only found one pair that is good enough to wear to a bar or on a date but still fits perfectly, and you will not find anything but exact replicas in my closet lol.

My main thing is shirts. The last polos i bought fit real nice in the chest and arms, would be great for trying to look sexy while im bouncing, however it barely came down to my waist, looked like i stole my girlfriends shirt. (and i do not wear overly tight clothing either)

I'll find a XXL that fits ok in chest and shoulders but is baggy as hell in the waist and just looks goofy. Obviously this isnt an issue if im just at home or going to the gym, but i'm tired of always having the same three outfits that fit well for going out with friends and bouncing.

Sounds like the moral of the story is to get the shit adjusted.


#14

Did you just say, "outfits"?


#15

Men can coordinate too!


#16

THIS

The only problem are suits, jackets and dress shirts. I wear XXL and I have a 35" waist (true measurement) and I don't have a problem with shirts fitting. If anything, I'm annoyed that I'm sometimes caught between XL and XXL (I dropped to 225-230) and feel like one is sometimes a tad too big or a tad too small depending on brand/cut.

Dress shirts can easily be tapered by a tailor and most men's stores offer this service for a few bucks. Dress shirts are purchased by neck/sleeve size and yes, they have your size. I routinely see dress shirts with neck sizes to 20".

I recommend getting jackets and suits bespoken. It's not THAT much more than off the rack and you're just not going to get a good fit with a jacket if you're wide up top and tapered toward the middle - they can only taper so much from the shoulder line down.

If you truly have a shirt that fits like a blouse just get it tapered. There is no place to "shop" that will solve this problem. Even the "drop" on "athletic cut" suits is only about 8" if I recall correctly - that means for example 50" jacket/42" pants.


#17

Matty that's only an 8" "drop". If you've got my measurements (48-50 jacket and a 34-36" pant) that athletic cut aint gonna cut it.

Standard "drop" on a suit is 6". "Athletic cut" is only another 2".


#18

you're worried about shirts for "bouncing"? LOL WTF is wrong with the black XXL t-shirt that says "SECURITY"??? you working a club/bar or are you walking the fucking catwalk??

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