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Jeepin4x4
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"36S and a 28x30W"


jesus. that must be a tough size to shop for in any type clothing.

11/14/2013 11:12:46 AM

jbrick83
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I'm the same except for a 38S jacket. It's a fucking bitch to find pants that fit right. I pretty much have to get my dress clothes custom made.

11/14/2013 11:25:28 AM

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29x30 and 34S usually off the rack. The jackets are what I have the biggest problem with, just being trim enough around the torso and waist while fitting right through the chest. Express pants at 29x30 fit me without any tailoring which is why I always get so many from there ha.

11/14/2013 11:28:51 AM

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"jesus. that must be a tough size to shop for in any type clothing. "


yep

pretty much limited to j crew, gap, american eagle and h&m as far as off the rack

xs shirts whenever i can

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" I pretty much have to get my dress clothes custom made."


I ain't gonna lie... I've got a couple of nicer/sentimental t-shirts I've had tailored, as well.

I can also wear a youth medium or large, but the damn shirts are usually too short.

[Edited on November 14, 2013 at 12:01 PM. Reason : +]

11/14/2013 12:00:21 PM

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I recently had to buy two belts from the "boys" section at Belks. I haven't been able to find a damn belt that fits me for over a year. My most recent one was about to fall apart before I went this route.

I'm not ashamed...you save a ton of money shopping in the boys section.

11/14/2013 1:20:17 PM

Jeepin4x4
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i wish belts weren't so freaking expensive.



so in my quest to add more black to my wardrobe i'm finding discovering i don't really have much in terms of "casual black". i've got a few sweaters which are fine but most of my button downs that would work with black are of the work dress variety. The others are made for browns and earth tones. Any tips on where to look or what colors/styles to go for?

I have really changed my opinion on Express and love a lot of their stuff, but their MX shirts are more cut for "dress" than what i'm talking about. I've got quite a few shirts from Gap that are cut to wear untucked and look great alone or with a sweater (again, more earth tones). I don't want to try and wear a shirt casually and have that long tail hanging down in the back.

11/15/2013 10:14:05 AM

jbrick83
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How about not focusing on adding black? Like you said, black lends itself to being more formal, so I don't think its necessary to have a lot of black in your casual attire. If you still want to go that route, go towards more grey or charcoal that you can pair with black belts or shoes. I have a faded black/dark charcoal shirt from j crew that I can wear with jeans. It's got that washed/wrinkled look (whatever that's called)...so its definitely more casual. I've also got a ton of long sleeve v-neck shirts from banana republics...one of those being black. Obviously those are casual. After that...I just don't see the need to have any more black in the "casual" wardrobe.

11/15/2013 10:27:38 AM

Jeepin4x4
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yeah, i shouldn't have said "black". I meant more "grayscale". Grays, Charcoals, things like that.

11/15/2013 10:40:21 AM

GREEN JAY
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where to go for decent size 48 blazers? everything stops at 46 in the popular stores I can think of online.

11/15/2013 10:49:33 AM

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^Its like the movie poster for twins in here if danny divito weighed 120

[Edited on November 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM. Reason : .]

11/15/2013 1:14:33 PM

GREEN JAY
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well dammit, some internet fatties need to delurk and answer my query already

11/15/2013 1:33:43 PM

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Belk? Always been a friend of the fatties.

11/15/2013 5:02:44 PM

Jeepin4x4
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those of you that wear Express 1MX dress shirts. Do you go with the standard or spread collar? i would wear without a tie 90% of the time.

11/19/2013 3:51:23 PM

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express mx dress shirts are shit in terms of quality

go with brooks brothers non-iron slim fits..they are worth the extra money IMO

11/19/2013 10:24:39 PM

Jeepin4x4
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how do the BB Slim and Extra Slim fits compare to Express' Fitted and Extra Slim respectively?

I think i'm just a bit too broad for Extra Slim. If i were standing 100% of the time they would be fine, but sitting, movings, stretching about they are somewhat restrictive.

11/20/2013 8:15:35 AM

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This is an amazing deal and the shirts are great if you're in the market for dress shirts.

http://slickdeals.net/f/6385798-charles-tyrwhitt-shirts-29-50-9-95-shipping

11/20/2013 9:06:32 AM

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Seems the thread has turned a bit from just suits, so I'll throw this here. Not sure if this was mentioned in here yet, but I'd say 90% of my wardrobe is now H&C: http://www.hughandcrye.com/ PM me if anyone is going to order, we can both get some store credit

11/20/2013 1:17:34 PM

Jeepin4x4
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i was on their website a little bit earlier and saw some nice things. tell us a little more about their and fits and style? what fit do you normally wear, what are your measurements?


and i think this is the perfect thread to expand into men's fashion. especially things like dressier clothing, trousers, shoes and those types of things.

11/20/2013 1:33:50 PM

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I fall into their Average/Skinny and Average/Slim. I'm a skinnyfat, at 6'1 165lbs (32 waist, 34.5 sleeve, 15.5 neck, 38 chest, 17.5 shoulder). The skinny looks better on me, but is a bit tight, so I've been going with the slims. The skinny is a bit tight in the chest, but fits well at the waist, whereas the slim fits well in the chest, but is a little loose at the waist. I might try the Average/Athletic at some point here. I prefer the cutaway and semi spread collars to the tall points, but have a few of each. The tall points are a bit dressier and pair well with layers. The cutaway and semispreads are a bit more versatile and can be worn on their own.

I might grab a blazer for Christmas, which they just launched a few months ago. I'm normally a 38R, so I'll have to see what they say about the fit.

Can't say enough about their customer service either. I've had a couple of issues/questions and Philip, one of the owners, has given me a call. If anyone is in DC, I'd recommend stopping in their shop. Had a buddy that did and they hooked him up.


[Edited on November 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM. Reason : .]

11/20/2013 1:51:04 PM

Jeepin4x4
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cool, thanks for the info.

11/20/2013 3:03:56 PM

GREEN JAY
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that place looks cool, but i don't see any way to confirm with traditional sizing measurements. is there one?

[Edited on November 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM. Reason : nvm found it]

11/20/2013 4:02:26 PM

JLaird
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Ya, they recently added that Fit Finder tool, which for me is inaccurate. It puts me at a Tall/Slim, but the Average fit is better. Link for measurements: http://www.hughandcrye.com/fit
Unless there's a TWW rule against it, my referral link: https://www.hughandcrye.com/?ref_id=5764357501 (gets you $10 off, and me a $10 credit).

11/20/2013 4:27:26 PM

GREEN JAY
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Doubt i'll be ordering soon unless somebody goes on a diet Shopping for 48" chest sucks balls

11/20/2013 4:30:46 PM

Jeepin4x4
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^^do they ever have sales?

11/20/2013 4:38:18 PM

JLaird
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Yes, I've gotten a lot of shirts for $45 (especially with holidays coming up). It looks like their selection is down a bit, but just saw they're adding 20 new styles. These guys should put me on the payroll, heh.

11/20/2013 5:11:11 PM

Jeepin4x4
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Keep an eye out and bump this thread when I sell goes on. I'm certainly interested in a couple

11/20/2013 9:40:25 PM

ssclark
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I'm so fucking oddly shaped....

54R jacket ... 36x30 pant... 18.5 neck... 34.5 arm


very annoying to shop.

11/20/2013 10:31:48 PM

FuhCtious
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Are you Oddjob?

11/21/2013 3:16:18 AM

ssclark
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sorry 38 waist...

either way, no, haha I'm 5'11. I just have an oddly long torso and stubby legs...

clothes shopping is obnoxious

11/21/2013 3:41:13 AM

Jeepin4x4
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I really, really hate Macy's. I have a gift card that's almost a year old and I can't find a single thing to use it on. There selection of dress shirts and slacks is awful. Looks like I'll just blow it on a short sleeve polo or something from the home furnishings area.

Also, getting the "fitted" cut in Express 1MX was the right call. They fit almost perfectly. Now to find a similar cut with better patterned selections.

11/21/2013 8:58:53 AM

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Yeah I end up getting the extra-slim at Express. Fits me perfect everywhere except slightly tighter in the chest but the next fit up I lose the tailored look in the arms (I just don't wear them on days after I've worked out upper body ). Banana Republic Tailored Slim Fit might work for you as well. They have better fabric and pattern selection and the cut is good. I mainly use express 1MX shirts to mix in a couple solid colors with a great fit. It's certainly not a great quality but it fills a niche and fits me like a glove.

I need to go back to BB again to try some of theirs. Maybe this weekend since we just got a brand new one downtown. I was not happy with the cuts on me last time I tried some and even though I totally agree the fabric they offer is nice I couldn't justify the cost for my everyday work shirts unless the cut was absolutely perfect.

One brand I do plan to get some from is Bonobos. I tried on one from a friend (slightly larger size, but I could get a feel for their cuts) and I got the impression that one in my size would fit really well.

[Edited on November 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM. Reason : ]

11/21/2013 9:28:03 AM

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yes, BR Tailored Slim does fit me really well. I've got two from the Outlet. Even though they are "BR Factory" they are still a nicer fabric than 1MX. I wanted a few 1MX because they look great alone, but also layer really well. A few basic colors and you can layer under almost any sweater for infinite combinations.

I really like the Photographer dress pants from Express, but i'm sadly too tall for the 32 and and 34 has a bit too much break. Some say they draw up some in the wash, but i'm not sure the polyester ones would. and i don't want to spend more on the wool versions that won't fit right. No real sense in tailoring Express pants when I could just buy nicer to begin with.

11/21/2013 9:41:08 AM

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Bonobos is going to be my next stop for pants/slacks. A buddy of mine swears by them, but he has the added benefit of a Guideshop in Chicago to get the right fit.

^I'm a 32x33, which is impossible to find, so I buy the 32x34s and have my fiancee hem them. One of the perks I guess.

11/21/2013 10:43:37 AM

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"I wanted a few 1MX because they look great alone, but also layer really well. A few basic colors and you can layer under almost any sweater for infinite combinations."


Exactly. I think they look great with a suit or layered with a sweater etc. Their solid colors work really well for that.

That's a bummer about the pants though - Photographer on sale is my go-to for cheap dress pants.

Regarding Bonobos; I think I'm just going to pull the trigger at some point. Apparently they have very hassle-free returns so if you aren't 100% sure about their fit the first time it shouldn't be a big issue.

[Edited on November 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM. Reason : ]

11/21/2013 10:50:26 AM

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Still repping Tom James pretty hard. If you work your family for gift certificates and take advantage of their deals...you can build a pretty extensive wardrobe without spending an incredible amount of money. I hit up their trunk show this week and got 4 ties for $100 and two shirts for $150 (you pick the design/fabric and they still have it custom made). All together I now have 2 suits, 7 dress shirts, 2 pairs of slacks, and 7 ties. I'm thinking in the next year I can round out the wardrobe with maybe two suits (one black and one summer suit...lighter brown/khaki color) and one navy blazer and I should be set for days and days.

11/21/2013 11:00:57 AM

Jeepin4x4
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http://www.bonobos.com/slim-charcoal-wool-pants-for-men


what do you guys think about the length of the slack on the model in the link above? i don't like my pants too long with extra break, but I almost think this look is too short for most people and settings. Especially on the move, slacks of this length will appear even shorter.

11/21/2013 1:22:41 PM

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hard to say in that picture. I feel like my Photographer pants are all just a hair longer than that; they basically touch my shoes with no break where it looks like those in the picture just barely float above the shoes. Small difference I guess though.

Most of my other pants that aren't quite as slim or fitted as my Photographers have just the slightest break (The slimmer the pants, the shorter or less/lack of a break works imo).

11/21/2013 2:21:31 PM

Jeepin4x4
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that one inch makes a huge difference. I think this looks much better with just the slightest of break.

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=93870&vid=1&pid=558291002

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"(The slimmer the pants, the shorter or less/lack of a break works imo)."


i agree. and wearing a chukka or chelsea boot makes it look better as well. wearing pants with little or no break with a low profile loafer really makes them look like flood pants though.

11/21/2013 2:30:43 PM

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H&C Black Friday sale up now. Had 4 shirts I was looking at, all $10 or $20 off now. Might snag a blazer too ($50 off).

^^Agreed on the last line there. I'm not quite to the point I can go no break, but most of my slacks now just barely hit my shoes.

11/26/2013 10:25:48 AM

Jeepin4x4
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FYI Express is having 50% everything for BF. Online sale started today.

11/27/2013 12:04:22 PM

Jeepin4x4
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I picked up a couple Brooks Brothers Factory '346' dress shirts during a pre-BF sale. Both are the "slim-fit" cut, one a more casual button down collar, the other a dressier point collar.

These feel better quality than the Express 1MX shirt, which i knew they would be. But the cuts are a bit fuller than both the 1MX Fitted and my BR Slim and Tailored Slim dress shirts. It's as if BB didn't want to go all the way with a true slim cut, especially in the arms (especially the point collar) as they are just a bit too full for my liking.

But for the price I have no real issues. Just thought others might like a quick review of the fit.

12/3/2013 8:56:56 AM

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Thanks - that's pretty much how I've felt with them. And, for the price, I'm not planning to buy them and then run out to get them tailored just because the fabric is better quality.

For reference, at Express, I wear the Extra-Slim cut and at BR the Tailored Slim Fit. Just the BB "slim" were definitely not working for me and the BB extra slims I tried on previously didn't seem to truly have the tailored-feeling slimness of some of the shirts I own with cuts I like. I should still go to our new downtown BB to try some more of their extra slim on in person since it has been a year or so.

I did pick up another cheap suit from Express though. 50% off + 15% off coupon + $30 in express rewards + $25 in express gift card from my birthday = an $80 suit. I was planning on it being a cheap backup, but after getting it home and trying a few shirts with it, I think it looks better on me than my other suits and the grey tone might be the most versatile I have now

[Edited on December 3, 2013 at 9:16 AM. Reason : ]

12/3/2013 9:11:19 AM

Jeepin4x4
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Express 1MX shirts are $29.99 today with an additional $30 off a $75 purchase and free shipping.

12/18/2013 8:32:33 AM

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Has anyone ever come across a suit made out of dri-fit material? I assume the shape wouldn't hold up very well, but man that would be so much more comfortable on a hot day

12/18/2013 9:55:35 AM

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Yeah its called linen.

12/18/2013 10:27:08 AM

ElGimpy
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I've worn linen, it's comfortable but easily recognized by anyone as an inappropriate suit depending on the situation.

thank you for your contribution I guess

12/18/2013 11:19:55 AM

jbrick83
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I'm sure a suit made out of dri-fit material would also look extremely appropriate...

C'MON MAN!

12/18/2013 11:24:12 AM

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I wear dri fit golf pants to work, they may looks slightly different than dress slacks, but the difference is not very noticeable at all...certainly not as noticeable a difference as a linen suit, at least the ones I've seen

maybe they make linen suits that are much harder to distinguish from a regular suit, in which case that would be useful information

12/18/2013 11:26:03 AM

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anywhere that a linen suit would be inappropriate, would be inappropriate for dri-fit material as well, unless it's a pro athlete wearing it.

yeah dri-fit pants have a more subtle difference from dress pants than linen, but a jacket made from it would stick out. Hell, I'd guess the lining they'd have to use to support the dri-fit into a suit shape would probably defeat any benefit from the dri-fit.

12/18/2013 2:51:42 PM

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I agree. People can slide with pants sometimes, but a jacket would be an entirely different story.

12/18/2013 3:03:25 PM

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