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Olli1990IconClothes shopping for a shaped gentleman10-05-2012 @ 22:21 
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Hello

I recently tried buying a new coat and came across a number of problems I wondered if other people came across.....

I bought a XXL jacket off ebay only to find it was far too tight around the shoulders and chest (why have they made sizes so small is it for skinny people to feel hench!?). So I sent it back and gave Jacamo a try (yes I admit I did it) and got a jacket that fit across the shoulders but is far too baggy around the stomach!!!!

Do clothes designers believe that everyone is just skinny or fat? That no-one can have wide shoulders and a smaller waist (I have wide-ish shoulders and in all honesty a slight gut but still the jacket was HUGE!). And also why does a jacket have to be XXXL to fit me? Why does a Xl seem like it should be a medium to me?

Anyway just ranting because I'm pissed off I have to take the fecking jacket to a tailors and thought I'd share

Grin
hifiloverIcon...10-05-2012 @ 22:36 
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I'm a Cadburys mis-shape; nothing (well almost nothing bar sports tops & joggers from Sports Direct and 44/46 long jeans from Slaters) fits me off the shelf

Even though I hate to admit it; Jacamo has quite a good range and 8/10 times the stuff fits me well

Main problem is if you're not fat with a huge gut; most XXL/XXXL stuff they sell is far too big everywhere else bar the top/collar and sleeves!
terryhollandsIcon...10-05-2012 @ 23:52 
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Try www.bigtallorder.co.uk

The owner is a really good guy and will help you out.
FAT_SAMIcon...11-05-2012 @ 00:18 
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I don't really have a problem with clothes - I'm 5'8'' and 135kg or thereabouts, 40'' waist 28'' inside leg on work trousers and 18.5'' collar sainsburys shirt - sainsburys do nice fitting tapered shirts for a tenner haha.

I think branded clothes are normally fitted i.e. slim fit which is when problems can arise.
ursusIcon...11-05-2012 @ 07:10 
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KAM clothing goes up to 8xl sportswear to suits
siwaniakIcon...11-05-2012 @ 07:32 
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I have exactly the same problem. Wide schoulders but very small waist,no chance to buy suit or nice jacket:-(
chaosIcon...11-05-2012 @ 08:32 
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Post Edited: 11.05.2012 @ 08:33 AM by chaos
siwaniak said:I have exactly the same problem. Wide schoulders but very small waist,no chance to buy suit or nice jacket:-(


errrrm - yeah me too Grin Roll-Eyes

Main problem is if I buy clothes that fit me round shoulders and chest it invariably means it xxl and so looks like I'm wearing a dress! (Calm down Adam I don't wear dresses so don't text me again for pictures!)

If i buy one that it rigth length and doesn't look like big daddy's worn it then i look like I've been nicking kids clothes!
hifiloverIcon...11-05-2012 @ 09:24 
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chaos said:
errrrm - yeah me too Grin Roll-Eyes
Main problem is if I buy clothes that fit me round shoulders and chest it invariably means it xxl and so looks like I'm wearing a dress! (Calm down Adam I don't wear dresses so don't text me again for pictures!)
If i buy one that it rigth length and doesn't look like big daddy's worn it then i look like I've been nicking kids clothes!


Yep; shirts that look like Kaftans Grin

Decent shirts from the likes of TM Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt fit fine but casual shirts that only come in XL, XXL etc never fit right!

Even the Jacamo shirts that go up to 6XL (f**k; XXL on me looks stupid and I'm 6ft 4)! How BIG are you to fit in 6XL?!?!
SteveIcon...11-05-2012 @ 09:31 
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I've had a few shirts from here

http://www.tailor4less.com/en-uk/

Simply fill in all your measurements and a couple of days later a properly fitting shirt arrives
drewIcon...11-05-2012 @ 09:31 
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barbour do a large/slim fit shirt, seems a bit counterintuitive but they fit very well. i presume they will do xl/slim also
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hifilover said:
Even the Jacamo shirts that go up to 6XL (f**k; XXL on me looks stupid and I'm 6ft 4)! How BIG are you to fit in 6XL?!?!


the tshirt i have on in my 175 vid is 6xl and is a perfect fit,its more about your circumfrance than your height im only 5ft8" so the only problem is if i untuck it it goes to my knees. Its a lot worse for us umpalumpas than for you giants there are shops for you there is f**k all decent clothes for short big fellas
martinbIcon...11-05-2012 @ 10:38 
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drew said:barbour do a large/slim fit shirt, seems a bit counterintuitive but they fit very well. i presume they will do xl/slim also


I shall look in to this
bryceIcon...11-05-2012 @ 10:41 
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ursus said:
there is f**k all decent clothes for short big fellas


Have you thought about losing some weight and joining the 120kg class?


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ursusIcon...11-05-2012 @ 10:45 
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bryce said:
Have you thought about losing some weight and joining the 120kg class?
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drewIcon...11-05-2012 @ 10:45 
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martinb said:
I shall look in to this


the yellow check, and beige/green/brown check are from there, i did get them at 1/2 price though, best be pre warned

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