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Olli1990Icon...11-05-2012 @ 18:10 
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Haha I finally managed to get to the tailors today and it cost me 16.50 to get the coat altered (cheap I thought). I did contemplate just getting really fat to fill the coat but then that would cost more than 16.50 so this is probably best idea.

P.s. Jay I know your a big guy but f**k me 6xl you must be built like a nuclear bunker!!!!
ThingIcon...11-05-2012 @ 18:15 
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Olli1990 said: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


I'm kinda in thesame boat I have to get shirts, t- shirts jacked that fit across my chest abd arms but I end up with them being very baggy around my gut and as I have been dropping weight it getting worse with the baggieness.
I get stuff from premierman, big tall order and jacamo so e of its a good fit but some is not.
I need to get it altered so I'll try your method with my reefer jacket
ThingIcon...11-05-2012 @ 18:16 
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Ha ha Jay 'Bunker' Pateman
VanillaGorillaIcon...11-05-2012 @ 18:17 
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Slaters Menswear. Free fitting!
ThingIcon...11-05-2012 @ 18:27 
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VanillaGorilla said:Slaters Menswear. Free fitting!


Yes if you have one near you though.
pandionIcon...11-05-2012 @ 19:26 
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If you need a big fit in chest n shoulders without the tent look try HAFT, there American and tend to be a taller slimer fit. I get t's,tops etc from eBay. Almost all is 100% cotton too. I'm 6'4ish and around 130 and 4xl is a nice fit.
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pandion said:If you need a big fit in chest n shoulders without the tent look try HAFT, there American and tend to be a taller slimer fit. I get t's,tops etc from eBay. Almost all is 100% cotton too. I'm 6'4ish and around 130 and 4xl is a nice fit.


Noted cheers dude
hifiloverIcon...11-05-2012 @ 20:27 
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pandion said:If you need a big fit in chest n shoulders without the tent look try HAFT, there American and tend to be a taller slimer fit. I get t's,tops etc from eBay. Almost all is 100% cotton too. I'm 6'4ish and around 130 and 4xl is a nice fit.


Sounds good! I'm 6ft 4 and around 136-140kg so its stuff like polo shirts and short sleeve shirts that fit fine around the top but look like a friggin tent around the waist
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pandionIcon...11-05-2012 @ 20:58 
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hifilover said:
Sounds good! I'm 6ft 4 and around 136-140kg so its stuff like polo shirts and short sleeve shirts that fit fine around the top but look like a friggin tent around the waist
Roll-Eyes


I know mate, HAFT do the lot and go up to 6xl I think. I buy plane t's at 3 for 20. If there's a Slaters near you they stock them on the shelf.
hifiloverIcon...11-05-2012 @ 21:09 
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pandion said:
I know mate, HAFT do the lot and go up to 6xl I think. I buy plane t's at 3 for 20. If there's a Slaters near you they stock them on the shelf.


Really? Didn't know that. I'm a regular at Slaters in Preston so I'll have a nosey this weekend Grin
brynevansIcon...12-05-2012 @ 10:23 
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VanillaGorilla said:Slaters Menswear. Free fitting!

I can second Slaters, really good service. Going the bespoke route is definitely worth it in formal wear I think last time I got about 6 shirts and they were about 25 each plus a suit which was about 350 but was very nice. Good point about the American sizes being more suited to the taller bigger chested figure.
Olli1990Icon...12-05-2012 @ 17:23 
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Thanks for all the info on places to get clothes.

Its good to know that there are people who share my pain haha.
RobboIcon...12-05-2012 @ 17:24 
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Olli1990 said:Thanks for all the info on places to get clothes.

Its good to know that there are people who share my pain haha.


Fat f**ker
Olli1990Icon...12-05-2012 @ 17:32 
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Robbo said:
Fat f**ker


All I can say james is that I'm disappointed you were slow off the blocks!!!

Need to be quicker than this for rugby!

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