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Oerdin
26-09-2005, 20:02:43
I'm 6'1" so I'm tall but not that tall however it seems shirts are always to short for me. I buy a large and it fits well other then the fact that it isn't long enough to go down to my hips and if I buy an extra large it is baggy every where but isn't any longer then the large. :o

I've tried looking for Large Long but most stores don't carry such a size. What gives? Why are all the shirts so short? Why is it I never had this problem until around 2-3 years ago when all of the sudden shirts seemed to get shorter. Are the Chinese just pinching pennies and making the shirts shorter? Is it now just the style for guys to have their ass cracks and midrifts exposed?

I WANT A SHIRT THAT FITS! :cry:

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-09-2005, 20:04:57
Bespoke is the answer.

Oerdin
26-09-2005, 20:07:42
Bespoke sounds like it means an empty wallet. :(

Venom
26-09-2005, 20:24:54
Because you're actually a fat, nonsymetrical piece of shit whose freak like proporations make it impossible for anything to fit you in a complementary fashion.

mr.G
26-09-2005, 20:40:39
:lol:

mr.G
26-09-2005, 20:41:20
blame your parents

RedFred
26-09-2005, 20:45:02
A decent custom-made shirt isn't that much more expensive than one off the rack.

Oerdin
26-09-2005, 20:50:54
Very well. I will look for a good tailor.

Gary
26-09-2005, 20:51:40
Surely that depends on where you buy your 'off the peg' shirts !

Best thing to do is buy cotton, a size or two, too big, then lie with it on, in the bath. It'll shrink to you and be a perfect fit ;)

Gary
26-09-2005, 20:52:36
What gives?The buttons usually ;)

Oerdin
26-09-2005, 20:53:25
Now that is an interesting idea if a bit unorthodoxed. I think I will also look for a big and tall store though all I really need is the tall part.

Oerdin
26-09-2005, 20:55:33
Google may have found my solution for me. It appears there are a number of specialty retailers on the net which sell clothes for tall people.

mr.G
26-09-2005, 20:59:37
yaaay a virtual shirt. wooooohooooooooo
pleez buy a yellow one, it brings the yellow out of your eyes

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-09-2005, 09:02:55
specialty retailers for special people

Funko
27-09-2005, 11:06:54
I have a similar problem. Except it's my legs are shorter than they should be in proportion to my body/my torso is longer. It's genetic, my mum has the same thing. It's almost impossible to buy a shirt or any top that fits properly.

Kitsuki
27-09-2005, 11:33:41
Pink the Shirtmakers is your friend.

Kitsuki
27-09-2005, 11:36:00
http://www.thomaspink.co.uk/ - they even do it for you Yankees nowadays.

Funko
27-09-2005, 11:42:02
Is Thoma Stewart's brother?

MattHiggs
27-09-2005, 11:46:10
:lol:

The Norks
27-09-2005, 11:49:13
they're nice shirts, new boyf loves a Pink shirt.

MattHiggs
27-09-2005, 11:52:24
Reiss do really nice fitted shirts. Expensive though, they start at 90.

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:02:39
I'm never paying 90 for a shirt, ever.

Kitsuki
27-09-2005, 12:03:55
Ditto. Fifty, maybe sixty at a push, is about the limit for me.

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:14:10
90 is a good investment for a shirt that will last you years and never go out of style. Like buying a Chanel coat or an Armani suit.

If only I could afford any of these things :)

mr.G
27-09-2005, 12:17:54
a shirt that will never go out of style............

wannahave wannahave
and a Beer glass that is always full

King_Ghidra
27-09-2005, 12:18:21
Originally posted by Venom
Because you're actually a fat, nonsymetrical piece of shit whose freak like proporations make it impossible for anything to fit you in a complementary fashion.

:lol:

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:18:25
What about a building that'll never go out of style?

King_Ghidra
27-09-2005, 12:19:07
corbusier already did it

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-09-2005, 12:19:43
shop shirt, 60 , ugly, bad fit

general retailer shirt, 13 , nice, fits well

I love easy decisions.

mr.G
27-09-2005, 12:20:04
yaaaay like barcelona paviljon of Mies van der Rohe, or Guggenheim New York orrrrrr the Glass house orrrr Waterpaviljon H2OXpo (jesjes worked on that one) of Nox architects.

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:21:22
Originally posted by The Norks
90 is a good investment for a shirt that will last you years and never go out of style.

Is it like, super hard wearing non stain, non tear material or something?
:confused:

mr.G
27-09-2005, 12:22:11
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
corbusier already did it woooohoooooo going to his masterpiece this weekend Maison La Roche
and aah KG it's Le Corbusier

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:22:56
Oh, Mr G, that reminds me, I was going to post this for you:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4251268.stm

mr.G
27-09-2005, 12:24:21
Frank O Gehry....... one of my heros.

walking through Guggenheim Bilbao gave me a boner.......nono that's quite normal

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:25:45
Yes, that's why I was going to post it for you.

mr.G
27-09-2005, 12:28:46
that's porn just hard porn

love it

yaaaaay yaaaaaay triple YAAAAAAAAY

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:30:45
Originally posted by Funko
Is it like, super hard wearing non stain, non tear material or something?
:confused:

tailored shirts are made from better materials and put together better, plus they're usually dry cleaned so they're spared a lot of wear and tear. It depends what you want out of the piece of clothing ultimately- something cheap and fashionable that lasts less than a year, or something sharper and more classic that lasts you five years but costs more. I wouldn't pay a lot of money for something that was very fashionable because it becomes redundant pretty quickly, but I'd pay more for something like a classic trench coat that would last because you could wear it again and again. Having said that, I bought a cheap black H&M military style coat 3 years ago and its still going strong, but it was fairly well made by their standards and was a good material.

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:31:18
Fuck that, dry cleaning costs a fortune.

mr.G
27-09-2005, 12:31:35
hey Norks

we are talking architecture here
go away wiil you

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:31:40
And is a total pain in the arse.

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:35:12
My solution is very easy, I don't buy shirts.

Other than ones for work and bog standard ones from Next or M&S are fine for that, cost 10-15 or so, are machine washable and last years.

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:35:48
lol, well there you go then :) I tend to wash my dry cleaning, but on a delicates wash if I can get away with it.

mr.G
27-09-2005, 12:36:03
DAMMIT YOU FASHION VICTIMS

arcgjitecture dammit dammit

Kitsuki
27-09-2005, 12:36:13
Quality x-post.

Anyone else get the feeling Funko is a bit tight?

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:38:03
Not at all, I just I hate wasting my hard earned money on stuff like clothes.

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:38:59
Originally posted by Funko
My solution is very easy, I don't buy shirts.

Other than ones for work and bog standard ones from Next or M&S are fine for that, cost 10-15 or so, are machine washable and last years.

to each their own. I only have one expensive fitted shirt, made of proper cotton and it does look ten times better than any of the cheap shirts I own, in terms of fit and material, but I couldn't afford a wardrobe of them.

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:39:21
Yeah, but why waste that on work?

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:40:21
Originally posted by Funko
Not at all, I just I hate wasting my hard earned money on stuff like clothes.

did you mention clothes? I've just come....

If I was wealthy I would probably spend most of my disposable income on clothes (and holidays and boy whores)

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:41:58
Originally posted by Funko
Yeah, but why waste that on work?

er... so you look smart and efficient and can thereby skive more than everyone else? :D

Its all down to how you want to live isnt it? I couldnt give much of a toss about music but I love clothes, and the reverse is true for you. Vive la difference. :)

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:42:02
Would it be fair to say that you aren't wealthy and still spend most of your limited disposable income on clothes?

Kitsuki
27-09-2005, 12:43:41
:lol:

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:44:28
Originally posted by The Norks
er... so you look smart and efficient and can thereby skive more than everyone else? :D

Its all down to how you want to live isnt it? I couldnt give much of a toss about music but I love clothes, and the reverse is true for you. Vive la difference. :)

I work in IT, the scruffier you look the cleverer they think you are. :)

Yes. Exactly. And I have been working at trying to do better with clothes etc. but it's expensive hard work that I essentially hate so very easy to not bother.

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:45:47
Originally posted by Funko
Would it be fair to say that you aren't wealthy and still spend most of your limited disposable income on clothes?

lol quite possibly ;)

when I was at Uni I used to buy a different dress every time I went clubbing. That was a bit mental.

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:47:24
Originally posted by Funko
I work in IT, the scruffier you look the cleverer they think you are. :)

Yes. Exactly. And I have been working at trying to do better with clothes etc. but it's expensive hard work that I essentially hate so very easy to not bother.

yeah IT is far more laid back than the corporate environment. Oddly though, my company don't encourage suits so some people wear them to rebel :clueless:

Funko
27-09-2005, 12:47:45
Fucking hell. :eek: If you went clubbing anywhere near as much as me/the average student I can see what happened to your credit cards.

The Norks
27-09-2005, 12:49:27
exactement :)

MattHiggs
27-09-2005, 15:47:17
My work wardrobe is way over-dressed for my current job. I spent 12 months in insurance and the only thing that kept people going was to out-dress each other. I pretty much agree with Norks - it's each to their own.

The passed five years I've spent thousands on clothes, mainly at Diesel :D and nothing at all on music (download anything I want to listen to)

Kitsuki
27-09-2005, 16:25:15
Originally posted by The Norks
lol quite possibly ;)

when I was at Uni I used to buy a different dress every time I went clubbing. That was a bit mental.

My god. Rich student!

Funko
27-09-2005, 16:50:37
Or in debt ex-student.

The Norks
27-09-2005, 18:18:02
thats about the size of it. Still, I've nearly paid off my loans now!

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-09-2005, 21:34:09
I nearly bought a hat today. It was a nice black woollen beanie by G-Star, but it didn't have a price tag on it. However the black woollen gloves (also by G-Star) next to it were 40, so I thought "Sod that" and walked away.

Venom
27-09-2005, 21:35:57
Gripping story.

Provost Harrison
27-09-2005, 21:49:16
Originally posted by Funko
I work in IT, the scruffier you look the cleverer they think you are. :)

Yes. Exactly. And I have been working at trying to do better with clothes etc. but it's expensive hard work that I essentially hate so very easy to not bother.

Similar here, I'm a geeky scientist so suits are a no-no :D I really don't understand people's obsession with spending a small fortune on clothes, to the extent where it doesn't matter how crap or ridiculous the clothes just the money squandered on them. I find it vulgar...

BigGameHunter
27-09-2005, 21:58:26
I must admit I wear scruffy, comfortable clothes but enjoy the reaction I get when I wear my tailored suits...kind of a fashion rope-a-dope if you will...
Have to buy special as well...@6'0" but a 29" inseam and an 18" neck and wrists like tree trunks means the only stores I'm finding good fitting clothes in are those that cater to chimpanzees. And they don't generally wear pants, so it's only half well dressed at best.

zmama
28-09-2005, 00:33:10
ROTTERDAMMMIT!!!! ARCHITECTURE not SHIRTS

Shirts are boring


or yeah forgot

this is the boring and serious forum.
I'll leave quietly

JM^3
28-09-2005, 00:35:20
what is a well tailored siut?

JM

Beta1
28-09-2005, 06:21:54
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
I must admit I wear scruffy, comfortable clothes but enjoy the reaction I get when I wear my tailored suits...kind of a fashion rope-a-dope if you will...
Have to buy special as well...@6'0" but a 29" inseam and an 18" neck and wrists like tree trunks means the only stores I'm finding good fitting clothes in are those that cater to chimpanzees. And they don't generally wear pants, so it's only half well dressed at best.

I know what you mean.

Over here they seem to think anyone whoes over 6'2" must be a fat business man and make the jackets like a tent and the trousers to match.

Best suit I have was off the shelf but they adjusted the seams in so it fits properly.

Funko
28-09-2005, 09:25:02
Originally posted by zmama
ROTTERDAMMMIT!!!! ARCHITECTURE not SHIRTS

Shirts are boring



Typical man. :rolleyes:

MattHiggs
28-09-2005, 11:26:45
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Similar here, I'm a geeky scientist so suits are a no-no :D I really don't understand people's obsession with spending a small fortune on clothes, to the extent where it doesn't matter how crap or ridiculous the clothes just the money squandered on them. I find it vulgar...

The money I spend on clothes varies. I could spend 400 on a nice Armani suit - or 6.99 on a t-shirt in H&M. You don't always have to spend rediculous amounts to look good. You can certainly spend rediculous amounts and look bad!

Funko
28-09-2005, 11:28:16
You can also spend next to nothing and look bad.

Gary
28-09-2005, 12:37:41
I'll take it from someone who knows

Funko
28-09-2005, 12:38:57
Or you can just use Times New Roman

MattHiggs
28-09-2005, 12:53:45
Times New Roman is one of the worst fonts available!

Arial, Tahoma and Verdana are the way forward.

fp
28-09-2005, 13:07:01
Even Courier New is better than Times New Roman.

MattHiggs
28-09-2005, 13:41:29
Why bother changing font when the default bloody font is nice?

...and it's all that extra effort!

Provost Harrison
28-09-2005, 16:18:29
The best font ever!

Beta1
28-09-2005, 17:38:00
Originally posted by MattHiggs
The money I spend on clothes varies. I could spend 400 on a nice Armani suit - or 6.99 on a t-shirt in H&M. You don't always have to spend rediculous amounts to look good. You can certainly spend rediculous amounts and look bad!

I would love an Armani suit.

Provost Harrison
28-09-2005, 17:48:51
Originally posted by MattHiggs
The money I spend on clothes varies. I could spend 400 on a nice Armani suit - or 6.99 on a t-shirt in H&M. You don't always have to spend rediculous amounts to look good. You can certainly spend rediculous amounts and look bad!

I noticed this at uni, some of the rich public school wore designer stuff from head to toe and it looked crap...no effort.

MattHiggs
28-09-2005, 18:22:18
Originally posted by Beta1
I would love an Armani suit.

Harvey Nichols stock them.