I'm a size Large... and a half

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  1. axavm

    axavm Member

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    Ok, so it's not an important thing, but I can't get shirts to fit right. I can buy a Large and wear it about 4 times before the wash makes it too small, or I can buy an XL, and wear it too big (which sometimes looks ridiculous). Nothing looks good or fits right unless I get lucky and find a specific brand with a sizing that happens to work. But man, I'm going through a lot of clothes over the last year or 2...

    I wish they could make more sizing options.

    :waiting

    Anyone else in that boat?
     
  2. chrisross

    chrisross Member

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    Yep, right between L and XL. I've developed a system that works good enough. If it's somewhere that makes more fitted clothes (GAP or something), I go with XL. If it's a more "dad" type place (Bass Pro, Eddie Bauer), I get a L.

    I've got like 3 shirts that actually fit great, and boy do I love wearing them.
     
  3. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Well in my experience you can't judge garments by size alone--there is so much variation within a size--i.e. a large could run big, an xl small, etc. And you can't go solely by the brand as they are not all made it the same factory!--And check the fabric for potential shrinkage--coming from an ex clothing store owner.
     
  4. bayAreaDude

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    I feel for ya. I pretty much have to try everything on and most of it doesn't fit.
     
  5. jordane93

    jordane93 Member

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    Yea I'm right in between a medium and large.
     
  6. Skeet skeet!

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    XLT. A near non-existant size in Canada. :waiting

    XL...sleeves are too short, look dorky.

    XXL...cant fill the shirt, look dorky.
     
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    Story of my life :dunno
     
  8. cadduc

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    go to a men's shop that has a tailor, have the tailor fit the shirt to you
    or
    you can go on a diet and do it that way
     
  9. AZChilicat

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    What type of shirt are you buying? I ask as a shirt shrinking like that is not something I've experienced.
     
  10. MES10

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    I have the same problem with pants. A 31" waist fits me perfectly, but it's a hard size to find. 30's are too tight and 32's are too loose
     
  11. JWDubois

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    I always buy a size or two large. I prefer baggy to too tight. My shirts shrink up too, they always seem to get too short to tuck in.
     
  12. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    I think they've messed with the sizes. I used to wear an XL and sometimes even a large, but for a while I've had to more often buy XXL. And before you wise guys jump in, I weigh less than I used to when I wore XL.
     
  13. hvactech

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    This might sound weird but try a pair of 32" slim fits. I find in pants like boot cut jeans, a 34" a little too tight, and 36" a little too loose, but 36 slim fits just right.

    Tbh I like getting cloths and I can say cloths sizes are a total crap shoot. You need to try it before you buy it and make a compromise half the time
     
  14. gearmeup

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    I'm between medium and large.

    It sucks
     
  15. urizen

    urizen Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup, I'm a 41 (and @ 6'1'' w/ a long waist, an almost long) w/ a (true, not vanity-sized) 32 inch waist), and a lot of clothes fit inconsistently.
     
  16. Peteyvee

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    I used to be a 33" waist and now I'm a 37" waist and for a while I was a 35" waist (no, I'm not fat, that's over the last 40 years). It's a bitch to find off the shelf pants that fit right...
     
  17. Axe

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    3X,,, too small..... 4X is great till I wash it.. Buying clothes is a PIA.. :(
     
  18. Dave Shoop

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    I think it's time for the garment industry to revamp the size nomenclature.

    What they are calling XL today is more than likely a smaller than average person.

    Anyone want to work on this project ?

    The existing descriptions are obsolete.
     
  19. cottonmike

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    Reckon what happened?
     
  20. Dave Shoop

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    Time to start a gofundme to find out. Gotta get to the bottom of this. :)
     

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