Hoping someone can help. After years of weight lifting and martial arts training, I'm finding it hard to find decent fitting clothes for my build. The "in thing" is skinny and slim fitted clothes, that simply do not fit me. Finding some standard sizes are also a struggle
Obviously, I want to look good in the clothes I wear. But I'm also not looking to lose muscle mass if I can help it. There are many, many bigger guys than me, so I would have thought this would be something that would be more widely catered for
I have broad shoulders and chest, with thicker arms. I'm 5'11 and 90kgs, currently fitting size large in tshirts, and 41 collar shirts. Also have thicker legs and a bit in the seat. Waist is 34/87, but I have to go to 36-38 sometimes in order to be comfortable in pants and shorts
I'm by no means the size or proportions of a body builder. But just thick/large enough to make finding decent fitting clothes a pain. I've been asked a few times if I'm a rugby player based on my build, so that's probably the best summary for visualisation.
Saving grace for pants has been Levi's 541 athletic fit — although they seem to be phasing these out in Aus. And surprisingly, Target's new flex range of jeans have been awesome
Coming into summer, I need to get some new clothes. so I'm seeking recommendatios for what will work with my build.
Some things I'm looking out for are:
- Shorts (denim / cargos)
- Board shorts
- Business attire (suits, trousers and shirts)
- Polo and button up shirts
- General clothing
Anyone else have a similar challenge and have some recommendations on brands and styles? Obviously, this is Ozbargain and I'm interested in keeping costs low. But I'm willing to invest if needed