Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world where everything off the rack actually fit you perfectly?
Unfortunately, sizing is based on an average of body types — very few men are actually a true small, medium or large. This can make shopping about as enjoyable as sitting in a middle seat on an international flight.
The surest (if maybe not the cheapest) way to a flattering wardrobe involves a trip to the tailor, but there are other options, too. Whether you're a ripped power-lifter who struggles to find fabrics and cuts that accommodate all your gains, or you've been on vacation and have a hint of a belly showing from all those afternoon beers by the pool, here's how to dress for your body type, no matter what it is.
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You can bench press 150kg but can’t find a shirt with sleeves that fit. Sound familiar? If your arms and chest are especially built, it’s hard to find a shirt that fits without making you look like a cast member of Jersey Shore. Sizing up is common mistake, since a larger size may fit your arms, but not your waist. Instead, look for button downs and T-shirts with a more narrow cut, in a fabric with some stretch.