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Old 07-06-2012, 12:59 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I pretty much only buy athletic fit t-shirt now. Depending on the maker, I go medium or large. If its not athletic fit, larges are too baggy around my stomach and mediums are too small on my arms. I also only buy fitted dress shirts.

With that stated, I'm having trouble finding dress pants and slacks. I can't stand baggy pants. I always buy slim fit jeans, usually Levi's. However, I don't know where to get slim fit / athletic fit slacks / dress pants. I can find tighter ones but they are tight all over and in the wrong places...you know what I mean!
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I pretty much only buy athletic fit t-shirt now. Depending on the maker, I go medium or large. If its not athletic fit, larges are too baggy around my stomach and mediums are too small on my arms. I also only buy fitted dress shirts.

With that stated, I'm having trouble finding dress pants and slacks. I can't stand baggy pants. I always buy slim fit jeans, usually Levi's. However, I don't know where to get slim fit / athletic fit slacks / dress pants. I can find tighter ones but they are tight all over and in the wrong places...you know what I mean!
You just have to look for the "slim fit" slacks somewhere like Macy's. I can't stand baggy pants either (or unusually tight), but slim fit usually works for me. Macy's has a fairly good selection (forgot the brands) but you just have to try on several different pairs to find what fits you right. I'm 5'9" and 158 pounds with muscular legs, but slim fit is still the best option for me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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have you tried J. Crew? or the Mad Men line at Banana Republic? Nowadays it's much easier to find fitted/slim-fit shirts & slacks because that's the trendy style. However, with dress slacks it's still traditional for them to be a bit baggy, much more than jeans. However, you can actually take your slacks to a tailor and have them trimmed down for like $30~40, just like you would with suit trousers. That's what i do because i buy nearly all my dress/business clothes on sale, so I'm saving that way. Also there's online like Bonobos, which makes pants with a tighter seat. Slimmer trimmer guys like them; others with bigger asses less so. And Epaulette in NY gets rave reviews for their staples, but their prices are a bit high.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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J. Crew seems...boring to me. I tend to like clothes with more attitude. I'll check otu the Mad Men line, never heard of it at BR before. Thanks!

And I'll check out Macy's too. I always forget they have a pretty good selection for slim fit fellows.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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J. Crew seems...boring to me. I tend to like clothes with more attitude. I'll check otu the Mad Men line, never heard of it at BR before. Thanks!

And I'll check out Macy's too. I always forget they have a pretty good selection for slim fit fellows.

In general, dress slacks are made to be nondescript & boring without stripes, patterns & bold colors just because it's for the professional work environment. Think of it as a uniform. If your workplace allows more creative freedom you might want to switch to cotton-blend trousers like you find at A/X or Zara. The only problem with these Euro stores is that their cut is slimmer for skinnier thighs & legs.
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