Buying a shirt for skinnyfat dude w/long arms in NYC
May 16, 2012 12:28 PM Subscribe
Shirt-filter: Buying, via Mail-order or in NYC, a casual dress shirt for a guy who is skinnyfat, with long arms. Shirt Me AskMe!
posted by lalochezia to clothing, beauty, & fashion (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to buy some affordable casual, buttoned, longsleeve, collared shirts, say less than $50 per shirt, that will last washing and tumble drying for a good few years.
I'm a guy, have a 42-44" chest, 16.5" collar, and wide shoulders, slender torso, skinny arms. I have a little bit of a gut, classic "skinnyfat" body-shape. The killer is that I have LONG arms ( more than 36" sleeve length). I like my shirts to have arms long enough that when I reach out and shake hands with someone, the shirt sleeves don't hike up my arm; in fact the cuffs shouldn't move at all.
In the US, If I buy shirts that have arms long enough, either the body of the shirt or arms are too baggy (big L or XL shirts). If I buy slimmer or smaller shirts, the arms are short or show my unfortunate belly.
Benneton shirts - euro cut, in L or XL are good, but the only other shirts I've found are either custom or very high end.
Does anyone know of mail order/internet or in person in NYC retailers that stock items like this?