Menswear for skinny chicks
February 27, 2014 11:25 AM Subscribe
Similar AskMes have been put out before, but I'd like to modify it with my special flake-ful details: I'm wondering if anyone can specifically recommend retailers that carry 1) menswear-style clothing for women 2) with a full line of sizes down to US size 0.
posted by SinAesthetic to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a tallish (5'8"), very slim (115 lbs, usually US size 0 or 2) gal who would like to dress like the love child of Katherine Hepburn and Mycroft Holmes. I'm having a difficult time finding blazers/suit jackets/shirts that are nipped in enough at the waist to avoid bulking me up around the middle. Did I mention my gangly orangutan arms and long torso? Also, why are all women's vests seemingly WAY too short, especially in the back? Or perhaps it's just that most women's trousers fit far too low on the hips these days? What the hell do you do with your shirt-tails? Out often looks sloppy, tucked often leaves me with a weird bulge above the waistline, not to mention seeing lumps through snug pants. I know the answer to this is almost certainly "lots of expensive tailoring", but I'm wondering if any of my fellow skinny chicks who are into looking glam-dapper can halps me out.
I've read some of the articles on DapperQ and have seen some of the blogs and very pricey places that do custom work mentioned in this post