There is this craze that recently has hit the menswear industry, slim fit. There is no issue with a article of clothing that is fitted, but the term slim is being used too liberally. It’s being used to describe some sort of second skin shirts that limit one’s mobility and potentially show off those pecs that you’ve been working on all summer. Which doesn’t sound like a bad thing at first until you untuck your shirt by lifting your arm, or bending down. Or when you sit down the very low rise on your pants creep onto your junk that makes you uncomfortable for the sake of “fashion”.
Your not always going to be hitting the club scene with an express shirt and true religion jeans. So you might as well start getting some clothes that “fit”.
Some general rules to follow when buying clothes:
1. Keep sizing down until you get into something that your not comfortable wearing, then go a size up.
2. Don’t buy something that you don’t feel comfortable wearing. Move around in it, sit down, jump, jog.
3. After your intense physical activity, take a picture of it and get a critique of its fit from an online form such as styleforum or askandy. (Disclaimer: you will be torn apart by their critique, but at least you’ll get good advice on the fit.)
My brother is ordering the Ludlow pants from J Crew for a wedding and had questions, so I thought I’d turn to you. My brother is concerned with the fit, as he can’t try them on before buying.
Does anyone know how the pants fit, particularly in regards to the waist? The site says below the waist, but by how much? My brother is relatively slim, but has developed a gut more recently that could get in the way.
If you know anything about the Ludlow pants, send me a message!