One-size-fits-all = we assume you know better. Please stop trying to pack your lard butt into clothing you obviously cannot fit.
Just because an article of clothing can zip or button does not mean it fits.
When it comes to style, shopping and getting dressed people number one mistake is proportions.
People are in skinny jeans without skinny legs, lying about their waist size resulting in muffin tops as well as buying tops that either fit like sheets or bacon wrap beanie weenies.
Women normally make this mistake however; I’ve been seeing an abundance of men dressed like stuffed sausages.
Fit is one of the most important factors about style next to color and appropriateness. Who care how much you spent on a garment or who made it when the threading is stretched and flesh is oozing out?
Women are delusional about their size period but men are just clueless about fit. This I know because I use to be the type of dresser that if it was clean and match that was all that mattered, until I realized how ridiculous I looked.
Men here are 10 tips whether you’re a guy just experiment with fashion or a victim of SSS (stuffed sausage syndrome.) Also, for you women who have been lying to themselves can apply these same tips and we all know you do the shopping for the guys in your life.
- Stop lying about your size: The moment you’re honest about not being the same size in high school is the moment you will stop having to grease yourself into those jeans.
- Get Measured: Go to a tailor or seamstress and get your measurements. I have my own measurement tape to measure myself daily for vanity reason.
- Neck, shoulders, arms, chest, natural waist, waistline and inseam: Knowing these measurements will guarantee a good shopping experience and resulting in looking sharp every time
- Create a waistline don’t hide it.
- Identify your body type: Apple, pear, banana, muffin or full.
- All designers are not created equal: Being a size M in one store will not guarantee that same size in another brand that’s why it’s important to be honest about your size.
- Shut your mouth: You don’t have to be ashamed of your size if you don’t tell anyone all they are focused on is how fantastic you look in your ensemble.
- A belt is to cinch not to be a prop: I hate when guys have on belts and I still can see crack same for women, a belt is to bring in your waist not sit on top of your belly.
- Create dimensions: Dressing is about illusion like; layering, wearing open or v-neck top to create a long neckline, dark denim make you look thin, metallic or neutral colored shoes creates length and playing with tone can confuse the eye so that onlookers won’t be able to focus on one place. Same with belts sometimes a belt can be helpful by simply breaking up a monotone outfit so you won’t look like a solid brick.
- Shop alone: It’s fine to get dressed with friends but not to shop with friends. They are only worried about themselves, you’re rushed and how can you be honest about your size when your friend is watching you dig at the bottom of the jeans stacks.
Proportions are important for two reasons; Ill fitting clothing can make you look bigger than you are even if it’s too small or too big and Ill fitting clothes can age you. The next time you’re getting dressed or out shopping consider these tips.
Also, ask the sales associate for input they are there to help… well some of them but I’ll cover the dangers of a shady sales person in another post.