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Good designers for tall, skinny guys

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Hey everyone, I'm 6'4" and 160 pounds. I'm a swimmer, so I'm quite broad shouldered but with a slim waist. I've always struggled to find clothes that fit me well. Although fashion trends have made things easier in recent years (thanks, Hedi Slimane) I'm still relying on a limited selection of designers for my clothes:

Dior Homme

Rick Owens

Prada (some of it)

and American Apparel for basic tees.

Can anyone point me towards designers who've been making clothes for tall, slim figures in recent seasons?

Thanks.

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1. Go to the WAYWT thread

2. See alot of tall, skinny guys

3. ???

4. Profit

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just wear dior and ugly designer sneakers.

always wear a black cloak type of thing.

you'll be good.

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since when fashunz is hard for tall and skinny guy?

get thom browne suit (5)

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I probably should have been more specific in the thread title. The problem for me is that I'm tall and skinny, but my shoulders are quite broad, so stuff that fits me well in the shoulders often billows around the waist. So what I'm looking for is designers who cut long and slim, with a good amount of taper in the waist.

I'll be in Manhattan next month and I'll check out Thom Browne. Thanks.

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i was being half sarcastic with thom browne.

raf did shirts with velcro patches so you can adjust them (or cinch them) as you like.

maybe ask your tailor to taper down some shirts? lot's of designers use darts to do this. it could (would) help you.

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Yeah, Thom Browne does look very "GQ"...

I do get some stuff tailored, but I generally wear street-type clothes, which don't really lend themselves to tailoring.

I've had some success with Swedish brands like ACNE and J Lindeberg, although ACNE can be very hit-and-miss, both in terms of cut and style.

Hadn't heard of the Raf shirts, thanks for the (non-sarcastic?) tip.

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Dick Blowins

Shaft Simmons

Cum sur les Garçons

Thom Bone

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demeulemeester's clothes should be fit for your body type, should you like her romantic aesthetics

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I have kinda broadish shoulders I think and Raf fits me well.

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if clothes being too wide at the lower body is a constant problem, I would look into tailoring some pieces instead of desperately looking for the right cut as you might not find it. tapering shirts, jackets etc is for the most part fairly simple and doesn't necessarily cost a lot.

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i have always had the same problem, mostly with button up shirts and coats/jackets in particular - i'm 6'1 and slim with a narrow torso but i have insanely broad shoulders so most things in M button up fine until i get to the top 2 buttons or so and i'm screwed. i usually end up getting a L, but then the sleeves are too long or the rest of the body is too wide. i am probably going to start doing what lowrey suggested, but with cheaper stuff it isn't even worth it.

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Italian brands as cerruti, valentino,etc

One of my friend is french-italian and he is like 1m95 and 180 pound, he used to wear italian brand and he looks good .

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Italian brands as cerruti, valentino,etc

would be a plus if the clothing didn't look like crap

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Do some online research and find a good tailor in your area. If you can find a shirt off the rack that fits in the shoulders, altering the rest is easy.

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I feel like there should be a thread for short-skinny dudes instead

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Have struggled with this problem myself - people look at me like I'm an asshole for complaining about what many consider to be an ideal build :( having the really pronounced v-shaped torso really fucks things up.

One brand I've found to be very close is RL's Black Label.

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^ Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely try out Black Label. I've traditionally steered clear of Ralph Lauren (I'm not a big fan of what the brand represents), but if the clothes fit...

I'm in Manhattan next week and am going to try on a bunch of things then. One brand I've heard good things about but isn't mentioned in this thread is J Lindeberg. Anyway, I'll report back on my purchases and discoveries.

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