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Dress Shirts 1: eBay garbage

On Minimalist Wealth


I am clueless when it comes to men's fashion. When I go out, it's usually to play sports, so I'm dressed for performance. These are my idea of great shoes: comfortable, and 5E width. Half my closet is performance gear. I own a 3-button sportcoat from high school so ill-fitting that even after tailoring it still looks like shit.

Seduced by the amazing pictures of cheap eBay clothes , I decided to take purchase a few and see if they are as awful as people say. My reasoning was thus:

Doublju and Yesstyle are notorious for making awful Chinese knock-offs of awful Korean knock-offs. I did not know this at the time.

Slim fitted bullshit

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Shirt manufacturers don't make it easy for toned guys to find a shirt. By sizing shirts for the increasingly heavier American male, manufacturers capture a larger market, leaving us gentlemen with tapered torsos with fewer options. This is not a matter of style- if you are at all thin, a regular, or 'modern fit' shirt will not fit, and is analagous to JNCO jeans.

From much experimentation, I've found that most shirts labeled 'Slim Fit' will fit most fat men just fine. Body builders and fullbacks might fill out a typical 'slim fit' shirt but guys with swimmers' bodies will be swimming in it.

After much searching, I picked up a few of the more affordable slimmest cuts I could find. They are:

For reference, I am 5' 9" and 140 lbs. My shoulders are considerably wider than my waist.

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