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Mod Guide 2 : Fit v1.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on October 25, 2009

Fit is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing clothes. So many people buy expensive clothes, or large quantities of clothes that do not fit. I’ve learned that just because there is a sale, it doesn’t mean that I should buy a medium or large (I wear small), jeans size 32 or 34 (I wear 30), or a 17 neck or a 35 length for a dress shirt. I have spent so much money on clothes that I thought I could wear larger or baggier but it is good money wasted in the end.

You must remember that all retailers run a different size, and just because you are a small in Gap does not mean you are a small in American Apparel. American Apparel tends to run quite small (because many of their selections are unisex). Gap and Old Navy run much larger, with H&M, Uniqlo and Banana Republic falling somewhere in-between. H&M does have a slim fit option for some of their dressier choices. Zara is known for their European cut/style and their sizes run differently as well.

It is crucial that you try on clothes in a fitting room so try and visit the stores if you have never bought a garment at those retailers before. Online shopping has become increasingly popular because of sales, convenience and wider selections. If you decide to shop online, make sure the online store has a physical store near you, and/or read the return/exchange policy, just in case your purchase doesn’t fit.

What Not To Wear (TLC) showcases individuals who do not know how to dress. If you watch the show, you know that one of the MAIN reasons why people are nominated is because the clothes do not fit. At all. So many WNTW victims are caught because their clothes do not flatter the body. So, in an effort to make sure you aren’t chosen to be featured on national television (unless you want to be), keep fit in mind!


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  1. Mod Guide 3 : Fit v2. « mod men said, on October 27, 2009 at 12:06 am

    […] sequel to Mod Guide 2 : Fit v1 continues to emphasize the importance of fit. Guys, the size of your shirt does not define your […]

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