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Oct. 14th, 2004 | 11:21 pm

Some of my shirts aren't fitting as well as they used to, most likely because of the recent undergarment upgrade.

I have both wide shoulders and largish breasts, with both things happening it means that it's really unlikely for womens shirts to be wide enough in the shoulders for me (and mens shirts don't button correctly.)

My aesthetics are either practical sporty clothes or romantic/medieval/victorian goth femme.

I also would like to keep the exploitation of workers to a minimum.

Any suggestions on places I could go buy some shirts at that would meet my body, aesthetic, and ethical issues? Preferably a storefront somewhere in southern california. I've been looking into places around the world but that's kind of annoying (and expensive).

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cat

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from: neko_san
date: Oct. 14th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
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well, bravissimo is selling fitted shirts, with sizes for different curviness levels. i LOVE them! *sobs* a shirt that actually fits!
(see user icon for an example.)

but that probably doesn't help you, because they're more just traditional dress fitted shirts, have to be ordered from england, and probably exploit workers.

but my mom did comment that she was very happy and impressed to see me wearing a shirt that fit so well! and she did ask where in the world i was able to find such a thing. (not that she has the same problem, but she does remember the extreme clothes shopping difficulties that struck me in high school. damn puberty.)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 15th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
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I might have to try them, they're probably not as exploitive as one of the big brand names. (E.g. The gap or walmart)

Are the shirts well made? Is the one in your icon the "v" style (as opposed to the V?)

(Also I'm find their sizing for me a bit unbelievable. 14 super curvy?)

I had to wait until college and puberty 2.0 before I started having those extreme shopping difficulties. ;)

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Josh

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from: irilyth
date: Oct. 15th, 2004 12:09 am (UTC)
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If you're looking for more hobbies, how about sewing? Even if you don't want to make your own clothes from scratch, you could perhaps learn enough to make alterations, e.g. buy a big shirt that fits you across the shoulders and breasts, and then adjust it to fit elsewhere. (I'm guessing that the problem with just buying really big sizes is that they're loose everywhere else?)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 15th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
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Sewing is on the list of things that I'd like to be good at. Of course that means I do need to dust off my sewing machine and get some practice.

I recent break-through was realizing that I could use a worn out sheet to cheaply get some practice in.

Of course this has wait until after my sword training. As this weekend I need to make a wooden training sword.

I remember as a teenager being bored because there was nothing to do, these days I feel like I'm almost drowning in all of the various things that I want to do.

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Freya

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from: moonglade
date: Oct. 17th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
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I have both wide shoulders and largish breasts, with both things happening it means that it's really unlikely for womens shirts to be wide enough in the shoulders for me (and mens shirts don't button correctly.)

In England there are special big girls shops for the larger woman but even many of the regular shops go up to size 18 and I can't imagine you are bigger than size 18! (not sure how that works in US sizes but 18 would be very big). There must be stuff like this in the U.S. Your problem is surely going to be breast size rather than shoulder width, although one might seem to impinge on t'other.

I'm wondering if you are just expecting womens shirts not to fit because you have such a bad self esteem problem? Why not go shopping and see? Maybe you already did? The sentance you wrote sounds a little odd tho, like maybe you normally cross dress and havn't been to the shops to try! ;)

My suggestion is to just go into a few ordinary shops and see what sizes the clothes go up to, and then after that I guess you could try some more out of the way stores. You kind of make it sound like you havn't really tried on any clothes yet, but maybe that is just the way it sounds and not what you meant???

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 27th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Actually my last girlfriend took me into the some of the designer shops and we had difficulty with many of the shirts because my shoulders were too wide.

Though when I was heavier I'd get very depressed having to go into shops and see how fat I looked to myself. But I've been doing ok at maintaining my weight.

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Freya

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from: moonglade
date: Oct. 28th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
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Hey maybe now you have lost weight it will be much easier on both accounts!
You might find that more clothes fit than before! :)

It might be worth a try anyway.

love

Freya

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