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Help required for men of large girth in Canberra!

By Havok - 11 April 2012 36

As a man of surplus girth I sometimes find it hard to get a business shirt that will button up across my large neck but not look like a poncho around the rest of my chest.

Does anyone know any menswear shops that cater for such a thing so that I wouldn’t have to go down the costly path of getting my shirts tailored? Also, I’m not looking to spend a mint either.

Your help is appreciated

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poetix 4:22 pm 21 Apr 12

yourmate said :

why don’t you check out Crown tailor! i had a great experience when i visited them in Bangkok, in addition to best fabric and finest stitched clothes, they offer very reasonable prices that you will surely glad to pay in order to get a best shirt to be fitted on you! they will visit AUS soon so you can easily have a look on their work and garments then..
hope it helps you out!

Ask for their special on astroturf.

yourmate 3:39 pm 21 Apr 12

why don’t you check out Crown tailor! i had a great experience when i visited them in Bangkok, in addition to best fabric and finest stitched clothes, they offer very reasonable prices that you will surely glad to pay in order to get a best shirt to be fitted on you! they will visit AUS soon so you can easily have a look on their work and garments then..
hope it helps you out!

Nixter 4:59 pm 16 Apr 12

http://www.macways.com/

They have a guy who travels to Canberra every few months to measure clients and take orders. Vast array of fabrics to choose from. Several of the guys I work with use them and so does my other half, who is very tall and finds it hard to find shirts in the right length.

VicePope 11:27 am 15 Apr 12

and another option, from one with a bulky neck …
Hat elastic loops on the collar button. Stick a tie over it and no-one will know.

VicePope 11:25 am 15 Apr 12

Rivers. Big Fit.
I don’t care if you’re fat or large, or how you got that way or whether you could or should do something about it. I’d just prefer that you be clad.

Spykler 9:16 pm 12 Apr 12

Lowes Queanbeyan do have a pretty good range of shirts for the portly gent, but as I am a 12 X (size 162) in shirts I often find that Big and Tall on London circuit are pretty much the only place that can cater to that size. I get my pants hand-tailored by a lady in Sydney, she does up to size 172 without much extra charge.
I really regret buying an apartment above a take-away 8 years ago..:(

HenryBG 8:10 pm 12 Apr 12

gingermick said :

Lowes, Queanbeyan, mate!

Is that the one that’s sandwiched in between a KFC and a Domino’s?

Havok 7:58 pm 12 Apr 12

And a big thanks to everyones advice, I’ll be looking into some of them.

Also, HenryBG and Cheap are douchebags. And Johnboy, before you (understandly) censure another one of my comments, I mean that constructively

Havok 7:56 pm 12 Apr 12

Hank said :

http://the-riotact.com/business-shirts-for-a-fat-necked-man-in-canberra/50909

I asked the same question not too long ago. I have been through everything, ordered shirts in from the US, UK and Europe but nothing compares to the travelling tailor from HK who comes out to Canberra now. I think he’s coming in May, happy to pass on the details if you want.

Thanks Hank, if you could send me the details that would be greatly appreciate. I think we are now friends! Best friends even!

farnarkler 7:13 pm 12 Apr 12

Get measured by the people at the alterations place in the Canberra Centre and then send your details to Tailor on Ten in Bangkok who do really good shirts. Otherwise the HK tailor Rick Chulani of ANS Fashions will be here at the Crowne Plaza on 10-11 May.

harvyk1 5:25 pm 12 Apr 12

You could always save up a few pennies and fly to a SE-Asian country and go to a tailor there… It’ll cost you about the same as going to a local tailor, except you’ll also get a free holiday thrown in… 🙂

It’s what I’m doing later this year… 🙂

gingermick 4:22 pm 12 Apr 12

Lowes, Queanbeyan, mate!

Jim Jones 3:31 pm 12 Apr 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Jim Jones said :

Holden Caulfield said :

knuckles said :

And you claim that Catholic/Christian-bashing is the last, apparently, publicly acceptable bastion of the bigot.

Nope. That was me.

Are you a fatty?

Well, I don’t have any problems finding a business shirt to fit me.

boom boom

I thought that fat people all wore Hawaiian shirts anyway. Isn’t that a thing?

Holden Caulfield 3:24 pm 12 Apr 12

Jim Jones said :

Holden Caulfield said :

knuckles said :

And you claim that Catholic/Christian-bashing is the last, apparently, publicly acceptable bastion of the bigot.

Nope. That was me.

Are you a fatty?

Well, I don’t have any problems finding a business shirt to fit me.

Jim Jones 3:10 pm 12 Apr 12

Holden Caulfield said :

knuckles said :

And you claim that Catholic/Christian-bashing is the last, apparently, publicly acceptable bastion of the bigot.

Nope. That was me.

Are you a fatty?

Holden Caulfield 2:38 pm 12 Apr 12

knuckles said :

And you claim that Catholic/Christian-bashing is the last, apparently, publicly acceptable bastion of the bigot.

Nope. That was me.

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