Went shopping today for some more formal wear for a family wedding this weekend (I’ve been meaning to slowly upgrade my wardrobe anyway) and as usual when im looking for clothes that aren’t the casual shirts n shorts that I usually wear, I got frustrated.
I have a 31 inch waist and I’m 5ft4/1.62m tall. This causes some problems… I’m never able to buy trousers without having them tailored/taken up, but often the 32inch waist trousers fit my waist (and butt, :p) better but they’re too baggy around the crotch area. Then the 30inch one’s usually fit my legs overall a bit better, but they cut the blood flow around the hips, so thats not good.
So essentially I go looking for trousers that are sized slightly wrong…
Shirts are a problem too, because a ‘small’ has the right arm length and overall length but I can’t breathe in them. A ‘medium’ has a nice fit, but the arms and overall length are stupid long, like a long sleeved mini-skirt.
It’s as if the overwhelming male body type clothing stores in SA cater for is slim and 5ft10. It really bugs me.
Eventually I found metallic grey and medium grey trousers that fit right (both just need to be taken up, of course) and two formal shirts (black and white).
So I’m thinking black square(ish)-front shoes, metallic grey trousers, white shirt (sleeves rolled up) and a thin-style black tie… Mmm