Battling the DDD in Menswear
Anonymous asked: I am a curvy queer girl (size 16-18 US) who just came out, and I’m starting to dress with a more masculine feel. The problem is, I have DDD cup boobs- menswear looks completely weird on me, if it fits at all. Any advice for finding stuff that fits, or WHERE to find it? I thrift like crazy, which leads to some great finds, but some new stuff would be good too. Thanks!
Blake says: Hey there! Sounds like we are both fighting the battle of the boobage.
I know how hard it is to find menswear that fits a large chest. After all, most menswear wasn’t made to have room for such things, especially large ones.
I shop at Belk almost exclusively. Their brand is Saddlebred; it’s cheap and of decent quality. Ralph Lauren shirts also fit me well (ta-da!) I haven’t had much luck with other brands off the rack. So shop around to find a brand that fits you.
If you can’t find a brand that you like, tailoring is the way to go. Buy shirts that fit you in the chest, and everything else can be tailored; sleeves, shoulders, etc. (Sonia adds: Here is an old post with tips for Tailoring Men’s Button-ups for Larger Chests.)