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  • #607940

    Rainus
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    I am overweight. While I am working to change that, I still need decent clothing that fits. Shirts that fit loosely, instead of showing every curve and bulge, where the buttons lie normally instead of showing my tzitzis peeking thru between button to button. Trousers that I do not need to squeeze my stomach in every morning in order to close the latch, which breaks all too often. Suit jackets that close.

    Does anyone know where in Jerusalem I can buy clothing that is, ok, in the oversize department?

    #934029

    Toi
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    no

    #934030

    Nechomah
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    What size do you wear? Most men’s clothing stores carry suits running into the larger sizes. If they don’t have something big enough (which I doubt), I’m sure they could tell you where you could find it.

    P.S. I take my son (who is also on the heavy side to XXos (or however you spell it), which is in the parking lot underneath the Rav Shefa mall. They usually have good sales right before each YT and during bein hazmanim, but even so their prices in general are not bad.

    #934031

    gefen
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    My complaint as a woman who is overweight, is that whenever I go into the “women’s” section of a store, I find the styles outrageous!

    What? Do they think just because I need to lose a few pounds I have absolutely no sense of style???? (btw- i actually used to be quite thin – from childhood through my early 30’s. So i don’t think my sense of style would have changed with my increase in weight. ATTENTION DESIGNERS- Please!!! Don’t give me oversized floral print tents! There is nothing remotely pretty about them, or most of the other styles you put out there for us. OK?

    There is one store that actually has decent clothing for the larger size woman. That’s dressbarn. They have the same styles in both sides of their store. Yes sometimes a style may have to be modified a bit for the larger sizes, only because it would look horrific otherwise. But in general I can find something there.

    Rainus – I didn’t know men had such problems also. I have seen large sizes for men. And as far as style goes, there’s not much you can do with a white shirt and black pants.;) So I wonder why there is such a problem in Jerusalem. Keep looking. I’m sure you’ll find something. Have you tried on line shopping? Hatzlacha.

    #934032

    Rainus
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    I am at least a size 70. Most clothing stores don’t carry larger than 66, if that.

    #934033

    ThePurpleOne
    Member

    gefen-

    how bout dressbarn? i know they have plus size.. dont know wat the stuff looks like tho!! try a european website called asos which has reg size rlly good stuff!! they have a plus size section also…

    #934034

    playtime
    Member

    You look perfectly fine from here.

    #934035

    mewho
    Participant

    the question is , why is it called dress”barn” why not dress’boutique”

    barn sounds like it is for cows and horses

    #934036

    oomis
    Participant

    mewho, I have often wondered about that myself. it IS kinda tacky.

    #934038

    I love dress barn! I have found amazing dresses from there for simchas!

    #934039

    rebdoniel
    Member

    The sho’el is a man.

    DressBarn isn’t going to help him (let’s hope).

    #934040

    unless he is getting a gift certificate for his wife…

    #934041

    Dressbarn is very “hit and miss”, and like every other women’s store (including “heimish” ones), the skirts and dresses run on the short side these days.

    #934042

    Rainus
    Participant

    RebDoniel is right.

    I am looking for clothes for myself.

    #934043

    rebdoniel
    Member

    I have similar problems.

    I need to cut back on my eating and also try to walk more (I walk less in the winter than I do in the summer).

    I would imagine it being very hard in Israel to find properly-fitting clothes for bigger guys, since Israelis tend not to be overweight.

    #934044

    maybe i was responding to gefen…

    #934045

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    Did you try shopping online?

    #934046

    gefen
    Participant

    ThePurpleOne- yes I mentioned dressbarn in my post.

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