"I know it's the latest model but do you have it in black?"
I can't fit into these new clothes nowadays. Its not like i have the silhouette of a hunch backed hobbit but it just seems that all the clothes that are in stores just don't fit a normal Asian man. I rushed into FOS the other day - T-shirts on Sale! RM19.90, Buy one get another FREE! So I'm rifling through the stack pick some out and get into the changing room - what the??? M size doesn't fit me! Its ok at the shoulders but the arms are too tight and it gently clings on to my cute watermelon gut. These shirts were made for skinny teenagers or Keith Richards!
I try the L and it's almost the same except the shirt hangs just above knees! Now you just know only geeks and doctors tuck in a t-shirt into a pair or jeans or pants so I can't do that. I sigh and return them. I walk into a Nike shop and walk out swiftly as only Rafael Nadal is going to look good in those brightly coloured sveltely looking things. On the opposite end we get the older brands like Crocodile and the other department store brands that haven't bothered to change with the times - you have colours that look like they came out of a catalog for emergency flares and shirts that although fit at the shoulders just hang off you like a garbage sack. I'm no metro sexual but as a petite (5'6") Asian man I just can't get clothes that fit or even shoes that are affordable but don't look like I'm wearing mini space shuttles on my feet.
Short of getting tailored made stuff I guess it's the patience game - The factory outlet stores still occasionally have some stock that are OK but I need to find one brand that i can just go in and buy things that are to my taste and fit at my convenience.