For The Athletic
Posted: May 01 2015
There is no generic “Athletic build”. Athletes come in all different shapes and sizes, yet are united through one obstacle. Whether you’re a professional basketball player, footballer, jockey, a gym regular or just a guy who has been naturally gifted the body of a Greek deity, you will struggle to find clothes that fit perfectly. And fit will forever be the most important element of clothing.
The men’s fashion industry is still to cotton on. This is 2015. Men like to be in shape, whether it’s a lifestyle choice, job or a hobby. There is limited availability when it comes to getting the right fit from the vast majority of brands. From high-street up to high-end, their sizing is based on the average male and economically speaking, they have little reason to change their customs. But where does that leave the fellas with a bit more bulk on their frame, 18” biceps or huge quads?
Every man deserves to wear clothes that look like they have been made for him.
A hulking guy will buy a size larger in order for his arms to be able to breathe, however the added material around the torso and length will shrink the man’s physique. This isn't right and isn't doing him justice. Fit will forever be the most important element of clothing. Every man deserves to wear clothes that look like they have been made for him. A perfectly-fitted £90 jacket will turn more heads than a £400 jacket that is too wide in the shoulders or too tight in the chest.
There is rarely ever a ‘one size fits all’ fix and this can’t be truer for athletic menswear. However, there is a solution. What can unite the Luol Dengs, the Widnes Vikings, the Simon Mignolets and AP McCoys of this world is a brand which caters For The Athletic. Chess London.
Our off-the-peg ranges have been designed by athletes for athletes. We use fabrics which sculpt to the body, yet leave plenty of room for you to breathe and move comfortably.
And when the fit is almost there but just not quite right, we have world-class tailors on hand to make sure that you leave looking your best.