(backwards?) NSV

coolraul07
coolraul07 Posts: 1,606 Member
Background:
For well over a decade, I bought 3XLT work shirts with banded bottoms so that I could wear them untucked and still conform to "business casual" dress codes. Several months ago, I proactively bought a single XLT polo shirt (tucked-in type) even though I knew it wouldn't fit when I bought it.

Fast forward to today. I'm now a 5-day teleworker so I rarely need to wear these type of shirts. Well, I was called onsite today and guess which dumbass didn't have any appropriate shirts in closet (all wrinkled or dirty)? #ThisGuy Then I remembered the XLT polo shirt. I ripped it out of the plastic bag and went to try it on in front of the mirror. WTF?! It's kinda tight...
<pause for dramatic effect>
...
IN THE ARMS!! The shirt fits appropriately in the torso, but it's a little tight in the arms! After 5-10 mins of "gun show posing" in the mirror, I finished getting ready for work.
I've always had (at least in my mind) disproportionately small arms relative to the rest of me. It's funny how we sometimes focus in on that one gray cloud in an otherwise sunny sky. I always worn half-length sleeves because otherwise I felt like "Kermit The Frog"!

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Today, I actually happier with the tightness of the sleeves than I am with the fact that I can actually wear an XLT shirt instead of 3XLT! I actually look forward to the shirt getting looser in the torso and tighter in the arms at the same time. Meanwhile, I just have to remember to pull my sleeves back down when I scratch my head!

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ETA: spelling

Replies

  • canadjineh
    canadjineh Posts: 5,396 Member
    Congrats & I love your gif!
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
    Scratchin' my head right now? I think I need a pic to understand what went on.
  • coolraul07
    coolraul07 Posts: 1,606 Member
    Scratchin' my head right now? I think I need a pic to understand what went on.
    "Cliff Notes" version:
    Was fat dude with skinny arms... now I'm "less-fat" dude with bigger arms because strength training.
  • PinkyPan1
    PinkyPan1 Posts: 3,018 Member
    My favorite post from today!!! Congrats!!
  • AbsolutelyAnnie
    AbsolutelyAnnie Posts: 2,695 Member
    Fantastic!! I understood you (and your gif & pic) perfectly. Pretty darn exciting.
  • sarainiowa
    sarainiowa Posts: 287 Member
    Good Job!!!
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,742 Member
    Fantastic!! I understood you (and your gif & pic) perfectly. Pretty darn exciting.

    +1

    love that NSV.

    Similar feels happened when I realized that I couldn't wear a few button down ladies shirts because they were too big in the belly and hips, too small in the shoulders and bust.
  • daworley
    daworley Posts: 238 Member
    Good job! I bet that feels really nice :)
  • SomeNights246
    SomeNights246 Posts: 807 Member
    Scratchin' my head right now? I think I need a pic to understand what went on.

    OP can fit a shirt they used to not be able to fit, but it's tight in the arms. :P

    I enjoyed the post, and the GIF. :)
  • westendcurls
    westendcurls Posts: 252 Member
    Thats awesome I love it!!!
  • breeezy1030
    breeezy1030 Posts: 42 Member
    What a wonderful feeling! CONGRATS!!! And I'm loving sexy Kermit!!
  • mimiteh35
    mimiteh35 Posts: 486 Member
    Congrats, and a fun read/gif to boot! Don't forget to roll them sleeves up when ya scratch your head! Woohoo!
  • JazmineYoli
    JazmineYoli Posts: 547 Member
    FANtastic Kermy
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  • allaboutthecake
    allaboutthecake Posts: 1,531 Member
    DEM GUNS! :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
  • 1stplace4health
    1stplace4health Posts: 523 Member
    Great job!
  • janer4jc
    janer4jc Posts: 238 Member
    What a fabulous surprise. Congratulations.
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