Tall & Lean - Reduce Body Fat or Bulk?

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phuctran8893
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I'm just over 6ft 3 and weight about 196 with 17% body fat. I have a very lean tall look however when i take my shirt off I feel like I look pretty good and if I lowered my body fat percentage I would look even better. However when I have clothes on I feel like I look super lean, almost a skinny appearance.

My question is for you tall guys. Would you continue to cut body fat percentage to have a good looking shirtless body or would you try to bulk up to have a fuller frame in clothes? Currently i'm planning to cut body fat percentage as I am generally happy with how I look without a shirt on however the more weight I cut the more "skinny" I will appear in clothes. Its a bit of a catch 22 I suppose.

If it matters, for context I work out regularly so I do have some muscle mass - not a total noobie here.

Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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I'm not particularly tall myself so I can't comment on that but body fat percentage is proportional and as a general rule a lot of people cut when they are at 15% body fat or above.

This may not apply to everyone but that's a general rule that myself and a lot of others that I know stick to. I'm currently bulking at a body fat percentage of 11.8% and will start to cut when I reach approximately 15%.

But only you can know what body type you are aiming for etc.
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Lean bulk imo.
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