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5'4" Suit Length

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'm new to proper fitting suit. All my suits are ill fit, because I was a broke student, now I working to rebuild my professional wardrobe.

1) What is the proper jacket length for someone is is 5'4"?
2) Where should the sleeve of a shirt land? The person who alter my shirts, think it should be below the wrist even with my request to have it end higher.

Thanks in advance.
J
post #2 of 28
-Jacket length should cover your ass, at a minimum.


-get a new tailor, because he is not doing what you want.
post #3 of 28
I am pretty sure that men who are 5'5" or shorter should not wear suits.


- B
post #4 of 28
the sizes that are marked "short" are proportioned for a 5'4".
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post
the sizes that are marked "short" are proportioned for a 5'4".

Is the use of the abbreviation "S" instead of "Short" or "Dwarfish" a clever marketing ploy?

I ask because your username implies that you are a tailor.


- B
post #6 of 28
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I am pretty sure that men who are 5'5" or shorter should not wear suits.
Well........but they're kinds cute, No?


post #7 of 28
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I am pretty sure that men who are 5'5" or shorter should not wear suits.

Fuck you.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I am pretty sure that men who are 5'5" or shorter should not wear suits.


- B

So what should short men wear? It's not like you see a lot of these in stores, unless you want to go bespoke.

post #9 of 28
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Well........but they're kinds cute, No?

If you find yourself in a linear path connecting a cocktail to whnay., you would feel differently.

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Fuck you.

Are you taking a Nay correspondence course?

Maybe a suit jacket with raglan sleeves would work?

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Originally Posted by Thread Killer View Post
So what should short men wear? It's not like you see a lot of these in stores, unless you want to go bespoke.

Depends.

In most normal circumstances, Rubinacci.

In the particular circumstance of being chained to SoCal, nude.


- B
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by hiisociety View Post
2) Where should the sleeve of a shirt land? The person who alter my shirts, think it should be below the wrist even with my request to have it end higher.

When unbuttoned with your arm at your side, the sleeve should extend a couple of inches past your wrist. When buttoned, the shirt cuff should be snug around your wrist so it won't slide down your hand. The extra length is there so your cuff stays in place as you bend your arm. Your cuff shouldn't ride up if you move your arm around.
post #11 of 28
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Fuck you.

+1.
post #12 of 28
As I understand it: when your arm is placed on your hip, 'akimbo'; the shirt cuff should end up, ~1.5 cm above the knuckle of your 5th finger. Your cuff should lay so that some (~1/4") shows below the sleeve of your jacket. The cuff can have some wiggle room if you wish for your wristwatch. Commments and clarifications from more senior members is of course appreciated.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Is the use of the abbreviation "S" instead of "Short" or "Dwarfish" a clever marketing ploy?

I ask because your username implies that you are a tailor.


- B

thats my stage name.
post #14 of 28
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the sizes that are marked "short" are proportioned for a 5'4".

Really? I always find them at least an inch too long. I'm 5'4" and my coats are around 27" long, and this seems about right. Most OTR 'S' sizes seem to be 28" or longer. It seems they're made for people ~5'6" (give or take an inch at most), with 'R' sizes an inch longer for people ~5'8" and 'L' another inch longer for those ~5'10"+.
post #15 of 28
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Well........but they're kinds cute, No?



Not of all us swing that way. But if you are happy
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