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post #31 of 41
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Thanks for all the help everyone! Lots of great suggestions!

I've been thrifting a lot with no luck so far (as was expected), and since I live in Albuquerque I don't quite have immediate access to some of the more frequently mentioned names (Brooks Brothers, Nordstroms, etc..), but I'm going to suck it up and start looking at some boy's sections this week. I don't have a lot of shame in this regard, so I'll let everyone know what I find!

Also, I had a friend with a phenomenally well-fitted suit recommend thick as thieves with an estimate of about 500 dollars for a solid suit. I hesitated initially, but I'm done growing, so I suppose I might as well?


Thanks again for all the great info! I'll be sure to report back with pictures/prices on what I end up with. If any of the rest of you are half as frustrated as I am, I hope this whole thread has alleviated that at least a bit.

post #32 of 41
I would like to suggest our suit collection. Jimmy Au's for Men 5'8" and Under. We've been carrying short (5'5" to 5'8") and extra short sizes (5'2"-5'5") in suits and sportcoats since 1975 including slim fits starting at a 34xs and 34sh. Our entire collection is trimmer fit. Just another option you might want to consider as this would be a logical thread for me to promote our collection. You don't even have to come to Beverly Hills to try something on. Give us a call, we size you up in our sizing scale and we ship. You have 30 days with a full money back guarantee minus shipping as long as the clothing isn't damaged or worn (other than trying on). Our fit isn't some manufacturers MTM program, its our own design and pattern. Our online presence is limited, but then again, we are about the store experience. Our tailored clothing collection is supported in the same way with our furnishings and sportswear. Please post any questions you have about our collection. I'm very proud of what my father has accomplished for exclusively for shorter men and be happy to respond to anyone.


Alan Au

Jimmy Au's for Men 5'8" and Under
9408 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
post #33 of 41

I'm roughly the same size as you (5'6", 135lbs). I actually went and tried out a slim fit suit from Kenneth Cole.


That one to be exact. I got the size at 36S, but for some strange reason the fitting around the chest was too tight which started to make the lapels bow out quite a bit. I think it could work for you. You'd have to get it tailored too (sleeves were a bit too long for myself, and the trousers came with a unfinished hem), but what good fitting suit doesn't, especially when it comes off the rack.

post #34 of 41
Thread Starter 

Hey Folks,
I know this thread has been mute for a while, but I thought I would let all the people who mentioned that they were roughly my size and having similar problems know that I ended up buying through Thick As Thieves, and I couldn't be happier. I did all the measurements myself, got to customize every aspect of the suit, and it was made and delivered in less than a month. For anyone willing to spend just under 500, it's an excellently made, phenomenally well-styled suit.

Thanks again for all the help!

post #35 of 41

BB has a slim fitting line of suits as well.

post #36 of 41

Nice. Thanks for sharing. I was going to suggest Indochino, which is a very affordable MTM solution. If you can, post a pic of your new suit!



post #37 of 41
I'd add that ASOS has some of their own brand suits in size 34 jackets, and they are cheap, especially on sale. Right now I'm waiting to get back my suit from the tailor, I'll try to post pictures when it's done. I'm 5'7 and about 120-125
post #38 of 41

Also, Peter Manning NYC now has a blazer. I know it's not a suit, but still a great jacket option for guys under 5'8".



post #39 of 41
Originally Posted by themodestman View Post

Also, Peter Manning NYC now has a blazer. I know it's not a suit, but still a great jacket option for guys under 5'8".



For that price, I'd rather stick with MTM smack.gif

post #40 of 41

The Only place I have been able to find 34 short suits off the rack is JCPenney. I'm 5'3" 130lbs and the JF J. Ferrar classic cut fits me just fine. They have a slim ans a super slim that might even be too tight for me. They fit well and look really good for the price.

post #41 of 41

I would highly suggest you checkout this boys slim suit by Black N Bianco.


My little friend purchased one of those slim suits and it fits really well on him. He's about 5"3 and 5"4 on a good day! You can't tell it's a boys suit because the quality is pretty good.

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