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Slim fit clothing for a really short guy (5'4")

post #1 of 10
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I'm a college student and it's really frustrating that I can't find anything that fits me. I'm 5'4" and really skinny. I'm around a 33" chest, 28" waist (27.5" truthfully...28" waist fits me depending on the brand), and 29" inseam.

Express XS shirts seem to fit me pretty well. American Apparel too (I think I'm actually an XXS with them though..embarrassing). H&M XS fits me rarely, but it's usually too big. Same with Uniqlo. Even the Gap's XS shirts sometimes run a bit large on me.

I have so many t-shirts but what I really want are some simple plaid button-downs and nowhere I go seems to have any that fit me. I've gone through so many suggestions and all of them have been too big. Any suggestions? I'm going to give Gap's XS a try since I don't think I've tried any of their long-sleeve shirts yet but I'm not expecting any miracles. I have an Oxford Long-Sleeve from American Apparel but it's XXS and I'm not a huge fan of their selection to be honest.

Regarding pants/jeans, I am pretty much forced to buy 28x30 even though they're usually too long. I got a 28x28 from the Gap once and remembering it being much too short. Does any place actually sell 28x29 slim/straight pants/jeans? I've pretty much given up looking for new clothes even though I know I desperately need a new look. Been doing this for pretty much 2 years without much luck frown.gif
Edited by jdongg - 8/25/12 at 1:01am
post #2 of 10
I will eat more and gain fat.
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I will eat more and gain fat.

and still be short tongue.gif
post #4 of 10
If XS or even XXS shirts are too big, you have little choice other than to look for boys sizes, get an otr shirt tailored or go MTM.

Pants legs can be shortened very easily and inexpensively by just about any tailor.

A tailor or seamstress can also take in the sides of a shirt if it is too billowy.
Edited by Millerp - 8/25/12 at 5:57am
post #5 of 10
This may sound a little intimidating, but have you considered looking into boys' clothing? If you don't want to, maybe do custom. For your size, your best bet is to go on websites like Mr. Porter and look for things in XXS. I remember seeing some before on the website. There are few, but those few might be of your taste.
post #6 of 10

Gitman Brothers Vintage shirts in XS are pretty small. I am 5'7'' and 120 lbs and the shirts fit me perfectly. Just check out some webshops with measurements, and measure your shirts for comparing. J. Crew has some good shirts in XS too, but they are a little bit longer than Gitman shirts. 

 

You could buy jeans in 28 and take them to the tailor, they'll do the job for you for a cheap price. 

post #7 of 10
forget with the headaches of finding the perfect piece off the rack.

just get slim enough shirt that has the closest fit to your body, then like many have said before.. take it to the tailor.


seriously dude, once you get the hang of tailored clothes, you won't find buying clothes intimidating anymore. just invest some time in finding the RIGHT tailor to do the work for you.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by phazeonon View Post

forget with the headaches of finding the perfect piece off the rack.
just get slim enough shirt that has the closest fit to your body, then like many have said before.. take it to the tailor.
seriously dude, once you get the hang of tailored clothes, you won't find buying clothes intimidating anymore. just invest some time in finding the RIGHT tailor to do the work for you.


Agree. Sometimes that's what I do as well. Get something off the rack with a style I want then if I want to have it more tailored then that's your prerogative. The trick is getting the right tailor.

post #9 of 10

I'm about the same - 5'8", 120lbs, 33inch chest, 27inch waist.  Off the rack, Express XS fitted fit well for me, and H&M is hit and miss.  

post #10 of 10

wtf nvm

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