I'm 5'6", 27" waist, and having a bear of a time finding anything that works off the rack. It would be nice if I didn't have to spend $40+ to take in the waist on every new pair of cheap office slacks. Are there any skinny guys out there that have found brands that fit? Most mainstream places carry 28-29" at the smallest, and in my experience even these are actually a good inch or more bigger than their listed "size." That is, I've measured my waist at exactly 27" but when I try on most 28" slacks, i have a good 2" or more of extra space.
Ideally I'm interested in cotton slacks so I dont have to dryclean, but just knowing brands is a good start. I'd also love to hear about coats that i dont completely disappear into. The "standard" affordable skinny-guy places like zara, h&m, uniqlo are all too roomy in the waistline. 34" chest, if that helps.