My name is Rob and I'm a bit of a fashion misfit… in two ways. First, I've sort of neglected my personal appearance (I just never placed much importance on it.) Second, because I'm so small, the few times I actually got motivated to improve my image, I couldn't find anything that fit me well.
I'm a singer/songwriter, and I've spent the last five years honing my act. I'm about to step out into public to perform, and I'm not about to do it looking like s**t. I am an artist by profession, and I know what I like... and I think I know what looks good.
For instance, the Men's Wearhouse measured me not long ago and fitted/sold me a shirt with a 14 ½ neck and a 32/33 sleeve. After seeing myself in it (and wearing it to a wedding), I came to the conclusion that it didn't look good on me… it was just too big. So, I searched around and found GQ's Guide to Shirting, to help me fit myself properly. I put on that bad-fitting MW shirt to test it against GQ's Guide. I can slip about three fingers in at my neck, and the sleeve extends halfway down my thumb. The problem is, I've looked all over the web but can't find anyone selling anything smaller than 14 ½, 32/33. Obviously, I'm in a very low 'percentile' as far as size is concerned… manufacturers must design their clothing for larger men.
So, what do I do? Where do I go (aside from custom made clothing) to find a selection of shirts that are say 13 ½, 30/31? I have no problem shopping in 'Young Men's' section, but I want a good selection of nice shirts that fit perfectly (GQ suggests semi-spread collars and 'slim fit'... I would like to have those choices available to me.)
Any help on what to do/where to go would be greatly appreciated.