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I'm looking for insight on where to purchase an off the rack suit for a short man that finds a 36S too large? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm in the same boat (shoulders too narrow to fit 36s). The only brands I know of who make sizes smaller than 36 are Mexx (cheap and dirty) and Suit Supply (limited locations)

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Are you a 34s? A boy's 18r is pretty close to a 34s (I wear both). Try Brooks Brother's Boys section, I've found a few well-fitting suits there.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Suit Supply looks like an excellent option, have you purchased suits from them?
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Originally Posted by mjd View Post

Are you a 34s? A boy's 18r is pretty close to a 34s (I wear both). Try Brooks Brother's Boys section, I've found a few well-fitting suits there.

I'm actually reaching out for a friend of mine, who would probably fit best in a 34S. He mentioned that some have recommended that he shop for boys suits but he's self conscious about that. Thanks for the tip though, I'll pass on the info.
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Originally Posted by ddsg View Post

I'm in the same boat (shoulders too narrow to fit 36s). The only brands I know of who make sizes smaller than 36 are Mexx (cheap and dirty) and Suit Supply (limited locations)

Thanks for the suggestions. Suit Supply looks like an excellent option, have you purchased suits from them?
post #8 of 14

I'm a 34r and hugo boss works

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I'm a 34r and hugo boss works

Wasn't aware that hugo boss makes a 34R. Most retailers don't carry 34's. Any ideas on why not?
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Originally Posted by Fine Lifestyle View Post

I'm actually reaching out for a friend of mine, who would probably fit best in a 34S. He mentioned that some have recommended that he shop for boys suits but he's self conscious about that. Thanks for the tip though, I'll pass on the info.

I can promise you that with the brooks brother suits you can't tell the difference.
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Originally Posted by Fine Lifestyle View Post

Wasn't aware that hugo boss makes a 34R. Most retailers don't carry 34's. Any ideas on why not?

My experience has been that it's a small market and not worth the trouble, i.e. the vast majority of smaller men wear a 36.

Annoying I know.
post #12 of 14

Definitely annoying.

 

Are you on the west coast? Jimmy Au makes suits exclusively for short men. Higher end and only in LA, but worth checking out.

 

http://www.yelp.com/biz/jimmy-aus-for-men-5-8-and-under-beverly-hills

 

http://www.jimmyaus.com/jimmyaus/dept.asp?s_id=0&dept_name=Suits&dept_id=3008&WT.svl=deptnav1

 

Also, Peter Manning NYC has jackets and trousers now.

 

http://www.petermanningnyc.com/

 

Personally, I've been going with made-to-measure or even custom suits.

 

-Brock

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For what it's worth we now have 34R and 34S Benjamin Sartorial suits on eHaberdasher.com! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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i need someone take away this too small william lockie wool cardigan :slayer:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/349077/nwt-william-lockie-navy-cardigan-with-side-button-36-xs

and of course, offer a discount

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