Cross-Post, maybe useful...
I just want to add an update here for anyone in Toronto...
I spent a few hours today in "Brown's" ( http://www.shortmanbrowns.com/
) and here's the lowdown. (Note - I am in no way affiliated with the store, and am just one opinion so take it with a pinch of salt)
Basically the problem for guys 5'6 or so and under is that generally suits and other clothes are just scaled down in size but what's not considered is the change in proportions. Browns has selected a bunch of formal and casual clothing that general looks better on shorter guys and also does full tailoring. They have shirts, suits, ties, and casual slacks, jeans, etc.
As for suits, they have a house brand at about $500-600 (I hear there are bi-yearly sales of around 20% off), and it's decent. They also carry Boss, Versace, Cole Hann and others. Basically they've ordered MTM special editions from these houses so that they're all proportioned properly and OTR from them is like a MTM for most shorter people.
For better quality, they do have Pal Zireli for about $2000 and frankly it felt like a dream as soon as I put it on. soft curved shoulders, sleek body without a huge drop buy still slim, soft rolled lapel, etc. Just a whole world apart, and I saw all that before even looking at the tag. If I had the money I'd buy one tomorow.
Basically they're mostly the same suits you'd expect to get for that price somewhere else. Mostly fused, decent fabric and construction, etc but nothing over the top. Just the big difference is that it'll fit much better OTR and will probably need very little adjusting. All tailoring is free with the suit.
So my conclusions are, if you have trouble finding stuff OTR that works for you and are short (slim or portly) or even very short, you can find the same average suit that the normal sized guys enjoy. That's not meant to be a downer, just to say that at the normal price you can get the same sort of basic suit someone bigger would find in another store, except it'll fit you much better and that may be worth it for you.