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post #31 of 110
A combination of MTM and a skillful tailor could make most RTW items wearable.
post #32 of 110
I'm 5'5 and buy a lot of my dress shits at H&M and they always fit great... pants not so much so (but that's a problem I find everywhere).
post #33 of 110
Great thread. Felt it should be bumped up. I'm 5'7.5" 150 and H&M shirts also fit me very well. However, they lack in quality. I have a couple of MTM shirts I bought when I was 125lbs and shave since bulked up. The shirts fit amazing. Express Slim Fit Small also fit very well. Just wish they'd have more of a color selection. I'm having problems with denim. Can anyone recommend a good denim brand for us short guys?
post #34 of 110
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Denim can be tricky for a few reasons. The pockets are often standard sized cut so they end up being too long or proportionately too large overall, making your behind visually look lower. So look for smaller back pockets with no designs on them to draw the eye there. Also the yolk area at the back if often quite long, so the overall back and pocket area sits low even when worn on teh waist. Stick to a short yolk, look carefully and you'll start to see the difference. Another problem is that any jeans with predistressing is often WAY off for shorter guys, so the fake knee and thigh and calf fades are half a foot too low and once hemmed just make the legs look stumpy. In generall you're best off sticking with raw denim and breaking them in yourself. Normally I'm an advocate of minimal break, but in the case of jeans I actually like a bit of stack, that's just me though. A good example of everything above is APC NS's, and personally I really like the slim but not too tapered look of the Nudie Slim Jim's (big flashy pockets though)
post #35 of 110
yay a thread for short guys

5"2, 117 lbs, 34 chest...ya it sucks for me sometimes
post #36 of 110
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post #37 of 110
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What happened?



it's still a good suit
post #38 of 110
I swear by Zara. Great modern cuts, waist sizes start at 29 or 30 depending on the store.

http://www.zara.com/
post #39 of 110
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bumperoo
post #40 of 110
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yay a thread for short guys

5"2, 117 lbs, 34 chest...ya it sucks for me sometimes

Go shopping in Thailand - 29" waists are the most common size there.
post #41 of 110
At 5'9, should I be buying suit jackets in regular or short sizes? The regulars seem too long on me, but the shorts seem a bit too short. Ugh...hate being on the edge.
post #42 of 110
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I'm 5'7", medium build. Just to add to the list...

- Charles Tyrwhitt slim fits - A better fit than most, shoulders a bit wide for me, had the sleeves altered to 32".
- Jcrew Slim Fits - From what I heard, it can be a good fit for shorter/slimmer guys, will need to go to the store to try them out
- Lands End slim/tailored fit - Their "slim" fits were not a very good cut, and pretty boxy. The tailored fit dress pants were still pretty large proportionally.

Lands end have great quality shirts for the money, but even their tailored fit is very large in the shoulders. I would not recommend them if you are looking for slim shirts.

TM Lewin and CT shirts seem better in the chest/waist, but also have rather wide shoulders. (15.5 collar slim fit shirts have 18.5" shoulders - I need closer to 17.5" shoulders).

The slimmest off-the-rack shirts I've found have been H&M (bad quality though), Express modern/tailored fit, DKNY slim fit shirts, and Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit.
post #43 of 110
A lot of small shirts are too big for me. Perry Ellis smalls are a nice trim small. Sleeves are long, but what else is new? Not as long as some. I just tried a Ralph Lauren Polo OCBD on and it was a nice fit, but the collar was very short and buttoned in way too close. Those are two brands I'll be looking for. Aloha, Poinz
post #44 of 110
Thread Starter 
bump
post #45 of 110
MC, Thanks for the bump(s)...I've been searching for such thread...
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