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post #91 of 124
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Originally Posted by themodestman View Post
 

Hey,

 

I have tried Peter Manning's chinos, weekend shirt (button down) and polo, and I love them! I've heard the jeans are great too, but haven't tried those yet.

 

I actually interviews Peter on my blog (see signature). Check it out if you'd like. There aren't many clothiers who focus on us shorter gents besides Manning and Jimmy Au (and his son, Alan), so make sure to send some business their way!

 

-Brock

How do they fit compared to Jcrew chinos?

post #92 of 124
I'm about the same height/weight and I buy the same J. Crew chinos. It costs about $10 to get them hemmed by a tailor. Recently, I've taken to hemming my own pants and it's saved me quite a bit of money. It's pretty easy too.
post #93 of 124
Thread Starter 
while my first reaction is to say, look it's off the rack clothing so it's made for a bell curve and if you're off the curve then deal with it, so hemming pants or shortening shirt/jacket sleeves is a pretty standard operation, but of course if you're way off the curve then when you hem you might end up losing some of the taper and end up with wide openings, so sometimes you have to take it in, not just shorten.
post #94 of 124
That's very true and that's why their classic fit broken-chinos don't really work for me. However, they're Bowery chinos are pretty straight cut all the way through so I can hem them to the right length without a problem. The size 28 have a 15.25" hem, which works fine for me.
post #95 of 124

Anyone looking for dress shoes that wear a size 4-5, Allen Edmonds can apparently make any shoe as that size.  The cost is an extra $50.00 and can take up to 8 weeks.  So i might actually get some good boots!  Also while there they actually had a size 5, in the park avenue cap toe, that i ended up getting.  

post #96 of 124
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Originally Posted by keithdryon View Post

Anyone looking for dress shoes that wear a size 4-5, Allen Edmonds can apparently make any shoe as that size.  The cost is an extra $50.00 and can take up to 8 weeks.  So i might actually get some good boots!  Also while there they actually had a size 5, in the park avenue cap toe, that i ended up getting.  

Have you tried Suot Supply? Their shoes start from European 38
post #97 of 124

Hello All!

 

I stand tall at 5' 2" (130lbs) and I consider myself to be a fashion/clothes whore.  With my height challenges, as you all know, it can be difficult to find RTW clothing.  

 

Below is my current list of favorites that are easy to find, nice quality and require limited alterations:

 

Banana Republic

The quality of the fabrics have suffered over the years, but the fits have improved.

Tailor Slim Trouser (28/28, 28/30) & Tailor Slim Shirts (XS, S)

Outerwear (XS)

 

J Crew

The suits and blazers are too long, even with a 34S, but the pants are perfect and an upgrade from BR's fabrics.
Ludlow Slim & Classic Trousers (28/32)

 

Suit Supply

With several lines of suiting, only 3 will allow jacket shortening without throwing off the proportion.  The Havana has patch pockets which can easily be cropped and moved up.  The Soho has jetted pockets and wide lapels.  Stay away from the Madison as the lapels are larger than the Soho and you'll end up looking like Dumbo.  2cm is the most I recommend for jacket shortening.

Havana & Soho (size 32)

Shoes (size 5 UK)

 

Brooks Brothers

Make sure to look for the suits that are made in Italy, as the ones made in the USA seem to fit one size larger.  

Milano Suits (36S) 

 

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece

Jacket and blazer cuts are shorter, so for a short guy, these fit perfectly.  Prices are high, but wait for the sales.

Suits (BB00 equivalent to size 34)

Trousers (BB0 equivalent to size 28/30)

 

Allen Edmonds

They carry a large selection of shoes in a size 6 and if there is a shoe you want and it's not available in your size, you can have them made to order.  If you call and tell them you're a Style Forum member, they will not charge you the $125 fee!  If you are a size 6 D/E, I have several pairs of AE shoes for sale.  PM me.

 

I hope this helps!  

post #98 of 124

Thanks for the great write-up! I really like Corgi socks, but couldn't find a good supplier in the US so I especially appreciate the link to socksfox. I also really like argoz socks (www.argoz.com). I'm a size 7US in most shoes and I find that their "large" size, which is sized 8 - 12 ½, fits me perfectly. I can't imagine how they would even fit anybody with a foot size at the top of that range. Their "regular" size corresponds to sizes 3 - 7 ½.

post #99 of 124
Hi Guys!

Another short guy here.. 5'6 / 150 lbs / 39" chest / 30" waist / athletic build.
Shirts, Pants, Suits -- MTM only.

Looking for some help/suggestions on casual clothing.
I am having a VERY tough time finding the basics.

Dry fit shirts that are not too long for when I go running. Also need long sleeved ones as well.
Dry fit pants for running.
Cotton T shirts for the gym and casual bumming around. Need a size Md with short torso, or size Sm with wide shoulders.
Hoodies that don't have a huge torso!

Any ideas guys??

Thanks!
post #100 of 124
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Originally Posted by hdave View Post

Hi Guys!

Another short guy here.. 5'6 / 150 lbs / 39" chest / 30" waist / athletic build.
Shirts, Pants, Suits -- MTM only.

Looking for some help/suggestions on casual clothing.
I am having a VERY tough time finding the basics.

Dry fit shirts that are not too long for when I go running. Also need long sleeved ones as well.
Dry fit pants for running.
Cotton T shirts for the gym and casual bumming around. Need a size Md with short torso, or size Sm with wide shoulders.
Hoodies that don't have a huge torso!

Any ideas guys??

Thanks!

 

I've had good luck with UnderArmour dry fit shirts in the fitted style. I haven't tried their pants, but that's one are I've also struggled with.

 

As for t-shirts, I like to buy these from Detal Apparel: http://www.deltaapparel.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10051&productId=12546&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=10001&top_category=

 

Their quality control isn't the best, but for ~$3 and quick shipping these are perfect for working in the yard/going to the gym/whatever.

 

I bought a pretty slim fitted hoodie with a short torso at H&M about 4 years ago... not sure how much help that is, but I suppose you could always check it out.

post #101 of 124
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Originally Posted by hdave View Post

Hi Guys!

Another short guy here.. 5'6 / 150 lbs / 39" chest / 30" waist / athletic build.
Shirts, Pants, Suits -- MTM only.

Looking for some help/suggestions on casual clothing.
I am having a VERY tough time finding the basics.

Dry fit shirts that are not too long for when I go running. Also need long sleeved ones as well.
Dry fit pants for running.
Cotton T shirts for the gym and casual bumming around. Need a size Md with short torso, or size Sm with wide shoulders.
Hoodies that don't have a huge torso!

Any ideas guys??

Thanks!

 

 

Your height/build sound very similar to mine.  I have this alternative apparel hoody in Sm and it fits pretty well (slim, not super long although I'd prefer it a little shorter).  http://www.zappos.com/alternative-apparel-rocky-zip-hoodie-eco-true-navy?ef_id=UugdRwAAAVeVMVzL:20140425205429:s.  Look at the eco True navy color pick (have no idea what's going on w/ fit in the black pic, but it looks awful). Have received compliments on it.  It's kind of retro looking and starts to pill a bit with wear/wash.  Really comfortable.  I got it for $40 on Piperlime.

 

I've had lots of luck with Md t-shirts/polos from Varvatos Star USA, although they're not the cheapest.

post #102 of 124
^ Thanks for the tips guys!

I ended up buying some UA 'fitted' long sleeve T's.
Size M seems to be great.

here's my contribution:
they make custom sweaters.. I haven't tried it, but I will be ordering a sweater from them in the fall:
http://appalatch.com/
post #103 of 124
Hey, hey.... been on StyleForum for years and don't recall seeing a short guys thread before, so this is pretty cool.

The Peter Manning stuff seems interesting, but I have a pretty athletic build (28" waist, 37" chest) so it seems that should be a pass? At 5'5" 132lbs I'm a size 2 for them.

Also reading this I'm getting self concious about my feet in a way I haven't before - I'm 8.5c on a Brannock, and usually take like an 8 dress shoe and an 8.5/9 in athletic shoes. Didn't realize my feet were *that* large for my size. For instance I take an 8c in an Alden LWB, not a small shoe and now I'm going to be checking myself out in a mirror worrying about my clown feet, lol.

In any case, I thought I'd mention that Epaulet does MTO on their chinos for a small upcharge (down to 28/28 - with shrinkage I believe I was told the inseam will lose almost an inch). Not cheap, but probably the best quality for the price... incredible construction and materials if you're looking for a lifetime piece.
post #104 of 124

Has anyone tried on Gagliardi suits, blazers and shirts. On its website, I find that jacket length and sleeve length are relatively short, might fit to people who are just under 5'5" like me.

post #105 of 124

keithdryon - Re: Peter Manning vs. J. Crew chinos:

 

They fit me better than the 484s. Slightly more narrow leg opening but straight all the way through (maybe a slight taper, nothing too aggressive). It's a classic fit but for smaller/thinner legs. Compared to J. Crew which is too baggy for me, especially after breaking in.

 

They're somewhere in between the Banana Republic Emerson and Aiden, but the rise isn't as low. And the material is stiffer, at least before breaking in.

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