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The Official thread for short / slim people.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by driveslowk, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. yamete

    yamete Well-Known Member

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    are there any shirts in with length of 25inch?
     
  2. computurd

    computurd Well-Known Member

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    Got a TOJ leather which turned out great for a shorter guy like myself.
     
  3. computurd

    computurd Well-Known Member

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    Anyone got any recommendations for knits for smaller dudes?
     
  4. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys

    Being just under 5'6=172cm tall and of 123lbs/56kg weight I have a hard time finding clothes.
    While I have my shirts MTM and finally found out about Lacoste Stretch Line polo shirts in size XS/2, which fit me very well, its particular hard to find nice classic merino or, preferable cashmere, jumpers in muted colors like fawn, light grey, charcoal, beige.
    Do you have any recommondations regarding manufacturers?
     
  5. driveslowk

    driveslowk Well-Known Member

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    are there any shirts in with length of 25inch?
    Anyone got any recommendations for knits for smaller dudes?
    Hey guys Being just under 5'6=172cm tall and of 123lbs/56kg weight I have a hard time finding clothes. While I have my shirts MTM and finally found out about Lacoste Stretch Line polo shirts in size XS/2, which fit me very well, its particular hard to find nice classic merino or, preferable cashmere, jumpers in muted colors like fawn, light grey, charcoal, beige. Do you have any recommondations regarding manufacturers?
    Knits are the easiest since you can wear it a bit oversized and look okay. Our Legacy is pretty good, etc. J.Crew and Uniqlo XS fit a lot better now. You may have to shorten it a bit but measurements are about 16" shoulders and 18.5" p2p. Most high-end designer size small knits will be around 16" shoulders and 18-19" p2p too. APC XS is generally an S in other things.
     
  6. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    Knits are the easiest since you can wear it a bit oversized and look okay. Our Legacy is pretty good, etc.

    J.Crew and Uniqlo XS fit a lot better now. You may have to shorten it a bit but measurements are about 16" shoulders and 18.5" p2p.

    Most high-end designer size small knits will be around 16" shoulders and 18-19" p2p too.

    APC XS is generally an S in other things.


    Unluckily neither J.Crew nor Uniqlo is available in Germany [​IMG]
    Could you name some others of those "high-end designers"?

    Just found out about these, someone made experiences with them already?
    http://www.pringlescotland.com/men%2...6?colour=camel
     
  7. driveslowk

    driveslowk Well-Known Member

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    Most european designers will make knitwear that fits well for short/slim people. Jil Sander has some simple basics that will fit you well.

    tresbienshop.net has some stuff you can check out. Our Legacy, Gitman Vintage XS and Band of outsiders XS shirts will fit pretty well.

    I'm sure others can chime in with some simple mid-tier stuff.
     
  8. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure others can chime in with some simple mid-tier stuff.

    Anyone?
     
  9. JanD

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    I bought Our Legacy blazer/jacket last winter. It was the smallest they had and it was still too big. I'm about 57kg, 172cm..
    Same for smallest size summer linen jackets from Uniqlo. I had to alter them.
    On the bright side.. ;) ...their XS shirts are perfect for me. Same as Albam 0 size shirts (they have few different shapes so you should ask for the skinnier models).
     
  10. effang

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    Does anybody know why many brands jump two sizes between 34 36 38 40 (and then 41 42 43 44 etc.) for suits/blazers? I'm finding myself more and more often landing in between sizes.
     
  11. Alfa159

    Alfa159 Well-Known Member

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    so there is all these brands (js, knell, raf, geller) but there is no mention of where to buy them. Any help on stores/online that carries these brands in sizes for short slim guys
     
  12. davichan

    davichan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.. a RANT!

    I'm
    5'4"
    120 lbs
    lean, trim, in shape and f$cking mad as hell every time i have to go shopping growing up in NYC.

    i despise fashion and trends.
    Although i can say that am very happy to see the rise in menswear, and what it has sparked back in american men being more attuned to clothing, and so this makes it better for us.

    i prefer classics.
    i just want great quality, and cut in my garments.

    i have done the ladies department, hopping the seems wont be too feminine.
    i have done kids rack from high to low.
    shopping this way.... yes there are occasional items that slip us a season or a boys jacket that might just get you out of a jam.but it never feels right, and deep lurking in behind the mind is always a feeling of wearing a fraud piece of clothing for either a child or a women.
    it can f$ck with you.

    i know the pain of being short, and giving major attention to the details of what to wear.
    i have gone through a few changes growing up -rocker, punk, skater, skin, smoothie, rude -

    i will pay way too much for items that are made right for my difficult frame.
    i'm lucky to have meet my lady tiger about 16 years ago who is Japanese and has turned me onto the only country in the world that gets being short, and not discriminatory, or a second class citizen to fashion being so.

    so yeah, i have made the rounds through allot of the denim brands and speciality brands, head porter, visvim, buzz rickson, real mccoys, ect ect. some work better then others.

    having that knowledge, and wifey who could translate, and help order....
    i have wasted plenty of hours measuring things out online, then paying crazy foreign fees, or proxies, praying that item come and will not be too big.. it sucks honestly having to shop in such a hit and miss way.

    even with mens cuts starting to slim down nowadays, most "S" sizing in american brands still look like big brothers hand-me-downs, and the excitement of "XS" tends to wear off after i find wither the sleeves are too long, or some other detaisl is just in need of alteration.

    so i defiantly say.

    - Realize that most items off the rack will not fit to your body proper without you having it altered from a good tailor. so find one, and start a good long relationship with one.

    because of all of this, I tend to shop Japanese at a few
    REAL STORES:
    - Blue in Green
    - Self Edge
    - Inventory
    - Dover Street Market
    - Nepenthes nyc


    BOTTOMS:
    Slim tapered denim fits which i still tend to have additional tapered after hemming.
    APC
    Pure Blue Japan
    Studio D'Artisan
    Somet
    3Sixteen


    TOPS:
    Samurai T-shirts: size S
    Real McCoys: size 34
    Buzz Rickson: size XS or 34
    Fullcount Button downs: size 36
    Needles: XS
    Band of Outsiders: size 0
    Saturday's Button Downs: size XS
    Anderson of Scotland Everest Knits: size 36

    there is more...

    i'm still mad and angry ever time i need to purchase something like a technical jacket, a wool coat, or a suit, tie, shorts, or much about anything...
    because being a minority in size and wanting well made goods is really a challenge.

    ok i can go on and on..
    and i'm sure i will repost again to keep this thread alive.

    my fellow vertical challenged gentlemen. :slayer:
    never give up!
     
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  13. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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    hi, I am in a similar situation here, 5'6" 130lbs asian with short limbs, the major problem I have is longer than expected sleeves, and inseams.

    I am recently looking for a suit and dress shirt for interviews, can you recommend something for me?

    Big thanks!
     
  14. Roman_empire

    Roman_empire Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm 5,5" and 127 lbs myself. I have a lot of nice stuff of brands like Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Hickey Freeman and the likes in large boys sizes 14/16/18 M/L/XL.
    Suits, blazers, coats, some sweaters and shirts. Timeless quality pieces, which are basically part of every year's collections and are a smaller version of the item's that are sold at the men's dept.
    Many of them are new or hardly worn as they are slightly too big or small for me. I want to sell, as I need to free up some closet space.
    I know how hard it is to find proper clothes in small sizes, maybe I got something for you?

    Feel free to PM me if you are interested or are looking for anything in particular.
    I can of course send pictures and sizes/measurements on request!
     

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