5'4" Suit Length

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  1. hiisociety

    hiisociety Well-Known Member

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    I'm new to proper fitting suit. All my suits are ill fit, because I was a broke student, now I working to rebuild my professional wardrobe.

    1) What is the proper jacket length for someone is is 5'4"?
    2) Where should the sleeve of a shirt land? The person who alter my shirts, think it should be below the wrist even with my request to have it end higher.

    Thanks in advance.
    J
     


  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    -Jacket length should cover your ass, at a minimum.


    -get a new tailor, because he is not doing what you want.
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I am pretty sure that men who are 5'5" or shorter should not wear suits.


    - B
     


  4. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the sizes that are marked "short" are proportioned for a 5'4".
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    the sizes that are marked "short" are proportioned for a 5'4".

    Is the use of the abbreviation "S" instead of "Short" or "Dwarfish" a clever marketing ploy?

    I ask because your username implies that you are a tailor.


    - B
     


  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    I am pretty sure that men who are 5'5" or shorter should not wear suits.
    Well........but they're kinds cute, No?


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  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I am pretty sure that men who are 5'5" or shorter should not wear suits.

    Fuck you.
     


  8. Thread Killer

    Thread Killer Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure that men who are 5'5" or shorter should not wear suits.


    - B


    So what should short men wear? It's not like you see a lot of these in stores, unless you want to go bespoke.

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  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Well........but they're kinds cute, No?

    If you find yourself in a linear path connecting a cocktail to whnay., you would feel differently.

    Fuck you.

    Are you taking a Nay correspondence course?

    Maybe a suit jacket with raglan sleeves would work?

    So what should short men wear? It's not like you see a lot of these in stores, unless you want to go bespoke.

    Depends.

    In most normal circumstances, Rubinacci.

    In the particular circumstance of being chained to SoCal, nude.


    - B
     


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    Matt S Senior member

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    2) Where should the sleeve of a shirt land? The person who alter my shirts, think it should be below the wrist even with my request to have it end higher.

    When unbuttoned with your arm at your side, the sleeve should extend a couple of inches past your wrist. When buttoned, the shirt cuff should be snug around your wrist so it won't slide down your hand. The extra length is there so your cuff stays in place as you bend your arm. Your cuff shouldn't ride up if you move your arm around.
     


  11. Dr.Teatime

    Dr.Teatime Well-Known Member

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    Fuck you.

    +1.
     


  12. Dr.Teatime

    Dr.Teatime Well-Known Member

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    As I understand it: when your arm is placed on your hip, 'akimbo'; the shirt cuff should end up, ~1.5 cm above the knuckle of your 5th finger. Your cuff should lay so that some (~1/4") shows below the sleeve of your jacket.

    The cuff can have some wiggle room if you wish for your wristwatch.

    Commments and clarifications from more senior members is of course appreciated.
     


  13. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is the use of the abbreviation "S" instead of "Short" or "Dwarfish" a clever marketing ploy?

    I ask because your username implies that you are a tailor.


    - B


    thats my stage name.
     


  14. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    the sizes that are marked "short" are proportioned for a 5'4".

    Really? I always find them at least an inch too long. I'm 5'4" and my coats are around 27" long, and this seems about right. Most OTR 'S' sizes seem to be 28" or longer. It seems they're made for people ~5'6" (give or take an inch at most), with 'R' sizes an inch longer for people ~5'8" and 'L' another inch longer for those ~5'10"+.
     


  15. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Well........but they're kinds cute, No?


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    Not of all us swing that way. But if you are happy [​IMG]
     


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