Small and Short

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fine Lifestyle, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Fine Lifestyle

    Fine Lifestyle Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for insight on where to purchase an off the rack suit for a short man that finds a 36S too large? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     


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    ddsg Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat (shoulders too narrow to fit 36s). The only brands I know of who make sizes smaller than 36 are Mexx (cheap and dirty) and Suit Supply (limited locations)
     


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    Are you a 34s? A boy's 18r is pretty close to a 34s (I wear both). Try Brooks Brother's Boys section, I've found a few well-fitting suits there.
     


  4. Fine Lifestyle

    Fine Lifestyle Well-Known Member

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    Fine Lifestyle Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Suit Supply looks like an excellent option, have you purchased suits from them?
     


  6. Fine Lifestyle

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    I'm actually reaching out for a friend of mine, who would probably fit best in a 34S. He mentioned that some have recommended that he shop for boys suits but he's self conscious about that. Thanks for the tip though, I'll pass on the info.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Suit Supply looks like an excellent option, have you purchased suits from them?
     


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    I'm a 34r and hugo boss works
     


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    Wasn't aware that hugo boss makes a 34R. Most retailers don't carry 34's. Any ideas on why not?
     


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    I can promise you that with the brooks brother suits you can't tell the difference.
     


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    My experience has been that it's a small market and not worth the trouble, i.e. the vast majority of smaller men wear a 36.

    Annoying I know.
     


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    For what it's worth we now have 34R and 34S Benjamin Sartorial suits on eHaberdasher.com! :slayer:
     


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