xs and xxs clothing in australia?

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  1. Callicles

    Callicles Member

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    I'm about 5'3 and its hard to find shirt, T-shirts and jackets that fit me properly. Apart from maybe a few T-shirts I think everything I have is probably at least a little to big for me. I may, however, get overly paranoid about this, especially with shirts and jackets as I find it hard to tell if something fits me properly. But I think most xs things are at least a little too big for me. I'm a beginner at dressing well so I really don't know where to look. It's often hard just to find any xs sizes. Are there any Australian stores anyone would recommend? Or online? I've looked online before but I didn't manage to find much.

    edit: Just in case I'm not clear, when I say things don't fit me I mean they are too long at the waist or arms. I don't know my waist size but I don't usually have a problem finding things that fit my width, at least in comparison.
     
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  2. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

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    If xs in mens sizes is too big for you, you might want to consider boys sizes.
     


  3. Callicles

    Callicles Member

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    Is there any boys clothing you would recommend that looks good?
     


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    badeggcat Senior member

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    Just find a good alteration seamstress to shorten the sleeves and body.
     


  5. Callicles

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    Which types of clothes is it possible to alter like that?
     
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  6. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    I'm also 5'3" and I also sometimes rock boys clothes. How much do you weigh?

    Advice: Brooks Brothers boys, Polo boys, Gap kids anywhere from size 14-18, depending.

    For non-boys stuff? APC (Petit Standard) and Somet (003) jeans, Sterlingwear Peacoats (smallest sizes in the 4 button "fashion" variety), Barbour Bedale (size 30-34 depending). Thick as Thieves for suits (or else totally custom).

    I don't really know the Aussie market in particular though.
     


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    Thanks for the suggestions Spaghettimatt, I'll see what I can find here. I'm about 60kg btw.
     


  8. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    No problem. 60kg (130ish lb) is pretty close to me (125 give or take). I think you'll find that finding t-shirts is easy in boys' sizes. Button downs can be a bit trickier depending on the brand, but I've had lots of luck with Polo. You could also go the made to measure and/or custom made route on the button downs. Keep me updated and feel free to PM me with any questions.
     


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