Clothes for short men

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by callmemike20, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Where the heck do I buy jeans that fit correctly and shirts with sleeves that aren't too long. I'm 5ft 6.5in and I cant find jeans that aren't extremely baggy. I need a 31x28 or 32x28 depending on the brand and I can't find them anywhere. I tried 31 and 32x30's, but 30 seems too long on anything but skinny straight legged jeans, which aren't comfortable. As for shirts, I can't find a decent shirt that doesn't hang over my fingers....
  2. lewis82 macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
    Where the heck do I find shirts with sleeves long enough? I'm 5'11" and 125 pounds...

    I have luckily found two brands of jeans that fit me (Lois and Point Zero), but in your case it wouldn't be of any help. As for shirts I wear short sleeves, I don't have any problems with them.
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Have you looked for jeans at Sears? For example, the Boot Cut Levi's come in sizes close to what you mention, and they're neither baggy nor super skinny.
  4. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Try the GAP. I am tower in at 5' 7" and they work perfect for me. I usually pick up a pair of 33x30 boot cut and they seem to treat me well. However, the cuffs of my jeans get a little bit torn up because they are slightly too long. That is the look that I go for anyway so to each is own.
  5. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    Try aeropostale or af. Im not a fan of AF clothing usually but the one pair of jeans I have from them are really good quality jeans. They were given to me from a friend of mine who went up a size.

    aeropostale usually has good sales.
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    I've had the best results at Macy's. They have a large selection of different brand names and each with several different cuts of their own.

    I'm very finicky about the jeans I buy. I found Nautica Relaxed Fit is the best for my build (Levi's never fit right). I don't even bother shopping anywhere else now for clothes. I was never satisfied with the fit of anything I bought at Pacific Sunwear, Nordstroms, JC Penney's, &c.
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Get a pair of 31x30" and have them hemmed?

    And as far as shirts are concerned, do you mean "work" shirts, or shirts in general?
  8. Mousse, Dec 31, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010

    Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    Dress shirts come in various sizes. They're usually label with the chest size followed by Regular, Long or Short. Regular being for average sized men, Long being for skinnier men, Short for stockier men. There are also some labeled Athletic cut for those who are more ideally shaped than the average man.

    With regular shirts, you're pretty much outta luck without trying them on first. Labels like S, M, L, XL and so on doesn't help much those who are skinnier or stockier than average.

    Or you can take matters into your own hands by learning how to sew. Lots of women have admired the fact that I know how to hem my own pants, unlike their useless husbands.:p
  9. Nabooly macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    For jeans try the Buckle. they offer every fit you can think of, and also offer free tailoring of the jeans. So they can make them shorter for you. Buckle jeans are purposely made super long so they can get tailored for customers. The BKE brand isnt too expensive either. From 60-90$, which is really good for jeans.
  10. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Or buy them from a place that hems them for you, like jeans, chinos, dress pants, dress shirts all exactly the right length.

    The jeans can be made with an inseam down to 26".


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