Q: Where would I like
to buy my clothes?
A: The same places you "normal-size" guys can buy them.
Q: Where do
I buy my clothes?
A: Wherever they sell them small enough for me not to look like I raided my father's closet.
This seems to relegate me to the following three main sources:
1. those few places that sell XS's (Patagonia is my favorite for the high quality, recyclability, and style);
2. the boys' department at certain retailers (ah, the ignominy of asking for a dress shirt in my size and being told, "sorry sir, we only go that small in the boys' department");
3. specialty stores or Asian stores. My current fave is UNIQLO. I discovered the NYC store this past spring and was in heaven. For starters, I'm NOT the smallest size there - they go to XXS! Also, it was filled not only with other small dudes but also seemed to have a very high percentage of "family." It was quite the TRE - I sometimes had trouble concentrating on shopping (never one of my favorite things to do to begin with)!
Do any other smaller guys out there have any suggestions for other retailers that are size-friendly for us? Please share!