Clothes for small guys

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    Oct 23, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    This is to all the short, small framed guys out there. Where do you go when you need new clothes? Personally I hate shopping, but every year or so, I throw out whatever is too tattered to make it through another life cycle and get new replacements.

    The problem is that I am somewhat small for a guy. I'm 5'5", wear between a 26 and 28 waist, and usually a S shirt because XS will rarely fit across my shoulders, so I have trouble finding things that fit well. Meaning they look painted on, or like I'm wearing a tent.

    I could have stuff tailored, but that's a pain in the ass. Are there any stores that are good about carrying clothes for smaller guys?
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Oct 23, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    NOt that Ive noticed, dude.

    Ive got the problem of being short 5' 5" and having a big chest and torso (44" chest). Most clothes for a 44" chest either assume you're 6' at least and/or have a correspondingly large waist!!
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    Oct 23, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    H&M and American Apparel make small fitted sizes. Urban Outfitters does as well but those sizes are harder to find.
  • calibro

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    Oct 23, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    gap kids?
  • Latenight30

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    Oct 23, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    take a trip to Canada or europe. Only here in America do you have 40" waist and 30" inseam.
    Try to shop sporty, Express and Old navy are decent but almost disposable.
    Pants you will have to get altered so buy something that is worth investing alterations in.
    I like clothes that look painted on...more fun to take off.
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    Oct 23, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    Teenager clothes shops work for me such as A&F, and American Eagle as they actually do carry size S shirts and 28-30 waist pants.

    Other than that, I've found some size S stuff in dept stores but not a whole lot.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Oct 23, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    calibro saidgap kids?


    Tried that.

    Not. Enough. Ball room.
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    Oct 23, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    Rowing_Ant said
    calibro saidgap kids?


    Tried that.

    Not. Enough. Ball room.


    Ditto. Also, since they are designed for kids the whole shoulder problem is even worse.
  • Vaughn

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    Oct 23, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    I'm not short but I am little boned. They don't make adult hats that fit me and I sometimes have to wear an xs shirt... which is hard to find with there bieng so many fat people in America. Jeans are also hard to find below a 30 inch waist.
  • asana

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    Oct 23, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
    Try Top Shop, if you can get to one. We only have a few of them in Canada now, and I think they're expanding in the US.
  • sfjock11

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    Oct 23, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    a friend of mine of similar size will occasionally shop the "boys" section in the dept stores. he finds some pretty cool things that they don't make in adult sizes.
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    Oct 23, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
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    Oct 23, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    I'm 5'5, pretty slim and small . I buy random shirts from the boy section. They all seem to fit me well. icon_redface.gif

    PS. I like that little dog you posted above scruffy. ^^ Cute.
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    Oct 23, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    Hawk_Guy13 saidThis is to all the short, small framed guys out there. Where do you go when you need new clothes? Personally I hate shopping, but every year or so, I throw out whatever is too tattered to make it through another life cycle and get new replacements.

    The problem is that I am somewhat small for a guy. I'm 5'5", wear between a 26 and 28 waist, and usually a S shirt because XS will rarely fit across my shoulders, so I have trouble finding things that fit well. Meaning they look painted on, or like I'm wearing a tent.

    I could have stuff tailored, but that's a pain in the ass. Are there any stores that are good about carrying clothes for smaller guys?


    I always have issues with clothing being too small around the shoulder area.
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    Oct 23, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    i dont have this prob but i do know store here that cater for all size, topman or riverisland, urban outfiters, H&M lots of places and u can find most online, i'm over 6ft but i buy stuff online from korea and they fit bang on everytime so maybe buy online even icon_biggrin.gif korean stores are cheap and naturally do the smaller sizes icon_smile.gif)
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    Oct 23, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
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    Oct 23, 2012 5:57 PM GMT
    Its hard to find paints that in a size 28, I've had good luck with polo express and lucky. You might have to take stuff to a tailor.
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    Oct 23, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    I agree. Save some money and go to Europe for perfect fitting clothes. I do this once every 2 years. Canada is not a good choice it's the same junk as we get in the US.

    The biggest farce is going into a lacrosse store in the US. They have extra extra small and it still fits like a medium. Even the sales guy rolls his eyes at their imbecile sizes. I'm 5'7-5'8 and broad shoulders and I can say that it's hard to get good clothes in North America.
  • calibro

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    Oct 23, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    Hawk_Guy13 said
    Rowing_Ant said
    calibro saidgap kids?


    Tried that.

    Not. Enough. Ball room.


    Ditto. Also, since they are designed for kids the whole shoulder problem is even worse.


    hmm... have you tried asia? my medium is an xxxl there
  • A_1991

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    Oct 23, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    im short too, its hard for me to find good pants that fit. I guess I have big waist for a short person so its hard for me to find pants that are 30X30 or 31X30. shirts are pretty easy, shop at target.
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    H & M has been good to me. But it's such a frustrating part of shopping in the U.S. for the lack of consistent sizing. I've had Small polo shirts from American Eagle and Hollister that fits like a Medium, so I have to opt for an XS to get the appropriate length, but then again my massive shoulders will tear XS shirts apart.
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    My waist is 29 and it is difficult even finding pants with that size waist. Here in U.S., pant sizes seem to "start" at 34. . . with an abundance available if you're 40 or more icon_eek.gif

    Sometimes it works to my advantage. Once got a beautiful pair of $190 linen pants for $19 !!! When I asked why such a markdown, they said the waist size was too small. . . they couldn't sell it!!
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidMy waist is 29 and it is difficult even finding pants with that size waist. Here in U.S., pant sizes seem to "start" at 34. . . with an abundance available if you're 40 or more icon_eek.gif

    Sometimes it works to my advantage. Once got a beautiful pair of $190 linen pants for $19 !!! When I asked why such a markdown, they said the waist size was too small. . . they couldn't sell it!!


    Bwahahah. Yessss. >:3

    I have a small waist too although I am not necessarily as short as everyone here. I also have to buy small(er) shirts and stuff. :/ I sometimes shop online for certain things; they have better deals and sometimes you can have them ship it to the nearest store outlet rather than having to pay for it. ;D

    Although, now that I am getting bigger/more muscly, I think I may grow into a medium and the small-sized shirts will be a thing of the past. icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    Just go naked. It's much more comfy anyway. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    Shop at 1-3-5.