Shorter, Smaller guys

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    Mar 10, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    So i'm a very petite shorter(5'6) kinda guy (to the point where some think im anorexic) and im not but any other guys like me, how do you find clothes, sportswear, etc that fit right?
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    Mar 10, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    J.Crew offers slim-fitting clothes (the way some shirts are cut, it's supposed to resemble a 'tailored fit'). And they even go down to size XS. So you can check their size guide to see which one approximately fits you. Of course, nothing beats trying on the clothes in person.

    But a safe bet, particularly for your basics, would be Uniqlo. The prices are way better than J.Crew. You'll find a lot of slim fitting offerings, especially from their J+ line, which is a collaboration with Jill Sanders.

    As for athletic gear. I'm not sure. I'm skinny myself, but I bought three pairs of DRI-FIT Nike Shorts from Macy's in size large, and all three feel like a perfect fit.
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    Mar 10, 2010 4:14 AM GMT
    will_chris saidSo i'm a very petite shorter(5'6) kinda guy (to the point where some think im anorexic) and im not but any other guys like me, how do you find clothes, sportswear, etc that fit right?


    i shop in the Boy's Dept at department stores. i find the sizes i need and i like the little boy and teen boy styles. finding athletic wear is not a problem.
  • Iluros

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    Mar 10, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    I have a similar problem, except I'm tall, which is worse. :/
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    Mar 11, 2010 7:05 AM GMT
    cool thanks for the replies guys [ =
    yah, ive thought about just shopping in the boys dept lol
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    Mar 11, 2010 7:24 AM GMT
    I'm 5'5" and have to shop either at aeropostle for pants, and ambercrombie and fitch kids for shirts. Other than that it's all kids dept. For me
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    Mar 12, 2010 7:09 AM GMT
    I just ADORE Uniqlo!!! They're clothes fit, and the styles are great. They also feature some very hip contemporary dress shirts - all in XS. Love them!!
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    Mar 12, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    Until I moved to Europe, I had a lot of trouble and always had to shop in kids sections. I also found clothes that fit in China and Japan. Now all the clothes I get locally fit properly. Just do all your shopping when you travel.
  • rnch

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    Mar 12, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    i have NO problem with guys of this height range; find them cute & cuddley.

    they have ot have a decent build on them; otherwise i'm always afraid i will break them in half if i hug/squeeze them too hard. icon_lol.gif

    anyone else ever notice how guys in this height range "pump up" quickly and thoroughly when they start lifting weights? icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    Quit yer whining. Try being 5'7'ish and having a 46 inch chest when it comes to tailored clothing. If it's a fashionable brand, I have to wear and extra large in a t-shirt and I might as well put a belt on it and call it a dress. And don't even get me started on having a 36" waist and a 26" inseam!icon_mad.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidQuit yer whining. Try being 5'7'ish and having a 46 inch chest when it comes to tailored clothing. If it's a fashionable brand, I have to wear and extra large in a t-shirt and I might as well put a belt on it and call it a dress. And don't even get me started on having a 36" waist and a 26" inseam!icon_mad.gif


    There there

    (Rubs chest)

    There there

    All better.
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
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    GuerrillaSodomite saidQuit yer whining. Try being 5'7'ish and having a 46 inch chest when it comes to tailored clothing. If it's a fashionable brand, I have to wear and extra large in a t-shirt and I might as well put a belt on it and call it a dress. And don't even get me started on having a 36" waist and a 26" inseam!icon_mad.gif


    There there

    (Rubs chest)

    There there

    All better.


    *purrs*
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    I have friend in yoga who has the same problem finding clothes that fit. With my background in tailoring, I'm working on making some stuff for him, especially shirts as he has a 31" sleeve with a 14.5 neck.

    He got a great physique too. Great pecs and a great ass.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidQuit yer whining. Try being 5'7'ish and having a 46 inch chest when it comes to tailored clothing. If it's a fashionable brand, I have to wear and extra large in a t-shirt and I might as well put a belt on it and call it a dress. And don't even get me started on having a 36" waist and a 26" inseam!icon_mad.gif


    Exactly you guys are every where every where, where can't you go?????

    If a problem where you're at fly out to SF Friday morning by Sunday afternoon you'll look like an episode 0f Sex in The City shopping spree!

    Early 80's here in SF they had a circuit club party strictly for 5' 6" and under. 4K men showed up!!! Fashion out here is made for you guys sooo as he said
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    Roccoe said
    GuerrillaSodomite saidQuit yer whining. Try being 5'7'ish and having a 46 inch chest when it comes to tailored clothing. If it's a fashionable brand, I have to wear and extra large in a t-shirt and I might as well put a belt on it and call it a dress. And don't even get me started on having a 36" waist and a 26" inseam!icon_mad.gif


    Exactly you guys are every where every where, where can't you go?????

    If a problem where you're at fly out to SF Friday morning by Sunday afternoon you'll look like an episode 0f Sex in The City shopping spree!

    Early 80's here in SF they had a circuit club party strictly for 5' 6" and under. 4K men showed up!!! Fashion out here is made for you guys sooo as he said


    I think one of the reasons one of my exes loves it there is because there is a never ending supply to satisfy his shaved head muscle smurf fetish.icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    Couldn't resist.........






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    Mar 12, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    will_chris saidSo i'm a very petite shorter(5'6) kinda guy (to the point where some think im anorexic) and im not but any other guys like me, how do you find clothes, sportswear, etc that fit right?

    I wore boys sizes for my casual wear until I entered the Army at age 20, 5'8" (on a good day) and 135 pounds, 28" waist. My suits were tailored, so I had no idea what size they were. In fact, most of my new clothes would just magically appear on my bed at my parent's home; I rarely shopped for my own, didn't really know my sizes.

    Then after 2 months in the Army I had "ballooned" to 147 pounds and a 30" waist, and when the time came that we could wear civilian clothes off duty, I had no idea what size I was. Nor did I know that cotton blue jeans shrink when washed, and you're supposed to buy larger. Wasted a lot of time & money until I learned that fact.

    But it did finally put me into small adult sizes, which I agree can be hard to find, especially for my short leg inseam. I think you're gonna find small or extra-small adult shirts to fit, but the pants will be the challenge, you may have to continue in boys sizes there.
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    Mar 12, 2010 6:35 PM GMT
    same prob, im 5'7", usually jus wear T-Shirts =(
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    Mar 12, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    My boyfriend has really good luck finding well-fitting stuff at Benetton. Check out http://www.benetton.com/portal/web/guest/adult/man.

    --Carlos
  • outkast1728

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    Mar 12, 2010 6:50 PM GMT
    Y'all need to stop complaining. I'm 19 a senior in HS and I'm only five foot one and a quarter inches. Hell, even the freshmen in my high school are taller than me!icon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    outkast1728 saidY'all need to stop complaining. I'm 19 a senior in HS and I'm only five foot one and a quarter inches. Hell, even the freshmen in my high school are taller than me!icon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gif


    Hey don't dispair....I am sure some of these guys will tell you if you play your cards right you can have so much fun and your feet will never touch the ground

    And for those of you height challenged guys that don't know what I am talking about......think about it and try it sometime in you life it is sooooo much fun icon_wink.gif
  • Joeyphx444

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    Mar 12, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    I can shop in kids, young men's and men's icon_razz.gif

    The only problem with clothes I have is pants

    I can never find pants that fit icon_sad.gif They are either TOO long or TOO tight or something weird
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    Mar 13, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
    RowBuddy saidshort guys... STOP SHOPPING AT BABYCROMBIE. Wearing Abercrombie over the age of 21 is sad enough. Wearing Abercrombie spelled "abercrombie" (note the small letter "a") makes you look even more like a child molester!


    ;-)


    LOL.. I myself have issues concerning clothes fitting me but it isn't that big of an issue. Some of the brands I'd prefer are:

    ZARA

    NEXT

    MARKS & SPENCER

    CK