Specialty Stores for Short Men
This section lists short men's specialty and custom clothiers that currently have web sites. This is only a partial listing-- please also check your telephone directory for short men's specialty stores near you. Keep in mind that "big and tall" shops sometimes also carry short sizes, so it pays to call ahead and ask.
J. Raffiani Ties
An online store that specializes in neckties for men 5' 8" and under. The ties featured on the J. Raffiani site are specially tailored to be 54 inches in length, as well as slightly narrower than your average tie, to be better proportioned for shorter men. There are many styles to choose from on the site, and all ties featured are handmade from 100% Italian silk.
Boy's Italian Suits
157 Havemeyer street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Toll free: 866-782-0108
An option for some smaller men is to choose a quality boy's/young man's suit; this retailer carries a very large stock and variety of Italian boy's suits, will ship overnight, and work with you until you find a suit to your liking. They prefer to do business over the phone (or in person at their Brooklyn location), but you can check out their web site for a few general ideas (they also carry boy's clothing and jackets), as well as information on choosing a suit.
Avenue Road Location
1975 Avenue Road
Toronto Ontario Canada
Queen Street Location
545 Queen St. West
Toronto Ontario Canada
Brown's features proportioned clothing for shorter men, 5' 8" and under (specifically, they use three fitting categories: "extra short" for men 5'1" to 5'4", "short" for men 5'5" to 5'8", and "stout short" for heavy short men). They stock casual and dress clothing (plus small men's shoes), and offer a made to measure service that can provide a suit, sport coat, blazer, slacks, dress shirts, or overcoat in as little as seven working days, tailored specifically to your measurements.
For The Fit, Inc.
For The Fit, Inc. is an online menswear retailer specializing in clothes for fit/trim men who are 5'9" and under. They carry premium name brand business and casual clothes, accessories, and shoes. They carry short rise, short inseam pants proportioned for the shorter man and for smaller waists. They offer a shop by size feature, a "find my fit" consultation service, a fit and style guide, and a made-to-measure suiting service.
Giorgenti Men's Custom Pants and Shirts
Designer Janine Giorgenti creates high-quality custom-made suits, pants, and shirts made to order from the measurements you provide. All three Giorgenti sites listed above cater to men of all sizes, including shorter men (you can click on "shorter men" from the main menu). First-time customers submit a series of measurements (you can work with an online consultant if you are unsure about taking measurements), and your clothes are then made to fit and sent to you in about 3 weeks (it may take up to 6 weeks for a suit). There are a range of fabrics, prices, and styles to choose from.
Joe Sugar's of St. Pauls
119 West Broad Street
St. Pauls, NC 28384
910-865-5149, Fax: 910-865-1576
Toll free: 800-367-8427
Joe Sugar's specializes in clothing to fit big, tall, short, big and tall, big and short, extra short, or extra big men. They also have a "personal shopper" feature on their web page where you can request the type of items you are looking for and they will show you options and prices in your size.
Jimmy Au's For Men 5'8" & Under
9408 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Jimmy Au's specializes in suits, tuxedos, dress shirts and casual shirts for men 5'8" and under; they also make a line of suits and tuxedos for men 5'5" and under called their "special" short line.
Lebow Bros. Clothing
127 West Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Lebow's specializes in hard-to-fit men, and stocks short, extra short, and portly sizes in formal wear, outer wear, shirts, pants, and jeans. Their web site does not currently have an online catalog feature, but you can order by phone.
Lubin's of Westchester
91 Knollwood Rd.
White Plains, NY 10607
Lubin's has been in business over 50 years, and specializes in high-quality boys and young men's dress clothing of all sizes. Their web site does not have a searchable inventory, but they can be called with questions.
Muldoon's Men's Wear, Inc.
1506 South Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Toll free: 866-321-7865
Muldoon's caters to big and tall men as well as short men. They feature short rise pants and jeans, casual and dress slacks, suits, outerwear and dress shirts.
Toll free: 800-233-9522
317 N. 76th St. Milwaukee, WI 53213
7254 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60656
Napoleon's Tailor carries a full line of casual and dress wear for men 5'8" or under, including casual and dress shirts, pants, suits, sweaters, and outerwear.
Short Men's Sizes from Jockey Club Ltd.
3940 S. Bristol St. #209
Santa Ana, CA 92704-7451
For men 5'7" and under, they carry suits, sport coats, blazers, dress slacks, casual pants, jeans, shorts, dress shirts, hosiery, sport shirts, knit shirts, sweaters, casual jackets, neckwear, rainwear, footwear and more.
6051 Mayfield Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44124
800-272-9000 (To order)
440-605-1000 (Customer service)
Short Sizes issues several color catalogs yearly offering suits, sport coats, slacks, shirts, shoes, sweaters and sportswear. They specialize in clothing for men under 5'8", and they feature shirts with short sleeve sizes, as well as extra short and portly short sizes.
Thaku's Big Tall Short Men's Wear
4320 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
16055 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr.
Peoria, AZ 86381
Thaku's specializes in the hard-to-fit man, including short and heavy men. Their online store features a "short men's goods" section and short men's fitting chart.
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