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I’m writing in for my boyfriend, Caleb. He is on the shorter side at 5’6″ and he wears a 38W/shortest available length in pants. For dress shirts, he doesn’t even know what size he would wear, as any shirt that fits his thick neck is clownishly huge everywhere else. This is a problem, as he works in a professional environment.
My question is, do you know of any resources for short-and-chubby guys? The Big and Tall section usually fails us. Is custom tailoring the only option for all the hobbit-like dudes out there?
I feel Caleb’s pain as I’m a short and stocky guy myself. Custom tailoring requires more work, but it’s almost always worth it. If you’re looking for shirts, pants, or suits, consider stores like Paul Fredrick, Modern Tailor, or Indochino. Ordering online can usually help you find items in the specific size you’re looking for. Some sites, like DestinationXL let you create a profile with your exact sizes, so you have the option of searching by your size only. That has come in handy for me when I’m searching for clothing that fits me exactly.
As far as searching locally, focus on big & tall stores – many of them have a range of sizes and lengths to suit men of many sizes. I’d recommend staying away from the mall – in my experience, sizes normally end around XL or XXL – if you need larger sizes, stick with online shopping.
who cares what other people think you can "pull off". I think this man looks great and he should feel so too
Grew mine out long, I'm going in today to get it cut, maybe I'll get an undercut today. Good article.
Melissa, great question! It's a haircut with short sides and longer lengths on top. Lots of info in the article!
Any man can do the undercut... If they like it who gives a rats behind what anyone else thinks. SOCIETY... just stop now.
Adding... the LA hairstylist who's quoted in the article saying "hair styles don't have a weight limit" - love him! I wish he'd speak to more women's stylists. How many times have I been told by stylists, and read about other fat women being told, "short hair doesn't look good on a 'round face.'" AKA, stylist code for "you're too fat for short hair." This kind of b.s. needs to stop, which is why I wish more stylists had the attitude of the guy quoted here.