Short and skinny vs tall and skinny physique
For someone that is roughly 5’5” and 155 lbs, you are most likely to fit into a 38S suit size. A common goal for those around this height is to achieve the appearance of looking taller. Finding the right suit size will help you achieve this. By having a consultation with one of our master tailors, we can help determine your perfect fit. Our goal is to help you look and feel your best, and save you money on potential costly alterations! For example, if the 38 fits great in the shoulders but the sleeves are too short in the sleeves if you have long arms, we would recommend still buying the 38S if the hem of the jacket sits right. You can always have a tailor let out the sleeves, and this would not sacrifice the rest of the fit.
On the other side of the height spectrum, if you are 5’11” and thinner than the average person of your height, you probably have a hard time finding a suit that fits both in length and the body. Suit manufactures have standard patterns that they use based off general height measurements. For example, if a person is ___ height, they typically weigh ___ . This would mean that their ideal suit would be ___, and that is what they produce. However, not everyone fits into these standardized measurements. Probably the most common problem with finding a suit for someone of this suit is that the sleeves are never long enough. Just like we mentioned before, customers will usually go up a suit size to get the sleeve length they need. This results in an ill-fitting suit, and you will end up spending much more in alterations to get it to fit the way you like.
Here at Artful Tailoring, we have a solution for those facing the unique problem. Our suit sizes start at 30 American, which is completely unheard of in the mass suit manufacturing world. You will not find this size in any department store/major retailer. Our Made to Measure suits are made with high-quality Italian Vitale Barberis fabric and start at a reasonable $1,200. This service will allow you to work with a tailor who can adjust the suit to fit your physique. We will walk you through each step and educate you on the cut, construction, and quality of the suit; something that no other retailer will do!
Don’t waste time and money trying to find suits that still don’t fit right. Book your appointment with us today to find your perfect wardrobe!