If you're reading this, you probably already know that the clothing industry
hates doesn't cater to short men. There is one company, however, that is focused 100% on making classic American clothing that fit men under 5'8″ perfectly. That company is Peter Manning NYC, and they are getting better with each season.
The Fall lineup at Peter Manning is impressive. It consists of classic blue jeans, sweaters, chinos, button up shirts and polos. Peter was nice enough to send me some clothes to try on, and I've really been enjoying them.
Peter Manning clothes aren't skinny or baggy. They're cut for shorter gents who want a classic, timeless look. If you're really thin and prefer very slim fit clothes, Peter Manning may not be the best brand for you. These shirts and pants fit me just fine, but they certainly aren't the slimmest clothes in my closet.
On the other hand, if you want a little more room through the leg, Peter Manning now makes a “classic cut” chino that is cut just a bit wider than the originals. I prefer the slim-fit chinos, which look great with some brown suede bucks:
shirt (sold out) | cardigan | jacket | chinos | shoes
Peter Manning shirts and jackets are sized using a proprietary system based on height and weight. The pants come in traditional inseam/waist measurements, but they're available in sizes that you'll never find in stores (like 28×27 and 32×28).
They feature a short rise so, unlike low rise pants, you can wear them comfortably at your waist. This is great because most short men aren't built for low rise pants.
The clothes aren't cheap, but they're not unreasonable, and they're very high quality. Plus, you really can't put a price on proper fit. If you haven't tried out Peter Manning, I highly recommend doing so. Use the promo code WELCOME for 15% off your first order.
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