This is a review of Peter Manning, a clothing company that makes classic American sportswear specifically for men 5'8″ and under.
If you're below average height, you probably struggle with finding clothes that fit. You want to dress well, but it seems like most clothing companies completely ignore your needs.
Pants and sleeves are always too long. Sweaters are too big. Dress shirts are billowy and suits make you feel like a little kid.
Men of average height don't understand this problem. It's easy for them to find clothes that fit. But the truth is, us shorter gents can spend all day shopping just to walk away empty-handed (trust me, I've tried).
There are only a few brands that cater to short men. Peter Manning is one of these. In fact, they focus exclusively on men 5'8″ and under.
I've been following Peter Manning for a while. If you're a subscriber, you've probably already seen some of my Peter Manning outfits.
I have several Peter Manning shirts, including a couple of sweaters and a polo, but my favorite is this yellow plaid Everyday Button Up.
The shirt is pre-washed, so it feels soft and broken in. It's extremely comfortable, the kind of shirt you will wear every week.
The length is good, but the sleeves are a bit roomy for my arms. It's got nice details like these light blue Oxford gussets:
The other Peter Manning shirt I've been wearing a lot is this Short Sleever in indigo print.
I often have to stay away from short sleeve button up shirts because they don't fit. Either they're too long, the sleeves are too wide or the collar is too big.
But this one is a good length. The scale of the pattern is nice and small – perfect for svelte gents – and the floral design will always be in style.
I did have to get it taken in at the tailor for a slimmer fit, as it wore a bit baggy in the photos below.
I own two pairs of Peter Manning standard fit jeans, one dark blue and one medium blue (shown here). The length is good, but they're not as slim as I'd like.
They have a medium rise, which I prefer over low-rise pants.
Returns and exchanges are free, and they have a first time customer discount.
Have you tried Peter Manning yet? Do you want to? Leave a comment below!