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Guide to Bespoke Suits for Short Men

Hi All, Hhenry here Trublu Tailors where we specialise in Made to Measure Suits.

This is an in-depth guide to suits for short men that covers everything from how your suit should fit and why a Made to Measure Suit is a good option for shorter men.

When it comes to dressing the shorter body type, suits can be one of the most flattering garments a man can wear.

It can also make you look like a child dressing up in your Dad’s clothes!

The key is finding a suit that fits and flatters your build. This is absolutely crucial!

But it’s not necessarily easy, as the vast majority of suits aren’t made with shorter men in mind.

Here’s the good news: from specialty brands such as us at Trublu Tailors do made to measure suits, shorter guys have more options than ever before.

So before you buy another suit, make sure to read through this guide in order to understand how a suit should fit.

Table of Contents you must consider in your Bespoke Suit.

  • How Should a Suit Jacket Fit?

  • How Should Suit Pants Fit?

  • The colours and Fabric Pattern

  • Style: Buttons/Vents/Single-Brested or Double?

  • Time to Suit Up with a Made to Measure Suit


A suit jacket is one of the most complicated garments you’ll ever wear. It’s important to make sure your jackets are comfortable and flattering. There are so many things that go in to a suit, you wouldn’t believe! If you’d like to arrange a made to measure suit appointment, contact us now!

Here’s what you need to know…

Suit jackets can cost a pretty-penny to tailor. Small changes like adding darts aren’t too big of a deal. But if you buy the wrong size in the shoulders, good luck.

If the tailor is willing to make alterations on the shoulders, there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to make the shoulder fit properly.

Often times, shoulder alterations end up with unsightly wrinkles.

Most tailors won’t want to alter jacket shoulders, and if they do, it’s going to cost a lot of money (with no guarantee of success) as they are an inherent part of the suit and give it structure and shape.

The number-one thing you need to look for when buying a suit off the rack is the right shoulder size, as almost everything else can be altered.

The shoulder seam should end right where your shoulder bone ends, not where your shoulder muscle ends. A soft shoulder is a great touch on a made to measure suit, we always recommend goin for no shoulder pads in your suit jacket for a more casual look.

Many guys make the mistake of wearing suit jackets with shoulders that are too wide. A tell tale sign of overly wide shoulders are indentations in the sleeve just below the shoulder seam.

If you’re not sure exactly how to get the right fit in the shoulders, talk to us. Call us today to make a time and we will gladly help you look good, professional and surely the best in the crowd.

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