With your budget, it’s worth checking out the sale section of Brooks Brothers right now, where you’ll find this trench coat. Right in your price range.
Otherwise, you can find some Barbour jackets for about that price range (or cheaper) on eBay UK. I picked up a Beaufort this week for $230, barely used and looks like it’s in great condition.
Linen-cotton is actually preferable to me to linen. It wrinkles slightly less and is still cool enough to wear in the heat. I’ve got a few linen-cotton blended jackets and they work just fine. I’ll probably try to get some linen-cotton shirting, too.
Attention smaller/shorter people, this anon has been quite helpful.
Austin was fun — catching the inevitable cold after 10 days on a weakened immune system from drinking/staying out too much was less so on the plane ride back. Still, I think going there for college would’ve been a complete blast. Helluva scene there.
Lands’ End really only does short and long sizing for their “traditional” fit line of suits — not their tailored fit.
If you can up your budget some more, might be worth checking out Suit Supply, which has a lot of options in your size.
Someone out there just needs to start a blog for small/short people, because this isn’t really my wheelhouse — and it’s tough to find stuff for short/small people.
I would take a look on Yoox and maybe try to find something in a 36 in their blazers section. Lots of those brands tend to fit slimmer and some are cut a bit shorter. Baring that, you could hit up the boys section of Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren, as is often suggested — cheaper and still good quality.
Also, Suit Supply has jackets as small as 35.
Well, the suit certainly looks nice. I think it’s a great price.
But I’ve never handled a Suit Supply suit or worn one. And really, it all comes down to how it looks on you and if you like how it fits with some alterations (should they be needed).
Truthfully, I’ve often seen things that I thought looked great online, bought them and then tried them on and found they didn’t really work for me. It’s disappointing and you’ll never really know until you actually can wear it — that’s the reality.
But those suits sure do look nice, I’ll say that much.
Seiko 5 divers often get touted as a pretty good deal, especially if you score them on eBay.
I just have a regular vintage Seiko 17J automatic that I like and got off eBay.
On the super cheap end, the Timex Easy Reader looks pretty clean. My brother has a plain-faced watch from Nixon that looks nice, too.
I’d keep an eye at Howard Yount, which has them around the $175 range and will probably be getting in a larger stock soon.
Nordstrom has some for $125, but you’ll probably want to get them tapered at a tailor.
But, the real deal to be found on trousers is Brooks Brothers Black Fleece on sale. You’ll have to figure out your size, but they’re on sale at around $105-120 right now.
Imagine a skinny nerdy kid who was into science fiction, PC gaming, punk music, chess club and Chuck Palahniuk — and wore T-shirts reflecting those types of interests along with baggy chinos and jeans, hoodies and skater shoes.
It’s really hard for me to give great advice here. And you really won’t know how these shorts fit from any retailer until you try them on.
I’d be tempted to tell people to go with someone with a more traditional styling like Brooks Brothers, but paying $85 for shorts just strikes me as something really stupid. Lands’ End Canvas makes a bit more sense for $40.
Still, I think shorts rarely look great on most guys. You don’t get clean lines like you would from trousers, and you can always achieve the same level of “staying cool” from lightweight chinos and linen trousers.
Hey denim people: help this dude out.
That guy should just taper his jeans. Anything from the knee down can be altered by a competent tailor.
Agreed. This might be a pretty simple/cheap solution.
Definitely a fan. They haven’t fully broken in yet though.
In terms of fit, I can’t emphasize enough getting to a place where you can try them on for yourself. I got the SL-100x, which has a straight leg. It’s a narrower leg than a Levi’s 501, slightly lowered rise.
I also tried on the ST-100x, but they were just way too tight (and I consider myself to have rather average leg widths) in the thigh area.
I’ll also mention that my co-worker has been breaking in a pair of their shadow denim, and they’re damned cool looking.
If you’re in Chicago, hit up Haberdash. If you’re in LA, NYC or SF, then hit up Self Edge.
If you don’t have basic colors already, then get those first, ie: dark denim and khaki chinos.
If you’ve got those down pat, then feel free to get what you think works for you.
Generally speaking though, colored chinos are extremely casual (what I’d call “weekend wear”) and colored denim is a bit more like streetwear to me (outside of white denim). That’s just my take on it though.
I have a pair of red chinos that I like to wear once in a while during the summer. It’s a good GTH piece.
Maybe give Rugby a shot (there’s a student discount). Not too sure about anything else out there.
Any other smaller guys got suggestions?