How to Buy Clothing Gifts for Short Men When You’re Not Sure of Their Size

The struggle to buy clothes for short men

Buying clothing gifts for short men this holiday season—really any holiday season—is a difficult task. It’s hard to find the perfect clothing gifts for the fashionable short man in your life, especially if you don’t know his measurements.

“Will the sleeves be too long?” “Is he a slim or standard fit?” “What’s his chest measurement?” These are all questions you may ask yourself while browsing stores online to find the perfect clothing gift for any stylish short man. And those are just some of the fit questions. You still have to take his personal style into consideration. Is he more of a business casual kind of guy? Does he like wearing polos for short men? What about henleys? Or does he usually just lounge around in t-shirts? These are all important questions you must ask yourself when deciding what to buy for the stylish short men in your life.

In this guide, we’ll go over several great choices that give you a little bit of leeway when it comes to choosing the right size for the fashionable short men in your life. The clothing items we’ll recommend have a fair amount of stretch and will fit nicely for the men whose sizes fall in between the standard measurements.

The comfort wear collection for short men

If you’re unsure of his measurements, the safest clothing gift option you can go with is buying a comfort wear item. These are made to stretch and will be perfect for the in-between sizes. If your guy is more of the casual type, we suggest gifting him a quality t-shirt, henley, or polo. These are made from 100% cotton or a blend of cotton and polyester that’s sure to fit comfortably on your fashionable short man. If it’s a little colder where you live, you can gift the perfect items to layer with: a chunky knit sweater or a sweatshirt. He can layer these up or down with a t-shirt underneath and a jacket on top. 

Shirts for short men: the fit guide 

For the fashionable short men in your life who have a business casual taste, we recommend going with one of our button-down shirts. While these have a little less stretch than our comfort wear items, there are still ways you can make sure you get the right size for him. 

First, we have two cuts for our shirts: slim and standard. If the short man you’re buying this shirt for is the type who has low body fat and likely works out, you’ll want to get him a slim cut. If your man is a little on the stockier side, it’s safer to go with the standard cut. Second, to make sure you get the right size the first time around, we recommend taking a look at our button-down shirt fit guide. The most important measurement to have is his chest measurement, but if you can’t get that easily we suggest finding one of his best fitting t-shirts, using that size, and eyeballing the cut you think will fit him best.

It can be tough to buy clothes for short men, especially when you don’t know his size or measurements. But we’re here to help. We’ve made it easy for you to find the perfect clothing gift for the fashionable short men in your life, and we hope your gift to him is a memorable one!