Jackets for Short Men: The Ultimate Guide

How a Jacket Should Fit

A great jacket is a staple in the modern shorter man’s wardrobe. A few types of jackets for short men are bombers, parkas, and chore jackets. For short men, buying the right jacket can be difficult, since they’re typically not made for men who are 5’8” or shorter. Most jacket brands use measurements that are way too long for us shorter men. The sleeves are too long, the body is baggy, and it can look like we’re wearing a jacket two sizes too big.

In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know when buying a jacket for your frame. We’ll cover the measurements you need to know, the style rules you should follow, and the mistakes you should avoid.

Common Jacket Fit Mistakes Short Men Make

There are a number of mistakes that short men make when buying jackets. But they aren’t your fault! Most brands just don’t make clothes designed for someone 5’8” and below. These fit mistakes typically show up in the sleeve length and the body length of your jacket.

When buying a jacket from an average brand, you’ll typically end up with a fit that looks like the photo above. The sleeves are way too long and the body length falls below his zipper. While this look may be stylish and trendy for some men, it generally looks bad on short men. 

Another fit mistake short men make is buying a jacket that’s too baggy in the body. This fit mistake makes it look like you bought a jacket that’s two sizes too big or that you’re wearing your 6’2” uncle’s hand-me-down.

Overall, the fit mistakes most short men make when buying a jacket follow one common theme: it’s too big and too long!

Wearing and Styling Jackets: Short Men Fashion

Jackets for short men should fit snug enough to provide a modern look, and depending on the jacket there should be enough room to add a second layer underneath. The most important measurements to consider when buying a jacket are your shoulders, chest, and sleeve length. Most jackets have sleeves that are too long for short men, so we suggest trying jackets on before you buy them. But if that’s not possible, then buying a jacket made specifically for short men is the next best option. 

The sleeves of a jacket should end right at your wrist bone, and the body should end somewhere in the middle of your fly. When it comes to the shoulders of your jacket, you should make sure the shoulder seams line up with your shoulder bone where your arm meets your collarbone. 

When deciding what to wear with your jacket, you should choose colors that aren’t too contrasting to your jacket’s color. For example, if you wear a jacket that’s dark blue, you want to wear pants that are either a few shades darker or lighter. If you wear a different colored pair of pants than your jacket, then it’s best to wear pants that are a neutral color, such as grey or black.

This goes for lighter colored jackets as well. You should wear neutral or complementary colors to a lighter colored jacket. For example, if you wear a tan jacket, then you should wear pants that are a lighter neutral color such as grey or light blue, or a complementary darker color such as black or dark blue. 

Styling a jacket for short men doesn’t have to be difficult. When you stick to simple colors and make sure the jacket fits you and your shorter frame, you will always look good! Wearing jackets made for short men is important so you can avoid the fit mistakes most short men make with their clothing. Above all, the confidence you wear your jacket with is the most important factor. When you wear a jacket that fits your body and looks stylish, you’ll feel more confident than any guy who wears baggy clothes.

The Ash & Erie Jackets Collection

Thoughtfully crafted jackets for short men

When we designed our jackets, we looked at hundreds of details to design a perfect fit from the ground up. From our collar size and shape, armhole, cuff width, tail drop, and more, we’ve come up with the best possible jackets for shorter men.

Our Collection of Pants for Short Men:

Buy Forest Olive Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Forest Olive Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Forest Olive Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Forest Olive Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Forest Olive Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Forest Olive Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Forest Olive Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket

Forest Olive Bomber Jacket

$138
Buy Deep Blue Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Deep Blue Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Deep Blue Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Deep Blue Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Deep Blue Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Deep Blue Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Deep Blue Bomber Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket

Deep Blue Bomber Jacket

$138
Buy Denim Chore Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Denim Chore Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Denim Chore Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Denim Chore Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Denim Chore Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Denim Chore Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket
Buy Denim Chore Jacket for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Denim Jacket

Indigo Wash Denim Chore Jacket

$128