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XS coats for men?

Asked by Nessa Nguyen

My boyfriend is 5’7” and measures 36-38 around the chest. Although it is difficult to dress him overall (jeans that fit around the waist need to be cuffed, button-downs hemmed shorter), I’ve found it IMPOSSIBLE to find a winter coat that fits!

It is not like a suit where you can get it tailored. All the major men’s clothing stores (Gap, Banana Republic, Guess, H&M, JCrew) never have any XS coat in store and always sell out online. Size S kind of fits him but is obviously large on the shoulder and too long on the sleeves.

Does anyone have experience shopping for this?

  • Matt Domino Matt Domino

    February 6, 2013 – 10:44 am

    Hey Nessa,

    I just did a quick Google search and found this coat, in-stock at BR. Not sure if that fits the bill, but its a start.

    http://bananarepublic.ga…%2Fmens-winter-coats.jsp

    • Nessa Nguyen Nessa Nguyen

      February 19, 2013 – 10:59 am

      It was a very timely find. Thanks, Matt! $250 is pricey but it’s worth it. The style is classic and it fits him really well.

  • Cator Sparks Cator Sparks

    February 26, 2013 – 10:28 pm

    I saw invest in a great tailor! Once you find someone you love you can buy nearly anything and have it fitted to you. I use Wilfred’s Tailoring on 23rd Street in Chelsea. They do a lot of the tailoring for bigger fashion houses before fashion week so they know what they are doing.
    Good luck!

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