Shopping Resource Guide for Men 5’8” and Under

Posted by Ray Dukeman on

Have you ever walked into a clothing store and been overwhelmed by all the options? Us too! We’ve especially struggled to find clothes that fit properly for those of us 5’8” and under. Our first love was activewear, specifically shorts (in our humble opinion: the most comfortable weekend and gym staple). We needed shorts that fit—so we made them. ATK Apparel removes the guesswork for buying proper fitting shorts for the shorter man—and we want to make it easier for you to buy other clothes that fit as well. 


The blog to follow.

Launched in 2012 by 5’6” Brock McGoff, The Modest Man is a blog specifically tailored for men 5’8” and under. More than just a fashion blog, the hundreds of thousands of visitors who explore the site every month can read product reviews, get fitness tips and even dating and romantic advice.

Brock McGroff from The Modest Man 

Where to buy off the rack.

As most men’s clothing is designed for those who are six foot, finding reasonably priced clothing for men 5’8” and under that doesn’t require a lot of expensive tailoring can be challenging. Dappered compiled a handy resource guide of popular men’s stores that carry a wide range of sizes and inseams. From sweaters to chinos and everything in between, this article will give you lots of helpful info on where to go for what.


The designer for you.

Standing at 5’8”, former Tony Award-winning producer Peter Manning shared our struggle for finding proper fitting clothing—so he started his own clothing line. Specializing in American classic style—think tailored button-downs and fitted polo shirts in clean colors—Peter Manning NYC is a one-stop shop for basics that fit.


Style tips that work.

We're putting together our own handy resource guide with style tips for men 5’8” and under. But if you want even more information, we found this TheArtofManliness blog post helpful—the author explains in detail how and why certain patterns and images draw attention to different parts of the body and how that translates for one’s aesthetic.


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