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Shirts for Short and Small Men

You may first want to read tips on finding your measurements, and fitting/sizing for men's shirts.

Links by shirt type:
Casual Shirts | Business Casual & Dress Shirts |
Vintage | Custom-made Shirts | Durable Work Shirts

Extra-Small & Small Shirts:
Casual

Gap.comcarries many shirts in extra-small men's sizes (this includes t-shirts, button-down shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, sweaters, etc.). Their web site features a "shop by size" option, making selection of XS and S sizes easier.

Oldnavy.com no longer carries extra-small men's shirts (why they stopped, I have no idea), but they do carry a XXL in boy's shirts that may fit some smaller men. They do have a variety of small men's shirts, and their web site has a "shop by size" option.

JCrew.com carries extra-small sizes in a number of their shirt styles, including t-shirts, polos, and some long-sleeve button downs.

American Eagle Outfitters (ae.com) features extra-small sizes in t-shirts, button-downs, polos, rugbys, henleys, and hooded sweatshirts. Their site has a "shop by size" option.

American Apparel (store.americanapparel.net) makes t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, collared shirts, and tank tops in extra-small sizes-- some styles even come in XXS. The company also offers organic cotton clothing options for those who are looking for environmentally-sustainable products. Their products are very casual, and also tend to be close-fitting, which is great for thinner guys.

Zappos.com is now selling clothing in addition to shoes. Their search engine allows you to sort by size (down to XS) in numerous product categories, including eco-friendly clothing. They offer a large number of items, ranging from casual to designer shirts. Not everything is available in XS, but there is a large variety available in small sizes. They offer a 365 day return policy and free return shipping.

Bluefly.com is an online clothing store that features a size-specific search engine with over 350 different brands of clothing at discounted prices (between 25%-75% off). They list extra-small sizes in casual shirts, t-shirts, and dress shirts for men. The prices can vary tremendously (from $15 to $200) depending on the brand and the discount, but you can usually find some good deals. To shop by size, choose the type of clothing you are looking for (such as "shirts-- casual") from the "shop by category" menu.

Hugestore.com features a search engine with smaller sizes. Their search engine allows you to specify the type of shirt you are looking for by size as well as color, collar type, and fabric.

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Extra-Small & Small Shirts:
Business Casual and Dress Shirts
Paul Frederick MenStyle (www.paulfredrick.com) makes quality dress shirts in short sizes, and they periodically feature clearance items, searchable by size. They also offer a custom-made dress shirt option in many fabric colors and patterns.

Landsend.com features a custom-made clothing option on their web site. They offer custom dress shirts in solids and patterns, as well as dress pants, chinos, and jeans. Their regular stock (i.e. not custom) does not run in small or extra small sizes.

JCpenney.com offers a "custom-fit" service for dress shirts in a few basic colors and patterns. Their regular stock (i.e. not custom) does not usually run in small sizes.

Gap.com, as described above in the Casual Shirts section, also offers extra-small dress shirts and a shop-by-size search engine.

JCrew.com, as described above in the Casual Shirts section, also offers dress shirts in extra-small sizes.

Bluefly.com, as described above in the Casual Shirts section, also offers extra-small designer shirts with a shop-by-size search engine.

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Extra-Small & Small Shirts:
Vintage
RustyZipper.com is an online vintage clothing store with a wide variety of clothing ranging from the 1940s through the 1980s. Their selection is large and varied, and they have a keyword search that can be narrowed by size, including extra small and small sizes. They often have extra small shirts and jackets in varying styles. Photos can be enlarged to view the quality of the items, and they have a fair returns policy if you are not satisfied with your purchase.

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Custom-made Shirts
Giorgenti Men's Custom Shirts (www.bestcustomshirt.com) creates high-quality custom-made shirts from the measurements you provide. Click on "shorter men" from the main menu. First-time customers submit a series of measurements (you can work with an online consultant if you are unsure about taking measurements), and your clothes are made to fit and sent to you in about 3 weeks. There are a range of fabrics, prices, and styles to choose from.

Paul Frederick MenStyle (www.paulfredrick.com) offers a custom-made dress shirt option in many fabric colors and patterns.

Landsend.com offers custom dress shirts in solids and patterns, as well as dress pants, chinos, and jeans.

JCpenney.com offers a "custom-fit" service for dress shirts, as well as jeans, khakis, and dress pants.

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Extra-Small & Small Shirts:
Durable Work Shirts
If you are looking for durable work shirts, coveralls, or uniform shirts in smaller sizes, check the "Work Wear" section.

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