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Top quality shirts made to fit the proportions of a shorter guy like me.
142 backers pledged $15,831 to help bring this project to life.

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The Solution

We used data science from our friends at Fittery to perfect our sizing and cuts in order to fit men under 5'10.  Our shirts are manufactured with handpicked fabrics that produce a garment with a custom style and fit without the ridiculous price tag. Unlike major designer and department store brands, you won’t need to tailor or hide their ill-fitting shirts. We started this brand to bring properly fit clothes to men Under 5'10 at off the rack pricing.  If you don’t love our gear for any reason send it right back for free. We’ll pick up the tab both ways.

About our shirts

  • Fabrics:  We selected a top quality mix of fabrics to create our first collection.
  • Construction:  We worked with our factory through all details of stitching, buttonhole placements, collar heights, cuff lengths and hundreds of more components to constructing an awesome shirt.
  • Samples:  When developing a new product, it is expected to have many versions made and iterated until reaching the final product. We did that (& banged our heads against the wall many times along the way)

About our Fit

Sized to fit a shorter man properly. A trim, tailored look specially proportioned for men under 5'10. Narrower through the shoulders, slimmer through the torso, and a shorter overall length

My better-looking brother. He's 5'5. Left: Our Solid Gray. Right: Our Solid White
My better-looking brother. He's 5'5. Left: Our Solid Gray. Right: Our Solid White

Cut

Our shirts are all made with proper sleeve and body length, as well as narrower arms and scaled down collars and cuffs. Features a proportionally scaled collar, slimmer arms, tapered body and proper sleeve length.

SIZE CHART Inches

Size Chart
Size Chart

For Neck Size: Check the collar size of your favorite dress shirt or measure around the base of your neck.

For sleeve length: Check the sleeve length of your favorite dress shirt or bend your arm at 90 o and measure from the base of your neck over your shoulder and elbow to your wrist.

Body Length: Body length is measured from the center back base of the neck to the bottom hem of the shirt.


Shirts

         

Classic Styles for everyday wear at the office or out on the town

The Perfect Gift

If your SO is wearing ill-fitted shirts, we've got you, and him covered.  Our shirts truly are the perfect gift for dad's, grads and SO's.  We know that you will be waiting for us to manufacture the product (that's just the way this works).  In the meantime, go ahead and let them know that something special is on the way.  It will be worth the wait.

       

The Under 5'10 Story

Why I started a fashion brand for men under 5'10

After being a frustrated 5'7 male shopper for too many years, I had the idea to make high quality, properly fit & competitively priced clothing for men who are under 5'10.

After a day at the mall and trying on hundreds of shirts from 15 different stores, I once again walked out empty handed. All of the shirts I tried on had sleeves that were too long, overall shirt length was way too long & the neck was way too large. One consistency was the overall billowy effect of all the shirts feeling more like a drape than a shirt made for me.

When I got home, I started my research. I quickly learned why I was having such a tough time in this seemingly simple desire to find clothes which fit me properly. The average male height in the US is 5'10. The mass manufacturers are cutting clothing around this average male height to hit the broadest audience possible (I don’t blame them).

I started asking others who are under 5'10 if they were experiencing the same frustration. The answer was absolute, yes. Their solutions were what got me motivated to start this company. They were all either 1) wearing clothes that don’t fit them properly 2) spending a ton on custom clothing or 3) buying off the rack and paying for a tailor to correct the ill-fitting clothes.

I knew I had identified a potential market, but there was still a ton to learn. I was encouraged to learn that there are 32 million men in the US who are under 5'8. 32 Million seems like a large enough audience for me to justify getting into this space. I have run and operated numerous e-commerce companies but did not know the first thing about fabrics, clothing manufacturing, sizing and so much more.

This past summer I was introduced to an expert in mens shirt manufacturing. When I told him my dream of creating a men’s fashion brand for men who are Under 5'10, he immediately jumped on the opportunity and became my first advisor in getting this business going.

My team immediately set out to for the perfect manufacturer who could blend working with an outside the box idea, have a history of making top quality constructed men’s clothing, cost-efficient enough so we don’t have to price our products like custom clothes but at the same time are not running a sweatshop with child labor.

Manufacturing: After months of research and phone conversations, I flew out to Honduras, in November 2017, to meet and tour the facility of a fantastic family run manufacturer who was so like-minded to our mission and ethics & mission that we immediately joined the family.

Sizing: The next good fortune was my introduction to Catherine Iger who had spent the past couple of years starting a company called Fittery with her partner Greg Vilines. To summarize, Fittery was founded to help men find the perfect fit clothing from all of the mass manufacturers based on their dimensions. What they had compiled was a substantial database of measurements of males in the US. Catherine was very enthusiastic about our concept, and she immediately offered to jump on board in helping to create new sizing for our target market. We took this a step further when we decided to purchase Fittery’s database at the end of December 2017 to perfect sizing for our demographic based on analytics and data science.

Data Science: Our partnership with Ann Morhaime at Annalyze101 has helped us in creating unique and perfected sizing for males under 5'10 using the Fittery Database.

Fabrics: On our trip to Honduras, we were pleasantly surprised at their vast collection of materials for us to make our first collection. We selected top quality fabrics with a mix of prints to create our first collection.

Construction: We worked with our factory through all details of stitching, buttonhole placements, collar heights, cuff lengths and hundreds of more components to constructing an awesome shirt.

Samples: When developing a new product, it is expected to have many versions made and iterated until reaching the final product. We did that (& banged our heads against the wall many times along the way).

The Team

This is where I tap into resources from my e-commerce history. Greg Grinman, the e-commerce Superman, has been by my side for all of the above along with his mastery of website building, marketing, branding and social media expertise. We are also fortunate to have David Sasson, Chief Operating Officer at Derek Lam & previously Vice President at Kenneth Cole, as a board advisor and providing his knowledge and expertise in what it takes to build a successful fashion brand.

Why Kickstarter

With your support, we will be able to place our first order with our factory and expand our fabric collection.



Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

Our factory partners are ready to go. We’ve worked hard over the past 9 months to build up these relationships and expect to hit all of our delivery deadlines as planned.

With that said, there are risks inherent in the production process that may be beyond our control. Of course, I'll keep backers updated throughout the campaign and manufacturing phase to ensure that I stay as true as possible to the proposed delivery schedule.

There are always risks to getting the timing exactly right with manufacturers, but we fully anticipate being able to deliver your products to you on time in July. Of course, we wish it was sooner too...but that's how long the manufacturing process takes.

"It's worth the wait."

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