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Spring’s “Must Have” Top Coat

Ahhhh, welcome to spring one day cooler one day colder one day a bit warmer one day wet snow one day drizzling one day windy one day rainy one day damp one day sunny … and welcome to the ubiquitous Top Coat. This is the coat that you must have and in the transition...

Is “short” a four letter word.

IS "SHORT" A  FOUR LETTER WORD Streetwear, trash-couture and ath-leisure, might be great, but not at ROBBIE BROWN, clothing for men up to 5ive ei8ht. Fashion and retail has raised the bar on both product and excitement. Whatever one does, the message has to be strong...

Sport Jackets and Fashion Rules for Shorter Men

To start off, a solid-colour sport jacket, called a blazer, is an essential part of any man’s wardrobe. In fact, men should have one in both navy and black. Ideally, one should have jackets in summer and winter fabrics and there are so many great options;...

Pants that rise to the occasion to fit shorter men

Elephant pants, triple pleats, carrot shape, super slim … What pant style is the best fit for the shorter man. The answer is, these mentioned styles are merely fashion choices and have nothing to do with fit. One must get out of the habit of confusing style and fit....

What Makes A Suit Fit Great For A Shorter Man

A great-fitting suit is not about how tightly it fits, it’s about proportion and balance. To the average person this may sound insignificant, as most men would rather hear about lapel width, 6” or 7” drops, shoulder padding, and the like. Firstly, a great-fitting suit...

The story behind the ROBBIE BROWN tag line!

At Robbie Brown, our tag line is, “clothing for men up to 5ive ei8ht”.  We thought it was more unique than, clothing for men up to 5’8”, and thought, clothing for men 5’8” and under, was too negative.  We didn’t want to use the word “short”, as for some reason men...

Do’s and Don’ts for the Shorter Man

The very first “do”, is “don’t listen to all the do’s and don’ts”! The fit of your clothing is all about proportion, and that is done in the design and pattern making. The proper fit of a garment is what will make you appear taller. Wearing items that are too long is...

First Impressions

It’s true. First impressions (and second, and third, …) are important, which is why a person should always look their best whether they are dressed up or casual. We work very closely with our suppliers to achieve the right fit and proportion for all our clothing, even...