Clothing for a shorter man with a stomach: 3” drop vs stout.


There are a lot of men that are short, have a stomach, and can’t fit into a 6” drop garment. A “drop” is the difference between a man’s jacket size and his pant size. The industry is based on a 6” drop (for example, a guy that wears a size 40 suit, would be a size 34” pant).


At ROBBIE BROWN (clothing for men up to 5’8”), we have the solution. We offer a great fitting garment with a 3” drop (off-the –rack).

For example, our 46 short stout suit comes with a 43” jacket waist and pant (a 46 jacket normally comes with a size 40 pant). The jacket is based on a “modern” fit so you look fashionable and the pant is nicely shaped through the thigh (no more baggy thigh pants).                                                                      Not all men who have a stomach need stout.  For the man that wears his pants below his stomach (which most guys do), a 6″ drop, with the waist of the jacket let out, will often fit great.  At ROBBIE BROWN, in short sizes (6″ drop), we carry up to size 50 … these guys may be bigger, but they are very well proportioned, and wearing a “regular” would simply be too long.     


Everyone asks, what is the difference between a 3” drop, portly and stout models, when it comes to fitting a fuller man’s figure.                                    The answer is, there is no difference, it is just terminology. We like the word stout, as it respectfully refers to someone with a bigger stomach. We think that words like portly or corpulent, are in poor taste.


Just because someone has a stout figure, does not mean they should wear baggy or ill-fitting clothing. Our model is intended to fit great and make you feel the same.  Please drop in and try on, this great off-the-rack fitting garment, we think you will be totally amazed.

Robbie Brown

Robbie Brown is a retail entrepreneur and fashion innovator.  He is currently building a retail concept called, ROBBIE BROWN, clothing for men up to 5’8” (a fashionable and better quality store for shorter men).


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