1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Manlet Clothier.... Why?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by MikeMcMann, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. MikeMcMann Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    26,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    This thread is meant to be taken seriously and not to be used to belittle manlets.

    As i said in another thread, yesterday i was shocked to walk past this store below catering to Manlets.

    It did not make sense to me??? As a tall guy (6'4") i grew up finding that few stores catered to people who were tall. A few Big and Tall type stores jumped in to cater to this niche market and that made sense as many times, tall people could not find things to fit anywhere else.

    Manlets have no such problem. As a kid growing up to become a tall adult, i can say that almost all stores have all the height sizes right up until people get tall. If a 6 year old, 10 year old, 15 year old or 25 year old person going through normal growth patterns (not tall) can find stuff in their sizes, so too can a manlet.

    it is just a question of 'is he the height of the 10 year old or the 15 year old'. But they all can find clothes.

    So why? Is it solely to avoid an potential embarrassment of shopping in the appropriate section? If so should stores group clothes by height and not age bracket and would that fix it?

    This store below has made me curious?? Any of you sherdoggers shop in a store like that?

    OTERO MENSWEAR
    Otero Menswear is a men’s fashion lifestyle apparel brand for short men. Otero Menswear seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering apparel that fits the height, size and body type of men 5’4" – 5’9".
     
  2. Bubzeh Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    14,692
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    Location:
    31,459
    All Sherdoggers are 6'2+ and 280lbs. Can't relate here.
     
  3. n...not crazy Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    12,478
    Likes Received:
    2,218
    Capitalism.
    And everyone wants to be part of some kind of group.
     
  4. K-Bag If life gives you lemons you make potato salad.

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,829
    Likes Received:
    390
    Location:
    Send
    I found my new clothing store. Thanx m8.
     
  5. Rholk Green Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    249
    I see what you did there TS, nice play on words
     
  6. Zer Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26,967
    Likes Received:
    14,169
    Clothes racks have gotten pretty tall these days bro. Don't even get me started on how high mirrors can be

    Good way to connect with other dudes in the struggle too
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
  7. syct23 ...ElipsisBelt...

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Messages:
    21,561
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    Location:
    In The Sweat Lodge
    That Tolken Movie Shit...
     
  8. MikeMcMann Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    26,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ya but to start a store to sell clothing sizes that are already in most of all the main clothing stores??

    I get it for 'Big' and "Tall' as you literally were SOL when it came to getting stuff that fit in 99% of the stores. Thankfully that has changed now with an increasing height population, but back then as a tall guy you were getting Floods for pants and rolling up all shirt sleeves since nothing fit.
     
  9. weed ベルセルク

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    37,728
    Likes Received:
    12,542
    Location:
    ʞɹo⅄ ʍǝN
    I can't decide between the Minimalist Crossbody Bag or the Swank Crossbody
     
  10. A.A. Riggs Black By Demand

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    62,047
    Likes Received:
    16,305
    Manlet Clothier is gonna be the the next champ at 125. YOU WATCH.

    I pro-mess le belt shall stay in Nort Americahh for you guys dere.
     
  11. MixMartialFarts Butters Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,295
    Likes Received:
    460
    Location:
    Institute of Virology Wuhan, China
    whats the height and weight cut off for a manlet?
     
  12. Hog-train Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2003
    Messages:
    5,752
    Likes Received:
    383
    Location:
    NYC
    The market dictates what's sold. If there was a large enough market needed to fill the 6'4" and up store, there'd be one. Apparently, the normal stores are enough to fill that niche.
     
  13. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    Messages:
    29,426
    Likes Received:
    26,740
    Location:
    Taco Truck On The Corner
  14. MikeMcMann Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    26,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    6'3.5"
     
  15. Midnighter Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    14,674
    Likes Received:
    2,281
    There's no need for a manlet store.

    Clothing stores cater to average height and below.

    This is just a company trying to separate itself from the pack to try and gain some attention.
     
  16. MikeMcMann Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    26,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, that is why there was always Big and Tall type stores. It was a niche but a big enough niche for a few chains to target it but you would have to go looking for those stores. Most regular stores did not carry those tall sizes.

    The manlet market has always been served. Those sizes exist in pretty much all major clothing stores. So why a niche store for a niche that is already served?
     
  17. JabToucher Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2018
    Messages:
    13,931
    Likes Received:
    4,945
    Location:
    UK
    I'll edit this post to include a video I'm searching for which answers TS question.

    It's more to do with proportions.

    Yes most stores will sell an item of clothing in a small or extra small. But the proportions might still be off.

    And at 5'7, most 30 inch leg length jeans/trousers can still be too long. So imagine being 5'4 and not only having to pay the price of jeans, but also extra to have them tailored.
     
  18. MikeMcMann Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    26,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can remember going clothes shopping as a kid, trying on pants or a long sleeve shirt, and being thrilled if you turned up the cuff and found there was enough material that you could get it let out a couple inches to lengthen it so it would actually fit properly. That was a good day finding that extra material there. And it was very rare.

    Getting things let down for a hem (or up) was quite cheap. You did not need a tailor, just a seamstress and many stores would do it free, back in the day if you bought the item from them.

    So this 'tall guy' does not have much sympathy for the extra tailoring as that was always a dream situation for me.
     
  19. Colageneration Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2020
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    2
  20. JOE QUEEF Red Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    7,526
    Likes Received:
    2,884
    i wanna be part of the group that isn’t in a group. Like here.

    if you have to ask, yer a lil’ feller.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.