Firstly, a reader question: snapexforever asked, "What if you're small and have a hard time finding men's fashion that fits you appropriately? And I mean...small. I'm a 5'2" petite female who prefers men's garb, especially along the lines of both deathrock and victorian. The victorian stuff I've found has always been super expensive and looks like it'd need a lot of altering, so I usually stick to a casual look more remniscent of trad goth. BUT ANY DIRECTIONAL ADVICE WOULD BE GREAT :')"
Another commentor, akumaxkami, responded with, " I recommend buying from overseas like China or Japan. Their sizes tend to run a lot smaller, since most Asian people are naturally shorter and thinner than us Westerners. ^_~", which I think is good advice. Along these same lines, for Victorian-inspired clothing try looking for Lolita Ouji/Kodona/boystyle clothing - you can get frock coats, ruffled shirts and that sort of thing in smaller sizes.
It might also be worthwhile contacting some independent designers in person, for example through Etsy, to ask if they are happy to make designs in a smaller size. No, it won't be cheap, but for special occasions or That One Item that will make your wardrobe/life complete, it could be worth considering.
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Hope this helps!
On another note, a frequent complaint I hear from the gentlemen of the species is that they have difficulty finding images, sites and resources for men's Goth fashion (hence this entire series of posts). I have been bustling about the internet to compile some helpful links, and here's a few of the best I've discovered so far.
- Antimony and Lace has a helpful page full of links to stores selling men's clothing online.
- Steff Metal ran a great post on male Goth fashion with a bit more class.
- The wonderful Gothic Charm School has also taken the time to address the issue of where one can find men's clothing.
- Joji's blog provides plenty of inspiration and advice.