Beverly Hills Just Got a Little More Exclusive…or Accessible if You’re Under 5’8"

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Beverly Hills Mayor and Chamber CEO Welcome “Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8” and Under” to City

Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8” and Under ( opened the nation’s first ever short men’s designer clothing store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 to great acclaim from the prestigious community including a hearty welcome from a number of local dignitaries including the Mayor and Chamber of Commerce CEO. Jimmy Au’s is the largest short men's clothing store of any kind in the United States. Jimmy Au joins an elite group of specialty retail stores and designer boutiques in the Beverly Hills Golden Triangle with his own exclusive collection of tailored clothing and sportswear designed specifically for shorter men with a special emphasis on clothing for men under 5’5”. In addition, the specialty retailer also carries the first and only collection of designer clothing in both short sizes for men 5’5” to 5’8” and extra short sizes for men under 5’5”. Au wants to make accessible to shorter men what taller men have long taken for granted… the opportunity to buy fine clothes off-the-rack.

On hand for the afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony were the Au family including founder Jimmy Au and newly appointed Vice President and son Alan Au, the Mayor of Beverly Hills, Steve Webb, and Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce CEO, Dan Walsh. A crowd of over a hundred guests, designer representatives and media witnessed the historic ribbon cutting of this 3200 square foot store.

“We pride ourselves in only wanting the very best in this city when it comes to clothing and jewelry, and all of those items people consider the highest quality. The city of Beverly Hills is really honored to have Jimmy Au’s here. Clearly they are the best. We want to welcome them to the city,” said Steve Webb, the Mayor of Beverly Hills.

"We are glad to welcome Jimmy Au's to Beverly Hills with open arms," said Dan Walsh, CEO of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. "Jimmy Au's unique design philosophy will add greatly to the distinction our business community enjoys as the luxury capital of the world."

“We are excited and honored to be so welcomed here in Beverly Hills,” said Jimmy Au, founder and short men’s clothing designer. “Fashion changes every season, but a great fit is always in style. I want to offer a great fit with a great selection in sizes that matter; especially for those under 5’5”.”

“Whether it’s updated traditional or modern and contemporary, we hope to have a little something for everybody, provided they aren’t over 5’8”, chimed Jimmy’s son and Vice President, Alan Au. “For the guy under 5’5”, it’s a miracle to find any clothes at all beside those in the boy’s department. The problem with boy’s clothes is you get boy’s quality. We are offering something the wealthiest, custom-ordering man under 5’5” or even 5’8” can’t even buy… the instant gratification of buying off-the-rack and having it fit; something taller men have long since taken for granted.”

Jimmy Au's For Men 5'8" and Under proudly carries only clothing for shorter men. They do not carry any regular sizes in tailored clothing, sportswear or furnishings. They offer the nation’s broadest range of sizes for short men in tailored clothing, sportswear, furnishings and shoes. Details like shorter furniture, merchandise displays and hanging racks are all taken into consideration. Even their mannequins are custom molded to be 5’8” (regular ones are over 6’1”).

For more information on the following:

  • Specific items and breadth of the Jimmy Au clothing collection
  • Designer brands in the clothing collection
  • Specific sizes they carry for men 5’8” and under
  • Celebrities 5’8” and under
  • 2006 Golden Globe and Oscar Nominees 5’8” and under
  • National Health Statistics on Height
  • Comparative Report on Short Men’s Stores versus Big and Tall Men’s Stores
  • For more information on Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8” and Under call toll-free 1-877-JIMMY-AU or visit
  • New store location:

Jimmy Au's For Men 5'8" and Under

9408 Brighton Way

Beverly Hills, CA. 90210

Ph: 310-888-8708

For an entertaining interview about short men when it comes to style, selection (or lack thereof), celebrities, star athletes, psychosis or syndromes, please contact:

Liam Collopy                 

Vice President                    

LCO - Levine Communications Office    

310-300-0950 x232                

Alastair Duncan

Account Executive

LCO - Levine Communications Office

310-300-0950 x234

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