Style tips for skinny body types

A question from E.G:

I just wanted to report the biggest problem I have with dressing sharp. The thing is that look I am a thin man. I am unable to find pants at my size. They are two broad at the legs so I have to fix them and believe me they don’t come out good.
The shirts are to broad also. The long sleeves are perfect I like them but it seems that 3 hands of mine can fit in them. My closet is scarce of clothes and I can’t afford to buy new ones. What can I do? I am to thin and believe I think I can’t combine clothing.

Style for the Tall and Skinny

Question from Michael:

I am tall and skinny. I need to change my perspective on clothing, because so far i took clothes for its function and not for its appearence. Do you know how to change it?

Thanks.

Michael BalĂ­k”

Do Short Men Need Custom-Tailored Jackets?

I’m pretty small — about 5’6″ and skinny. Do I need to just give up on store-bought jackets and suits and start having them custom tailored? I find that even jackets in my “size” from stores tend to be really bulky and blocky in the shoulders, and the sides of them always seem floppy and oversized. Can adjustments help, or do I need my jackets made from scratch?