Finding clothes that fit perfectly is a tall order. No matter how tall or short you are. But two millennials in Detroit, Michigan, Steven Mazur and Eric Huang, have a solution to finding the perfect casual button-down oxford shirt for men who are 5’8″ tall and under. They’re pitching their clothing business for shorter guys Ash & Anvil (now called Ash & Erie) on Shark Tank on October 22. Out of the five Sharks on the episode, Mazur (5’6″) and Huang (5’8″) would be wise to hone in on retail guru Daymond John (who is reportedly 5’7″) and the Queen of QVC Lori Greiner.
Ash & Erie’s Classic Collection of shirts sell for $79 on their website, where you can also find jeans designed specifically for shorter guys with inseams starting at 25″ (prices start at $159). All Ash & Erie clothing is proudly made in Detroit, which some refer to as “a small town in a big city.” Mazur and Huang bring a lighthearted spirit to their business, telling fans on Facebook: “Life is better when you’re laughing and wearing Ash & Erie — just saying!” An early crowdfunding campaign for the innovative shirt-making company saw it go over its goal to the tune of 255% funded. That’s no surprise when you consider a $400 pledge to Ash & Erie was worth “three Everyday Shirts and a $300 gift card to our online store plus a lifetime 10% discount.” Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC, right after America’s Funniest Home Videos.