3 Tips To Dress Taller | Style Advice For Short Men

3 Tips To Dress Taller | Style Advice For Short Men


3 Tips To Dress Taller Style Advice For Short
Men [0:00:00]
Antonio: I get it, gents. You’re 5’5”, 5’6”, 5’2”, you
want to dress taller. And it’s not just that, you want to be able
to walk into a store and find clothing that fits your body type. How to do this? In today’s video, gents, three tips so that
you can dress taller. [Music]
All right, gentlemen, are you ready? Tip number one. Brock: Whoa! Antonio. Antonio. Listen, I love you man, no disrespect, but
what are you like 5’9”? 5’10”? I don’t think you fully understand and appreciate
the struggle that it is to dress well as a shorter man. I, on the other hand, I’m 5’6” in shoes,
okay? So, I’m intimately familiar with how hard
it is to find clothes that fit and flatter the man of modest height is this subtle little
things that are going to maximize your perceived height or at the very least avoid making you
look, you know, shorter than you really are or making you look like, you know, a little
kid. So, I want to share three very quick and dirty
tips, things that you can start to doing today to not only dress well, but also actually
maximize your perceived height. I remember at the end of the day, it’s not
about dressing taller, it’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin, but why not
put your best foot forward in terms of appearance. So, tip number one and I know you’ve heard
this a million times, you got to make sure your clothes fit well. For most guys, this simply means sizing down. I mean I see a lot of shorter guys out there
wearing size medium shirts when they’d look a lot better in a small or even in extra small. But, even if you size down, the fact of the
matter is that most major clothing brands don’t actually make clothes for men under
5’8”. So, the answer of course is to get your clothes
tailored. If you don’t have a good tailor, if you
don’t take your clothes to the tailor regularly, that is the number one thing you can do right
now to improve your appearance. If you start getting your clothes tailored
regularly, you’re going to look better than 90% of men out there regardless of height. The most common alterations I see that shorter
men need are first of all getting your pants hemmed, getting your sleeves shortened on
done button-up shirts and jackets, getting your pants tapered, so getting the leg opening
narrowed down, and then also getting your shirt taken in. That’s more for the slimmer skinny guys
out there. But seriously, if you’ve never done it,
I urge you after watching this video today, just take one pair of pants from your closet
that needs to be shortened and maybe tapered, take it to the tailor and just see what happens. Trust me, you’re going to be hooked. Now, if you’re a smaller guy, you want to
keep your accessories smaller too because you want them to look proportionate to your
build. So, for example, I’m going to wear a relatively
slim ties and I’m going to tie them using smaller knots. So, my tie might be 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 inches
wide at the widest point and I’m going to use a four-in-hand or a double four-in-hand
knot and that’s going to look proportional to my build. Okay. Tip number two has to do with color. Now, it doesn’t really matter which colors
you like to wear, it’s more about how you combine them. So, for example if you’re wearing a white
shirt and black pants, that creates this stark horizontal contrast that cuts you in half
visually. It creates a top and a bottom half. Visually, this does not do any favors for
the shorter build. So, instead what you want to do is minimize
contrast by wearing clothes in the top and bottom that are more closely related in terms
of color. So, instead of a white shirt and black pants,
wear a gray shirt and navy blue pants. I promise this makes a whole world of difference. So, if you haven’t tried that, give it a
shot. You can still include contrast elsewhere on
your outfit like you can wear a contrasting pocket square or a tie or in the pattern of
your shirt, but just avoid that horizontal contrast that cuts you in half visually. It tends to make you look shorter than you
actually are. Tip number three is to change where you shop. So, there are handfuls of specialty brands
out there that believe it or not make clothes specifically for shorter men. Now, I keep a running list on a page on my
website that lists all of these different brands. Some of them are online, some of them are
brick and mortar, some of them are both. So, definitely check those out if you haven’t
already. The other option is to go custom. So, this especially applies to like dress
shirts and suiting and blazers. All of the suits on my closet are made to
measure. And, once you go custom, you know, you can’t
go back. I mean it just fits so much better than anything
off the rack. So, whether you do full bespoke with a local
tailor or if you go online made to measure, I highly recommend giving custom a chance
if you’ve been frustrated with what you’re finding off the rack ready-to-wear. Guys, if you have any questions, let me know
I’ll be down there in the comments. Antonio, back to you. Antonio: All right, gents. Now, go check out Brock’s channel. I’m linking to ten of my favorite videos
over at the Modest Man down in the description of this video, guys. Go check them out, great channel. And if you’re 5’9”, 5’11”, you still
want to dress a bit taller, his tips are going to apply to you. It’s not just for the short individual who
is shorter than 5’9”, 5’8”. Brock’s tips actually can be applied to
anybody out there. So, guys, go check it out, great channel,
great guy. ` And, if you want to meet him, meet other
people in person, consider coming out to Menfluential, guys, February 23rd, 24th, Atlanta, Georgia. I’m putting the links down to that conference
down to that motivational event down in the description as well. Guys, I appreciate you, I appreciate what
we built here at Real Men Real Style. And, let me know in the comments what you
think of videos like this, what you would like to see, who you would like to see me
do a collab with in the future. Let me know, guys down in the comments. Take care. See you in ne – see you in the next video. I almost forgot my famous lines, right? [0:05:30] End of Audio

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