Category: Body Style Tips

Learn how to dress your body type, from short to tall, slim to big (heavy set).

BODY STYLE TIPS: TALL PT. 1

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TALL: In the West, men whose height is 6’3″ or taller are considered to be tall, whereas in other parts of the world, anything beyond 5’11” is perceived as tall.

FIT:
-Two general rules apply to fit. 1) avoid clothing that is oversize as it will hang off your body strangely. 2) skip anything that is extremely fitted as it will make you appear awkward if you have a large build or like a beanpole if you’re slender.
-Stay away from cropped jackets, because they cause your legs to look elongated. Making your body look disproportionate.
-Stick to jackets with two buttons, three buttons can cause you to look taller when there’s no need for it.
-For the average-lean build gents, double breasted jackets are a great choice.
-Coats that fall just below the knee (especially belted ones).
-Straight legged jeans or trousers, rather than tapered or boot cut .
-Have a tailor fit your formal clothes, especially if you’re tall.

Courtesy: Askmen, ArtofManliness

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BODY STYLE TIPS: SHORT PT. 4

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SHORT: defined as 5’6″ and shorter (North America).

QUICK TIPS:
-wear shirts with small prints and patterns,
-simple accessories are best, you don’t want clutter.
-slim or narrow ties are best.
-slim or narrow belts rather than wider ones.
-try on hats or shoes with a slight heel.

Courtesy: GQ, Askmen

BODY STYLE TIPS: SHORT PT. 3

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SHORT: defined as 5’6″ and shorter (North America).

COLORS AND PATTERNS:
-try to stay away from heavier materials, such as herringbone or houndstooth, they add bulk.
-whether wearing dark or light colors, shorter men benefit from wearing ensembles where all the garments are of the same color. This gives a visual of a smooth long line (monochromatic).

Courtesy: Boys of Sowearto, Askmen

BODY STYLE TIPS: SHORT PT. 2

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SHORT: defined as 5’6″ and shorter (North America).

SHOPPING TIPS:
-shop for pieces that draw attention up towards your face.
-purchase dress shirts with straight point collars and jackets with peak lapels.
-NO DEEP V-NECKS, DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKETS OR SWEATERS.
-wear your shirts untucked WHEN POSSIBLE.
-opt for pants that sit higher on your waist.
-choose lower-rise boot-cut or straight leg if you have a short torso relative to the rest of your body.
-when shopping for suit jackets, blazers or sport coats, go for those that have no vents or are cropped short.

BODY STYLE TIPS: SHORT PT. 1

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BODY STYLE TIPS: we will be having a series of tips on how to dress your body type. From short to tall, and from slim to big (heavy set), we will be going through each one extensively. Today we will be starting off with dressing shorter body types . . .

SHORT: defined as 5’6″ and shorter (North America).

FIT:
-fit is always important, no matter what size you are.
-take your pants and jeans to a tailor, in order to ensure your pants are made to graze the top of your shoe. Also stick to a plain hem, cuffs visually take inches off your height. These two give an illusion of being taller by elongating your legs.
-ask your tailor to set the breast pockets of your shirts higher on your jackets, and your trouser pockets slightly lower for a elongated look.
-make sure your cuffs aren’t too long, only half an inch should be visible under your jacket or sweater.

Courtesy of: ArtofManliness, Askmen