Short men have never had it easier. Fashion labels are now coming out with authentic and tailor made clothes for men who are 5.8” and below. There is really no need for a short guy to settle for hand-me-downs, tailored clothes or wear one size too large.
The first and foremost step is to get yourself measured and ascertain the size you are. You could be a medium or a small depending on the brand and the garment. Most companies have their own measuring charts to determine what size you are.
In such scenarios, it is better to take measurements and then choose appropriate attire. Ideally, short men should not hesitate to get their clothes altered if necessary. Here are some dressing and styling tips for short men.
Best Clothes For Short Men
Formal wear is probably the trickiest to buy when it comes to short men. An oversized blazer can look downright baggy and stupid. Short men should go in for pinstriped suits, which give the illusion of length. Try darker hues in grey, navy blue and black. Always wear single-breasted models.
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Choose coats, which have 3-4 buttons as they enhance the overall length of the coat, making you look taller. The stripes should not be very thick, as they will make you look very broad. In ties, choose slimmer and smaller ties to balance out your frame.
Knit Wear and Sweaters
Knit wear is also catering exclusively for the short guy. Always go in for slim fit sweaters that give you a snug fit around the waist. Wear V-necks, which give an illusion of length.
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V-necks tend to broaden your shoulders, making you look big which is what you want. Stay away from baggy knits and oversized sweaters, which will make you look frumpy and untidy.
Sportswear is a tad partial to men and has come out with wonderful apparel for men in all shapes and sizes. Choose well fitting, snug t-shirts. Dry fits allow you to exercise in comfort and give a good shape to your body.
So if you have a good physique, wear one of these to draw attention to your six packs or your sculpted shoulders.
You can never really go wrong with classic shirts. For short men, it is recommended that they go in for pin stripes and solid colours.
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Checks are tricky unless you are wearing one, which can be appreciated, at a distance. If the checks are too loud, you will be screaming for attention.
Trousers and casual pants can either be tailored, though most international brands are now catering for short men. Choose slim fits with tapered legs. If you are stocky and have muscular legs, go in for trousers that have pleats in the front. This will draw attention away from the bulk of your lower body.
Jackets like leather jackets can also be customized for a short man. Go in for material like lambskin, which is thinner and does not make you look stocky. Trimmer fits and short crops look good in jackets.
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Jeans are probably what you would be roughing out in, so go in for straight cuts and trim fits. Make sure the length of the denim is just right. Avoid boot cut jeans like the plague, as they will only make you look shorter.