Manolo for the Men Fashion and Lifestyle Advice for Men

February 10, 2005

Fashion For The Not Tall Man

Filed under: Men's Fashion,The Not Tall Man — Manolo @ 9:57 pm

Martin Scorsese Shown Actual Size

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends he has asked the Manolo the question.

While I dress well for a college student, I must ask what would be good for a man who is short in stature. I am already a big man, and I stick to simple patterns, and darker colors for my dress. What should I avoid when it comes to casual dress to avoid looking shorter than my 5’5” frame?

I’ve been told I should avoid cuffs on my pants, but I remember being told to avoid longer coats which go to the knees as well. Is this good advice, and do you have any more words of advice on perhaps lengthening my appearance?

Manolo says, the travails of the not tall man, they are indeed close to heart of the Manolo, for it is no secret that the Manolo he has not been blessed with the tallness of the stature, nor the particularly elegant figure.

However, like many of the problems of the fashion, the problem of being not tall it is partly surmountable with attitude and proper dress.

The Manolo’s friend he is on the right track with the regard to the rules for the dress for the not tall man. Avoid the cuffs, avoid the longish coat, avoid the clothes that are oversized. (This last bit of the advice, it applies to all of the mens. The clothes they should always be well tailored.)

To this list the Manolo he would add the few more. The man who is not tall, he would do well to avoid any combination of the colors that “cut” the body in the half; the coat and the pants that are of the radically different color. Indeed, the wearing of the monochromatic pallette, in the color of the neutral or the dark, it gives the illusion of elongating the body.

Of the course, the stripes they must always be vertical.

Finally, the Manolo he reemphasizes the tailoring and the quality of the clothes. The nature she does not bless everyone with the handsomeness or the tallness of the David Hasselhoff, and so we must do the best we can to work with what she has to us given. This it is where the good tailor, the good grooming, and the proper attitude it comes in.

Manolo says to the not tall man, take as your guide the Martin Scorsese, who is thoughtful, talented, accomplished and very dapper.

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