Fashion Tips: Buying Clothes for Shorter Men

When it comes to clothing, men can have a hard time; there is little out there by way of fashion tips and style advice, for example, do you know how to dress for your body shape? Do you know which colours and styles of men's clothing suit you? Well, if you are looking for information regarding how to dress for your body type, then look no further. Here, we will consider the kind of clothing that suits shorter men.

In order to look your best, you need to understand which clothes suit your body shape and your complexion; which materials are most flattering, and which to avoid. By reading this article, you will be well prepared for your next shopping trip, and also know which of your current clothes needs to be taken to the local charity shop!

A short body shape for a man is anywhere below 5'7", the frame is largely irrelevant as short men can be slim or stocky; nonetheless, the advice outlined here holds true.

For any individual, the ‘right' clothes are always those that accentuate positive features, and downplay the perceived negatives.

Short men are actually very lucky when it comes to buying men's clothing, because trousers and tops can always be shortened to fit – so a bonus already! A great tip for choosing clothes if you are a shorter male is to opt for an East Asian brand, such as Issey Miyake or Sanyo Shokai, as they manufacture clothing with smaller men in mind.


Choose tops that deflect attention from the torso. In order to do this, purchase tops that have a somewhat interesting collar, such as a shirt. Never buy a v-neck if you want to appear taller, as they accentuate the torso area and enhance its qualities, so if short, short will be the impression conveyed.

Try not to tuck shirts in, unless in a formal situation.

When buying coats, opt for styles with a shorter cut, ideally, they should just reach the small of your back.


The most important consideration is fit. Well fitting clothes project an air of sophistication and taste.

Men's clothing must be tight, but not skin-tight, ensure that there is no bunching – places that are prone to bunching are the crotch area, the knee area, and the ankle area. When trousers bunch around the ankles, this gives the impression that a person is smaller than they actually are, the ideal is for the hemline to rest gently upon the shoes.

Angular cuts are best, so no frayed edges! A fringe effect also gives an impression of shortness.

In terms of cut, choose a higher waist trouser, in a straight-cut, if your legs are relatively longer than your torso, but a low-rise waist trouser, in a straight-cut or boot-cut, if your legs are relatively shorter than your torso.


When choosing accessories, choose simple designs so as not to appear too ‘weighed down', too many accessories and you will appear over whelmed. Go for slim and short designs, so, for example, with ties, opt for a skinny tie that finishes near the belly button.

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