The 5 Tips
Every Man Should Know
July 2008 Issue of Men's Vogue
The Short Man
5’8’’ 165 LBS
1 - Don’t wear a longer suit jacket. It just makes your legs look shorter.
2 - A pant leg with very little break will help you look taller.
3 - Show some cuff to lengthen the look of your arms.
4 - A peak lapel helps elongate your physique.
5 - A lower button stance creates long lines, and that essentially stretches you out.
The Large Man
1 - Wear a pocket square. It brings the focus to your chest, not your gut.
2 - Keep your jacket buttoned unless you’re sitting down.
3 - Wear a simple, elegant shirt. Avoid plaids and checks.
4 - You can wear flat-front pants. They are engineered to be comfortable, even without pleats.
5 - Avoid super skinny ties and lapels. Proportion with your torso is key.
The Tall Man
6’5’’ 210 LBS
1 - Lighter Colors add width to a narrow frame.
2 - A Two-Button Suit works great on a tall man-as long as the suit has relatively high-cut lapels.
3 - Just because your tall doesn’t mean you need an extra-long suit size. Try On a Long First.
4 - Keep The Amount of Cuff you show to a minimum
5 - Ask for A Decent Amount of Break in your trousers, so your long legs don’t look too long.
The Athletic Man
CHUCK “THE ICEMAN” LIDDELL
6’2’’ 205 LBS
1 - Don’t wear peak lapels. Your chest and shoulders are broad enough; no need to accentuate them.
2 - Two-button jackets sync up with the V shape of your torso.
3 - Low-collar shirts work well with a thicker neck.
4 - Yes, you can wear narrow-cut trousers. It’s your chest that needs room, not your ankles.
5 - Strong man, solid shoe. You don’t want anything clunky on your feet, but you also don’t want to look like you’re wearing ballet flats.