When it comes to dressing well, there are a few style rules that every man should follow. Always remember that your height or size has nothing to do with how sharp you look. However, there’s no doubt that finding the right clothing can be challenging for men under 5’ 7’’, and that’s why our style team at Berle is here to help. If you’re looking for fashion tips for short men, read on. Or, upgrade your wardrobe now by shopping our tailored collection. Complimentary hemming and free shipping are always included with your purchase.
5 Fashion Tips for Short Men
Explore these five fashion tips for short men:
Know Your Measurements
Every man can benefit from knowing his measurements. In fact, it is the number one fashion rule that every man should follow. Get away from subjective sizing, and start choosing clothing that is tailored to fit your exact frame. If you haven’t done so already, grab some fabric tape, and take note of the following measurements:
For shorter men, your sleeve length and inseam are particularly important. You don’t want sleeves that roll past your wrists or pants that stack on top of your shoes. As a final tip for choosing the right trousers, you also want to consider the rise of your pants. Not all men have the same body type, so consider the length of your torso and legs. For longer torsos, high rise pants tend to work best. For shorter torsos, consider a lower rise.
Get Your Clothing Tailored
If you find that you are in between sizes, remember that it is always best to size up. You can always take away extra length when you visit your local tailor, but adding fabric is a challenge. We also know that trips to your local tailor can quickly add up, which is why we recommend investing in high-quality clothing that is worth the added care. For shirts, have your sleeve lengths adjusted; long sleeves should cut off at the wrists, while short sleeves should end halfway between your armpit and elbow. The end of your shirt should roughly hit at your hip bones. As for pants, ask for a tapered leg. Tapering allows for your pants to have gradual slimming from the knee. Additionally, your pants leg should end where it softly rests upon your shoe without scrunching.
Consider Your Footwear
High-quality shoes are a worthy investment for every man. For shorter men, the key is feeling comfortable in what you wear. There’s no need for elevator shoes! You’re better off with simple footwear that doesn’t draw attention to your feet. By choosing classic footwear like double monks or black sneakers, you can draw people’s eyes upward (rather than down) with your look; this allows your clothing to elongate your limbs and highlight your best features. Avoid shoes that are overly boxy or pointy, and instead, opt for a more tapered fit. We know that it is difficult to find a size 8 in a world that mostly consists of size 10s and 11s, but we guarantee that finding the right fit will be well worth your efforts.
Avoid Bulky Accessories
The key to pulling your entire look together is adding accessories. A gold or silver timepiece can add a new level of style to your whole outfit. Always choose accessories that are proportionate to your limbs. For many shorter men, a 40 mm watch can overpower your look and make wrists and limbs appear smaller. However, a 36 mm may be perfect for you. The key is choosing proportionate pieces that don’t make you look small in comparison.
Find a Style Icon
If you aren’t sure where to start with upgrading your wardrobe, start by finding a style icon! Some of our favorite well-dressed men at 5’7” and under include Kevin Hart, Dave Franco, and Tom Cruise. Once you find someone who embodies the look that you’re searching for, it’s easy to shop for which pieces of clothing belong in your new closet.
Put Your Best Look Forward with Berle
As one final fashion tip for short men, remember your dresser drawer always starts with the trousers you keep. Once you know your perfect fit, looking sharp is as simple as getting dressed. With more than 70 years in the manufacturing industry, our team at Berle has mastered the art of delivering the best pair of trousers available today. Take advantage of complimentary hemming and free shipping on all shorts and pants every time you shop. Your upgraded wardrobe awaits! Shop today.