Transman has written about the challenges of being on the negative side of the average U.S. male height range of 5’9″-6′, but he keeps finding people looking to his blog for help on both fashion and being a short dude, so it’s time to offer up some tips for letting the world focus on what a great guy you are. Read on:
Go for fitted clothes and stick to one color head-to-toe:
Shorter guys tend to look better when they pay attention to their hair and face. Both should be clean and your hair should work with both your height and face shape. If you go for facial hair, make sure it is balanced with your overall proportions. Dressing well also helps.
Seth Green in suit, full beard and slightly shaggy hair = adult.
Seth Green in just mustache and casual clothes = kid wearing dad’s clothes and fake ‘stache.
Let Transman repeat himself: Wear clothes that fit.
Jack Black in his usual jeans and T-shirt combo is turning into a middle-aged frat boy.
Jack Black in a suit is a grown (albeit shaggy) man:
If you’re going for casual clothes, go for classics that are your true size. Clothes that are too baggy don’t make you look bulkier; they just emphasize the fact that you’re shorter than the average man. Clothes that are too tight make you look like Charlie Chaplin.
Learn to accessorize.
Harvey Keitel plays by the short-guy rules and wears well-fitting clothes in solid colors; his jacket and scarf are the right proportion for his frame and his sunglasses don’t overwhelm his face.
If you’re short and getting older, stay in shape.
Go forth and be handsome.