ALPHA MALE: Stylish Dressing for Tall Guys
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The built-in advantage
Generally speaking, clothing tends to hang better on tall men than short men, especially men that are tall and lean. Well-dressed tall men command a presence, many CEOs and business leaders are tall. As long as
Play up accessories big
Additionally, tall men should use a accessories that are on the wider side. For example, skinny ties do not look good on a tall man. Belts, watches, and ties need to be big. Square or round-toe shoes will balance out the appearance of one’s legs. Thin sole shoes are optimal, as there’s no reason for someone who is already tall to add a little heel – unless you’re heading out in drag.
Things to avoid
A few general rules to consider when selecting clothing for a tall body type. First, avoid clothing that is oversized as it will hang off your body. Second, skip anything that is fitted. Tight clothing looks good on very few bodies – it is best to wear clothing that is more relaxed. Dress shirts need to be long enough to be tucked into your pants, even if you’re wearing a shirt untucked. Finally, opt for jackets and blazers that end just below your hip. Cropped jackets will make your body appear disproportionate, as your legs will look abnormally long.
Finally, we pulled together a list of tall man wardrobe staples. Make you your closet includes the following:
Double-breasted blazers and jackets
Turtleneck shirts and sweaters
Wider ties and belts
A coat that hanks just below the knees with belt
Straight-leg trousers and jeans
Hip-length, two button blazers
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