The SF Tailor team is back to work, but we’re happy to hear our friend James has gathered relatives and friends for his wedding during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Months ago, he asked us about a custom-tailored suit or tuxedo for short men. We prefer to say James is a man who isn’t tall in physical stature. However anybody who knows him looks up to him because he’s full of integrity.
Here are five style tips we employ to boost the confidence of a man of shorter proportions:
- Streamline your profile. A loose fit calls more attention to a small frame.
Get a close fit on the body — in the shoulders, chest, waist and crotch.
- Show me the cuffs. Proportion is important.
Expose a half-inch of shirt cuff, and arms appear longer. Trousers that sit high on the waist and ‘break’ atop shoes also lengthen the body. Uncuff those trouser hems as well.
- Lapels should match the width of your torso. A slender chest needs skinnier lapels.
- Wear vertical patterns or a solid monochromatic look. The effect draws eyes upward.
We have a large selection of fabric for you to fully customize your tuxedo or suit.
Avoid a cummerbund, which will divide your body into shorter (and stouter) segments.
- The upper breast pocket should be where its name suggests, not wrapped around the side of your body. A splash of bright color like a pocket square points attention toward your face.
Today we have the privilege to dress James, and we wish the best to his beautiful bride and him.
If you know a man who has difficulty finding suits that fit well, The SF Tailor offers high-quality and expert tailoring — so your man can stand tall on his wedding day and any time he wears his tuxedo. We can also help groomsmen who are vertically challenged.