DRESSING THE GENTLEMAN WITH A SMALLER FRAME
We may not all have been destined to great height, but we can all certainly be blessed with great confidence. A significant part of that confidence comes from choosing custom-tailored clothing. Nothing else fits as well or makes the wearer look better.
We never try to make our clients look tall-instead, we design clothing that makes them look fantastic. The key strategy we follow is designing your clothing to be proportional. For the shorter gentleman, we cut the sleeves narrower to combat the billowing effect that can happen with ill-fitting ready-to-wear clothing. We also cut the sleeves to exactly the correct length to avoid the “puddle” of fabric often seen at the shorter gentleman’s wrist. In addition, we suggest you select ties that are slimmer, so that they work with the proportions of your suit.
When you’re choosing fabrics, we suggest you consider monochromatic color schemes. These create a unified look, while wearing strongly contrasting colors in your shirt and trousers can visually cut you in half. Thin stripes, set close together, often look better on shorter gentlemen than do large, blocky stripes.
Overall, a clean, crisp look is generally more flattering on shorter gentlemen than vivid, busy patterns. Remember that confidence in your appearance says more about you than your height, whatever it may be.