3 Short Man Style Secrets | How to Dress Taller | Stylish Advice For Not-So-Tall Men | Peter Manning

3 Short Man Style Secrets | How to Dress Taller | Stylish Advice For Not-So-Tall Men | Peter Manning


Have you ever gone into a clothing store and
ask the employees if they can help you find something that fits and have them point you
to the boy�s section despite the fact you�re a 35- year old man? Have you ever found a brand, a lifestyle brand
that suits your style, you love the patterns you love the colors you love what
they represent, try on their size small and it�s still too big? Is everything in your closet subject to the
tailor tacks? Guys, if this sounds familiar, you�re part
of that demographic, the men who are shorter than average who go out there and it seems like
the fashion the clothing industry has completely ignored you. In today�s video, I�m going to give you
three style secrets that short men can use to not only look taller, but I think just
simply look better. Now, all the clothing I�m going to be showing
you in this video, guys, comes from Peter Manning. I want you to go check him out, a great company. And, I love Peter Manning for two reasons. Number one I�ve been around short guys whenever
they receive this clothing and they go nuts because it literally fits them right
out the box. Now, they sent me some clothing, guess what? I am too big. I am 5�9� 170 lbs. How often can you say that about a brand that literally
if you�re average in size you are too big? They make everything specifically for the man who�s
5�8�, 5�7, 5�6�, 5�5�, 5�4�. When you all of a sudden started going down below 1.7 meters and everything
is built for you, that�s awesome. The second reason I love Peter Manning is
they focus in on core wardrobe pieces. These are investment pieces that you can feel good spending
money on knowing that you�re going to be able to fit this into your wardrobe and wear
again and again. All right, guys, let�s get into the three
main points. Short man style secret number one. Nail the proportion. Guys, proportion is incredibly important, but most people don�t think about
it, but let me give you an example. Why is a baby cute? A baby is cute because its head in proportion
to its body is actually very large. Opposite end, let�s look at a giant, a giant has
a small head and a very large body, so these things we noticed, but we don�t necessarily we�re
not able to always articulate them. You want to make sure in your clothing as
a shorter man that you�re not wearing your shirt that was actually designed to fit a man who is
6�4�when you�re a 5�4� because the problem is going to be the cuffs are going to be way too large. The collar is going to be way too large, the placement even of the buttons, the placement
and the size of the pocket is all going to be overly large. 2 So, when you�re looking at a shirt and,
again, this can actually apply to jackets can apply to trousers can apply to coats, all the other
pieces of clothing you got out there, but you want to make sure this is designed for a short man,
not clothing out there designed for large man that they went ahead and just made smaller in certain
areas. Otherwise, you�re going to have something that looks clownish. So, when you�re looking at the collar, you
want to have something that�s about two-and- a-half inches from the point length. The reason being is that actually this is
going to determine the height of the collar which you want to have
about an inch-and- a-half back here. Anything larger than that is probably designed for a large
man. A lot of times companies, they�re going
to actually just to slap on a collar and keep
it the same whether, again, it�s for a man who is 5�4� 140 lbs or who is 6�4� 240 lbs. Big difference here and you need a different
size collar. Now, I talked about the pocket size. One way is actually just to get shirts with
no pockets, I think that looks great. But if you want to go for a pocket, make sure
it�s the right size. Some of the pockets, again, you�ve got something
for a guy who�s may be 350 lbs 6�8�, he�ll have the same size pocket as a man who�s 5�3�
130 lbs. It�s just not going to work it�s going
to make the pocket look too big. Another thing and this is very � very rarely
ever looked at. But, look at the distance between the actual buttons. I think this was about three inches on this
one, but a lot of shirts you�re going to start to see something like close
to four inches maybe even three-and- a-half, but let me double check that. Yeah, that was about three inches right there,
and this is just shirt. This also applies to jackets. Jackets, you want to be out there looking
at a two-button jacket at a one-button jacket. Avoid three-button jackets and avoid four-button
jackets like the plague. Small things like that, getting the proportions
getting that silhouette correctly is going to make a big difference. Short man style secret number two. Nail the fit. So, guys, if you don�t know the name of
your tailor, you need to. I assume if you�re a shorter men, you probably
are already paying the tailor tacks which is basically everything you own
you need to get adjusted. And, I�m not going to say there�s going to be one brand out there
that�s always going to solve that problem, you�re probably going to still have to get some things
adjusted depending on your body build, but I will say that this is money well worth spent. You want to probably own less and make sure everything you own works well together and
fits well together. And what do I mean by that? I mean your shirts, they should show a little
bit of cuff when you�re wearing them with your suit jacket
with your sports jacket, you want to make sure that your jeans are hemmed and that they are not
� you don�t have all that excess material. But, when you�re putting things on, the best
thing that you can do is make sure that they fit you really well right off the rack because you
are limited to what you can adjust based off of proportions. [0:05:09] 3 I know going back to point one, but if you�re
going to bring in a pair of trousers you�ve got to think, okay, the back pockets are going to
actually limit how much I can bring them in. If you�re going to bring in a jacket, understand those
pockets right here in the front, they are going to limit how much you can bring in on the sides. Now when it comes to fit, there are three
specific areas I want to talk about in clothing that I think short men have a big issue with. Number one is the crotch area in a pair of
trousers. So, you want to avoid any trousers that have excess
material and has � have a crotch basically that�s hanging down too low. What this does is it shortens your leg line. All of a sudden, it makes your legs look shorter. You do not want this. The final two fit problem areas that I want
to cover, guys, apply to outerwear and it�s an issue because outerwear oftentimes uses heavier
weight materials. We�re talking leather, we�re talking of heavier canvas and seamstresses
and tailors don�t always have the tools to make the adjustments. So, you want to make sure you pay attention
to the actual jacket sleeve length and the actual coat length. So, I�ll talk specifically right now about
the sleeve length. If it�s just off a bit, you can get away with it, but all of a sudden if it starts
covering half your hand, covering up your entire hand, you probably don�t want to get that. Now, when it comes to the length of the jacket,
there are jackets that fit in and around the waist area
that, you know, like a bomber or something. In that case, make sure it falls there it doesn�t
go too far low. The worst look I see on a short man is when
he�s trying to wear a jacket or a coat that is just way too long and it ends up cutting into his
leg line. 3 Short Man Style Secrets How to Dress Taller
Stylish Advice For Not-So- Tall Men Peter Manning [0:00:00] Have you ever gone into a clothing store and
ask the employees if they can help you find something that fits and have them point you
to the boy�s section despite the fact you�re a 35- year old man? Have you ever found a brand,
a lifestyle brand that suits your style, you love the patterns you love the colors you love what
they represent, try on their size small and it�s still too big? Is everything in your closet subject
to the tailor tacks? Guys, if this sounds familiar, you�re part
of that demographic, the men who are shorter than average who go out there and it seems like
the fashion the clothing industry has completely ignored you. In today�s video, I�m going
to give you three style secrets that short men can use to not only look taller, but I think just
simply look better. Now, all the clothing I�m going to be showing
you in this video, guys, comes from Peter Manning. I want you to go check him out, a
great company. And, I love Peter Manning for two reasons. Number one I�ve been around short
guys whenever they receive this clothing and they go nuts because it literally fits them right
out the box. Now, they sent me some clothing, guess what?
I am too big. I am 5�9� 170 lbs. How often can you say that about a brand that literally
if you�re average in size you are too big? They make everything specifically for the man who�s
5�8�, 5�7, 5�6�, 5�5�, 5�4�. When you all of a sudden started going down below 1.7 meters and everything
is built for you, that�s awesome. The second reason I love Peter Manning is
they focus in on core wardrobe pieces. These are investment pieces that you can feel good spending
money on knowing that you�re going to be able to fit this into your wardrobe and wear
again and again. All right, guys, let�s get into the three
main points. Short man style secret number one. Nail the
proportion. Guys, proportion is incredibly important, but most people don�t think about
it, but let me give you an example. Why is a baby cute? A baby is cute because its head in proportion
to its body is actually very large. Opposite end, let�s look at a giant, a giant has
a small head and a very large body, so these things we noticed, but we don�t necessarily we�re
not able to always articulate them. You want to make sure in your clothing as
a shorter man that you�re not wearing your shirt that was actually designed to fit a man who is
6�4�when you�re a 5�4� because the problem is going to be the cuffs are going to be way too large.
The collar is going to be way too large, the placement even of the buttons, the placement
and the size of the pocket is all going to be overly large. 2 So, when you�re looking at a shirt and,
again, this can actually apply to jackets can apply to trousers can apply to coats, all the other
pieces of clothing you got out there, but you want to make sure this is designed for a short man,
not clothing out there designed for large man that they went ahead and just made smaller in certain
areas. Otherwise, you�re going to have something that looks clownish. So, when you�re looking at the collar, you
want to have something that�s about two-and- a-half inches from the point length. The reason being
is that actually this is going to determine the height of the collar which you want to have
about an inch-and- a-half back here. Anything larger than that is probably designed for a large
man. A lot of times companies, they�re going to actually just to slap on a collar and keep
it the same whether, again, it�s for a man who is 5�4� 140 lbs or who is 6�4� 240 lbs. Big difference
here and you need a different size collar. Now, I talked about the pocket size. One way
is actually just to get shirts with no pockets, I think that looks great. But if you want to
go for a pocket, make sure it�s the right size. Some of the pockets, again, you�ve got something
for a guy who�s may be 350 lbs 6�8�, he�ll have the same size pocket as a man who�s 5�3�
130 lbs. It�s just not going to work it�s going to make the pocket look too big. Another thing and this is very � very rarely
ever looked at. But, look at the distance between the actual buttons. I think this was about
three inches on this one, but a lot of shirts you�re going to start to see something like close
to four inches maybe even three-and- a-half, but let me double check that. Yeah, that was about
three inches right there, and this is just shirt. This also applies to jackets. Jackets, you want
to be out there looking at a two-button jacket at a one-button jacket. Avoid three-button jackets
and avoid four-button jackets like the plague. Small things like that, getting the proportions
getting that silhouette correctly is going to make a big difference. Short man style secret number two. Nail the
fit. So, guys, if you don�t know the name of your tailor, you need to. I assume if you�re
a shorter men, you probably are already paying the tailor tacks which is basically everything you own
you need to get adjusted. And, I�m not going to say there�s going to be one brand out there
that�s always going to solve that problem, you�re probably going to still have to get some things
adjusted depending on your body build, but I will say that this is money well worth spent. You
want to probably own less and make sure everything you own works well together and
fits well together. And what do I mean by that? I mean your shirts,
they should show a little bit of cuff when you�re wearing them with your suit jacket
with your sports jacket, you want to make sure that your jeans are hemmed and that they are not
� you don�t have all that excess material. But, when you�re putting things on, the best
thing that you can do is make sure that they fit you really well right off the rack because you
are limited to what you can adjust based off of proportions. [0:05:09] 3 I know going back to point one, but if you�re
going to bring in a pair of trousers you�ve got to think, okay, the back pockets are going to
actually limit how much I can bring them in. If you�re going to bring in a jacket, understand those
pockets right here in the front, they are going to limit how much you can bring in on the sides. Now when it comes to fit, there are three
specific areas I want to talk about in clothing that I think short men have a big issue with. Number
one is the crotch area in a pair of trousers. So, you want to avoid any trousers that have excess
material and has � have a crotch basically that�s hanging down too low. What this does
is it shortens your leg line. All of a sudden, it makes your legs look shorter. You do not want
this. The final two fit problem areas that I want
to cover, guys, apply to outerwear and it�s an issue because outerwear oftentimes uses heavier
weight materials. We�re talking leather, we�re talking of heavier canvas and seamstresses
and tailors don�t always have the tools to make the adjustments. So, you want to make sure you
pay attention to the actual jacket sleeve length and the actual coat length. So, I�ll talk specifically right now about
the sleeve length. If it�s just off a bit, you can get away with it, but all of a sudden if it starts
covering half your hand, covering up your entire hand, you probably don�t want to get that. Now, when
it comes to the length of the jacket, there are jackets that fit in and around the waist area
that, you know, like a bomber or something. In that case, make sure it falls there it doesn�t
go too far low. The worst look I see on a short man is when
he�s trying to wear a jacket or a coat that is just way too long and it ends up cutting into his
leg line. You want to make sure if it�s a jacket that�s made to just barely cover your buttocks area,
then it doesn�t go below the bottom covered your other buttocks. And, if it�s a style that�s
made to go lower maybe it�s on, you know, on a regular size or a taller guy, it actually would go
slightly below the knee, in your case, you want this to go just above the knee. That�s going to be
a great look for a shorter man. So, to illustrate this third point, let�s
play a game. Guys, look at the lines right here, which one is longer? Is it the top one? Is it the bottom
one? Let me know in the comments. Now, if you�ve seen this before you know the answer is both
lines are the same length. Pretty amazing, huh? So, the point there is that are our eyes can
be fooled by what is around them. So, this leads right into short man�s secret number three,
lengthen vertical lines. Anything you can do to allow the eyes to go up and down on your look
is a great thing. So, one thing you want to look at is monochromatic looks. It doesn�t matter
if you go light, it doesn�t matter if you go dark. What you want to do is find something that
works with your skin tone and go with it. So, if you like dark-colored jeans, then wear
dark-colored socks, wear dark-colored shoes, and, yeah, I understand you may have some lighter-colored
shirts, but bring � make that work with a dark-colored vest, all of a sudden you�re
going to allow someone�s eyes to go up and down and it�s just simply going to work. 4 All right, guys, that�s it. Let me know
what you thought about this video down in the comments and make sure to go check out Peter Manning,
a great company. Guys, I have seen people who are much shorter than me receive their clothing
in person and just love it. And, having a number of their pieces here in the office
I can tell you these guys do not skimp when it comes to the details. On a pair of trousers, I�m looking at all
these excess fabrics they have here in the backend of a pair of trousers. I can tell you a lot of
companies don�t do this anymore. They don�t have the excess material because it costs money, but
this excess material allows you to bring in let out the trousers and to me, these small details
when I�m looking at their shirts, I�m seeing mother of pearl, I�m seeing well-stitched, well-put-together. These are small details removable shirt stays,
you, guys, know I�ve talked about these details how important they are and when I see a company
building out classic pieces and delivering this for the man who�s 5�7�, 5�4�
and building it exactly for him. I get excited for you, guys, being able to dress better and become the
man you know yourself to be. That�s it, guys. See you in the next video.

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  2. 5 "7' a major problem faced is length of the arms on retail shirts and jackets. plus one of my other negatives is that I got some far around my Belly region now, so have to go for a bigger size in stores and thus accentuation the longer sleeve lengths.

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I'm 5' 6". Not overly short, but at 130 pounds I'm a pretty small guy. Most of the shirts I buy are xs or s around 14-14 1/2" neck. I have lots of shirts from Express. I always wait for deals from outlet stores, but even so, the sleeves are always just a bit too long. I'll have to check out your recommended brand. I'm looking for some pants now. Dark denim and some darker shade chinos. Any suggestions for 30" waist and 30" length? Don't want to spend a lot either. So budget brands are good. Thanks!

  4. wow this really helps…. well, im 5'7" in i didnt really comprehend my look that suits with my height……. thanks for the tips.

  5. I am 5.5 so plz tell me which type of dressing style suitable for me and how to manage it gently plzzz give me advicee

  6. Wonderful tips! At just a few months shy of 21 standing at only 5'1", anyone can imagine that my confidence levels are a tad lacking. I'm definitely in a "below" below average height considering my gender and age. I'll definitely look into utilizing this advice.

  7. I've had good luck with Zara when it comes to jackets and blazers. I'm short and thin so nothing ever fits. I'm 28 waist and 34-36 blazer size.

  8. Wow I thought I was small. I'm 5'11" but the average height at my school is around 6'3" so I've always thought I was veally short. Thanks

  9. I'm a 5,5 teenager so my option are even more limited, because I can't wear suits and buttoned shirts or little kid clothes and i'm constantly getting taller so I can't make an investment in clothing.

  10. Thank you! I'm 5 foot 7, a leader at work so need to pay attention to dress details like this from now on. Having a girlfriend who's 6 foot 1 emphasizes it lol

  11. so… since 5'7 is the average height of a human male, you think that about 70% of males globally are short?  . I am the creator your fellow servant. And observe how all have treated me!

  12. I really like your videos,you are a great teacher. The problem I have is finding jeans or slacks with a 30" waist and a 29 " inseam. Why is it so hard to find something the right size for my body? I mean,we can put a man on the moon but….it's frustrating.

  13. I know you say not to have the crotch area down too low, but I really appreciate the room there. I'm not a fan of my toolshed being pushed up like that

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  15. um, I'm 4-10 and know 15 other men I met that are 4-10, 4-11. there are no clothes besides boys 14-16 sweaters that fit us. I want to star in my own clothing brand possibly. including the crotch to fit. I'm proportionate in length.

  16. Firstly know that I love Brock, Aaron and Antoinio, and thanks for addressing this NEEDED issue here in North America.
    However, as a 5'6" gent, i don't like the "dress taller" phrase thats being bandied about by all of these friends. I don't wish at all to dress taller. I am given a height by my creator for whatever reason, and for a number of reasons i feel i am to embrace this height and be happy with it. The phrase implies an inherent dissatisfaction with one's height and frankly, im not dissatisfied with it, nor do i think it lesser at all. I have the heart of a lion, and embrace my physical stature. I believe our style friends would do well to focus on simply acknowledging that in north america, 5'6" is below the height served by the clothing industry at large. In many areas of the world, I nor my peers are considered short. Lets please not use phrases that promote a dissatisfaction with one's given height or that one needs to look different than they actually are. Let's all be OUR BEST selves, neither taller nor shorter, but simply our best selves in the present moments. Do larger people need to dress "thinner"? of course not. How about we dress better not taller?—— Peace and Grace

  17. im 1.75m(5'8 i think)
    and i've never had a problem buying clothes off the rack, so like, what exactly is the average height??

  18. my height is 5'10 i am 17 and i got a very long neck and limbs and my dad was 6ft

    am i short ?
    will i reach 6ft ?

  19. I am 5'4" tall and have a 28 inch waist. I weigh 130 lbs. and I am 33 years old. This video was right up my ally but what about the men that are short and have a small build. I lift weights and have a V shape body, athletic build, but still finding cloths is hard. I have found a brand sold at Kohls called APT 9. This brand makes a slim style, tailored fit and it comes a a extra slim fit, brilliant brand for short and small built guys. APT 9 does dress clothes, suits, athletic wear and casual attire, love this brand.

  20. Antonio, wanted to say that you have a great channel, love the tips and advice you give. I use it every day!

  21. Hey Antonio excellent video as always, do you any advice for short and fat guys like me? I feel like the videos that you make for short people and for short and sim and your videos for fat people are for large and big guys, do you have any advice besides lose weight to those that have both

  22. I'm very a short and skinny guy – 5'3" and 112lbs. Clothing is impossible to find!! I'm 17 years old and still shopping in the little boys section, RIP

  23. I'm only 5 foot 1. A problem I run into is the tail of my tie hangs past the tie itself. My fix for this is to fold the tail back up and use a tie clip to keep the tail and tie attached to my shirt.

  24. 1 short answer. K Fashion. Who ever watches this channel and dresses like a businessman clearly have no fashion sense.

    I would go to work with the clothing this channel usually talk about but where I work doesn't even care about clothing… If you are a guy (especially ASIAN) looking for a ACTUALLY GOOD fashion inspiration, search K Fashion on Google.

  25. As a very short man of only 5-2, and a muscular build of 140 pounds (been working out for almost 20 years), I would normally say that my sizing is beyond impossible to find clothes that fit proportionally. For a long time I believed it to, but after enough experimentation over the years, I have my "go-to's" when it comes to clothes that fit me perfectly and gets me compliments wherever I go:

    Button down long sleeve shirts: J. Crew, Uniqlo, Izod, and American Eagle. Size XS
    Short sleeve t-shirts and polos: H&M, American Eagle, and Express. Size XS
    Jeans: Levi's & American Eagle. Boys size 16 (28W, 28 Inseam)
    Dress pants: Van Huesen. Size Boys 16
    Blazers/Suit Jackets: Anything that's a 38S or Boys size 16.

    Hope this helps my fellow short brethren out there. And if these sizes are too tight, get in shape and lose the gut. If a little guy like me can still have the determination and confidence to do what I have to in order to feel good in his skin and not let the negative criticism/vibes everywhere concerning short men get to me, you shouldn't either. Look at it this way, when you go to the beach and the ladies see you with your shirt off, they'll notice your physique before they notice your height.

  26. Try being 5'2, 155 pounds (because I'm not some sedentary bitch boy), with big quads…. do you know how hard it is to find jeans? Impossible….

  27. Find a good custom clothes maker in Asia
    You can stop over in several countries on the way to another country..and the savings will pay for the return flight

  28. You are the bomb! But your hand and arm expressions are right out of Disney animation….a long time ago. Your topics rock.

  29. I always had to be careful looking for clothes. I am a stockier short guy. I am 65.5" and fluctuate between 166-182lbs depending on time of year and if I am training or not. My issues were always collar, sleeve length, and the placement of shoulders. Also pants were always a pain if it fit in the waist I would be too tight in the seat and thighs if they fit in the seat and thighs most times the waist was too big. Worst part I am anywhere between 33.5 and 35.5 in the waist. Sometimes finding my inseam was impossible since they tend to be 34-32 to 34-36 and I am a 28. Often times I settled for 36-30's or 29's and would seam them myself. I may try Peter Manning but unfortunately I am bigger than most of those models and I would barely fit their 4x size. I am probably in one of the worst body types for finding well fitted clothes. Any suggestions for larger and shorter guys? Not that I am even particularly large.

  30. I'm 5ft 3 and although I have no trouble buying upper body clothes, I can NEVER get trousers or jeans to fit me. Because I have somewhat of a belly, every pair of trousers or jeans I get just falls off my backside and when I wear a belt it just sticks into my stomach. What rise trousers or jeans would you recommend for short men? I heard high-rise was the best, but I don't want to look too 'old' wearing them as I'm only 26, but comfort is most important.

  31. Love this content. I learned to edit all my clothes myself becouse I've not got a huge budget but I love to dress nice. So that's one way to avoid the tailor tax.

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