Thursday, September 22, 2011


SIZE, SIZE, SIZE, It’s really important to be keen on what body size you are and how to fit it in fashionably. We are all of different sizes ranging from tall, short and large. Men who are above 5’11 or taller are considered “tall”, men who are 5’5 and below are considered to be short and a large body type is the one above average weight or size and quite wide around his torso.

Today on the CODE we are going to dwell on:

Men with tall body types face some challenges in dressing their best. Here we are going to review how clothes should fit and which colors and patterns should tall men add to their wardrobes to improve their appearance. And so that you know exactly what to buy next time while shopping, I am also going to supply you with a checklist of wardrobe must-have for tall guys.

Who is a tall guy?
Men whose height is 5’11 or taller are considered to be tall. This body type might also be large i.e. "big and tall" or it might be very lean.

Pros and cons of dressing a tall body
For men with a lean build or an average amount of muscle mass, being tall is a huge advantage as clothing hangs better on taller individuals, which means you can wear just about anything and look great. Additionally, most societies tend to view extra inches as an advantage for males and women often find tall men very attractive, so if you know how to dress yourself stylishly, your professional and interpersonal success will skyrocket. In fact, the only real downside to being tall is that if you’re on the extreme end of the spectrum, it can be difficult to find clothes that are long enough for your body.

Dress Fittingly: The code
Avoid oversize clothing as it will hang off your body strangely, also, skip anything that is very tight as it will make you look weird if you have a large build or like a flagpole if you’re slender.
When specifically considering the top half of the body, there are a few added guidelines men with tall bodies can follow to enhance their appearance. Dress shirts must absolutely be long enough to tuck into your pants, even if you’re not in the habit of putting on your shirts that way. It can be hard to find longer shirts, but failure to do so will mean you risk looking like a big baby.

Avoid cropped jackets as they will emphasize the length of your legs making your body appear disproportionate. Instead, opt for jackets and blazers that end just below the hip as this length adds neither height nor width to your frame. It is also important to know that blazers with two buttons are a better choice for you as three-button blazers will further elongate your body. For tall guys with an average-to-lean build, double-breasted jackets are extremely flattering. As well, coats that fall just below the knee, particularly belted models, will really command respect on a tall frame.

Straight-leg trousers and jeans rather than tapered or boot-cut bottoms look best on tall bodies, though when you’re tall bottoms should always be tried on prior to purchasing in order to ensure that their inseam is long enough to cover the top part of your shoe (try labels like Burberry). Go with mid-rise jeans if you’re heavier and low-rise jeans if you’re slim, but steer clear of high-waisted jeans NB: tall hipsters.
In terms of tailoring, when you’re tall, having your formal wear adjusted to suit your height is nonnegotiable. The most fashionable men dress this way and women appreciate men who are dress well, especially if they’re tall."

Colors and patterns
Fortunately, when you’re tall, there are few rules to follow in terms of color and pattern compared with other body types. In other words, you can put on virtually whatever you please. Do, however, mix up colors in your assortments. For example, don’t wear black head to toe as it will create the illusion of extra height: that's not the fashion attention you need.

Contrasting colors will break you up visually; pair pants and shirts of different colors together and distinct your footwear with your pants too. To balance out in terms of height and breadth, vertical stripes will be of great help as research has now shown that vertical stripes can make objects appear wider than their actual size. Finally, men with large statures should feel free to experiment with prints, although big patterns will look better on you than smaller ones.

Generally speaking, wide accessories make tall men of average weight look good. For example, thicker belts and ties are more visually pleasing on your body than skinny accessories. Though other accessories, such as hats may make you look taller, don't be afraid to try them out. Even though it will make you appear slightly taller, a hat adds a personal touch to an outfit; just remember to get a hairstyle that’s not too big. Your shoes, thin-soled shoes are the optimal choice for tall men as you obviously don’t need a heel. Furthermore, square or round toe shoes will help balance out the length of your legs. Finally, as much as possible, you should dress in layers if you’re tall and of average or slim build. The most fashionable men dress this way and women appreciate men who are well dressed, especially if they’re tall.

Your wardrobe must have
Double breasted blazers and jackets
Turtleneck shirts and sweaters
Wider ties and belts
Custom tailored suit
Just below the knee coats with belts
Straight-leg trousers and jeans
Hip-length two-button blazers
Thin-soled shoes

If you appear to be short, no worries, there's always something hot and fashionable for everybody.

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