Style guide for slim men part 4

Style guide for slim men Style guide for slim men

Style guide for slim men part 4

Considerations for specific garments for slim men, tip number 2: shirts

Dress shirts, in particular, should also be long enough that they stay comfortably tucked in throughout the day. If your shirt is creeping out over your waistband throughout the course of the day, that is a sign that it is too short.

Considerations for specific garments for slim men, tip number 3: jackets

Suit jackets, sports coats, and blazers are all designed with the goal of accentuating the features of the male form making the man look more muscular. They achieve this in a variety of ways when it comes to the details of their styling. One way that a jacket does this is by broadening your shoulders. Many jackets, though not all, depending on the style will have a bit of padding in the shoulder that makes it look more full and also more angular. Optimal shoulder padding for a jacket is subtle, however, adding only about a half inch of height at the very most. Anything more than that and your shoulders are going to look unnaturally angular almost like you put your jacket on with the hangers still in it.

Considerations for specific garments for slim men, tip number 4:

In addition to making you look wider at the shoulders, a proper, meaning a close-fitting jacket will also taper as it moves down toward your waist creating a natural V shape. This V shape is a universal sign of male strength and it should also be echoed even further by related shapes that are created by your lapels, as well as your shirt collar. Most jackets that you buy off the rack are probably going to require some sort of alterations tailoring. I suggest you start with the ever-versatile two-button single-breasted model, though if you want to experiment with a double-breasted jacket, you can still wear one of those and have it flatter your form too. I would suggest something perhaps with a six on two button configuration.

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