Personal profile for a tall slim man
- Easy going
Tall slim man
Keep things in proportion and show your frame. Fit is everything, so when you can, use a tailor or buy custom items.
- Look for slim fit dress shirts and t-shirts.
- LIght colors add bulk to a slim frame
- Mid size patterns are more flattering than small patterns
- Overall you can wear virtually any pattern/color and it works.
- Make sure you are going for "tall" and not "big and tall." as fit is everything.
- V-necks make you appear longer.
- You can wear turtlenecks. And they look awesome.
- Heavy, textured fabrics add bulk.
- Layering is flattering for you.
- Vertical stripes make you appear larger.
Avoid: Wearing a monochromatic outfit as it will emphasize your slim build. Oversized shirts or sweaters as they swallow you up.
- Straight leg or bootcut jeans are best
- Minimize the amount of cuff you show
- A tailor can add length to your pants if there is enough fabric in the hem.
- Skinny jeans work and are on trend.
Avoid: Extremely skinny pants, overly baggy pants or pants that are too short.
- Embrace your tailor
- Single or two button suit work well on you. Make sure your jacket has high lapels.
- You may not always need an extra long or tall suit size. Try it on first.
- Go for jackets that are longer and cover your backside.
- If a jacket is too short, check for extra fabric in the hem. A tailor may be able to lengthen it.
- Again, minimize the amount of cuff you show.
Avoid: Suits with extra padded shoulders that swallow you up and make you look frail rather than bulking you up or highlighting your frame.
- Try a shoe that is a different color than your pants
- Slightly rounded toe is best
- Thin soles work well.
- An alternative to white shoes are taupe or dove grey.
Avoid: White shoes. Also, shoes with a pointy toe making your feet seem larger than they are.
- Rely on accessories that cut across your body to keep your body in proportion.
- Go for standard width or wider ties.
- Ties with horizontal stripes are especially flattering.
- Belts break you up and thicker belts are best.
- Folded pocket squares break you up.
- Use a tie clip or ask your tailor to move up the loop on your ties so that you don't need to limit yourself to extra long ties, but still have enough length to reach the back loop.
- Socks in unexpected patterns or colors draw attention to your ankles and break up your frame.
Avoid: Extra slim ties that elongate your torso.
Want personalized, ongoing recommendations for items to extend your wardrobe? Set up a wishlist program and I will post 8-10 must-have pieces here every month.
Build on your new wardrobe with monthly additions personally delivered to your home or office.