10 Warm Weather Essentials

10 Warm Weather Essentials

There comes a time in every man's life where he has to stop what he's doing, take a good hard look at his closet and ask himself, "Am I ready for summer?". Sure, there's the obvious prep work - storing away your winter jackets, moving your boots to the storage closet, making sure your swim trunks still fit (no judgement here). But what about that other stuff? The stuff you don't think about until it's too late. Some of it's nice to have. Some of it's crucial. All of it is important if Continue Reading

100 Famous Short Men Everyone Can Look Up To

100 Famous Short Men

Being a shorter man isn't easy. It's usually seen as a negative thing. You've probably heard about studies that supposedly prove short men make less money and are less attractive than their taller counterparts. The crazy thing is, even though the media loves to spread these "facts", many of them aren't even true. Even if some of this stuff is true, it's not worth dwelling on. After all, you can't change your height. Here's the annoying thing - no one ever talks about short men in a Continue Reading

How Elevator Shoes Work

How do elevator shoes work?

Ever wonder how height increasing shoes actually work? In this post, you'll learn how elevator shoes make you taller and how it feels to wear them. We're not going to discuss whether or not you should wear height increasing shoes. If you're wondering about that, read this post: Should Short Men Wear Elevator Shoes? And remember, this is a personal decision. Do what makes you happy! Ok, let's talk about how these things work. Here's a video explanation featuring an Oxford style Continue Reading

How to Hem Your Own Dress Pants (Without a Sewing Machine)

How to Hem Your Own Dress Pants

You already know that short men need to get their clothes tailored to make them fit properly. Problem is, all those alterations can be expensive. But if you're a DIY kind of guy, you can probably do some of your own alterations. This awesome tutorial was created by Zack Pyle, a stylish man of modest height who knows how to tailor his own clothes. He teaches us how to shorten our dress pants without going to the tailor or using a sewing machine. Take it away, Zack! Hey fellow Continue Reading

My Outfits: Spring Casual

Spring casual with umbrella

It's warming up outside, and you need to stay cool by shedding some layers. Maybe you want to change up your color palette to reflect the new season. You definitely don't want to sacrifice style, so what exactly do you wear? Spring can be tough because it's often cold in the morning, hot in the afternoon, then cool again at night. Not to mention the rain. Light layers and a few key accessories will get you through day. Here's one of my favorite casual springtime outfits. sweater Continue Reading

How Does The Modest Man Make Money?

TMM Income

Have you ever wondered how a blog like The Modest Man makes money? I get lots of questions about this. People want to know if I make money from this blog (and how much). These are good questions, and I love talking about the business of blogging. But this topic has nothing to do with style for short men, so I've been hesitant to talk about it here. But... I recently created a survey to gauge your interest in learning about how I monetize this site and the business of blogging, in Continue Reading

My Outfits: Leather Jacket

Leather Jacket Outfit

Real Quick: Got 30 seconds? Help me out by answering this quick yes/no question right here. Thanks! Pop quiz: what do Maverick, Tyler Durden and Wolverine have in common? Badass leather jackets. Ok, they're all pretty tough and manly too, and sure, all three are highly skilled in hand to hand combat. And yeah, they seem to get lots of women without much effort... But hear me out! Maybe the jackets have something to do with all that, you know? I mean, I always feel a little cooler in Continue Reading

Stantt Review: Better Fitting Ready to Wear Dress Shirts

Stantt Review

This review is made possible by Stantt. As always, it's 100% honest and objective. You know that the way your clothing fits is crucial, and you know how hard it is for a shorter man to find clothes that fit properly off the rack. This is especially true for dress shirts. The torso and sleeves are usually several inches too long. For example, look at this photo (selfie?) of me trying on a "small" button down made by Calvin Klein. It's way too long! Plus, for thin guys, even "slim Continue Reading

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