Why Are These 6’2″ Fashion Models Wearing Size Medium?

Average male height US

A while back I expressed my frustration with the clothing industry in this post: Why Does the Clothing Industry Hate Short Men? To date, it's still one of the most popular blog posts on this site. I think that's because every short man has felt underserved and ignored by major retailers at some point in his life. Most of us still feel that way, and rightfully so! Much of my life is dedicated to finding the best clothing for men of modest height. I try out new brands all the time. I Continue Reading

Income Report: Q3 2015

Income Report Q3 2015

It's that time again! While this blog is mostly about style for shorter men, I take time each quarter to publish an income report. In other words, I write a post every three months detailing exactly how I make money with The Modest Man - and how much. Why do this? Several reasons: I like being totally transparent. People often ask if and how I make money blogging. It's fun to write about online business. I want to inspire potential bloggers and online entrepreneurs. If you're Continue Reading

Deo Veritas Made-to-Measure Shirt Review (Round 2)

Deo Veritas Review

This post is made possible by Deo Veritas, whose shirts I've worn since 2013. Deo Veritas is one of the first online made-to-measure shirt companies I reviewed (back in August 2013). Here's the link to that post: Deo Veritas Review That first shirt turned out pretty well, especially considering the fact that I didn't have much experience with buying MTM shirts at the time. Don't get me wrong - it wasn't perfect. The shoulders were too wide. I didn't really have my body Continue Reading

Tailor4Less Suit Review: When Custom Goes Wrong

Tailor4Less Review

There are so many made-to-measure suit companies to choose from these days. Most of them operate online and manufacture overseas, which is why custom suits are so much more affordable than they used to be. But having a suit made without being measured in person by a master tailor is an inherently difficult process. To ensure great results, you have to do two things: 1. Over-communicate 2. Choose the right company You should only work with MTM suit makers who have a reputation for Continue Reading

The Fifth Watches Review

The Fifth Watches Review

Note: This post was made possible by The Fifth Watches. I only support brands I know, love and actually wear, so you can be sure this review is 100% honest. Can we get real with each other for a minute? I'll be honest with you: I'm not really a watch guy. Yeah, I own a few, but I'm not saving up for a Rolex or anything. This probably has something to do with the fact that most watches are too bulky for me. If you have relatively small wrists and hands, the last thing you need is some Continue Reading

Want Great Hair? Take Care of Your Scalp (Here’s How)

Scalp Care 101

This article was written by Josh Meyer, a men's grooming expert and founder of Brickell Men’s Products. Pay close attention to his advice about scalp care - a crucial topic that doesn't get enough attention. If your grooming game could use an upgrade, use the code MODESTMAN to get a free travel size product with the purchase of any Brickell skincare routine. Take it away, Josh!   You probably don’t think too much about your scalp. Why would you? It’s hidden 100% of the Continue Reading

The Best No Show Socks, Reviewed and Compared

Best no show socks review

Are you looking for the best no show socks money can buy? Look no further. This post has the answers you need. We all want to go sockless when it's hot out. It's a laid back, cool look, and it feels refreshing. That is, until your feet start sweating, blisters start forming and your feet start to smell. Sure, there are ways to combat this unpleasantness. You can avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row, wash your feet each night, use shoe trees and odor-absorbing foot powder, Continue Reading

How to Hem Casual Pants (Jeans and Chinos)

How to Hem Casual Pants

This post is part of a series on do-it-yourself alterations. It was created in collaboration with a stylish modest man named Zack Pyle. Zack is a DYI tailoring expert, and he's going to teach you how to hem casual pants like jeans and chinos. If you're relatively crafty and enjoy a hands-on project, pay attention. This is a great way to save some money and avoid that extra trip to the tailor. Take it away, Zack! Hello again, Modest Man readers! You guys loved the last tutorial Continue Reading

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