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

What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day (besides green)

Saint Patrick's Day outfit

Whether or not you have any Irish in you, you should probably wear some green on St. Patrick's Day. You could just wear whatever you can find that happens to be green, like oversized novelty sunglasses or that old clip-on bowtie, but your run the risk of looking goofy instead of festive. Plus, this sort of look might be fine for a parade or hitting the bars, but it's not appropriate for the office. You don't really want to be "that guy" do you? You need to find a way to incorporate green Continue Reading

My Favorite Outfits: Black and Tan

Tan topcoat

The tan overcoat is a classic menswear staple. Want to set yourself apart in a sea of black and grey outerwear? Wear a camel wool topcoat. topcoat | shirt | vest | pants glasses | tie | belt | shoes | gloves FYI, a bright red and orange sweater vest will also set you apart. Speaking of which, I'll be honest with you - this is a bold piece for me. I don't usually wear red or orange, and I don't usually wear sweater vests. This particular vest is from a Scottish company called The Continue Reading

Why You Need a Slim Wallet, and Which One to Buy

Slim Wallets

How often do you carry a wallet? What do you keep in it? Of everything you keep in your wallet, what do you use every day? Is your wallet in your pocket right now? Can you feel it wedged between you and your seat? Most men carry their wallets all day, every day. And most men carry too much wallet. The thing is, you don't actually need that heavy duty trifold with the extra flap for photo ID and zip up change pouch. At least I don't! But then again, I'm somewhat of a minimalist. Which is Continue Reading

13 Must Have Secret Weapons In Every Stylish Man’s Arsenal

13 Secret Style Weapons

We talk a lot about clothing, but you need more than just clothes to live the stylish life. You need the right tools to get the most out of your clothing. I'm talking about the supplies that aren't necessarily used everyday, but that are crucial when you need them. This is the stuff that no one except you really sees. The stuff that you rely on. Here are 13 crucial items every well-dressed man needs: 1. Seam Ripper - Ever buy a new jacket or suit and wonder why you can't get your Continue Reading

Are Johnston & Murphy Shoes Any Good?

Johnston and Murphy Review by The Modest Man

Note: Johnston & Murphy sent me free shoes for review purpose. But fear not! My love can't be bought with shoes. Well, maybe if they're really nice... just kidding! As always, this review is 100% honest and objective. Johnston & Murphy shoes are great for some men, but they're not for everyone. There are pros and cons to every brand, especially for short men. Here's my detailed Johnston & Murphy review: When you're trying to decide which shoes to buy, you have to Continue Reading

Jax Everett Review – Clothes for Men 5’9″ and Under


This post was made possible by Jax Everett. See below for a special offer. It's always exciting to hear about a new company who makes clothes specifically for shorter men. There are only a handful of brands focusing on men who are below average height, which is why I'm so excited to introduce Jax Everett. Co-founded by Charles Luu, a man with many years of experience in the fashion industry, Jax Everett caters to men 5'9" and under. Jax Everett is based out of Texas, but they sell Continue Reading

My Favorite Outfits: Cold Weather Smart Casual

Scarf and fingerless gloves

This has been one of my go-to outfits all winter long. It's more than casual but not quite dressy. Perfect for Mondays or Fridays at the office, after work get togethers, weekend outings and holiday shenanigans. topcoat (sold out) | chinos | boots | scarf | gloves More importantly, it's nice and warm. I mix up the colors, but the layers pretty much stay the same: Chinos (usually the Aiden chinos) Button up shirt (preferably something heavy like flannel) Sweater (half zip, full Continue Reading