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

Before you read: Enter to win a free $650 suit from Peter Manning, a company who makes clothes for men 5'8" and under. What are you waiting for? Do it now! 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. 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

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