How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for Your Face

Best Sunglasses for Your Face

How do you choose the best sunglasses for your face? If you've searched for answers but are still confused, this guide is for you. Sunglasses are extremely practical accessories. Not only do they protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays, but they also prevent wrinkles (because you don't have to squint as much). Plus, the right sunglasses just make you feel cool. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 But the wrong ones... well, let's just say it's important to choose correctly. Note: I Continue Reading

10 Cheap and Easy Tricks to Make Your Clothing and Accessories Fit Better

10 Clothing Tricks

Have you ever worn a collared shirt that's a bit too tight around your neck? Or a pair of chinos that are just a little too wide around your ankles? Maybe you've struggled to achieve that perfect clean-but-not-too-clean sleeve roll you see in J. Crew magazines. These little details make or break your look and have a huge impact on your physical comfort. Note: Huge thanks to ShirtProp for making this article possible. ShirtProp keeps your shirt collar looking sharp (see #1 below). Buy Continue Reading

Dressing Up As a Young Man (featuring Ethan Wong)

Ethan Wong interview

Ethan Wong, also known as the Teenage Gentleman, is a vintage menswear enthusiasts and creator of the style blog Street x Sprezza. He also happens to be a man of modest height, so I'm thrilled to hear his thoughts on men's style and dressing well as a shorter man. Ethan's Stats: Height: 5'7" (and a half) Body Type: Average Jacket Size: 36s, 36r or 38s (depending on the brand) Pant Size: 32x30 (before hemming) Q&A: Style Brock: How would you describe your style in three Continue Reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas (Updated for 2016)

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Update: This Father's Day gift guide has been updated to include new gift ideas for dad that are handpicked for this year (2016). Buying a Father's Day present seems easy. Men aren't that complicated, right? Just get him a new tie or some black socks and call it a day. On second thought...most dads don't really need another necktie, especially those who are below average height (because it will definitely be too long). Note: Huge thanks to Anson Belt & Buckle for helping make this Continue Reading

Evolving Your Style With Photographer Alex Crawford

Alex Crawford Interview

Alex Crawford is a master photographer and Art Director for Articles of Style (formerly known as TSBMen and The Style Blogger). I've admired Alex's work and style for a long time, so I was thrilled when he accepted my invitation to be featured here on The Modest Man. Alex graciously took the time to answer a few questions about his life, his photography trade, his height and, of course, his style. Alex's Stats Height: 5'7" Body Type: Average Jacket Size: 39 short Continue Reading

CottonBrew Review: Online Made-to-Measure Clothier

CottonBrew review

This is a review of CottonBrew, an online custom suit manufacturer for men. Being able to buy a custom suit online is a blessing and a curse, which is why many guys have a love/hate relationship with online made-to-measure clothiers. On one hand, you can get a suit that looks almost near bespoke for a fraction of true bespoke prices. This post was made possible by CottonBrew, an online custom clothing brand for men. You can shop their current collection of suits, shirts, blazers and Continue Reading

Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans for Short, Slim Men

Best jeans for short and slim men

If you're a short, slim man, it's very difficult to find a pair of jeans that fits well and flatters your body type. Being short makes it hard to find jeans because almost all jeans will be too long. Very few manufacturers make jeans with inseams shorter than 30 inches. SEE ALSO: Clothing Industry Hates Short Men  But, since getting pants hemmed is relatively easy, it's actually more important to find a pair of jeans that fits well everywhere else - especially around the hips and Continue Reading

The Modest Manifesto (Why We Care About Style)

The Modest Manifesto

My mission here at The Modest Man is to help short men dress well. But why? On the surface, this website is just a style blog. But it's not really about the clothes we wear or appearances at all. Wanting to look good is just one manifestation of a much more fundamental desire that people like you feel, way deep down in your being. I made a video to explain what I'm talking about, and I'm calling it The Modest Manifesto (see what I did there?). These are my core beliefs that drive Continue Reading

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