Ash & Anvil Review | Clothes for Shorter Guys

Ash and Anvil Review

This is a review for Ash & Anvil, a clothing brand for shorter men. I first heard about Ash & Anvil back in March 2015 when its founders were running a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. If you were following The Modest Man back then, you might remember the YouTube video where I contributed to their Indiegogo campaign. That was before I got to know the founders or tried on their products, and to be honest, I had no idea if they'd actually get funded and start making Continue Reading

Anson Belt Review (Holeless Micro-Adjustable Belts for Men)

Anson Belt Review

This is a detailed review for Anson Belt & Buckle, maker of holeless, micro-adjustable belts for men. I love product reviews, and I do a lot of them. Usually, a company will get in touch, send over some products to try out, and if it's a good fit (pun intended), we move forward with the review. But every now and then I get to publish a review for a brand I already know and love, like Anson Belt & Buckle. Note: Big thanks to Anson Belt & Buckle for making this review Continue Reading

4 Popular Sunglasses Styles (and How to Wear Them)

4 classic sunglasses styles

At one point or another, every great man has paused and ruminated on the following questions: "What are the best kind of sunglasses for my face?" "Wayfarers or Clubmasters?" "Can I pull off round frames??" These are important questions, indeed, and I'll attempt to answer them in this post. There's a lot of conflicting advice out there about sunglasses and face shapes. I actually created an in depth guide about choosing the right shades: How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for Continue Reading

Income Report: Q2 2016

Q2 2016 Income Report

Can you believe it's already July? It's time for another blogging income report! Read on to learn how profits from this blog increased by 45% over Q1. In these quarterly income reports, I open up the kimono (so to speak) to give you a glimpse into the business side of blogging. You might be thinking: "Business side? I thought this was a style blog..." I hear you, but I like to publish these income reports for a few reasons: People often ask if and how I make money with The Continue Reading

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

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