Guidomaggi Review: Luxury Italian-Made Elevator Shoes

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Elevator shoes - also called "height increasing shoes" or "tall shoes" - are shoes that make you look taller. In the same way that high heels make women appear taller, heightening shoes add a couple of inches to a man's height. Tall shoes aren't for everyone, and I'm not recommending that all short men should wear them. More on that here: Should Short Men Wear Elevator Shoes? But if you are going to wear height increasing shoes, you have to make sure they're stylish. Unfortunately, many Continue Reading

Should Short Men Wear Elevator Shoes?

Elevator shoes

I'm just gonna say it: Elevator shoes are the push-up bras of menswear. No offense to anyone who wears them, but it's true. Wearing shoes that make you look taller than you really are is false advertising, plain and simple. That's why I've always stayed away from heightening shoes (a.k.a., "risers" or "elevator shoes" or "tall shoes"). I've always thought that it's better to accept your height and own it, rather than try and mask it or trick people into thinking you are taller. Plus, Continue Reading

Dress Tall Rule #2: Get Your Clothes Tailored

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Unless you have a completely average body type (around 5'9" and slightly overweight), your clothes probably don't fit properly. If you're a shorter man, the vast majority of pants you find in stores and online are too long. Most shirt and jacket sleeves are also too long. And if you're slim, most button up shirts will be too baggy. They will billow out at the sides like some sort of puffy shirt. On the other hand, if you're a heavy or muscular guy, it's hard to find clothes that fit Continue Reading

How to Find a Tailor

How to find a tailor

You want your clothes to fit better, but the thought of going to the tailor is intimidating, and you don't know where to start. This post is for you. Fit is the most important aspect of style. If you don't believe this, look at the old photos of me in this post. You can see how I used to dress before I understood the importance of fit. Wearing clothes that fit will literally make you look taller, thinner and even more athletic. But if you wear clothes that fit poorly, you will look Continue Reading

Dress Tall Rule #1: Don’t Wear Baggy Clothing

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It doesn't matter how much your clothes cost. It doesn't matter where you bought them or who made them. It doesn't even matter if they're fancy and dressy or just plain casual. The only thing that matters is how they fit. Okay, it's not the only thing. But it's definitely the most important. If your clothes don't fit, you won't look good. Period. For short men, most clothes are too big. They're either too baggy or too long or both. And this makes you look adolescent and sloppy, like Continue Reading