How to Build a Minimal, Essential Wardrobe

Minimal Essential Wardrobe

Whether you're a hardcore minimalist or a total clothes horse, you've probably asked yourself the following question: How much clothing do I actually need? It's a good question. I mean, is it really possible to build a "complete" wardrobe? Can you actually get to the point where you're done shopping forever? According to two of my favorite menswear experts, the answer is yes. But you have to embrace the principle of interchangeability. This article is made possible by Men's Style Lab, who Continue Reading

Sneak Peak: The Modest Man Button Up Shirts

TMM Shirt Sneak Preview

My friend, I am PUMPED. You know why? Because today I get to give you a sneak peak of something I've been working on for a loooong time... The first item in The Modest Man clothing line: the casual button up shirt. A little background... Back in 2012 when I started this blog, I had no idea if anyone would read it. I knew that shorter men were underserved when it came to style advice, and I wanted to change that. Three years and over a million visits later, I'm humbled to be able Continue Reading

TMM + Huckberry “Freshen Up” Giveaway

Freshen Up Prize Pack

After hearing about Huckberry repeatedly from some of my favorite sites (like EffortlessGent and Art of Manliness), I decided to see what all the hype was about. I created a free account at and have been receiving their weekly emails ever since. What is Huckberry, you ask? Good question. Here's how they describe themselves: Huckberry is like your favorite store, your grandpa's favorite store, and your favorite magazine all rolled into one." Sounds pretty cool, right? It Continue Reading

One Watch Every Man Should Own

Classic Brown Leather Watch

Note: This post is made possible by The Fifth Watches. If you want to learn more about this brand, check out my The Fifth Watches review. Some men truly believe that no outfit is complete without a wrist watch. I respectfully disagree. I only own a few watches - none of which cost more than $200 - and I don't wear one everyday. But I do think every man should own at least one watch. And if you could only choose one, it would be wise to go with something simple, classic and Continue Reading

Style Tips for Men Who Are Short, Stout and Hefty

Style for short and stout men

Short men come in all shapes and sizes. When it comes to dressing well, we're all familiar with some common frustrations (like pants being too long). But other problems are body type specific, and it's important to understand how your individual build affects your style choices. This post is for my short, stout and hefty brethren. What exactly does stout mean, you ask? Hefty, portly, rotund, stocky, get the point. This post isn't really geared toward the athletic body Continue Reading

How to Wear a Flannel Suit (featuring Oliver Wicks)

How to Wear a Brown Flannel Suit

This post was made possible by one of my favorite custom suit makers, Oliver Wicks (formerly known as Dragon Inside). It's tough to wear a suit in the summertime. Even with a 100% linen suit, it's pretty easy to overheat. But come autumn, a suit jacket just feels right. It actually serves it's purpose of keeping you warm (which is kind of the point of a jacket, after all). Sure, your "four season" wool suits will do just fine during the fall and winter. But if you want to step things up Continue Reading

My Outfits: Warm Fall Day

Handful of acorns

Fall is a great season for style, but it can be confusing. In many areas, there's a whole month full of cold mornings, warm afternoons and cool evenings. See also: Fall Style Tips for Modest Men What do you wear? You don't want to overheat, but you don't want to be cold all day either. One solution is a cardigan. For warmer days, I prefer a lightweight cardigan (as opposed to the heavy, chunky variety). Photos courtesy of Erin McGoff These made-to-measure trousers make me look Continue Reading

Why Are These 6’2″ Fashion Models Wearing Size Medium?

Average male height US

A while back I expressed my frustration with the clothing industry in this post: Why Does the Clothing Industry Hate Short Men? To date, it's still one of the most popular blog posts on this site. I think that's because every short man has felt underserved and ignored by major retailers at some point in his life. Most of us still feel that way, and rightfully so! Much of my life is dedicated to finding the best clothing for men of modest height. I try out new brands all the time. I Continue Reading

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