How to Hem Casual Pants (Jeans and Chinos)

This post is part of a series on do-it-yourself alterations. It was created in collaboration with a stylish modest man named Zack Pyle. Zack is a DYI tailoring expert, and he's going to teach you how to hem casual pants like jeans and chinos. If you're relatively crafty and Continue Reading

How to Hem Your Own Dress Pants (Without a Sewing Machine)

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Shoelaces Too Long? How To Shorten Your Shoelaces

Cool DIY Project That Will Save Money, Reduce Waste and Add Personality To Your Shoes I recently ordered a new pair of Bass bucks from Amazon. They were perfect except one little thing - the shoelaces were way too long. Even after double-knotting, the loops looked like giant Continue Reading

Alterations 101: Men’s Suit Jackets and Blazers

What Parts of a Man's Suit Jacket or Blazer Can Be Altered, and How Much Does It Cost? Here on The Modest Man, we talk a lot about fit and how to dress for your body type (specifically, the shorter body type). Fit is important with all clothes, from jeans and tee shirts to shoes Continue Reading

Alterations 101: Men’s Dress Pants, Trousers and Slacks

How Can a Pair of Men's Dress Pants Be Altered, and What Is It Going to Cost Me? As with dress shirts, a man's trousers should be altered to fit the individual as well as possible. It's important to know how exactly your slacks can be tailored to fit your shape and size. Continue Reading

Alterations 101: Men’s Dress Shirts

Want to Alter Your Dress Shirt for a Better Fit? You'll Need to Know Your Options and What It Will Cost You. As I've mentioned before, dress shirts are one of the most important parts of any man's wardrobe. Especially crucial for those of us who work in a professional, white Continue Reading

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