(and how much it's going to cost you)
Fit is the most important aspect of style. If your clothes don't fit well, nothing else matters (price, brand, color, etc.). They won't look good on you.
So I ask you: Do your clothes fit? Do you want them to fit better? Here's how:
Go to the tailor and get them altered.
There is no better way for short men to make sure their clothes fit properly.
The good news is, most alterations are cheap and easy. This series of illustrations shows you exactly how jackets, shirts and trousers can be altered, and how much you can expect to pay the tailor:
Alterations 101: Button Up Shirts
It's tough to find a button up shirt that fits properly off the rack. Usually, the sleeves are too long or the excess fabric billows out around the midsection.
It's crucial that you know which parts of a dress shirt can be fixed and how much these alterations cost.
Alterations 101: Pants & Trousers
Pants almost always need to be altered. At the very least, you should get all of your pants hemmed. Shorter men especially need to pay attention to the length of their pants.
Beyond that, you may also want to get the waist adjusted and the leg tapered.
Alterations 101: Jackets & Blazers
Suit jackets and sportcoats need to fit properly. Some parts of a jacket (like the shoulders) are very hard to fix.
Some are very easy and affordable. Knowing the difference = knowing which jackets to buy.
Download the "Tailoring 101" PDF Guide
Get all three clothing alterations infographics - dress shirts, jackets and trousers - in one convenient PDF file. Print it out or keep it on your computer/phone so you can reference it anytime. Oh, and it's totally free!