For every short guy who wishes he were less challenged in the feet-and-inches department, there’s a big and tall guy lamenting his equally hard-to-dress height. The grass is always greener.
For all of you who regularly get asked whether you spent time on the basketball court, you’re also probably accustomed to an uphill battle when it comes to shopping for clothes. And we’re guessing lankiness is a four-letter word in your vocabulary. It can be difficult to outfit a towering frame, especially if you’re both tall and thin.
But there’s no need to let your height cramp your style, even if you feel like the Jolly Green Giant. Ensure a sartorial slam-dunk every time with this don’t-wear list that will put you on the right fashion path.
1. Monochromatic colors
Whereas a monochromatic ensemble can be advantageous for shorter guys to lengthen their look, it’s not advisable for taller gents. One head-to-toe hue can potentially translate to one great big color block. So break up the monotony and segment your large frame with different, but complementary, colors. Try rich, jewel-toned emeralds with camel browns for a luxe twist. Even changing the variation of shades in the same color family, such as pairing a sky-blue shirt with a midnight-navy suit can work wonders.
In general, take care when choosing colors. A classically elegant palette of black, navy, gray, denim, brown, and other subtle, neutral shades, supplemented by a few brighter shirts and accent pieces, will be best suited for your stature.