The eye doesn’t travel smoothly down your profile; the sudden change cuts you in half, truncating your torso and skewing your proportions.
Instead, you want clothes that are relatively consistent in hue.
They don’t have to be perfectly monochrome – you don’t need to dress head to toe in black, for example – but keeping things within the same color-scheme helps the eye track over your body without stopping.
This is one of the benefits of suits – the uniform color scheme helps create a unified silhouette.
Seem like a tall order1It’s not, if you know the secrets.
One of the worst things that guys can do to themselves is to get defensive about being short.
When you can build presence, women won’t remember you as that short man at the party.
You watch women – even women who’re around pass you by to date taller men. But you know what’s unattractive on aspect of your life.
Society tends to equate height with masculinity and power; when you are lacking in one, you feel that people assume you’re lacking in the others as well. It bleeds into your body language and into the way you talk and relate to others.
The thing is, as with many other masculine insecurities, this is predominantly in our heads. Worse, I’m the shortest of all my friends who range from 5’1o” on the short side, to 6’7″ on the tall side.
But my height has only been as much of a problem as I’d let it be.
The stripes encourage your eye to follow them up and down, which creates the impression of height while your eyes want to follow horizontal stripes to the side, creating width.