How to look taller with the help of dress pants

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Amongst a man’s arsenal of clothing, dress pants are one of the most underrated pieces. People usually dismiss dress pants and pay little attention to them, but as long as you know how to, a well-chosen pair of dress pants is able to not only make you look extremely presentable but also exceptionally flattering (i.e. making your legs look longer).

In today’s article, we have selected 5 simple and easy-to-do hacks that will help you look taller effortlessly!

1) Avoid low rise pants

If you don’t know what “low-rise” or what “rise” means, we have the definition and sample image for you below:

How low or high a “rise” is referring to the distance from the top of your waistband, all the way down to the crotch.

different types of rise
Different types of rise. Image source

In recent years, “low-rise” jeans have been gaining traction in terms of their popularity, but the main and glaring issue is that they’ve applied these same rules to dress pants as well.

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Dress Code Guide 101

For many of you reading this, hearing the term “dress code” can either bring out a sigh of confusion or a groan of despair. In fact, most people end up using Google to see what each dress code means only to become even more confused as the definitions are too broad and often not defined by the host.

You’ll see websites giving you different definitions that contradict one another while also not fully answering the queries you might have. We hope to provide you with both! From our personal experience, you’d want to take note of these 4 most commonly used dress codes:

 

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How to choose the colour of your suit according to your skin tone

Alan Flusser, the eminent American menswear designer, once said: “One of the most important – but least understood – functions of male attire is to lead the viewer’s eyes toward the face … When the face is surrounded by tonalities that invigorate and illuminate its presence, its ability to provoke immediate and marked reactions is amplified.”

You probably think that as long as the colours in your outfit complement one another, you’re fine. That’s what “matching” is all about.

Think again.

One thing you may have overlooked: the colour contrast between your facial features (including your hair). To look your best, it’s important to identify the contrast level between your facial features and create a similar contrast level for your outfit. Most of us at some point in time in our sartorial journey, probably would have thought to ourselves – The guy on Instagram looks amazing in that outfit. I wonder if I can pull it off too. Thankfully identifying your contrast level isn’t as daunting as you think it is (it is in fact quite mathematical).

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How to wear a suit without looking like an amateur

You’re going to attend a business event. Be it a networking party at a trade show or a gala dinner at an upscale hotel, you’ll want to look professional and sophisticated.

Many men, while brilliant in their professions, might stumble over style matters. We feel their charisma can shine through better if they turn up dressed tastefully at business events. Think of all the opportunities they might have missed because of their shabby attire!

And the worst thing is, in Asian culture, people tend to be more reserved; most likely, they won’t tell you that you look awful.

So we’re here to help you. Here’s how you can suit up for success – and not look like an amateur.

 

#1 No tight fit, please.

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