Dressing for success in the workplace as a shorter man...

While women can easily find clothes in petite sizes, it can be much harder for professional men to find clothing that enhances their shape and conveys authority. Here are some tips to make sure you are dressing for the role that you want to hold. Tailored clothing Most off the shelf clothing is sold in increments of 1-2 inches, however it is especially important for shorter men to get clothing that fits perfectly so they don’t look they are playing dress up in their father’s clothing. Getting your pants and sleeve lengths tailored or custom made to hit at the perfect spot makes you look taller and more professional. If you have unusual proportions, tailoring can also help your clothing fit well and drape appropriately in all areas. If you can’t make it in to a local tailor, there are many great and affordable options now available to get custom suits made online. Err on the formal side Shorter men are sometimes perceived as being younger than they actually are. Make sure that your clothing errs a little more toward the formal side; so casual Friday’s find you dressed in a fine wool jumper, tailored jeans and a button up shirt rather than baggy pants, a hooded sweater and a t-shirt. You’ll also be much more likely to impress at the after works drinks at the bar if you still look great on the casual days! Quality not quantity Rather than heading to the high street to buy a new pair of jeans each season, adopt a signature style that suits you. Cheaper clothes don’t tend to wear that well and after a few washes often end up being baggy in unfortunate regions, leaving you look scraggy and unkempt. A polished style with a few key pieces (such as a couple of classic and well fitting suits with multiple pants) will usually be more affordable over the long term than cheaper combinations of slacks and pants. Wearing strong clothing options not only makes people around you perceive you as more powerful, but research shows it also makes the wearer think in different ways. The effects of a broader and more open style of thinking are likely to lead to improved job performance, which along with your positive impact on co-workers and supervisors, leaves you primed for success. Contact a custom suit maker today to see how you can take advantage of tailored workplace clothing...