Vertically Challenged Tuxedo Styles

This is a series of posts addressing body types and tuxedos. You generally know what looks best on you  and  you have your own style of dressing. However, this changes when it comes to a tuxedo since it is not an every day apparel.

The right style of tuxedo for your body type can make all the difference. For example, two people the same height may not have the the same waist measurement or the same weight. Therefore dress for your body type.

Lionel Messi  is 5’7″ and yet he looks spectacular in a tuxedo.

Lionel Messi, 5'7":   Am I vertically challenged?  If the answer is yes, choose a jacket style that does not go beyond the hip line, preferably a 1 or 2 button jacket and the double- breasted jacket.  Four and Six button jackets will typically produce a longer length on the jacket, which is something you may want to stay away from.  The double-breasted jacket is acceptable only if you have little bit of a belly. Adding a pocket square (pocket handkerchief) will also add the illusion of height.  A standard suit cut 1 or 2 button tuxedo is perfect for you.  And, don’t worry, tuxedos come in size (S) or “short” for those who are 5’4” to 5’8”.  For you, wearing the right size tuxedo will distract from height and is unpretentious. The Tails Coat Tuxedo is also a nice choice.

It is interesting to note that some of the best-dress men in history were proportioned  both short and stocky.

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