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Do pinstripe suits actually make short men look taller?

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Conventional wisdom has dictated yes.


19 Nov 2019
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Do pinstripe suits actually make short men look taller?

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Q: Do pinstripe suits actually make short men look taller, or do they just reinforce the fact that the man is short? Every men’s fashion book I have read over the years has recommended that short men wear pinstripe suits, but a few years ago I heard that pinstripes have the opposite effect. Every job I have ever had until I moved to the West Coast required a suit, so I was always researching this. What is the answer? A: This is the male equivalent of the line women have been fed for years: Vertical stripes are slimming; horizontal stripes,...

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