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.Even subtle patterns in the fabric, such as herringbone weaves, can help you slim your visual profile and make you seem taller.
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.
One of the best things you can do – especially as a short man – is to develop your sense of presence.
Presence is, simply, your ability to command people’s attention.
It’s the way that you can make people focus on present.