Rather than walk around in an inflatable superhero costume, suit up stylishly with clothes that fit. Then keep your head up and strut.
- Step 1: Sport classic flat front pants with straight-leg or boot-cut shapes. Avoid tapered trousers that emphasize slightness. Pleats, cuffs, and pockets can give the impression you are shrinking in your clothes again.
- Step 2: Select various patterns, which can add some volume without bulking the look. But avoid pinstripes, which can elongate and bring attention to your thin physique.
- Step 3: Rely on turtlenecks to thicken your look, rather than open neck tops and sweaters that emphasize that bulging Adam's apple. Enjoy the look you've pulled off.
- FACT: The term "metrosexual" invented by journalist Mark Simpson in 1994 was meant to describe straight men who put a lot of time and money into their appearance.
- TIP: Carry yourself confidently, being conscious not to slump or shuffle.
- Step 4: Choose form-fitting shirts that don't cling and don't emphasize your thin upper torso. Consistently avoid baggy pants with this shirt, and avoid a looser shirt or sweater with tight pants.
- Step 5: Accentuate a thin figure by using only enough material to allow movement, without bagging. You should fill but not get lost in or burst out of a coat.
- Step 6: Wear shorter jackets that emphasize your slim legs without making you seem long and narrow.
- TIP: Consider getting a suit or coat custom-made by a professional tailor to enhance your form.
- Step 7: Mold small shoulder pads that don't extend beyond the top of your shoulder. Look natural, not constructed in Frankenstein's basement.