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Corporate code

india Updated: Jan 13, 2009 19:31 IST
Nida Mahmood
Nida Mahmood
Hindustan Times
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I am a thin built man working in the private sector. The suits that I normally buy are never the right fit. Where can I find them? – Amandeep Chaggar

Unfortunately, not all men are born tall and handsome. Nevertheless, clothing and grooming choices can go a long way in helping you make the best of what you’ve inherited:

* Buy blazers with small shoulder padding
To make your upper body look more muscular, purchase blazers with light shoulder padding.Small shoulder pads will give your back and chest a visual boost.

* Avoiding slim-fitting shirts and T-shirts. Opt for tops that come away slightly from your midsection as these will hide a small ribcage.

* Tailor your blazers
Only wear single or double-breasted blazers and make sure to tailor them so they fit properly throughout your entire body. Avoid any loose fabric under the arms or in the shoulder area.

* Wear flat-front pants
Your pants should have a classic cut and remain simple with a flat front. Go for straight-leg or slightly boot-cut shapes and avoid tapered trousers or skinny jeans.

Nida Mahmood is a Delhi-based stylist and fashion designer. Send your style queries to her at nida@nidaforskin.net