They’re the ones who stand out in people’s memories, who can command attention (and affection) with seeming ease.
One of the best things you can do – especially as a short man – is to develop your sense of presence.
When you can build presence, women won’t remember you as that short man at the party.
They’ll remember you as that incredibly charming guy who made them feel like he got them in a way nobody else did.
The attitude that your height is a defect and nobody could possibly love a short man is attraction poison. Yes, you may have to fake it for a while as you unlearn the bullshit that’s been shredding your ego.
Even subtle patterns in the fabric, such as herringbone weaves, can help you slim your visual profile and make you seem taller.
However, you want to keep those stripes – think pin-striping, rather than wide blocks of color. Window-pane patterns are a definite no; the horizontal stripes and the negative space created negate the eye-tracking effect you’re looking this means clothes that are cut close to your body.
The old saw about how vertical stripes is based on this idea.
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.