Increasing the Appearance of Height
* Cut armholes high to lift the body and lengthen the silhouette.
* Slightly lengthen the trouser legs for a subtle extension of the lower body.
* Raise lower pockets on the coat to sit around the hip area to appear to lengthen the lower body.
* Limit button quantity on the coat and cuffs, as numerous buttons breaks the vertical line.
* Avoid belt loops and belt to prevent causing a horizontal line that visually “chops the body in half” and diminishes the look of height
* Slightly compress the waist to create more overall lines than a coat that falls straight would create.
* Construct coat pockets with no flaps to keep the vertical line clean.
* Select suit fabric of either a solid color, a fairly muted pattern, or vertical lengthening pinstripes to keep a continual visual flow without pattern distraction.
* Place lapel notch/gorge high on the lapel, to give the appearance of increased height from the shoulders-down.
* Cut trouser waist higher to lengthen the appearance of the legs.
* Keep a lean close-fitting chest for a clean line.
* Cut coat length just covering the seat and not too long to avoid the look of shortened legs.
* Create a long, narrow lapel roll line (the imaginary line measured from the point that the lapel begins (collar section) to the point where the lapel ends (button area) in order to lengthen the appearance of the torso.
* Avoid trouser cuffs, which shorten the appearance of the leg.
* Use a structured shoulder, as the Neapolitan and American shoulders may minimize stature.