Being short has always had some bad impressions on people. It can sometimes be the start of insults and mockery and can even affect one’s self-esteem. But it doesn’t have to be. People (and of course, fashion companies) have a false sense of superiority when it comes to height and it created a culture where taller men are superior. This is actually very unrealistic since only 14.5% of the US Population stands over 6 feet.

Realistically speaking, there are more short kings out there than tall people. So here are a few tips on how to a chin-up on the short kings of the world:


Most men have poor posture. Although it doesn’t affect the physical aspects in terms of height. Proper posture projects confidence and a sense of positivity that people normally overlook. Being in a slouched position doesn’t do anything good to one’s appearance, and having your chin-up and looking confident gives an invisible glow that helps your stand-out, and not your height.


Being clean and well-groomed is always a plus in all aspects. A well-groomed hairstyle projects flair and style. It makes you look mature and sophisticated. Men’s hairstyle is about projecting stature, some hairstyles also add extra personality to a person which is another added bonus. Spiky hairstyles also provide an illusion of height added to a man, hairstyles are like insoles that work very perfectly to a get-up to make yourself look taller than you are.

Avoid Baggy Clothes

This isn’t an instruction to wear skinny shirts all the time. Proportionate and well-fitted clothes always go best for short men because it makes men look proportionate. Wearing baggy clothes doesn’t help with this as it makes the torso look longer and the legs look even shorter than they are. Wearing the correct proportionate clothes to your body types helps you project a kind of confidence that the other 14.5% has and it showcases your realistic body type. The right-fitted pants also brings this out, a great example of this are ankle-length pants. So make sure to talk to your tailor, or if you know how to sow, now is the time to practice that.

Colors are Also Important

Colors can do wonders. Colors can magnify or hide things and it is like a superpower. With short men, monochromatic colors are the way to go. The definition of monochrome is an image displaying a single color or different shades of a single color. Monochromatic colors in outfits are the best choices to create a height illusion. Wearing black on black, or black and gray or even navy blue, as long as it’s dark and not contrasting colors, it should go well on your day-to-day drip.

Celebrity Examples

For a confidence boost, there are some celebrities that you may be surprised are short but they carry themselves really well that you haven’t even thought twice about how tall they are. Here are some celebrity short kings that still look great:

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches tall. His height is significantly shorter than most A-listers, but he has tall-energy written all over him. He is an actor that has achieved everything in his life and someone of his stature and success should inspire any short king out there.

Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac is 5 feet 8 inches tall. A man with exceptional acting chops, has been in several projects like X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Wars, Ex Machina, Dune, and the recently released Moon Knight, Oscar Isaac is living the dream. He is an acting powerhouse, a great person to look-up to, and a very talented actor. Never would you think twice in shaming him for his height. Oscar Isaac deserves all the respect and is a short king at the same time.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is 5 feet 9 inches tall. Did you know that Tom Hardy needed heels just to stand equally as Bane in front of Christian Bale’s Batman? Tom Hardy is as badass as a man can get, and he looks menacing and dashing at the same time. Tom Hardy is actually the top 2 in the UK’s biggest male TV crushes, according to Tom Hardy amassed 13,970 total searches in the UK alone. Being 5 feet and 9 inches talls did not get in the way of him being awesome and neither should it get in the way with any short king out there.

Kit Harington

Kit Harington is 5 feet 8 inches tall. Height doesn’t get in the way of the King of the North. Kit Harington has risen to fame because of his role in Game of Thrones, and height is the least that you can think of when talking about him.

Michael J. Fox

The Back to the Future trilogy is easily one of the most iconic trilogies of all-time. Michael J. Fox was 24 years old at the time he played Marty McFly. He stands at 5 foot 4 inches and his height definitely played a huge role in his effectiveness in playing as a highschooler as an adult. He went on to have massive success in Hollywood after this and has become one of the most memorable and iconic actors to have ever been on the big screen.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is synonymous to Harry Potter. He stands at 5 foot 5 inches, in contrast to the literary Harry Potter which stands at 5 foot 9 inches. Nevertheless, he was the actor to play the main character in one of the most highly-followed franchises in Hollywood. And as far as impact is concerned, he definitely made his mark in modern pop culture.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is 5 feet 8 inches tall. The amount of charisma this man has just speaks for itself. Your height shouldn’t define you and your success. And who doesn’t love Iron Man?


Height is beyond one’s control. Height shouldn’t get in the way of one’s ambitions, dreams, and success. We may not control our height, we may not control people’s perception, but at least we can look great and bring the drip when we need to.