The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 1

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2009. Each day brings new, expert advice on how to look your best and live life to the fullest, while having a little fun doing it.


Slim Down Your Shirt

A trimmed down button-down makes you look taller and slimmer. Just ask Scott Sternberg, the designer for Band of Outsiders, who's perfected the art of the razor-sharp yet still relaxed oxford shirt.

"You've got to tow the line between fitted and tight. A tight shirt pulls in places it shouldn't and unless you're really slim you probably can't pull that off," warns Sternberg. "A fitted one—or at least a Band shirt—has higher armholes and a defined waist so you don't look like a shapeless blob."

A look from the S/S '09 collection.



Shirt blousing out around you when tucked in? Take it to your tailor. He can sew some darts into the back for a trimmer fit.

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