9 Top Tips To Hide Fat by Making It Look Like Muscle
1. Keep your colours tonal
Guys with a larger body shape who want to look sharp and considered should stick to slimming, darker earth shades. Match your tie to your jacket, and if you wear a white shirt, stick to the blue or grey families for the colours that surround it.
2. Keep your patterns subtle
Avoid big chalk stripes, windowpane check or any other strong detail that's just going to look like a deck chair. Find a fine check that's tonal, perhaps in a herringbone weave — a really small, detailed texture will look great.
3. Know your body shape
Don't wear your belly hanging over your trousers because you'll look like your torso takes up two thirds of your overall height. Bring balance to your silhouette by wearing your trousers on your waist rather than your hips. 30% of men now make regular use of concealed shapers like TUCKMAN to add form and structure to a wider shape.
4. Stick to structure
Don't buy big and baggy. Any tailoring you buy should be structured, as it will give you shape. A little structure in the shoulder of a blazer will keep your silhouette neat and clean. Consider buying smaller fits and using a shaper to keep it all well tucked away inside
5. Get grooming
Staying on top of your hair can keep the years off your face and keep people’s eyes up top. Most barbers and hairdressers offer a tidy up for a fraction of the cost of a full haircut, sometimes called a fringe trim. Don’t forget your nasal and ear hair too.
6. Accessorise (but only a little)
Vintage and classic are the 2017 look from Europe. You’ll find clip on braces and some vintage braces — vintage will require trousers with buttons on the inside.
Thought of trying out a waistcoat? try adding a pocket watch. The chain should go from second or third button from the bottom, dangle down and then scoop back up and into in the left or right pocket just above your hipbone.
When pairing a tie with your suit, choose between wide lapels, wide shirt collars and wide tie or smaller lapels, smaller collars, and smaller ties. Taller ties will make you appear taller
7. Compress “moobs”
The male boob is a source of embarrassment for many men. Wearing thicker fabrics and camouflaging the problem area with patterns can definitely work, but as we said earlier you have to choose those patterns carefully. As unusual as they might seem, shapers are invisible worn under any clothing and more and more men are turning to them. They range in price from $75 to over $200 but the PECMAN is our recommendation which as well as hiding fat can even make you look like you’re hitting the gym 3 times a week!
8. Watch out for White
When you wear white or light colors, your chest and belly look even bigger so try to wear darker shades.
9. Pin stripes are a silver bullet
If there’s one pattern that can solve every problem listed so far it’s the good old fashioned pin stripe. This staple design is classy, vintage, subtle and will make you look taller, thinner and well dressed. Try the taller man shirt for an unbeatable combination.