To start off, a solid-colour sport jacket, called a blazer, is an essential part of any man’s wardrobe. In fact, men should have one in both navy and black. Ideally, one should have jackets in summer and winter weight fabrics and looks.  There are so many great options; basket-weave, fine twill, twisted crepes, lambswool and cashmere, just to name a few. You will experience that dressing season-appropriate is an important image builder.

Matching a jacket to monochromatic colours makes the look more serious and/or dressy, while colour-blocking makes it more fun and/or fashionable. The versatility of a sport jacket has made it the number one choice for wardrobe building. With respect to bottoms, wear your jacket with colourful cotton pants, jeans or nice dress pants. For layering, keep the look interesting while interchanging white shirts, colourful print shirts, knits, t-shirts or dress shirt and tie.  A great sport jacket that can take you anywhere, achieving any look you need or want.

Sport jackets come in a plethora of colours, patterns and materials allowing you to make your wardrobe exciting and unique. If you need some idea’s, I have hundreds!

Lastly, I’ll address the famous question: What patterns are better for shorter men? I firmly believe that fashion and the type of patterns you wear has nothing to do with height. In fact, if a jacket is properly proportioned, a shorter man can wear anything, it’s just a matter of your personality and the image you want to project. Don’t let anyone out there tell you what you can or cannot wear, just make sure the fit and proportion is right.

You only have one rule to remember: there are no rules when it comes to fashion for shorter men. It’s all about what you can carry off and your personal style

Robbie Brown is a retail entrepreneur and fashion innovator.  He is currently building a retail concept called, ROBBIE BROWN, clothing for men up to 5’8” (a fashionable and better quality store for shorter men).