Guys don’t like to say that they are short, and usually add an inch to their height when asked how tall they are. At ROBBIE BROWN we say, “it’s what’s inside that counts”, so do don’t worry about your height, and just be your amazing self. In the mean time, what is it about being short, that causes this, shall we say diminutive point of view. There is a maxim that “good things come in small packages”, which would make this sentiment  be the opposite.

Let’s start with the “Napoleonic complex, a theorized condition occurring in people of short stature. “It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behaviour, and carries the implication that such behaviour is compensatory for the subject’s stature”. Some say, a lack of height (although just perspective), is transferred to a need to show more confidence, which leads shorter people to actually achieve more. This overcompensation, perhaps part of an ego defence personal process, explains why shorter people tend to be more successful.

Guys up to 5’8″ often get the “short end of the stick” when it comes comments about many life issues, one being dating.  Women have said, that although they initially didn’t think they would want to date a shorter man, they actually find them more open, honest, friendly and compassionate.  They feel if a shorter guy asks them out, then he must feel both good and more confident in himself (something that women really like in a man).  As well, because a shorter guy has nothing to hide (with respect to his height), he comes across in a more natural and friendly manner.  

When it comes to dressing, we think shorter men dress better and are more particular about fit, which is why they typically look so well put together. It is the reason, why at ROBBIE BROWN, we put so much effort into making sure our fashion is always current, and that our fit is nothing short of amazing.


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).



Robbie Brown Menswear for Shorter Men