I find this to be true. For example, while pants that are slightly too long or sagged slightly too much can subtly make someone's legs seem to be shorter, extremely cropped pants are so obviously shorter than necessary that it kind of takes leg length out of consideration (see aeglus' fits with the +J pants) and the same thing can apply with extreme stacking. Ditto with drop crotch pants and very sagged jeans, and both sneaker and boot tucks. If Scott's legs are short, his style that makes leg length a non-issue is I think one effective way of keeping that from being a distraction. I don't dress like him but I like his style, including this last fit of his. His legs might look longer if he wore, say, wide leg repro khakis with big redwing engineer boots, but I like that he didn't choose to go down that path. I have to disagree here. Leg length is never a non-issue. The cropped pants worked for Aeglus because he had a cropped coat which combined with the high hem to effectively raise his waist line. That's a nice way to lengthen the lower half (since it is about length not "height"). Scott's fit combines low hem coat and cropped legs to visually shorten his lower half substantially. If he doesnt care about that impression then that's cool, but I dont think it can be denied that it's happening.