Check out what I saw in the wild the other day.
This is a great example of how you don’t want your slacks to look. What made it worse was this guy was on the shorter end. For you smaller guys fit plays even a bigger role. With clothes that fit properly you can add the illusion of height. If the clothes are too big then you your short height is made even more noticeable.
What I love about slacks and chinos is that they are fairly easy to get them looking a bit more streamlined. I would have taken these to the tailor and got the legs slimmed up a bit and altered the hem so it wasn’t looking like a pool of fabric on the ankles.