15 Feb 2015

Teal Apparel - Extra Long Chinos for men 6 feet and taller

Teal Apparel is one of a growing number of specialist clothing brands set up to cater for the needs of tall men.

These brands are typically set up by families who have experienced the struggle to find decent quality and fit for tall clothes and the Lallier family that set up Teal Apparel in 2010 is no exception. The ambition is to produce a line of affordable tall and long men offerings that place a premium on fit, function and form. For good measure, Teal aims to make absolutely certain to utilize only the finest materials and manufacture all of our offerings right here in the USA.

Benefitting from previous experience in the clothing industry, Teal Apparel works in close conjunction with a New York-based design team to eliminate the compromise "that has always been the rock in every tall man’s shoe" when it comes to shopping for clothes.

The current range comprises chinos in classic khaki as well as a range of more adventurous colors - stone, red, blue, black and gray. In line with the "tall not large" philosophy, waist sizes range from 32 to 38 inches and the inseam is 40 inches, which can be finished according to individual needs. Prices are currently around $90 per pair.

Silver Jeans - 30% off for Presidents' Day

Sales includes at least ten styles with 36 inch inseam at Silver Jeans web site.

Hurry - sale only on Feb 15th and 16th!

4 Jan 2015

T for Tall - extra long men's range up to 6'6" from Ted Baker

Ted Baker recently teamed up with 6'6" Mark Foster, one of the most successful British swimmers of all-time, to launch a US & UK range of tall clothing for men from 6'3" to 6'6" - offering extra long sizes at the point where most stores give up. On the web site, under Men's Clothes, go to "Shop By" in the grey bar and select "T for Tall", or just search for tall in the search box.

Ted Baker is a relatively new entrant to the world of men's fashion but has rapidly expanded across the globe from its humble roots as a shirt specialist in Glasgow. As one of the few brands to carry a dedicated tall range, they deserve a look! You will see stores in higher end malls around the country and maybe the easiest way to describe them is a quirky, colorful relation to J Crew. As they put it "Ted Baker appeals to style-conscious men who trust Ted to deliver that certain something...a little out of the ordinary. Ted offers the best of British style with a quirky twist". Ted Baker also has an extensive women's range but I am not sure whether that includes tall sizes.

The range currently includes 32 items in multiple colors so there should be something there to appeal to most! The brand's cheeky approach to fashion comes through in the names they give to their tall clothes - one tall wool sweater I liked is called "Khalifa" - after the name of the world's tallest building! The sweaters particularly caught my eye as it is near impossible for me to get long wool or patterned sweaters that don't pull up around my waist.

There are also some tall jeans and other pants that are well worth a look plus some variations on polo shirts that are a bit out of the ordinary.

As Ted Baker's web site tells it, it was while travelling through French Polynesia that Ted was astonished to witness one of Britain's most successful all-time swimmers, Mark Foster, making waves in the sparkling cobalt blue waters off Bora-Bora. Listening to Foster's tall tales of squeezing into planes and trains (and, worse, having to settle for sartorial half measures), Ted rose to the challenge to create a swimmingly stylish and uncompromising range of clothing and footwear for all the tall people. Whether you believe that story or not, the T for Tall range is certainly a welcome addition to the limited clothing options for tall men.

29 Dec 2014

Tall Sales to stock up on extra long eseentials

Fed up with buying presents for others? Flush with Christmas gift cash? Keen to spruce up your tall wardrobe in time for the new season?

Here's a selection of the best end-of-year / Christmas sales and clearances that have something for tall people.

Buckle : Select Sale Styles up to 50% Off!

Finding extra long jeans is a basic life skill for us tall people. After hearing the refrain "we only stock extra long inseams online" one time too many in regular stores, I now head straight online first. Most online retailers now make returning and refunding items simple, so there's no reason not to try something out to see how it fits. I like Buckle's own "BKE" range for trendy but affordable denim but they also have a number of other fashion labels with long inseams (mostly 36 inch but some 37 and 38 inch inseams).

Staying on the theme of jeans, Western stores seem to be a reliable source of long inseam jeans. I'm not sure that cowboys were particularly tall but perhaps its something about all that jiggling up and down on horses that requires a long inseam - if anyone who understands horse-riding better than me would care to tell me, I'd be happy to learn! Western stores tend to be heavy on Wranglers which are your basic bread-and-butter jeans. But Sheplers has a wide range of brands with inseam up to an impressive 40 inches and waist suitable for tall slim and more athletic builds.

Sierra Trading Post

This is one of my favorite stores because you never quite know what you're going to find. Sierra Trading Post sells outdoor and work wear but also heavily reduced end of line items from high end names. Alongside carpenter's pants you may find cashmere socks or an expensive branded suit. Definitely a go-to if you are looking for tall coats and outdoor gear but also well worth a browse through the tall section. Although prices are generally reduced, New Year markdowns give an extra reason to visit!

Destination XL, where life starts at XL.

For the slimmer tall person like me, Destination XL may not offer much, especially for pants and jeans. But if you are more in the "Big and Tall" category (waist 36 inches and above) then you'll find plenty at Destination XL and Rochester Big & Tall (both owned by the same company). For sizes XL and above, Destination XL is also a reliable source of Polo Ralph Lauren polo shirts and other items. Right now, there is a clearance with up to 75% off many items.

234x60 Paul Fredrick : Clearance

At first glance, you might think Paul Fredrick is the place for your dad to shop. Or your grandad. Or some 1970s Wall Street throwback. But stick with me. Paul Fredrick has quite a wide selection of big and tall sizes (not for the very slim but pretty good for most). This is one place you can get wool and cashmere sweaters with Tall sizes and they have a wide selection of good quality dress shirts. Maybe not for your everyday shopping but at clearance or sale time its well worth a browse to pick a couple of "luxury" items.

28 Aug 2014

Pendleton's Native American Inspired Shirts - also in tall!


I first came across Pendleton because of their blankets inspired by Native American designs. More recently, I've been seeing Native American-inspired triangular patterns on more and more clothing and Pendleton is a company that has been weaving wool in the US for over 100 years.

The men's designs range from more traditional checked shirts to some clearly Native American themed jackets and shirts. They do have a tall range, which offers extra length in the sleeve and body although it looks like this may only suit men up to around 6'4".

17 Aug 2014

Silver Jeans : 36 inch inseam in many styles

Free Shipping on all orders! Check out the hottest denim from Silver Jeans today!

Silver Jeans Co. is a family-owned, Canadian denim brand that fills a gap between premium (i.e. expensive!) denim and 'standard' store bought jeans. They call it 'mid luxury' with a blend of modern and vintage details with intricate washes and creative designs. Aimed at customers who are conscious of cost as well as fashion, Silver Jeans offers the latest styles and best quality at a reasonable price. Even better, a range of styles with 36 inch inseam means that tall men can find fashionable jeans at a good price!

We've shown a couple of styles for tall men below, but right now you'll find a variety of jeans styles with a long inseam available on the web site, all for less than $110.

Delivery is free via ground shipping for delivery in the US or Canada. Delivery is also possible to Japan and some countries in Europe. Items can be returned for a full refund within 30 days.

22 May 2013

Revisiting the men's tall jeans selection at Sheplers

The last time I wrote about Sheplers was back in 2010 (see here) so I thought it was worth going back to see whether they still offer the same wide selection for tall men. I wouldn't be writing this post if they didn't.

Their range of brands is heavily geared towards the traditional Western style rather than trendy distressed denim with fancy labels. However, with a range of prices from $20 to $75, you can get everything from a reliable pair of everyday jeans to the higher end brands of Ariat, Stetson or Rock & Roll Cowboy that offer a bit more style. And with well over 100 styles in a 36 inch inseam and at least 40 styles with a 38 inch inseam, you have a good chance of finding something you like!

28 Apr 2013

Tall Shopping in the UK - 2Tall & Others

Every now and then I get news of a new range of tall clothes or a new store opening. Sadly, some of these do not survive for very long. One that caught my attention recently was 2tall,a UK web store for tall guys. I very much hope this store will stay around.

Right now, their range is not huge but covers the necessities and includes some items I have not seen before in the UK. With trouser inseam from 38 inches upwards and T-shirts with options for men of 6'8" and above, this is clearly not just another "Big & Tall" store. They have T shirts in tall and extra tall, casual shirts from Life & Limb, jeans in 38 inch and 40 inch inseam from Mustang and Mish Mash, a small selection of chinos and a good choice of shoes.

18 Apr 2013

Bill's Khaki's : A Plethora of Pants with Extra Long Inseam

I had never heard of Bill's Khaki's until I did one of my regular checks on Sierra Trading Post for some tall bargains. It's a family business that has been producing all of its garments here in the US out of a renovated warehouse in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania since 1990.

All of their pants come unfinished (except jeans, which is a shame but there are plenty of other places to get jeans) which means that you can get a 36 inch inseam wih a cuff or even a longer inseam without a cuff. If you order via the website you can specify the inseam length you need. There is quite an array of colors, styles and fabrics, from a classic twill to more exotic seersucker or chamois cloth for the more adventurous.

Prices at Bill's are not the lowest and since I'm always on the lookout for a bargain I suggest you have a look at Sierra Trading Post Home Page while they have some stock left. They don't have so many styles but you may find something you like.

24 Mar 2013

Extra Tall Range at Lacoste

Shopping in an outlet mall recently, I saw a sign on the Lacoste outlet window that caught my eye - "See our Big & Tall selection". I didn't have high expectations as I've almost given up looking for tall clothes in standard shops but I had to give it a try.

Afterwards, I checked online and sure enough, Lacoste does have a men's tall section (yes, actually tall, not just Big & Tall, which is impressive). Before you get too excited, what they mainly have is some very expensive T-shirts. Still, this is all good quality stuff and there are some tall sweaters, shirts and pants.