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15 Feb 2016

Custom made chinos : an epiphany for tall men

After a long period of hesitation, I finally ordered myself a pair of pants with custom measurements just before Christmas. The only thing that held me back from what is such a sensible idea is the fact that I like to see things I buy (even if that means looking in a shop and then buying online). But after yet another frustrating and unsuccessful shopping trip looking for any 'tall' clothes, I thought I'd give it a try.

I am glad to say that the trial worked perfectly. I am now the proud owner of a comfortable and well-fitting pair of chinos and a firm convert to custom-made clothing. I have since extended my trial to shirts and (with some help and advice from the helpful staff) this will definitely be my usual way of buying shirts in the future - I'll write a post as soon as I have time. Please do comment if you have your own stories about custom ordered tall clothing.

The site I used was Tailor Store, which offers two styles of chinos in different colors and two fabric types (Derby is quite a heavy, thick fabric and the lighter Nottingham) as well as shorts, shirts, polo shirts and even custom-made underwear. You can specify all of your measurements and various other options such as pockets and stitching. This means you are no longer limited to a '36 waist' or '36 inseam' - if you need a 35.5 inch waist and a 36.6 inch inseam that's exactly what you get! I also chose a slightly higher waist since I hate my shirt coming untucked from 'low rise' pants.

I liked this site partly because they are also very open about where the clothes are made (Sri Lanka) but also the use of organic textiles and information about working conditions and where the fabrics come from. Despite coming from the other side of the world, my order reached me within 2 weeks and was cheaper than I would pay for a pair of (too short) pants in my own home town.

36 Inseam Tall Men's Jeans at Zappos

At Clothing Tall Men we regularly check back for new tall bargains on our favourite sites. This month we were rewarded with a selection of tall jeans from fashion denim brands at Zappos, including Boss Orange, Diesel, Calvin Klein and others.

Pictured above are three examples, including Boss Orange jeans in a 36 inseam which you do not see very often. Finding a cache of Diesel jeans with a 36 inseam and also larger waist sizes, suitable for Big & Tall men is also unusual (pictures below). Stock at Zappos changes regularly, so whether you're after higher end designer labels or more affordable denim, now is a good time to look.

9 Nov 2015

Silver Jeans : 36 inch inseam in many styles

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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.

13 Oct 2015

Tall Men's Clothing with Altitutude - Alto Clothing (UK)

Alto Clothing is a UK online store for tall men's clothing, cut for slimmer people. They offer extra long inseam jeans but more importantly, some difficult-to-find tall items like tall hoodies, sweaters and other tops. Alto focuses on affordable clothing on the principle that "value is just as important to you as availability. If you're used to paying premium prices for your clothes, you'll be pleased to know that our commitment is to offer you hard to find tall men's clothing priced as competitively as we can".

Alto caters for tall men from 6ft 3in (1.9m) and have an inseam (inside leg) of over 34in (86cm) and a waist size up to 40in (102cm). They offer waist sizes starting at 30in (76cm) and inseams up to 38in (97cm). Alto focuses more on height than width, with a range of tall trousers and jeans that start at smaller waist sizes (30 inches) than usually found in the shops.

Prices are extremely reasonable although without having ordered from them myself, I cannot comment on quality. Delivery in the UK is not expensive and Alto Clothing also delivers to the US, EU, Australia and New Zealand for 10-15 British pounds per order.

13 Sep 2015

Plus Two Clothing : Street Fashion for Tall Men

Finding a new option for clothing tall men is always a plus. Even more so when it is a business run by tall people for tall people. Enter Plus 2 Clothing.

Plus 2 Clothing is an Australian clothing label that began in 2013 by Josh & Steve, two tall, slim guys who were fed up with how hard it was to find clothing that fit. In their native Australia, it felt that there was a real lack of “fashionable” clothing aimed at taller, slimmer built men under 40.

As Steve tells, it "with this in mind we set about to design our first tall tee. Of course, it took a fair few attempts before we were 100% happy. We paid particular attention to making it a heavyweight pre-shrunk cotton so that it was not only breathable material but also wouldn’t shrink in the wash - if you're a tall bloke there isn’t much worse than your t-shirts shrinking in the wash. We also knew our target market would be mainly people with an athletic/sporty build, so we wanted to make sure that the stitching would hold up when playing sport or working out. We have since created a range of tall hoodies, jackets and are now focusing on tall button-ups and even pants which we hope to launch in the coming months".

Plus 2 Clothing asked taller professional athletes and even Australia’s tallest man, Kewal Shiels, to test the new tall tees and they report positive feedback, generally from taller guys that usually struggled or had given up finding fashionable longer length clothing. Despite the serious mission, they've managed to combine some serious tall sportswear with a little bit of subversive fun in the form of a discrete giraffe logo.

The core of the Plus 2 Range is Tall Tees and Hoodies. A Large T shirt is 34.8 inches long, which is significantly longer than many standard "tall" sizes, and the Large size Hoodie is 35.8 inches. Standard price for the T shirt of $25 Australian dollars ($18 US dollars when I checked) and $80 - $100 for a hoodie is not cheap but these are solid, heavyweight cotton pieces that should last you a long time . . . possibly more cost effective than buying a couple of cheap or badly fitting T shirts that you have to replace within months! There are also typically some reductions for buying multiple items that bring the cost down. Unless you're down in Australia, you'll also need to check shipping costs carefully, which are noted on checkout.

Best wishes to Steve and Josh as they expand their offering to tall men. Don't forget to check it out to see if there is anything there for you!

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19 Jul 2015

Orvis Tall Men's Polo Shirts : Sale!

Orvis

It is not often that you can find a better selection on tall sizes than normal sizes but that is exactly what you can find at Orvis right now! This is classic clothing rather than "on trend" but with up to 50% reductions on some classic men's items, it is well worth a look!

Orvis is well known for its outdoor and sporting clothing and it is one of few mail order / internet companies to offer tall sizes. Tall sizes offer an extra one inch on sleeves and 1.5 inches on the length of the classic fit shirts and polo shirts. These will suit most builds although maybe not so suitable for the tall and particularly slim since the classic fit is quite roomy.

Right now, their class polos are on sale (50% off) in around seven colors in Medium Tall and Large Tall sizes. There are also cotton twill shirts for around 40% off with a few different styles.

6 Jun 2015

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!

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.

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.