Tall guys, you can be just as stylish as any other guy - and your height is a major attractive advantage 😏 Check out these essential style tips for tall men - they will up your fashion game for sure...
1) If You Aren’t “Big and Tall," Don’t Buy “Big and Tall” Clothes
Finding clothes that are long enough shouldn't be your only goal. You want to find clothes that actually fit your tall and slim build (otherwise you'll find yourself swallowed up in sagging pants and baggy shirts). Start by getting a few TallSlim Tees - we're biased of course, but we truly believe tall slim men deserve clothing that fits and flatters their build, and our shirts and designed to do just that. Tailored for tall skinny guys, if you're looking to up your fashion game, our shirts are a great place to start. Check out our tall slim options here!
2) Avoid Off-the-Rack Dress Shirts
Either the sleeves are too short or the collar is too big - and the shoulders don’t fit well either. Off-the-rack dress shirts come in different sizes, but they are still made with the average-sized guy in mind. Do yourself a favor and pay a little extra for a few custom-sized shirts using your measurements. And if custom isn't your jam, our tall slim dress shirts are a great option - they're designed to fit that tall slim build and flatter your body type. Check them out here.
3) Vertical Stripes Are *Not* Your Friend
If you are tall and lean, vertical stripes are going to make you look even taller and leaner (and you need no help in that department). Next time you're at the store, put down the pin-striped suit and look for a different design, like a subtle plaid or a herringbone pattern. Patterns can be classy and tasteful, you just have to pick the right ones to flatter your body type.
4) Avoid Matching Everything
Monochromatic colors from head-to-toe are lengthening (which is great if you are short, but not ideal if you're tall). Try to dress in two contrasting colors. For example, have brown shoes that compliment your brown belt, but contrast with a navy suit. The color breaks in your ensemble will make you look classy and less like a tall, single-colored giant.
5) Tie Length Matters
The tip of your tie should grace the top of your waistband or belt buckle. Too many tall guys find themselves with ties that are simply too short (making them look goofy and even taller than they really are). However, you can also go the other way and overcompensate, making your tie way too long. If you have a hard time finding ties long enough, check out The Long Tie Store.
6) Be Careful of Bold Prints
What may look cool on a shorter guy can end up looking like a flashing billboard on a tall guy. Being tall already draws the eye, so bold prints can make you look over the top. Stick with the classics, like solids, plaids, and checks. Try to aim for smaller prints.
7) Learn to Layer
Layers can bring more depth to clothing ensembles, which is great for thinner, tall guys. If layering looks cool and classy on a shorter guy, it'll look even cooler on you. Layer shorter clothes underneath and keep your longer layers (like jackets) on the outside.
8) Get to Know a Good Tailor
Your clothing is probably fine as long as everything is long enough and fits properly. However, clothes that are a step up from casual clothes should be taken to a tailor if they feel to tight or too loose. A good tailor can give tips on what to look for when buying clothes to fit your body type, which can be super helpful. And trust me, tailoring your favorite suit might be expensive, but it is so worth it to feel comfortable and classy when you wear it.
Tall guys, your height is an awesome advantage in the fashion world - not a disadvantage. You're already classy and awesome on your own, and with a few tips and tricks, you can harness your height to be the most stylish guy around 😎
Looking for some classy clothing options for tall slim men? Check out our tall t-shirts, sweatpants, dress shirts, and jackets here:
^^ Our tall t-shirts and long sleeve shirts fit and flatter tall, slim guys perfectly. We have dozens of colors and styles to choose from - pick out your favorite and order one here!
^^ See that tie placement?? Jokes aside, our tall dress shirts are classy, comfortable, and flattering for those tall slim guys. Order one (or a few) here.
^^ Every tall guy needs a comfortable sweatshirt, and we think our Tall Quarter Zip sweatshirt is the answer! Perfect for layering, warm but not stuffy, and tailored for that tall slim body, you'd be crazy to say no. Order one here!