Looking Sharp for Summer with Tall Tees

Looking Sharp for Summer with Tall Tees

Stay cool and stylish this summer with American Tall’s guide to men’s tall tees. Learn how material, fit, and style make our tees a wardrobe staple. 

As someone who has struggled to wear standard men’s tees since high school, you’ve probably written off this wardrobe staple. Sure- it would be great to have a tall tee that could get cozy with your belt, so you didn’t have to worry about flashing skin every time you lift your arms. If you can manage to find something that’s the right length, it’s often way too wide everywhere else.

Today we’ll explore the basics of shopping for men’s tall tees as a taller guy, and how you can look sharp even in hot and humid summer weather by picking the right tee.

What is a tall t-shirt?

No one should feel uncomfortable in a tee - it’s the most classic staple piece of any wardrobe. That’s why we’re so crazy about our tall tees. Our men’s tall t-shirts are made specifically to fit men over 6’2” with lean frames. We can’t all look like Brando in a t-shirt, but at the very least, your tee should fit without riding up or gaping in all the wrong places.

Summer is just around the corner, and a classic tee can take you from the beach to the bar and back home again with ease. Plus, with so many of us working from home, it makes sense to invest in a wardrobe staple that actually fits your body.

What’s the difference between a tall t-shirt and a big and tall t-shirt?

If you’re a taller dude, there are two choices available to you- tall, or big and tall. Traditionally, anything over 6’1” is too tall for the mall, so you’ll need one of these two taller options.

Many of us are familiar with big and tall clothing manufacturers, but their clothing is typically cut in a wide, baggy style. If you’re slim or lean, a big and tall t-shirt can look sloppy or shapeless on your body. If you’re a guy who’s tall and lean with a more athletic body type, your best bet is a tall t-shirt. It’ll look fitted, and you’ll look great. Win-win.

What should I be looking for when shopping men’s tall tees?

A men’s tall t-shirt offers the opportunity to fall in love with this summer staple all over again. When something actually fits and feels comfortable to wear, the possibilities are endless.

While you’re shopping, make sure to pay close attention to the material and fit. We’ve been taught that the t-shirt is basic, but by combining these two elements, manufacturers can offer tees you’ll never want to take off. It’s all about picking the right look for your body, and your lifestyle.

Here’s what you should be keeping an eye on while shopping for tall men’s t-shirts.


The material of a t-shirt has a huge impact on its style, as well as its lifespan. Cotton is the most popular choice for tees- it’s breathable, washable, and feels soft against the skin. The one downside is that cotton shrinks during its first wash, which is why our 100% cotton garment dyed tees are all pre-shrunk.

Cotton makes a great casual tee, but it doesn’t hold up as well to heavy exercise. For that, you’ll want a more performance-oriented fabric. Our AT Performance Crew Jersey Tees are made with 100% polyester, which helps wick away sweat. This fabric also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which helps minimize any post-workout funk.


For the best of both worlds, opt for one of our Tri-Blend tees, made with polyester, viscose, and spandex. It’s a cozy tee that makes the transition from workout to couch time with ease. 

The cut and material of a tee combines to determine the fit. Slim fit tall men’s t-shirts are cut so they hug the body, and use materials like spandex that allow for stretch.


Regular fit (sometimes known as classic fit) hangs nicely on the body without clinging, and typically offers a few inches of ease for a more casual, relaxed fit.

Modern fit sits right in the middle. These tees offer the perfect amount of stretch with just enough ease to make the fit both comfortable and casual.

Looking sharp for summer starts with finding the right tall tees. Getting the fit right, and choosing the best material ensures you look dapper, even in 90° weather. Start shopping today for our best men’s tall t-shirts at American Tall.