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The History of American Tall: Creating Clothing for Tall People

The History of American Tall: Creating Clothing for Tall People

This month, we’re celebrating our sixth anniversary at American Tall – and what better way to celebrate than with a stroll down memory lane? Read on for the full history of American Tall and how we became one of the top brands when it comes to fashion for tall people. 

Where It All Started 

It all began with a lack of options for fashion for tall slim people. While manufacturing clothing for big and tall clothing stores, our co-founder Saul discovered that there weren’t any options for guys that were tall and slim. If tall guys needed the extra length, they had to settle for the extra width, as well. Even though tall men over 6’3” represented such a small portion of the market, he knew that it was important to fill that void and serve a group that had been left out for far too long.  

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The rise of e-commerce made it easier to develop a niche business without having to rely upon the geographic limitations of brick-and-mortar stores. American Tall was registered in June 2015 and on March 17, 2016, we were officially open for business. We started with eight core styles in a variety of colors and after three sales on our first day, we never looked back. Options when it came to clothing for tall people were so limited that we were welcomed with open arms. 

We weren’t just focused on making clothes that were long enough, though. Tall guys had gone for far too long without clothes that fit properly, and we wanted to make sure that the quality was as good as the fit! All of our styles had to be as comfortable as possible. Our very first dress shirts were long enough and were made of a stretchy fabric that our customers would want to wear all day long.

American Tall History

Family Ties

American Tall is a multi-generational family business, and family is at the heart of everything we do. For the first couple of years, most of the company was run out of the family home. The kitchen table was the design studio, the marketing department and the customer service center all in one. A family member had generously offered up warehouse space to store the product, and all of the design work and returns processing took place at home. What started as a family business grew into a larger team – but family values are still at the core of everything we do. 

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Bigger Spaces 

After quickly outgrowing the small warehouse (and the kitchen table), American Tall moved into a bigger warehouse in April 2018. The company was growing rapidly, and within a year and a half we’d expanded within that same complex before finally moving to our existing warehouse in March 2020 right before the pandemic hit. As we continue to grow our range of clothing for tall people, we’re adding even more space with a second warehouse opening this summer.

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More Styles for Tall 

While our collection started as basic staple pieces, we gradually started to expand our line to include items beyond the essentials. When we realized how popular pants with extra-long inseams were, we added chinos and sweatpants in 2017 that flew off the shelves. 2019 was the year that we really began to expand beyond the basics. We launched swimwear so that guys could finally own swim trunks that fit their long legs, activewear and performance wear to help our customers sweat it out in clothes that were as comfortable as they were capable and jackets and outerwear designed for longer arms and torsos. 

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Expansion Into Women’s Clothing 

After spending a few years developing our men’s clothing collection, we decided it was time to give our tall girls some love. Our first items for tall women dropped in April 2020 but it wasn’t until the end of 2020 that we really began to expand our catalogue. At the end of that year, we expanded into offering joggers, crewnecks, leggings and more in a range of styles. Our women’s line has only continued to grow, including the recent addition of a range of trendy denim styles including our Britney Bootcut Jeans, Jada Mom Jeans and Lola Slim-Fit Jeans. 

American Tall Mom Jeans

Building the American Tall Team 

As American Tall continues to grow, so does our team. We have some of the best designers, planners, warehouse employees, digital marketers and finance professionals working at American Tall to help us take our team to new heights. And the feeling of being a family business hasn’t changed as the company has grown bigger! In October 2021, we hired a chef who cooks fresh vegetarian meals every day at our head office so that all of our employees can enjoy a meal together. 

American Tall Team

Style Namesakes 

Have you ever wondered where some of our style names come from? Most of them have actually been named after people who were instrumental in getting the company off the ground! Our popular Oskar Button-Up Shirt was named after Saul’s father Oskar, a legend in the industry who taught us everything we needed to know about shirting. Our Carman Jeans were named after Joel Carman, an icon in the Canadian denim industry that helped us get our start in creating jeans for tall men. And our J1 Jeans pay homage to the company’s first model, James, who still models for us today! Some of our other denim styles including our Lola Jeans and our Georgia Jeans have even been named after employee family members.  

American Tall James

First Brand Collaboration 

In the winter of 2021, we launched our first brand collaboration with an outside party. We collaborated with Point Zero, Canada’s foremost expert on premium outerwear, to design the best parkas for tall men and women. Made of a polyester shell with a polar fleece lining, they’re designed to withstand the coldest climates of up to -31° Fahrenheit (-35° Celsius) with a removable faux fur hood for added warmth. We’d been selling outerwear since 2019, but our parkas were an instant hit, since tall men and women have struggled to find parkas that were long enough for their arms and torso for years. 

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What’s Next 

We've come so far over the last six years, and we have lots of exciting plans for the future! Keep your eyes out for more styles for tall men and women in the near future (including options you can wear from head to toe – hint hint). Here's to many more years of creating the best clothing for tall people! 

Your Guide to Tall Joggers for Men & Women

Your Guide to Tall Joggers for Men & Women

Whether you’re working out, hanging out or running around town, everyone needs a pair of joggers in their wardrobe. Although these pants were originally designed to be tall athletic joggers for running or working out, they’ve become increasingly popular in everyday fashion and streetwear styles with the rise of the athleisure trend. 

The slim and tapered fit makes it easy to dress your joggers up or down. You can wear them with a coordinating sweatshirt for laidback days at home or with a button-up shirt and tailored coat – the options are endless when it comes to styling your tall joggers for men and women 

We rounded up some of the most commonly asked questions about this popular style and our favorite fits for tall men and women so you can rock this trend with confidence. 

Who makes the best extra tall joggers?

There’s really no contest when it comes to who makes the best tall joggers for men and women. Here at American Tall, all of our styles are carefully crafted for tall men between 6’3” and 7’1” and tall women 5’9” to 6’6”. We don’t just extend the length, because having a good pair of joggers is so much more than that. Our joggers have proper proportions at every seam, from adjusted knee placement for your long legs to a classic tapered fit and larger pockets for larger hands. 

American Tall Women's Joggers

What's the difference between joggers and sweatpants?

The difference between joggers and sweatpants comes down to fit and function. Joggers tend to have a slimmer fit and are more lightweight, whereas sweatpants are normally looser with a heavier fabric. Tall joggers for ladies and men are often the more stylish option that you can wear out of the house or to the gym while sweatpants are the pair you reach for when you’re hanging out at home. 

American Tall Men's Joggers

How long should the inseam be?

Joggers typically end right at the ankle with elastic cuffs – but finding options with a long-enough inseam can be tough when you’re tall. You don’t want to end up looking like you’re wearing capris! Our joggers for men are available in Tall (34-37" inseam) and Extra Tall (38-40" inseam) and our joggers for women are also available in Tall (34-36" inseam) and Extra Tall (36-38" inseam) options. 

American Tall Extra-Long Joggers
American Tall Engineered Men's Joggers

What are the different fabric options?

There are a range of different fabrics used for joggers. At American Tall, we use only the finest carefully sourced fabrics including fleece, French terry and 100% cotton. 

  • Engineered Blend: Our tall athletic joggers, like our AT Performance Engineered Joggers, are made using the latest fabric technology, with a lightweight polyester that’s sweat-wicking and breathable. 
  • 80-20 French Terry: Made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester, our signature 80-20 French Terry fabric is ultra-comfy. It’s medium weight so you can wear your 80-20 French Terry Joggers all year round. 
  • 80-20 Fleece: Like our French Terry but with a brushed fuzzy interior, our 80-20 Fleece Joggers are great for colder weather. The fleece fabric is made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester and is super soft yet durable. 
  • Cotton: While most of our other jogger fabrics contain cotton, our LJ&S Pigment-Dyed Joggers are made of 100% cotton. Plus, the cotton has been pigment-dyed for that perfectly-lived-in look and feel. 
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How do I style my new tall joggers?

You've picked out your joggers, now it’s time to figure out how to style them. There are no wrong answers when it comes to what to wear with your new joggers! Wear them with a sweatshirt and sneakers for a laidback look or with a button-up shirt for a more put-together outfit. Layering is popular when it comes to the athleisure style – throw a tailored jacket, coat or blazer over top for the perfect blend of casual and cool. 

American Tall Women's Slim-Fit Joggers

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Spring Break Outfits for Tall Guys & Women

Spring Break Outfits for Tall Guys & Women

Planning a trip somewhere fun for Spring Break this year? Whether you’re heading to the beach with a group of friends to blow off steam after finals or making memories with the family as you explore a new city, you need the right wardrobe for your Spring Break getaway 

If you’re having a hard time finding stylish clothes for tall women and men to wear on your getaway, we’ve got you covered. All of our clothing is designed for men between 6’3” and 7’1” and women 5’9” to 6’6” with proper proportions at every seam. You’ll find everything from basic pieces to the latest trends! To help you start packing, we rounded up some of our favorite outfits for tall guys and girls to wear on every type of Spring Break, from the beach to the ski slopes and even your couch.

If you're going to the beach

A tropical destination is one of the most popular picks for Spring Break, especially when you live in a colder climate. There’s nothing better than soaking up the sun and getting some much-needed vitamin D. And as much as we love cozy knits and warm jackets, we also appreciate a good pair of shorts and a tall-friendly dress! Put away your winter clothes and pick up some new beach-worthy outfits. 

Our Maxi Dress is a wardrobe essential and is perfect for long walks on the beach, lazy afternoons spent by the pool and dinners on an oceanside patio. Wear it with sandals or heels and a jean jacket on chillier nights! 

American Tall Women's Maxi Dress

Hit the beach in a pair of Tall Men’s Swim Trunks that are great for poolside tanning, water sports and beach volleyball. Pair them with one of our Seersucker Short Sleeve Shirts, made of the popular summer-friendly fabric that’s popular in the Southern states. 

American Tall Seersucker Shirt American Tall Men's Swim Trunks

If you're visiting a new city

Plan on exploring a big city this Spring Break? Whether it’s a European hotspot or a bustling metropolis you’ve never visited before, you need the most stylish clothes for tall women and men. Looking trendy has been difficult in the past for the vertically blessed, but luckily for you, we’ve got plenty of options to help you discover a new destination in style. 

Explore the city in style in transitional outerwear like our Cotton Bomber Jacket from our LJ&S collection or our Zip Trench Coat. Both will keep you warm and comfortable against the spring chill in the air while still looking effortlessly cool. 

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Our Lola Jeans were inspired by the latest street styles with a flattering slim-fit and an ultra-high-rise waist that’s perfect for wearing with a crop top. Throw on a sherpa jacket or a puffer for the finishing touch and take on the day. 

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If you're hitting the slopes (or the chalet)

Whether you’re headed to Aspen, Whistler or the Swiss Alps, you want to feel cozy and look chic on your ski vacation. You need options for both hitting the slopes and après-ski, when everyone gathers in the lodge or the chalet to sip hot toddies and warm up by the fire. As a tall person, finding cold-weather styles can be especially hard, since too-short sleeves and inseams just won’t do! 

Stay warm on the coldest days in our men’s parka and women’s parka designed in collaboration with Point Zero. These parkas can sustain temperatures of up to -30°C/-22°F with a water-resistant shell and removable faux fur hood, so you’ll be cozy on even the coldest days. 

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One of our favorite après-ski looks is a comfy-cozy knit sweater. Our Heavy Rib Turtleneck for tall women looks super chic while still being ultra-comfortable and our Heavy Cable Knit Sweater for tall men will keep you warm while still looking put-together. 

American Tall Men's Cable Knit Sweater American Tall Women's Turtleneck

If you're staying home

Keeping it local this Spring Break? We've got options for staycations, too! Hanging out at home and getting in some well-deserved R&R calls for the comfiest loungewear and we’ve got plenty of options for tall men and women. All of our comfy clothes have been designed specifically for your frame and have been made with the softest fabrics that you’ll never want to take off. 

Pick up a pair of our classic 80-20 Fleece Joggers and a matching 80-20 Fleece Hoodie for men in our new Bright White color. For women, our WKND Slim High-Waisted Sweatpants and WKND Cropped Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt are perfect for hanging out on the couch and bingeing the latest Netflix show. 

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The Best Men’s Sweatpants for Tall Guys

The Best Men’s Sweatpants for Tall Guys

Sweatpants are an essential item in every guy’s wardrobe. They were originally designed as athletic pants by a French designer in the 1920s before making their way into streetwear styles in the 1980s, when they became popular in hip hop culture and amongst college students.  

Over the last few years, as the world shifted to remote work and stayed inside more, we’ve seen a resurgence of the athleisure and loungewear trends that’s expected to last for years to come. Sweatpants aren’t just for lounging around anymore – there are plenty of ways you can wear your sweatpants that are more stylish than sloppy. 

When you’re a tall guy, finding sweatpants that fit your long legs can be a struggle, with inseams that are way too short and styles that are awkwardly baggy. That's where we come in. All of our sweatpants are crafted specifically for tall guys between 6’3” and 7’1” with up to a 40” inseam so you can rock the athleisure trend with confidence. We rounded up some of the best men’s sweatpants for tall guys that you’ll want to add to your collection. 

LJ&S Pigment-Dyed Sweatpants 

These men’s tall cotton sweatpants from our LongJohn & Sons brand are super comfy yet ultra-durable, so you can wear them everywhere from your next camping trip to laidback Netflix nights at home. We sourced a premium 100% cotton that’s been pigment-dyed for that perfectly lived-in look and feel right from the get-go. They have a relaxed fit with elastic bottoms and two back welt pockets and pair beautifully with our matching Pigment-Dyed Hoodie. 

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80-20 Fleece Elastic-Bottom Sweatpants 

Pick up a pair of sweats that look good and feel even better. These elastic-bottom sweatpants are made of our signature 80-20 Fleece that’s super soft and long-lasting and look just as good on the streets as they do on the couch. They have a traditional fit that’s relaxed without being too baggy, so you can throw them on with a slub tee to hang out on the couch or pair them with a fleece crewneck sweatshirt to wear out and about. 

American Tall Men's Sweatpants Elastic Bottoms

80-20 Fleece Open-Bottom Sweatpants 

A looser version of our elastic-bottom sweatpants, this pair of open-bottom sweatpants is best for lazy days spent at home. After a long day at work, you deserve to kick back and relax in the comfiest loungewear, and these sweatpants fit the bill. They're constructed with an adjustable elastic waistband, and made of our cozy 80-20 Fleece with fuller open bottoms that will go all the way past your ankles. Throw them on with a hoodie and tee to play video games all day or hang out on the couch and watch Netflix. 

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80-20 French Terry Sweatpants 

When you’re looking for something a little lighter than fleece, reach for our 80-20 French Terry Sweatpants. French Terry is a midweight knit fabric that’s lighter than our cozy fleece but still provides plenty of warmth so you can wear your sweatpants year-round. The regular fit is not too slim but not too loose so they’re comfy enough to wear around the house and stylish enough to wear while you run errands. Pair them with a slim-fit tee and a flannel shirt or a zip-up hoodie. 

American Tall French Terry Sweatpants

What size sweatpants should you get? 

Picked out the pair (or pairs) you want and trying to figure out what size to get? We’re here to help. Our Size Chart is a great tool for finding your perfect fit! Measure around your natural waistline while keeping the measuring tape a little loose to find the size you need, then decide on the inseam. Our Tall sizes are great for guys between 6’3” and 6’7” and our Extra Tall sizes are perfect if you’re over 6’8”. 

Find your new favorite pair of men's sweatpants for tall guys.

Tall Women’s Dresses That Will Have You Dreaming of Spring

Tall Women’s Dresses That Will Have You Dreaming of Spring

The countdown to spring is on! Spring is just around the corner and we’re already dreaming of sunnier skies and warmer days. While we all love cozy knits and warm parkas, nothing beats the feeling of that first day of warm weather when you get to put your coat away and throw on a cute dress. 

We know how tough it can be to find dresses when you’re tall, with lengths that are uncomfortably short and styles that fit in all the wrong places. That's where we come in. We’re helping you leave those days behind with our styles designed exclusively for women between 5’9” and 6’6” with proper proportions at every seam including shorter options and maxi dresses for tall women.  

To help you get excited about sunnier days and fewer layers, we rounded up some of our favorite tall women’s dresses that will have you dreaming of spring. Choose from flattering fits, pretty prints and longer lengths you’ll love! 

Maxi Dress 

Maxi lengths are making a comeback this spring and we’ve got a dress that’s long enough for your tall silhouette. Our maxi dresses for tall women come in both Tall and Extra Tall options to make sure that the hem ends at the ankle where it’s supposed to. The slits on either side add to the easy-breezy look and the flattering jersey material will keep you comfortable on even the hottest of days (in addition to looking super flattering). Plus, it’s got every girl’s dream dress feature – pockets! There are plenty of ways you can style maxi dresses for tall women depending on the occasion, but we love pairing them with a classic jean jacket and sneakers or sandals. 

American Tall Maxi Dress

Swing Dress 

Picture yourself twirling around the garden in this swing dress for tall women. It's flouncy, flirty and fun, and a wardrobe staple you’ll be reaching for the minute the weather gets warmer. As a tall girl, you’ve probably never owned a mini dress that has the length you need. This short-sleeve dress will end mid-thigh with both Tall and Extra Tall lengths to choose from, so you won’t have to worry about pulling down the hem to get the coverage you need. It has a slightly flared skirt, flowy fit and crewneck with a center seam down the back. To add to the spring-inspired vibes, it’s available in pastel shades like Sage Green or Coral Rose. 

American Tall Swing Dress

Floral Wrap Dress 

Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. While we love the infamous Miranda Priestley line from The Devil Wears Prada, we also actually do love floral prints for spring. What could get you more excited for the season where everything starts to bloom again than a floral-printed dress? Our jersey wrap dress has a classic A-line silhouette that will end just above the knee with a flattering slim-fit and comes in a variety of colors, including our favorite Black Floral pattern. Wear it with heels to the office or with low-top sneakers to meet the girls for brunch on the restaurant patio. 

American Tall Wrap Dress

Bodycon Dress 

Every woman needs a little black dress. It’s a wardrobe essential, something you can dress up or down depending on the occasion. Our long sleeve bodycon dress is that LBD you’ve been looking for, made of a double-layered jersey that will show off your figure in all the right places. The fitted tall women’s dress has a longer length that will end just above the knee, which makes it modest enough to wear to work but trendy enough to wear out and about. Dress it up with heels and a longline cardigan or go more casual with booties and a denim sherpa jacket. 

American Tall Bodycon Dress

Find your new favorite tall women’s dress

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