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A Handy Guide to Finding the Best Gifts for Tall People

A Handy Guide to Finding the Best Gifts for Tall People

A Handy Guide to Finding the Best Gifts for Tall People

Most of the time, our blog is geared towards tall shoppers. The guys who need to search through a mall retailer’s entire stock before they realize that none of the pants are sized for their frame. The girls who realize that any dress they find is going to be just a few inches short of appropriate to wear to Grandma’s house. As tall people ourselves, we know these frustrations well.

However, today we’re branching out a bit in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, and we’d like to talk directly to their friends and loved ones. If you’re desperately searching for the right gift for tall women or men, we’re talking to you!

If your loved one is over 6 feet tall, shopping for their gifts can be tough. Sure, there are some retailers that stock appropriately long arm lengths and inseams, but they’re few and far between. The holiday season is already so busy, and going store to store to compare sizing is just not practical. Wouldn’t it just be easier if there was an online retailer with clothes that were guaranteed to fit?

Oh wait: there totally is.

Ultimately, you want to find something that doesn’t just fit, but will be loved and lived in for years to come. Today, we’re bringing you our best tips for shopping for clothing for tall people. After that, we’ll show you how to find the best gifts for your tall loved ones. It’s so much easier when everything fits.

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 Tips for Shopping for Clothing for Tall People

When you’re shopping for gifts for tall people, buying clothing can be complex. Thankfully, with our tips, you’ll see that great clothing can make a welcome gift for tall people.

Here are our tips for picking out the best clothes for people 6 feet and above.

1. Pay Attention to Inseams and Arm Length
When you’re picking out clothing for tall people, the standardized size is less important than the actual measurements. For tall people, you should always pay attention to inseam and arm length measurements. This tells you whether the item of clothing will fit, or if it will be too short.

2. Standardized sizes vary widely between brands, and have been changing year to year as well.
There’s no uniformity enforced within the clothing industry, so brands are free to do vanity sizing, which has expanded traditional sizes as small as 4XS and as large as 4XL. Shopping online for clothes is often easier, because brands will post relevant measurements clearly in the description. Compare those to your loved ones’ measurements to make sure you’re getting the right size.

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3. Don’t Be Tempted by Big and Tall
Big and tall clothing is great for people who are heavy in addition to being tall. This type of clothing is designed to fit taller heights, as well as ampler waistbands. If your loved one has a tall and skinny frame, don’t buy them anything from a big and tall retailer. It may fit well through the arms and legs, but will definitely be too large in the chest, waist, and hips.

4. Buy Accessories
If you’re second-guessing your choice to buy a tall loved one clothes, you can always play it safe and buy accessories instead of staple wardrobe pieces. Think quirky socks, a great jacket, or a beautiful tie. These are great ways to boost anyone’s wardrobe, without making huge style choices they may not appreciate.

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The Best Gifts for Tall Women

This year, focus on getting that tall lady in your life cozy clothes that actually fit. The best gifts for tall women are bought with this current moment in mind, which means lots of soft, easy-to-wear staples that are great for that work-from-home life.

1. Cozy Hoodie
The American Tall women’s hoodie is made to be oversized, with plenty of soft and easy drape that fits an arm length of up to 38.75”. The longer length easily drapes over the hips, with a generously-sized hood that cuddles up to your neck when not in use, warming you from all sides. It’s available in charcoal, navy, dusty merlot, and vintage black.

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2. Bodysuit
You might not think of a bodysuit as a must-have wardrobe staple, but trust us – it is. With a well-fitting bodysuit, you’ll never have to worry about keeping your undershirt or t-shirt tucked into your pants ever again! It’s a great base layer for winter, perfect for skimming the lines of your body under a sweater, button-up shirt, or cardigan.

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3. Pajamas and Loungewear
Everyone deserves a matching pair of pajamas to wear on cold winter mornings. We’ve made the perfect set of cozy PJs, complete with a crew-neck top and a choice of French terry joggers or open bottom PJ lounge pants.

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 Whether you prefer tight-fitting or loose pants, you can pick the options that work best and gift a matching set.

4. Garment-Dyed Sweatpants
The ultimate accessory for 2020 is the jogger pant. These pants are incredibly comfortable, made with thick medium-weight loop-back fleece so they’re soft as clouds against your skin. The shape is perfect for taller women, with a generous inseam length and cuffed ankle so they stay put without getting in your way if you go out to run errands. They’re available in six muted garment-dyed tones including vintage black, forest green, navy, dusty merlot and khaki.

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Our Favorite Gifts for Tall Men

The best gift for a tall guy is something that they wouldn’t think to buy for themselves. Depending on their taste, this could be anything from a sophisticated blazer to a pair of cozy lounge pants perfect for snuggling up on the couch.
Here are some of our top recommendations for the best gifts for tall men this year.

1. Performance Engineered Joggers
If your guy loves to hit the gym but usually does his reps in a pair of ragged old sweatpants, help him upgrade his style with a pair of American Tall engineered joggers.

These pants are 100% lightweight, made of performance fabric designed to wick moisture away so you don’t get hot and sweaty. Plus, they look great with any casual top, so they can pull double duty at the gym and at home as well.

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2. French Terry Joggers
Looking for a pair of pants that don’t just flatter your frame but are cozy enough to wear in sub-zero weather? Look no further than our French terry joggers, made with soft and squishy loop-back fleece.

Their flattering cut, convenient zippered pockets, and flexible waistband make them easy to wear on the go, but it’s their soft and durable fabric that helps make them the top choice for a relaxing day on the couch.

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3. Fitted Crew-Neck Sweaters
Need to look a bit more pulled together? Our fitted crew-neck sweaters are a great choice for any outfit this winter. They’ll add preppy style to a pair of jeans, or you can wear them with khakis or dress pants for the perfect date night outfit. Choose from classic colors like navy or charcoal, or a holiday staple like burgundy.

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4. Pajama Pants 

Our brushed poly-cotton pajama pants are designed in an array of patterns and colors, including the popular Black Watch tartan. Pick up a pair today and enjoy feeling comfortable even when you’re asleep.

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Shop the Best Gifts for Tall Men and Women at American Tall

Finding the right gift for a tall person is easy if you know where to look! At American Tall, we carry a huge selection of clothing specifically designed for tall men and women.

No matter your height, we make it easier to shop for clothes by putting our size chart on every page, so you can use your actual measurements to find the perfect fitting garment. This holiday season, shop our collection at American Tall for the best clothes for any of your tall loved ones. 

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Style Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Tall Men’s Clothing

Style Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Tall Men’s Clothing

Shopping for clothes is hard enough these days. Add in the fact that you’re over 6 feet, and things get even trickier. Slim and tall men’s clothing isn’t readily available at most mall and big-box retailers, leaving taller guys no choice but to make do with whatever they can find. Often, it doesn’t represent their style, leaving them looking bland and feeling uninspired when the time comes to get dressed in the morning.

Fortunately, with the rise of online retailers like American Tall, it’s a lot easier to find clothing for tall men, even if you don’t have great style instincts. Shopping online is a critical step to finding tall men’s clothing that isn’t boring and bland. However, this requires you to think carefully before you purchase, to make sure you’re not wasting time and money on clothing that doesn’t flatter your frame.

Today, we’ll explore some of the style mistakes that tall guys make most often, and help you discover what clothes look best.

Avoid These Style Mistakes When Shopping for Clothing for Tall Men
When it comes to style, there are no hard-and-fast rules. What looks amazing on one guy may look terrible on another, while some unicorns have the confidence to carry off just about any piece of clothing. By reading through these common style mistakes, you can learn what errors may be holding you back from looking your best.

1. Clothes that don’t fit
When tall men’s clothing is hard to find, a lot of taller guys try and make do with what they can find at the mall. This leads to shirts that fit through the torso, but are way too short in the cuffs, or pants that end well above the ankle. Nothing makes you look more inept than showing up to a party or important meeting looking like an awkward preteen that’s just grown out of his clothes.

2. Buying big-and-tall clothes
If the only option you have for tall clothing is from a big-and-tall retailer, many guys will try valiantly to make it work. Unfortunately, these styles don’t work for guys who are tall and slim. The clothes will hang off your frame, making your outfit look sloppy.

3. Your prints are too big
Lots of taller guys are scared of prints, and worry that they’ll look like a walking billboard if they choose something other than plain colors. Fortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth. To look your best, just remember to choose tall clothing in smaller prints, and avoid larger motifs. The diamond pattern on one of our favorite button-up shirts is a great example of a great all-over pattern that won’t overwhelm your larger frame.

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What Looks Good on Tall Guys?

Now that you know what style mistakes to avoid, focus on filling your closet with well-fitting staples like great jeans, button-up shirts that actually fit, and a few different casual jackets.

 

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Jackets in particular are great for tall skinny guys because they help break up the long lines of your frame, adding visual interest as well as stylish flair.

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Shop Our Favorite Clothing for Tall Men at American Tall.
The best clothes fit both your body and your style, and you should never have to settle for anything less. At American Tall, we sell a well-curated selection of clothes designed specifically for guys 6’3” and above.

Come shop our winter favorites; like cozy joggers, flannel shirts, hoodies, pajamas, and much more. 

Introducing LongJohn & Sons; Now Available at American Tall

Introducing LongJohn & Sons; Now Available at American Tall

Our founders launched American Tall with a vision that, someday, tall clothing would be available for tall people all around the globe. After decades in the clothing industry, after decades fighting for tall sizes in some of the world’s largest brands, we came to a realization that changed our lives. If you want something done, sometimes you’ve gotta do it yourself.
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We’ve seen tremendous growth since, and we’re thrilled to be a part of global change. And as we’ve evolved, it seems the tall community has evolved with us. We began to see tall men and women from every walk of life emerge, and matters of lifestyle, preference, and vocation materialized with them. As we grew, we discovered that tall communities worldwide were as diverse as their height-challenged counterparts.

We needed partners, and fast. So we scanned the horizon for like-minded allies in the fight for tall clothing. 
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Enter LongJohn & Sons, our favorite tall clothing brand in the world. Classic, honest clothing, with a nod toward the American legacy of function and craftsmanship. Every stitch is an homage to past generations, hand-crafted shirts, thick-woven henleys, acid-wash sweaters, and denim that can take a beating. Simple, iconic, rugged, capable styles unlike anything we’ve seen. 

LongJohn & Sons just launched their online store, and you really should check it out because everything they produce is exceptional. In the meantime, we’re selling a few of our favorite styles right here on American Tall. If you crave a simpler life, if your work shirt is two sizes too short, or if the trail is calling, take a look.
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Tall Style Guide: The Best Clothes for Tall Slim Men

Tall Style Guide: The Best Clothes for Tall Slim Men

Many tall guys will tell you that their height has had a huge impact on their identity. Whether they were always tall or shot up in high school, it can play a big role in determining the hobbies, interests, and eventual relationships many guys developed later in life.

One thing that many tall guys find challenging is dressing for their tall frame. Tall skinny men’s clothing can be difficult to find, with many brands catering to guys that are wide as well as tall. Big and tall shops might have inseams that fit, but their sizes are often much too wide, with no options for leaner guys.

Today, we’ll show you how to put together the best wardrobe of well-fitting pieces that work well in any combination. After all, tall guys should be able to wear anything they want, without feeling limited by their height.

Tips for Finding the Best Clothes for Tall Slim Men
The best clothes for tall skinny men celebrate their height and frame, without trying to disguise it. Here are some tall guy dressing tips to keep in mind before you go shopping.

1. Make sure your pants fit
One of the most obvious signs that you can’t dress your body well is if your pants just don’t fit. Our average tall pair of jeans is designed to fit guys 6’3” and up and fits an inseam of 36” and above. Your pants should never show your ankles, or ride up when you’re walking.



2. Opt for smaller prints
Large prints spread across a large frame can quickly get overwhelming, and make you look like a walking billboard. Instead, opt for smaller prints, like herringbone, tartan, or small florals. Hawaiian shirts might not do you any favors.


3. Use layers to add visual interest
There’s a lot of your body to celebrate, but wearing pants and a shirt in a single color doesn’t flatter your figure. Instead, it looks overly simple, or just plain boring. Create visual interest by layering pieces like a jacket or blazer over a tucked-in shirt to show off different blocks of color. It makes tall, skinny guys look great.


Tall Skinny Men’s Clothing Must-Haves
Now that you know the style tips you should be following, it’s time to shop. A few well-fitting basics can elevate any wardrobe, making it easy to mix and match a good outfit in seconds.

1. Well-fitting pants
Well-fitting pants are a staple of most outfits, but can be hard to get right when you’re tall. Jeans are classic, but a pair of crisp chinos in khaki, green, or grey are great for a day-to-night look.


2. A blazer
A blazer is a great staple piece. If you pick the right color, you can use it with a ton of different outfits to create visually interesting layers. To make sure your blazer is versatile, opt for neutral shades and tones like black, navy blue, or grey.


3. A printed shirt
Buying a long-sleeved shirt with a print that works for your frame is a major score for any tall guy. It should fit well through the wrists without being too tight on your shoulders and back.


Shop the Best Slim Tall Men’s Clothing at American Tall
Tall, skinny guys look best when they have clothes that fit, and allow them to express their personality. Whether you want to dress like a basketball player or prefer a refined, English country gentleman’s wardrobe, you should be able to find the clothes you like that also fit your frame.

To check out some of our favorite tall skinny men’s clothing, shop the latest styles of all our fall favorites at American Tall.

Finding the Best Comfy Joggers for Tall Guys and Gals

Finding the Best Comfy Joggers for Tall Guys and Gals

Have you gotten a pair of comfy joggers for fall yet? If the answer is no, you’re missing out on this year’s most incredible piece of loungewear. Joggers can be worn indoors and outside, and are convenient when you need to go from the work from home grind to a socially distant hang, or from the gym to the grocery store with ease.

However, if you’re a tall guy or gal, your lack of comfy joggers might be a result of standard clothing brand sizing letting you down – again. Since joggers are relatively new to the world of fashion, many brands offer limited sizing, leaving you high and dry if you’re too tall to wear standard sizes. Men’s and women's extra tall joggers can be hard to come by – until now.

Ever since people have trained as distance runners, we’ve collectively struggled to find something that can offer freedom of movement while still being comfortable and stylish. We believe joggers are that unicorn.

Let’s talk about how to find the best women’s and men’s extra tall joggers, and how you can style them for any occasion.


How Short Should Joggers Be?
The primary benefit of joggers is that they allow freedom of movement while still being comfortable and cozy. A key to maintaining that balance is getting the right fit.

Tall Men’s Fitted Joggers
For tall men, fitted joggers should always taper down at the ankle, without the cuff spilling over on to your shoes. They should mirror the shape of your legs, without being too tight or loose. They should also sit comfortably on your hips – too low, and they start to look sloppy.

 



Tall Women’s Fitted Joggers
Tall women’s fitted joggers can be tight or loose through the leg, but similarly to men, they should always be cuffed above the ankle. To avoid looking frumpy, you can opt for a more structured pair of joggers that are cut in one clean line from waist to ankle. This is a good way to help create a more balanced shape, especially if you pair your joggers with a looser top or sweater.


How Can I Style Joggers in the Fall?
Ever since they were popularized in the early 2010s, joggers have remained in style. However, the circumstances of 2020 have made this versatile wardrobe staple more popular than ever. They can be worn as soon as the weather cools down from summer, which is why they make a great addition to any fall wardrobe. Here are some great ideas for styling your joggers for fall.

With a Casual Button-Down
If you want to be warm and cozy from head to toe, pair your joggers with a flannel button-down shirt. It’s a great way to stay warm, but still look put together. 

With a Turtleneck
A turtleneck paired with joggers looks chic and modern. Make sure to tuck it in, or at least do a French tuck (where you tuck the front of the shirt into your waistband), to make the silhouette more flattering.

 


Coordinated Color Sweats
Want that early 2000s coordinated sweatsuit look? By pairing a pair of joggers with a hoodie or zip-up and tee, you can pay homage to this classic look while still looking stylish. The tapered joggers help make sure the look doesn’t overwhelm you, and the coordinating colors make the outfit appear sleek and put together, even as you’re enveloped head to toe in French terry.



Shop This Fall’s Best Joggers at American Tall
Looking to take advantage of this season’s coziest staple? You still can, even if you’re a tall guy over 6’5”, or a tall gal standing 5'9" or more. Our joggers are all made with French terry and brushed fleece, and fit up to a 40” inseam. Shop online today to discover your favorites!

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