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As you know off the rack clothing is usually designed for men six-foot and under which is about 185 centimeters and under. Yes, there are long sizes but oftentimes they're not quite proportional so it's not uncommon for tall men to have really long wrists that show out in a jacket that's just too short. You probably know it, a dress shirt off the rack probably easily comes untucked simply because it's too short. Shoes can be a big problem especially if your size 15 or up.
What are the tall men style dos?
One, add layers because it adds dimensions and depth to your outfit. If you wear a combination or a suit, try to wear a vest because it hides more of your body and it shows less of the deep V that you can see on the shirt.
Second, do embrace the odd combination. What do I mean about that? A sport coat and a pair of pants that are non-matching.
Three, do choose belts over braces.
Do embrace interesting shoes. What do I mean by that? When you have a combination go for a contrasting shoe. Nothing that blends right in your pants.
Five, do get everything you buy altered. I mean seek out an alterations tailor and really have every single thing changed because a regular off-the-rack jacket will never fit you. When you buy a suit make sure there is enough fabric left and oftentimes on a cheaper garment they really save on that so there's really no room to make anything bigger but you rely on that.
Six, do invest in made to measure or custom garments. I know it sounds pricey but luckily these days you don't only have that pricey bespoke option but you also have lots of made-to-measure options as well as online made-to-measure which gets you a decent quality product starting at a few hundred dollars.
Seven, do invest in long or extra long ties. Most men these days buy ties in just one simple length but because you're tall your upper body is long and therefore you need to have a longer tie that covers your entire upper torso.
Do wear oversized patterns because you're taller and maybe also bigger you want a taller pattern so your overall appearance is proportional.
Nine, do buy over the calf socks. You never want to appear as if the skin peeks out underneath your pants because that would mean your pants are too short and you're too tall.
So what are the style don'ts?
You should definitely avoid wearing vertical stripes that includes suits or shirts. Similarly, because they accentuate your height and make you look even taller than you are.
Two, don’t wear single breasted three button jackets instead opt for two buttons because they will make you less tall.
Three, don't wear short-sleeved shirts and shorts at the same time because you as a tall man will expose more skin and will make you even look thinner and taller than you actually are.
Four, don't wear low-rise pants. Over the past couple of decades, the rise of the pants has become lower and lower.
Five, don't wear too many solids because they will allow to look at your height and focus on that instead go with textured patterns.
Six, don't wear anything that is too short because of that I suggest to either buy very long pants with an inseam and then have it shortened to fit you or buy unhemmed ones in the first place because they always come with more enough length so you'll always be fine.
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Shirts coming untucked. Proper ties: when I was in college, I was in the men's chorus and we had a tie that we had to wear with... black jacket, black pants and black shirt... and the tie was purple. The problem was that this tie came from the College bookstore and only came in one size. It was also made out of a terrible material that would burn if you tried to iron it so after a while many of the other guys ties would become extremely creased, I was lucky enough to have a tie rack to hang it on. The length issue basically left me with a thumbs-worth of the tail. It's actually particularly annoying being tall because everything is made for the average height and US government regulations say that companies don't have to produce products past 95th percentile. According to tall.life's height calculator, being 6'4 I'm in the 98.9 percentile, and being a 24 year old adult, I can't afford and I can't find most clothes that would fit me.
Sleeve length. I can’t just buy long sleeved school shirts off the shelf so I have to wear short sleeve most of the time. I do have a proper fitted dress shirt with long sleeves that I save for formal events at school but are too expensive to buy for regular wear.
One of the biggest disadvantages is that it is quite difficult for me to find quality vintage clothing. People usually weren't 1m90 in the 60's and 70's, and thus, most cool suits I find from that era have pant legs and jacket sleeves that are way too short
My younger brother has many nice shirts in his wardrobe that proved to be too short for me. Who's making shirts for tall men? I'm tired of giving all my nice shirts to Ragoo. BTW. I'm not taking most of this advice. I like people noticing my height. Ladies love it.
sleeve and cuff lenght also most of the time my large shoulders cannot be covered comfortably. Another detail is, tall men can have longer lower body too. This means, when you sit to a chair, especcially if you're kinda slim/skinny, your knees pull more of the fabric, causing the ankle cuffs ride even higher.
I find this channel quite interesting. I’ve no interest in becoming a gentleman but I’ve learned to use a very wide pattern for my ties. This will be very useful with my bermuda shorts and T-shirt combo this weekend :-)
Do you have a guide for different climates? For example, there is a lot of nice clothing out there, but in a tropical climate, like where I spend most of my time, I can not stand a lot of the nice dress clothing out there. I end up wearing more Cubavera's or styles similar to the classic Guayabera. Any hints or tips for dressing well for different climates? Also a guide for men who are thicker (not fat, just more muscular).
Great tips as usual.
Unfortunately, an anterior pelvic tilt ( APT) , a moderate belly & a er ..flat seat, complicate the pants situation. Even full rise pants do not stay up without suspenders. Most comfortable with belts when I'm wearing layers/jackets...
Until exercises to correct APT etc start showing results, how would you recommend I instruct MTM tailors to sew my pants ? Especially those of casual variety? ( e.g chinos ) higher rise in the back ? Perhaps I need to visit bespoke shops at some point soon.
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It turns out, that's not what women go crazy for at all.Science has put the age old question to bed and, boys, you don't have to work so hard on those muscles. It's all about length...but not where you think. Women are more attracted to blokes with long legs, new research has found. Experts say fellas with longer lower limbs are more likely to be healthy and wealthy."---
I am an emerging gentleman who will be attending a four year university this upcoming Fall. Would you please make a video that gives tips on living like a gentleman at college, organizing one's dorm, and the essentials for a gentleman in college? Thank you for your consideration.
I’m 6’1”, 185lbs/thin, but have long legs. I’ve been experimenting with different sport coat/blazer lengths (regular vs long cuts) and am stuck. I’ve seen your fit videos and you compare the length to the hand/knuckles. But I have long legs and a big butt and so I’m looking more at the half point like you’re mentioning in this video.
Some salesmen say the jacket should fall at exactly 50% height from neck to foot. But, when I try a regular, the jacket really covers about 48% (exposing my butt) and the Long cut covers about 52-3%. I’ve thought to get long cuts shortened but it messes up the coat proportion of pocket/button height.
So my question, should I lean on the side of longer (covering butt, but also appearing a bit more ‘elderly’’ in style) or towards regular (giving a more modern look , but seemingly causing this weird butt exposure shape around my hips)??
Thanks for the video!
Thanks for the video, here are my thoughts (for reference I'm 6'7"--2.00 cm).
I've even found a few tie knots I can use with regular length ties. Most of these use the skinny end of the tie to make the knot instead of the wide end. Other types of accessories (e.g., cufflinks, scarves) are also height agnostic so I try to use those when possible.
I would love to use over the calf socks (Fort Belvedere or otherwise) but such are nearly impossible to find in size 15.
One positive of height, a study was done a while ago and found each additional inch of height is worth about $800 more per year in salary.
Height related issues I deal with:
1) It's early impossible to find clothes in person so I rely on online shopping (which is unpredictable) and MTM (which is expensive and generally still not designed with height in mind). When I first got married my wife tried taking me to the mall and other shops to buy clothes, she's since given up. We were in London last week and I failed to find anything in my size (clothes or shoes) across 10+ stores (I don't get why I even tried). You would think that Harrod's, which is the size of a small country, would have some tall options, but no. Big and Tall shops are much more focused on big than tall, so they're of little use to me.
2) In addition to being harder to find, tall clothing is also more expensive. And I don't even try to find thins second hand.
3) I've bought a few shirts that were almost long enough (close enough to get by). After a couple washings they shrunk a little (even in cold water, low temperature drying) but that little shrinking was enough to make the shirts unusable.
4) Sleeve length (38") is almost impossible to find. Charles Tyrwhitt has some options, which is great, but for some reason they don't make the body length longer, so the shirts are too short and easily come untucked (someone with a 38" sleeve likely has a similarly long torso). I'll sometimes just roll up my sleeves so the short length is less noticeable.
5) Dress shoes have always been a pain to find but I recently discovered Allen Edmonds carries most of their styles in sizes up to 15 (my size). Some of their models are still too narrow but this is workable (they don't increase the width that much as the size goes up and don't offer anything wider than a D in size 15). You're also never going to find half sizes above a 13, so I can't be too picky about sizing–I can't relate to people who debate between an 8 or 8.5.
6) In addition to clothes, hats are almost impossible to find. This isn't an issue exclusive to tall people but it's still annoying. My head measures about 64-65cm (legitimately big, even amongst other tall people). When I was really young I used to collect hats, now I own two, neither of which should be worn with a suit.
6b) My hands are very proportional to the rest of me, so gloves are also hard to find in my size.
7) Whatever the newest cool thing in clothing comes out I know not to expect much. I remember when the American Giant hoodie came out a few years ago everyone thought it was the greatest thing ever. I figured a company with "Giant" in its name might have something in my size, but nope. My wife loves her hoodie though.
Aside from clothes, most things in life aren't built for tall people, especially Western Europe (most of which was built in the 1800s when people were shorter). Cars, desks, chairs, airplane seats, showers, etc are all generally not made for anyone above 6'2" (my knees are a good 2-3" into the seat into front of me on a plane so the person in front of me literally can't recline). Even many door frames are too short (the standard height is 6'8", so I get in trouble when wearing shoes, which is why I went barefoot around the office for many years). Ceiling fans can be frightening. I can't count how many times I've smashed my head into things, which is part of the reason I slouch (slouching is just as much about self-defense than not standing out).
A tall friend of mine and me thought about opening a store, "To Heck with Small People" catering to all things tall (e.g., golf clubs, chairs, clothes, counter tops) but never got around to it.
Every tall person I know has also dealt with back and/or knee problems.
I feel you Mike. I'm 191 cm and experience most of these issues. Here's some tips I have found:
1) Do online MTM as much as possible. Charles Thyrwitt quite often has baggy shirts which makes you tailor them after buying. I switched to Camiceria Olga and after 2 quasi-OK orders now I'm getting well fitting MTM shirts for a decent price.
2) For shoes I go with Shoepassion as they have most sizes available on most of the shoe models, and they also have lots of classics.
3) Custom-make your gloves. It turned out to be quite cheap for me - same price that a decent store asked for RTW gloves.
Clocking in at 6'2 and 155 lbs, first let me give you an emphatic thank you! When you are tall and skinny, people frequently dismiss any legitimate issue you have under the idea that you have nothing to complain about. I'm happy to see you took the time to think of us beanpoles!
Any advice for those of us on the big side of big and tall?
If I look in most stores it seems like they assume if you reach a certain size you only need sweat pants. I was basically told not to bother at Brooks Brothers.
+6ix9ine Lover And you could try reading my previous reply.
Do you really think if it was that simple we wouldn't?
Doesn't mean we want to look shabby.
Orson Welles, Sidney Greenstreet, John Rys Davies, all big guys who looked good. Should I wait until I've lost weight which after 40 years looks like it will never happen despite my best efforts, or should I try and have some style now?
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Thanks. That's advice I haven't heard EVERY GOD DAMNED DAY! Do really think it's that simple? Of course I'm trying to lose some weight. I have been all my life. Do you really think I would have asked the question if I could?
This was great, Raphael! As a big and tall guy at 6'6" 315 pounds, I found these tips very helpful! Speaking of which, it would be really cool for the big and tall crowd among your subscribers if your next spokesperson was a big and tall fellow himself. Hint hint
Most of the tips in the video make you appear more proportional, not appear smaller. I don't know why he words it that way. Tall people tend to look like they have over-proportionally long limbs even if objectively they don't.
Thank you for this video. It was very informative. I do have a couple of questions. You did not cover hats? What do you recommend for the tall man. I am 6' 4". Also is there any shoes a tall man should stay away from? I am not speaking of heel size but style?
Besides being rather tall (6'3"), I'm also very skinny, which makes it absolutely impossible to find off-the-rack clothing that fits at least okay. Sleeve and pant length I'd say are my worst enemies, especially since I prefer a more italian oriented, slimmer cut.
Ben , I'm 6'3" as well but filling out and making your look wider makes no sense. If you are able to wear a tailored piece of clothing that fits your build makes more sense not making yourself look like 130% scale to 5'6" guy.
DIYhabits it’s not that it’s bad to look tall, the clothing can just be a little awkward sometimes. For example I’m 6’3 and when I wear pants they can look really long and skinny on my legs, so you want to buy ones that are not baggy, but with slightly more room, to just fill it out a little more.
At 6'4" (1.93 m), it's hard to find shirts that are long enough, ties, jackets, etc... What I'm most frustrated about is finding overcoats that fit properly! (as I mentioned before, I live in Montreal... haha!) I'd love to buy a Gloverall duffel coat again like when I was still a teenager, but... And I won't even get into shoes (size 14)... Ugh!... p.s. Raphaël, are you on Brazilian Time still? It's Spring up here in the jolly Northern Hemisphere! ;-)
Interesting video, enough great tips. Unfortunately wearing a combination is a no no for business. I would like to add that tall is not the opposite of short. Short men want to look taller, tall men in general are fine with their length and the women like it. They should definitely pay extra attention on how their trousers fit. I must admit that wearing a very dark navy suit annoys me a bit, if feels a bit awkward. Grey is somehow less of a problem.
His style is classic. This means not so much slim fit pants or anything too skinny. He also probably dresses classic on a daily basis. If you wear a suit and tie seven days a week you have to be comfortable. I know, ive done it for work.
I see you're just bashing his style because it's not a trendy style like those of GQ and the like. I'll have you know, slim fit isn't for everyone. In many of his videos he shares he has big thighs, which is why a wider pant leg instead of slim fit pants is more comfortable for him.
About the loose fabric, you may be misinterpreting loose fabric for "enough fabric that it drapes well". The goal isn't for the clothes to stick right on to the body. The goal is to have the clothes drape in a way in which it pleases the eye.
Mr. Schneider wants to look like a mature man, among other things. In my humble opinion, slim-fitting clothes make a man look younger, more boyish, etc.... If that is your goal, go right ahead, who am I to stop you from dressing how you like? But what Mr. Schneider teaches us is how to dress like a "gentleman"...how to dress like a mature man who does not follow trends for the hell of it.
We already did https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/how-to-dress-if-you-are-short/?utm_campaign=social-lead-gen&utm_medium=video&utm_source=youtube&utm_content=tall-men-style-tips&utm_term=youtube-comments
Neil Crawford Im 6"3, but I have a 28cm feet, thats a 44 1/2 -45 euro; roughly a uk 10 (at least in Dr Martens) so I always find shoes without stress. Here in Spain, havin something bigger than a 12 narrows dramatically your chances to find shoes.
Hi all I'm 6 foot 4 inches 193cm. Over here in old blighty it not to much of a problem as I seem to be able to find my sizes quite easily and only need small adjustments here and there... UK shoe size 11 which I think is 12.5 US please correct me if I'm wrong. So shoes again for me no problem apart from the fact I've some where in the region of a hundred pairs.... Love your videos as always.... and always eagerly awaiting the next video release of yours....
Raphael can you do a video on clothing sizes, what do the numbers mean in clothes of different regions of production, which parts of your body exactly do they refer to and how to properly get your measures taken? Would be very helpful.
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