Archives for January 2009

Tall Men: Please Wear Long Shorts!

I am on a quest to stop all tall men from wearing short shorts. Tom Selleck looked “hot” in his short shorts during Magnum P.I., but that was in the “80s”. We have moved beyond that now. For tall men, anything shorter than a 10″ inseam makes your legs look ridiculous. They exaggerate your leg length and make you have “bird legs”. You need to keep everything in proportion including your shorts. Today I came across several pairs of Volcom longer length shorts for men with 11.5″ -12.5″ inseams.
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Diary of a Tall Fashionista: Tall Leggings for Tall Ladies

By Tiffany DeLangie – Tall Fashion Writer for Tall Clothing Mall

You know you’re getting old when trends you wore as a tween become trendy again. And so it begins. I remember looking at pictures of my mom in bell bottoms and saying “I’ll never wear those.” In her infinite wisdom my mom chided, “Never say never.” Shortly thereafter, I bought my first pair of bell bottoms. I didn’t so much care about the bell bottom; I was more in love with the fact that they actually covered my ankle. Well so the story goes with leggings. I remember wearing them when I was about 10…and I loved them. And now I’m…well not 10, and I love them again. True, it’s trickier wearing them now than when I had toothpicks for legs and absolutely no derriere. But still, it’s doable.

zebra tall leggingsIf you think you can’t wear leggings because you’re too tall or too not-the-Olsen-twins, think again. With a few simple tips you’ll look fabulous and cutting edge. First, as tall ladies the most important thing is to find tall leggings that are the right length. I love cropped pants as much as the next sister, but don’t try to pass off ‘normal’ leggings (and by that I mean those made for the average woman) as cropped. If you’re going to wear cropped go all the way! If not, finding the perfect pair of tall leggings is just a click away. As long as the leggings reach your ankle, you’re golden. During winter you may be tempted to buy ‘normal’ leggings to wear with tall or slouchy boots, but winter is almost over and I promise if you invest in a pair of fabulous, quality, tall leggings, you’ll be thrilled when Spring and Summer arrive and you can wear your tall leggings with ballet flats and sandals. So, say it with me, “I will not settle for ‘average.’ I am not average and shun the insinuation. I will purchase tall leggings and I will love them.” I hate to resort to borderline hypnosis but rule #1 is very important.

Secondly, don’t be overwhelmed at the thought of wearing tall leggings. You don’t have to go out and buy an entirely new wardrobe to make them work. One of the easiest ways to wear tall leggings is simply to wear them as you would tights. You may be thinking “Why don’t I just wear tights?” The answer is because tights arelace tall leggings expected. Remember we are not average! So boost the cool factor by mixing in an unexpected item in your ensemble. The other great thing about tall leggings is they extend your wardrobe and allow you to wear pieces that you typically couldn’t. For instance, when you find that cute little sheath dress on the clearance rack and lament because it’s too short to wear in real life, now you can throw it over a pair of tall leggings and be done with it! I have many of those dresses, most of which I paid next to nothing for and they make a simple, yet stylish outfit paired with tall leggings. Tunic length shirts, blouses, and tops are all over the place right now and also do the trick, which leads me to my next point.

Let’s keep it clean and classy. If you are a tiny dancer (not in an Elton John way, but in a “that girl must be a dancer because I could bounce a quarter off of her…” way) or a celebrity, you can wear tall leggings with anything and get away with it. As for the other 99% of us, I suggest covering any unsightly lumps, bumps, and dimples (sorry to be so graphic, but I gotta keep it real) with a sheath dress, a tunic top, or a long jacket. You can find these items in tall sizes at just a click away. If you are daring, try tall liquid leggings (also called leather leggings) with a tunic length mens’ shirt and sneakers, ankle boots, or heels–a perfect marriage of edge and class.

Whatever you choose to pair with your tall leggings, I hope you’re inspired to find the perfect pair of tall leggings that suit your style, shape, and budget.

Women’s Velour Tall Hoodies on sale only $4.99

Tiffany found us a great deal on women’s velour tall hoodies on sale for only $4.99 at Old Navy.com. This is too good of a deal to pass up and Tiffany bought three. She says they are really long and perfect for wearing with tall leggings and skinny jeans. There are five colors available but hurry as these women’s tall hoodies won’t last long.
Women: Women's Velour Hoodies - BlackWomen: Women's Velour Hoodies - Dark Chocolate

Tall Clothing Mall Celebrate It’s Second Anniversary

I can’t believe it, but Tall Clothing Mall has now been online two years. My how time flies! You can read the press release here.
I just want to thank all of you for your support, your kind emails and for letting all of your tall friends know about Tall Clothing Mall. We have some exciting plans for the near future and with your support will be around for many years to come.

Men’s Custom Dress Shirts With 40 Inch Sleeve Length

I just discovered Proper Cloth – a store that allows you to create men’s custom dress shirts with a sleeve length up to 40″ long and neck sizes up to 18″. Here’s a unique feature about this store – say you have a shirt that fits you perfectly from one of your favorite stores, but you may want to tweak it just a little. They have a special feature called “similar brand sizing” where you can choose from 21 name brand stores and make your shirt fit like theirs. I’m not sure how those stores feel about that, but it’s a great way to get a customized shirt that way you like it. The custom dress shirts at Proper Cloth start at $90.
Proper Cloth Premium Custom Men's Dress Shirts
Visit Tall Clothing Mall for more custom clothing.

Women’s Sexy Valentine’s Day Shoes

By now, you’ve probably picked up the little black dress and are in need of some sexy Valentine’s Day Shoes. Yes, they are available in larger sizes. Here are our top 3 picks for sexy Valentine’s Day shoes.
Bouquets - Sofie (Red Satin) - Footwear
Bouquets available to size 13 from Zappos
Jessica Bennett - Jeanie (Red) - Footwear
Jessica Bennett available to size 12 from Zappos.

Barefoot Tess Spice Heel in sizes 11-15 from BarefootTess.com

What is Your Favorite Piece of Tall Clothing? A Contest

We want to know what your favorite tall clothing item. Enter the item and where to purchase it in the comment section below this post and you can be entered to win a $50 Nordstrom.com gift card. We will choose our favorite suggestion. Contest ends on Valentine’s Day. We know that you are dying to share the items you love with other tall people as it can benefit all of us!
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Tall Cruel Girl Jeans – 36" Inseam

I have heard from several tall girls that say they love their tall Cruel Girl Jeans. Today I came across 2 pairs. The first one is the Cruel Girl ‘Dakota Slim’ tall jeans with a 36″ inseam in a light blue color. This pair of boot-cut jeans has a slim hips and thighs fit and has a very low rise waist. Sizes 3-13. The next pair is the Cruel Girl ‘Kelsey Slim’ Jeans in a medium blue shade. These boot-cut jeans also are geared towards slim hips and legs -perfect for the long, tall cowgirl.
Cruel Girl Women's 'Dakota Slim' Jeans - IndigoCruel Girl Women's 'Kelsey Slim'  Jeans - Indigo

Tall Clothing Mall has more jeans for tall girls.

Men’s Big Hats for Big Heads

I know how hard it is to find a big hat. My husband has a rather big head and it is always a challenge to find a hat large enough as to not give him a headache. I have searched high and low through lots of big and tall stores for the perfect large size hats. I have discovered that Amazon.com has one of the largest selections of men’s big size hats including many more not listed here.
Extra Large Baseball Caps from Your Favorite MLB Team


Polo Ralph Lauren Big & Tall Hat at Westport Big & Tall (item 31117)

Save 30% off Old Navy New Arrivals


For 3 days only, save 30% off new arrivals at oldnavy.com when you enter coupon code: SPRING. Plus, if you spend $150 or more you automatically get free shipping. Old Navy has lots of women’s tall clothing and men’s big and tall clothing. Many times the tall clothing sells out before it goes on sale. Now is your chance to get this discount on Spring clothing. Hurry, coupon ends January 25th. Here are a few items to get you inspired.

Women: Women's Sheer Cotton Camp Shirts - Multi-Floral TopWomen: Women's Mid-Rise Bermudas (10Women: Women's Button-Front Raincoats - Bay Of Bengal
Men: Men's Tall Argyle Side-Seam Tees - Dark Sea BlueMen: Men's Everyday Straight-Leg Khakis - American Twill