Archives for July 2013

Mens Tall Chambray Shirts

tall chambray shirt under a blazer

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Men, if you only purchase one item to update your wardrobe, you need a chambray shirt! These lightweight denim shirts go with everything! They are usually made of breathable cotton fabrics that are durable too.

So how do you wear them? For a casual look wear your chambray shirt with tan chinos or colored jeans. You don’t want your jeans to be the same shade as your shirt – so go with darker or lighter pants or jeans. For work or dressier outings, throw on a tie over your chambray shirt. They also look hot peeking out under a blazer or sweater.

Hint: – women love chambray shirts, so if you’re on the fence, wear it for love! Here’s our roundup of our favorite tall chambray shirts for men:

 

 

 

polo ralph lauren tall chambray

Polo Ralph Lauren 

clean big and tall chambray shirt

Clean Looking Big & Tall Chambray Shirt – 3 colors

tall dotted shirt

Custom Dotted

men's tall chambray shirt

Affordable

colored tall chambray shirt

Short Sleeve – 3 colors

slim fitting tall chambray shirt

Slim Fitting Printed

tall blue shirt men

One Pocket – 2 colors

mens tall denim shirt

Tall Denim Shirt

Floral Tall Maxi Dress

This floral tall maxi dress from Long Tall Sally is gorgous! Wear it now and into the Fall. I envision you wearing it on a late Summer vacation and then when you return, when it to the office. Some reviewers say you may want to order down a size.

floral tall maxi dress

Floral Tall Maxi Dress.   Green Resin Shell Earrings

B.F.T. Edina Sandals to size 15.  Bueno Green Computer Tote.

You may also like these tall maxis.

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How to Navigate Tall Clothing Mall

We’ve gotten lots of new visitors lately and have gotten some emails asking how to navigate Tall Clothing Mall. With over 1000 special sections here, we can certainly see how you can get lost! But don’t fear, we’re here to help!  Whether you are new, or have been with us for years, you may want a refresher on the best way to navigate around your “tall mall”.

 

First off let’s explore the main navigation bar. You will see this navigation menu on every page of Tall Clothing Mall. Let’s break it down.
tall clothing mall navigation menu

1. The dark blue area is the main navigation menu.

  •  If you are a woman – click on women’s and you can shop via the special sections such as jeans that are sorted via inseam lengths and via tops, outerwear, etc. Same goes for the men’s section. These sections are listed by clothing type so you can compare the best tall clothing items via type and the tall store that sells them. For instance: when you click on an item you love, a new window will pop up and will take you to the store that sells the item and you can get more info. You will also the big list of tall stores here.
  • Click on shoes to see the shoe directory of what sizes our partner stores sell as well as shoe discounts. The women’s shoe section even has section featuring trendy shoes for tall women.
  • If you need extra help finding something special, click on personal shopper. Fill out the form and our stylists will do their best to help you find what you need.
  • Custom – helps you see who sells custom made or custom sized clothing and shoes.
  • Sales – save lots of money via our coupons and sales. This section is updated most days.

2. Search Bar

  • Use the search bar to easily search for exactly what you need. You can search via one word, or get more specific by using multiple words.

3. Getting Social

  • These buttons let you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest. The last button is for sending us an email.

4. Home Page

  • Anytime you are lost, feel free to hit the home button on the navigation menu to return to the home page.

5. Tall Clothing Mall Blog

  • The content listed below the dark blue navigation menu is the Tall Clothing Mall blog.  In fact, you are reading a blog post right now! Here we show you additional tall clothing, have contests, spotlight tall stores, talk about tall people we love or anything else that is relevant to tall people. This content is updated frequently. When you get to the bottom of the content, you will see a type that says “Older Posts”. If you want to read all of the blog posts, just keep clicking on “Older Posts.” to read more. 

tall clothing mall blog

 

6. Right Side Bar

  • We have several right side bars depending on where you are, but let’s tell you about a few features of the main sidebar.
  • You will find a form in turquoise where you can sign up for our newsletter. Please sign up for our newsletter as we share with you unique content that we don’t feature anywhere else. We also give you sale alerts. Who wants to miss a killer sale? Um – no one!
  • We also have a spot where you can visit some of our advertisers. Advertisers help keep everything we offer free! So show your love to them! 
  • Blog categories are important as they also help you navigate around our blog – see #5 above. To see the categories, use the drop down menu. 
  • We also have an area called trending now – that shows you what the most popular sections of Tall Clothing Mall are at the present time. It’s sort of like the winners of the popularity contest! 🙂

right side bar at Tall Clothing Mall

 7. Footer Menu

  • The last area on our website is the footer menu. This is located on every section at the very bottom. We have some of our required legal notices including our disclosure and privacy policy.
  • Sitemap – if you really want to browse everything here at Tall Clothing Mall, this is for you.
  • We also have a link to our About Us page.
  • Our Fashion Advice button is for you to sign up for our newsletter as well as lists of special articles we have written with additional style advice for tall people.

footer menu

8. Tall Snob

  • Although not mentioned, we also have a blog only for tall women and this is called Tall Snob

That wraps up our tutorial on “How to Navigate Tall Clothing Mall.”  As always, feel free to email us if you need additional help finding something special or if you want to share with us a tall clothing item or tall store that you love.

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Tall Store Spotlight: What to Buy at Express

When shopping as tall people, we can expand our search outside the regular tall stores. Today’s advertiser spotlight is on Express. So what types of items should you buy at Express?

This fashion forward store has a selection of men’s tall clothing items (search for “tall”) including suits, jeans, dress shirts and dress pants and an occasional t-shirt. Their accessories are pretty cool too!  Here’s a sample:

express tall men clothing

Fitted MK2 Tall Cotton Shirt in MT – 2XLT and 5 colors.
Rocco Slim Fit Straight Leg Jeans – 34 Inseam
Chronograph Watch Gift Set
Photographer Tall Suit Pants – 34″ or 36″ Inseams.
Navy Twill Photographer Tall Suit Jacket

Express doesn’t have items labeled as “tall” for women, but Express has some gems for us too! Some items you may love include their tunics (search for “tunics”), jeans up 35″ inseams, pants in 33″ or 35″ inseams and amazing handbags, jewelry items and other accessories.

express for tall women

Leather Trimmed Tunic
Cabochon & Rhinestone Necklace
ReRock Boot-cut Jeans – 35″ inseam (choose long sizes)
Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag
Columnist Pants – 35″ inseam

Now through Sunday, use promo code 1642 to save $25 off $100, or $50 off  $200. Ends 7/28.
Have you ever shopped at Express? Which items have worked for you?

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EXPIRED: Exclusive 30% Discounts for Backpacks and Lunch Boxes

My kids start school  in about a month. The Summer has flown by and we have so much to do! Help me! I dread shopping for school supplies – with 5 kids it takes a lot of money!

Rewind! On the day that school let out for the Summer my 7 year old boy got in the car and loudly, yet seriously pronounced, “Mom, I’m not the kind of kid I was when I went to 1st grade. I know that I liked Rug Rats, but for next year I need a new back pack. I’m much more grown up now.”

Well, I wasn’t expecting that as the first words to come out of his mouth on the last day of school. More like “Wahoo, yippie, schools out, scream and shout.”  It appears he is growing up! I also noticed that the weight of everything they bring home on the last day was just too much for his cheap backpack and the straps and zipper were breaking. My son was frustrated trying to carry half of his stuff in his arms.

So, I can’t tell you how overjoyed I was when Lands’ End contacted me about giving my readers an exclusive discount on backpacks and lunch boxes. In the past, my older boys have used Lands’ End backpacks and they held up for several years.

Knowing that this exclusive sale was coming up, I have held off on purchasing new backpacks until now. But, I want to share this offer with you! You must click through this link to activate the discount. But the deal is only valid for 2 days and expires on 7/25. Plus, score free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Here’s the lineup of the backpacks we will be purchasing for my 3 youngest kids. We will also be monogramming their names on them because it only costs around $6 more and will make sure that no one can steal their backpacks (especially if I decide to print their silly nicknames on them). Would I do that? Well maybe! {wink}

backpacks on sale

I know this post isn’t really related to tall clothing, but what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share this deal with you? If you need to buy some backpacks, today’s the day!  Again, be sure and click here to activate the discount. Hurry, ends 7/25. Happy shopping!

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Where to Buy Mens Tall Sweatshirts: Personal Shopping

I received a tall personal shopper request from Kim. She is trying to help her tall teen son find mens tall sweatshirts.

Client: 6’7″ tall. Age 17. Size LT.

Wanting: tall sweatshirts in cool styles like his friends wear preferably with name brands such as Nike, Adidas, college teams or NBA teams.

Krista Responds: It is a bit early in the season, but I have found you some choices you may like.  The name brands you mentioned aren’t always made in talls – mainly just in big sizes – which I know doesn’t help you out.  Here are the best current choices that I have found for you.

men's tall sweatshirts

Row 1:

Old Navy has affordable tall hoodies.

Nike Tall Jacket – not a sweatshirt, but he may like it.

Lacoste Tall Hoodie

Row 2: 

Gap Zip Tall Hoodie

Cutter & Buck Pullover sweatshirt in 3 colors.

Carhartt Tall Hoodie

Row 3:

I like the selection of mens tall sweatshirts at Ralph Lauren.

Society of One – Button Tall Hoodie

Michael Kors Fleece Tall Pullover

Other options:

The NBA Store – has big and tall sweatshirts. Do a search for “tall”.

Check out the Macy’s sports fan shop for some big and tall sweatshirts. Such as Boston Celtics tall sweatshirt,

Westport Big & Tall’s team shop as some items for tall NFL clothing.

Calvin Klein Tall Hoodie

I hope I have helped you in your search for mens tall sweatshirts and hoodies.

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Mens Tall Casual Fridays Dressed Up

Many offices allow you to dress down a little on casual Fridays. But, the lines often get blurred between what you feel like wearing and what is proper. If you’re in an office that requires a suit and tie everyday, then casual Fridays do not mean jeans.  A pair of chinos with a dress shirt is always a winner.  But it doesn’t mean you have to wear the predictable pair of tan chinos. Today’s look is for the stylish tall man who wants to take his look from the office to a nice dinner after work.

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Here’s our version for tall guys:

mens tall casual fridays

David Donahue Tall Dress Shirt.   Navy Tall Blazer

Tommy Bahama Flat Front Pants up to 36″ inseam.

Rockport Shoes to size 15.   Laurex Large Canvas Bag

Sound off. Does your office allow casual Fridays?

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You Big Studdette

Flash forward into Fall and the first shoe trend we feature is womens studded shoes.

The urban dictionary defines STUDDETTE  as

“A well-built, pleasantly masculine chick, muscular, strong and athletic.” 

 These edgy and confident shoes fit the definition to a T.  Wear these shoes with skinny jeans, ripped up jeans, boyfriend jeans, leather pants, pencil shirts and other cool or sleek items.

womens studded shoes for fall - shoe trends

Row 1: Nine West Stars and Studs Flats to size 12. Corso Como Leopard Flats to size 12. Stuart Weitzman Ding Dong – to size 12.

Row 2: Me Too Studded Pumps to size 13.  Jeffrey Campell Studded Flats – to size 14. I have these shoes and recommend ordering up one size. Valentino Rockstar Pumps to size 12.

Row 3: Jeffrey Campell Studded Toe Sneakers to size 14.  Converse Studded Hi Tops – to women’s size 12.  Naya Studded Booties to size 12.

Check out more women’s shoe trends here. Which studded shoe is your favorite? I’m going to have to pick the Converse hi tops.

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Guys Affordable Tall Outfit: 38 Inseam Jeans

We’ve been getting lots of requests for guys affordable tall outfits for back to school. Some guys are starting back to school soon and it’s still extremely hot in many parts of the country. So let’s keep you comfy in a t-shirt and jeans. This pair of tall jeans has a 38″ inseam and comes in waist sizes 30″ – 40″.

guys affordable tall outfits for back to school

Men’s BKE Tall Boot-cut Jeans 38″ Inseam – also in 34″ and 36″ inseam.  These jeans are a relaxed style and free of holes with a little bit of hand sanding and whiskering. $64.95.

Caribbean Sail Club Tall T-Shirt  – the back features a sail boat. Sale $24.50.

Vans Casual Sneakers – to size 16. This styles comes in around 50 colors and patterns. We like this color of dress blue/nautical as it will match any dark jeans.  It’s a classic style yet we’re keeping it casual. $45

Here’s the complete list of 38″ inseam jeans.

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Angelina Jolie Outfit Inspiration: Tall White Suit

Angelina Jolie looks hot in this all white suit!  We took the liberty of recreating this look with women’s tall clothing items. Don’t you love it when we can find similar items?  Angelina tones down all of the white with a classic black satchel.  If you love this style, you’re in luck as this suit is now on sale! Beware, you’re going to turn some heads in this outfit!

angelina jolie outfit inspirationAngelina Jolie photo credit

White Tall Suit Jacket  and White Contemporary Tall Suit Pants – 37″ Inseam

Scoop Neck Tall Tank Top.  Tignanello Black Satchel. B.F.T. Nude Heels – to size 15

Would you wear a white suit? Please comment below.

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