Archives for September 2009

Save an Extra 40% off Dillards Sale Items

Starting today, save an extra 40% off all sale items at The prices on their site already reflect the discount. Shipping starts at $5.95. Sale ends Oct 4th, but items are going fast. Here are a few of our picks:
For Tall Women

For Tall Men

Women’s Plaid Pants 37" Inseam

Forget the old adage of “plaid pants not being flattering”. This pair of women’s plaid pants in a 37″ inseam defies the odds. The subtle plaid pattern can actually be a nice pair of neutral pants that can match with your wardrobe just like a pair of black pants. Made with a mid-rise waist, they also are wide legged and will flatter any shape. Sizes 1-25.

Jeans for Tall, Thin Men

One of the most popular brands of jeans for the tall, thin men continue to be Cinch Jeans. They offer many different cuts and rises as well as lengths in 34″- 38″ inseams. Waists sizes start at 27″. They are always a great price with all pairs of jeans under $57.
View all styles of Cinch Jeans at Sheplers.

Tall Hoodie Giveaway & Review

I love tall fitness clothing. If I don’t have anywhere special to go, I enjoy wearing relaxed pieces. So, I was really excited to be able to try out Vertical Athletics tall hoodie. And I must say that this tall hoodie is awesome! These seriously have the longest sleeves that I have ever seen. The sleeves come half way down my hands. I actually had to push them up a little. Wow, I’m not used to having my ankles covered. Can you believe it was even long enough to cover my rear? Love that!
It it is so comfy. The inside is really soft and the neck doesn’t strangle me (like some of my other hoodies). It is made of organic cotton and has a bit of Lycra in it for stretch.

Here is a little bit about the company -Vertical Athletics – written by the owner Renee:
“I started Vertical Athletics because it seemed nearly impossible to find quality fitness apparel that was long enough for me. Knowing that many of my friends, family and teammates had the same problem, I decided to turn my passion for style and sports into a new career. I designed Vertical Athletics especially for tall men and tall women to give them extra room for our longer torsos, legs, and arms. I also thought it was important to make as little of an impact on the environment as possible, which is why we use many sustainable fabrics like; Recycled Polyester and Cotton, COCONA carbon from recycled coconut shells, Bamboo, Organic Cotton and other eco-friendly performance fabrics. Enjoy your new favorite workout gear- it’s just one more reason to love being Vertical!”
Yours truly, Renee

What We are Giving Away

Vertical Athletics is generously giving away one tall hoodie for women or men (as seen above). $60 value

How to Enter the Giveaway

Enter Once:
Head on over to Vertical Athletics and browse through their website. Let me know in a comment below, what tall fitness clothing item you absolutely love. It’s as simple as that.

Second Entry:
Mention this giveaway on your site and put a link to it. Then put another comment after this entry to a link of where you have entered it.

Third Bonus Entry:
Twitter about the giveaway and then enter another comment below, with a link. Wow, you’ve just earned 3 chances to win.

The giveaway is open to everyone with a USA address and you can enter until midnight on Thursday October 8th. The winner will be announced on Friday, Oct 9th. If your comment doesn’t link back to your profile or blog where I can find your email, or you don’t have a blog, then you must leave your email so I can contact you if you win. You will have 48 hours to respond or I will choose a new winner. Winners will be chosen the old fashioned way by number tags thrown into a bowl. Good luck!

As an added bonus, Vertical Athletics is giving free shipping on all orders to visitors of this blog from now until October 12th! Enter coupon code: “TALLMALL”.

Womens Tall Slimming Pants

We are pleased to have discovered that Chadwicks tall pants have gotten longer. Most of their tall pants are now in a 35″ inseam length as compared to 34″ inseam. Today we love this pair of women’s tall slimming pants. With added tummy-control in a short-like shaper it is made to smooth from the waist to the thighs. We love the wide waist band as it really flattens the tummy and creates a nice waist line.

The World’s Tallest Man

If you think you are tall, perhaps you’re short compared to the world’s tallest man. The “Today Show” had Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man on their show this morning with the Guinness Book of World’s Records to present him a plaque as the “worldest tallest man.” Standing at 8’1″ tall, Sultan lives in a small town in Turkey.
He was diagnosed with an overactive pituitary gland condition that caused him to grow uncontrollably. Sultan had a tumor on his eye that was putting pressure on his pituitary gland. The tumor has now been removed.
Sultan says, “Up until now, I’ve really had a difficult life, but I’m happy. From now, I’m really going to have it a lot easier.”
You can read the entire transcipt here. We wish Sultan well on his world tour!

Julie & Julia

Tonight was Friday night date night. We watched the movie “Julie & Julia”. I must say that I think my husband may have been a tad bit more excited to see this movie than I. He is the chef in the family and I am …. well, you could say that I tolerate cooking. I find it a necessary task for the survival of our family, but it doesn’t thrill me.
This movie was fantastic. I loved everything about it – minus them saying the “F” word one time. (I really hate when producers stoop that low!)
Did you know that Julia Childs was 6’2″ tall? I didn’t. I can’t imagine the struggle she must have had to find clothing. Anyway, the movie shows us how Julia Childs turns to learning how to cook French cuisine after she moves there with her husband – who works in the American Embassy. In the process she finds new meaning to her life and an incredible passion.
Julie, a modern day woman, decides to recreate all of Julia Child’s French recipes in a one year time frame and blog about them. In the process, she learns valuable life lessons and there are many parallels in their lives.
I recommend this movie. As a tall woman, there were many things she said that I identify with and love the way Julia Childs presented herself with grace and filled her life with happiness. I am even inspired to try French cooking.
And of course, we can home and ordered Julia Child’s cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” from Amazon.

Women’s Tall Cardigans

This Fall, the look is all about the cardigan. Cardigans are versitile. The same cardigan can be worn with jeans as well as with a skirt. For casual dressing, wear the cardigan alone or open with a t-shirt. To dress it up, wear with a blouse, with a belt around your waist or add some nice jewelry.
Look at all of the beautiful choices we have this year in women’s tall cardigans:

Slim Women's tall cardigans - pangea bluecashmer women's tall cardigans - camel heather
Women's tall belted cardigan - Gray heatherCrewneck women's tall cardigans - Cocoon
Women: Women's Argyle V-Neck Cardigans - Mellow Yellow Belted Shawl Tall Cardigans - Black Jack

Women’s Tall Suit

Women's tall: Tall lightweight wool blazer - Black Women: Ryan essential straight pant - Black
Women's tall: Tall high-waisted lightweight wool skirt - Black

Need a great office suit? Then dress up for Fall in Banana Republic’s tall suit options. Made of lightweight wool with a touch of stretch, it is classy and comfortable.
The tall wool blazer has a modern cut with 2 front button closures, a straight collar and double back vent. We love the flattering look of this pair of straight leg tall pants with a 36″ inseam length. The bottom leg is even cuffed – an extra nice touch. We normally have to unstitch our hems to let out the extra length. Don’t forget about the co-ordinating high-waisted tall wool skirt.
Purchase a few blouses that you can mix and match with the pants or skirt. Don’t go sleeveless as you may want to wear them without the jacket and we are going to a professional look! Here are a few of our suggestions.

Women's tall: Tall silk short-sleeve printed top - Dark blue

For more mix and match pieces that can be worn with this women’s tall suit, visit our special called “The Big List of Women’s Tall Clothing Basics“.

Women’s Tall Clothing Video

Our take: Long Tall Sally is definately a hot women’s tall clothing store. They really try hard to stay on top of the trends. Although a UK company, they now ship worldwide and you can change the currency to see prices in your country. Their pants and jeans have a long 36″ inseam length. Love that!
Visit Long Tall Sally to see their newest pieces for Fall!