Archives for November 2013

Tall Black Friday Sales are Here!!!

It’s finally Black Friday! Are you shoppping? If not, why not?  There are so many great sales!

We’ve identified over 30 Tall Black Friday Sales for you and listed items we would buy.  We will continue to tweet and post on FB some of our favorite finds.  Some of the sales are only good today, while others last throughout the weekend. Also don’t forget about Cyber Monday (12/2) for more great deals.

Here’s a couple more sales, not listed in our sale section:

destination xl big and tall black friday sales

Saturday & Sunday ONLY! Save $35 off $150 at Destination XL  via code JOY. Ends 12/1.

nintendo 3ds bundle on saleNintendo 3DS bundle on sale

Today only – shop at Target and if you spend $75 or more, get a coupon to come back and save 20% off during a future purchase during the dates of Dec 1- 7.  Lots of toys are buy one, get one 50% off.

free beauty gift with purchase

Shop the Nordstrom Black Friday Sale today only.

big and tall shirt on sale

JCrew – save 30% off your purchase via code HOLIDAY.

levis's 517 jeans tall on sale

blue scarf on sale


Check out the Zappos Black Friday Clearance Sale. Save on clothing, accessories and of course shoes. Shipping is free!





tall pencil skirt on sale

 Save 30% off Boden, plus get free shipping. Choose the “long” sizes for added length.

fly jumpsuitSave 20% off your order at Anthropologie including sale items.  Discount will appear in cart.  Today only.

ralph lauren big and tall sweater on sale

Save an additional 25% off Ralph Lauren Big & Tall Sale items and get free shipping.  Prices are marked on the site. Ends 11/30.

The Black Friday Sales are Starting Early!

All the stores want you to shop with them early and so some Black Friday Sales have started today! We’ve got the inside scoop and we are giving you a peek at what we would buy in our special tall Black Friday Section.

We are working around the clock {in other words, we aren’t sleeping} to find the best deals for you so that you can shop in your lounge pants and enjoy time with your family.  So please shop through out links. We’re putting a special emphasis on finding items for tall people, but we are also adding items for everyone on your gift list. We will add more sales as they are eligible to come online.  Trust me, there’s some awesome deals!!!

Here’s an example – when you click to our Black Friday section and then go to an individual store section,  you may see a photo like the one below.  Please click on each item for more details. The example below is not working though.

kohls black friday sale

Are you shopping at home this weekend? What items would you like me to feature? Please comment below.

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Snowflakes are Falling Tall Outfit

Have you ever looked a snowflake close up? They are amazing and each one is unique.When the sun shines on them, they sparkle and shimmer. I guess you know the inspiration for today’s outfit:

 snowflake tall sweatshirt

 Metallic Snowflake Tall SweatshirtSnowflake Earrings.   Silver Flats – to size 13

BCBGeneration Silver Tote Bag.   Sequin Boot-cut Jeans 33″, 35″ or 37″ Inseams. Glitter Nail Polish.

You may also like this festive tall outfit.

Some of the Black Friday Sales are starting tomorrow, so be sure and check back daily for the best deals.

krista owner tall clothing mall

In The Hood

When you’re going for comfort, nothing beats a hoodie.  While hoodies convey a laid back style, they do have their place on casual days. Pair them with your favorite jeans, a pair of boots and grab your backpack and you’re off for college or wherever your day takes you. A couple of  unexpected ways to wear hoodies are:

  • Wear a hoodie under a leather jacket or biker jacket.
  • Try a button up patterned dress shirt peeking out under your solid colored zip up hoodie.

mens tall hoodies

 DKNY Big & Tall Hoodie.  Striped Zip HoodieLogo Hoodie.

Calvin Klein Big & Tall Jeans 34″ & 38″ Inseams. Merrell Boots to size 15. North Face Backpack

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Festive Tall Outfit with Velvet & Bows

Today’s festive tall outfit is for a sophisticated woman.  We’re keeping it simple with black velvet pants, a white blouse and pops of gold. You could wear this outfit to your child’s Christmas play, out to dinner or to a semi-dressy holiday party.

velvet and bows tall holiday outfit

Loft – Tall Velvet Pants – 36″ Inseam. Gap – Bow Neck Top.

Kohls – Gold Bow Earrings  6pm – Gold Handbag  Nine West Gold Flats – to size 12.

You may like these holiday looks too:

Regal Holiday Look.    Sequins for Tall Women.

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Cool & Rugged Tall Mens Outfit

This mens tall outfit oozes with masculinity! When I saw this handsome sherpa jacket, I had to create an outfit around it.  The jacket is lined with warm sherpa to keep the cold out, but the cool factor in! I’ve paired it a tan corduroy shirt, jeans and Chukka boots. The ladies are going to like the attention to detail on this outfit!

big and tall outfit rugged cool

  Western Tall Corduroy Shirt.   Vintage Bonded Tall Sherpa Jacket.

Rock Revival Jeans – up to 38″ inseam. Tulliani Sueded Cow Hide Belt – waists 38″ -60″. Ugg Australia Chukka Boots to size 15.

You may also want to check out these leather jackets.

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Sequins for Tall Women

It’s time to get your sparkle on for the holiday season! We’ve rounded up our favorite girly sparkly items that you can wear now and throughout the Winter.

Sequins for Tall Women

sequins for tall women

Sequin Tuxedo Jacket.   Guaze Scarf.

Sequin Tall Wrap DressSequin Tank TopSequin Infinity Scarf.  J Renee Silver Sequin Shoes to size 13.

Sequin Tank Top in many colors.   Silver Tall Shift Dress.   Sequin Tall Shift Dress.

You may also be interested in these holiday outfits:

Regal Holiday

Black & Gold

Casual Christmas Tall Outfit

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Gingham Wrinkle-Free Long Sport Coat

Have you ever thought about wearing a gingham long sport coat? Me neither, but I do think it’s got a cool look. Plus, if you’re a frequent traveler, you can roll it up in your suitcase, pull it out and it stays wrinkle-free.  Love that! It’s even got an inside zippered pocket for holding your passport.  It’s fashioned of a navy and khaki check that you can wear with jeans or khakis.

gingham long sportscoat Gingham Blazer in Long Sizes

You may want to view more blazers here.

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Tall Mom Style on a Budget

We’re getting more requests for affordable outfits and sometimes tall sizes don’t equate to affordable. But, not always. I’m all about saving money, after all with 5 kids, it’s just not practical to wear designer clothes all the time. Most of the time it’s just casual affordable styles like this outfit:

tall mom style on a budget

The Dreamer Bootcut Tall Jeans – 36″ Inseam. When I saw these jeans, I knew I had to try them. After all, they claim to have a tummy-trimming panel and I’m a mom, but don’t want mom jeans, but I do like a higher waist jean for coverage.  I quickly ordered a pair of dark wash jeans and debated on the size as many reviewers said they tend to run big. I finally ordered my real size and to my surprise Old Navy actually sent me a size smaller. I don’t know if this was on purpose or a mistake, but the size smaller fits me perfectly! Must have been fate! I really love the fit and they didn’t stretch out at the end of the day.  But, I do wish I had washed them before the first wear as the dark wash ink kept bleeding on my hands, etc. $34.50

For an easy tall mom outfit, I often pair my jeans with a v-neck sweater. This colorblocked v-neck is a good choice as it offers a strategic darker color towards the lower half and the bright pop of color towards the top draw the eye up. I’ve found the v-neck to be the most flattering  shape of top for most figures. I will often wear a v-neck without a shirt underneath as I am busy working, chasing kids, carpooling etc and I need to feel comfy and not too hot. Sale $21.99.

To finish off the look, I often throw on a pair of flats – just because they are easy and comfy and I don’t have a lot of extra time these days to mess around with tying shoes. This pair of Nine West flats in several colors is on sale for $48.99.

Large Hoop Earrings are my go to accessory as I like to wear something to finish off my looks. It makes me feel pretty, yep even a simple pair of hoops makes me happy! $7.99.

Sorry to disappoint you as you probably pictured me in some designer duds. Nope this is my regular mom uniform. I do love to dress up, but for everyday craziness, this is similar to what I wear. Happy Thursday! The weekend is just a day away.

If you’re on a budget too, please check out our sale section as we find you tall sales and discounts in some very unusual stores.

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Tall Dress Shirts, Jeans, Pants: Personal Shopping

Client: 6’5″ tall man, slender athletic build – weighs 210. Age 32. Church youth director.
Sizes: 16.5″ neck, 37″ sleeves. Pants – can get away with 36x 34″ dress pants
Wants: Trendy tall dress shirts to go with jeans, khakis or dress pants. Not interested in “old man clothes”. 🙂
Budget: Prefers under $75 a shirt.

Krista Responds:

Boy can we relate to monkey arms in my family! My husband and teen boys are all arms! I wish that I could tell you there was one perfect solution, but I don’t know of any. It seems that we order many items and some are hits and some are misses. When you have an athletic build, many big and tall items are just cut too big and the slims may be too tight.  Some of the normal sizes are too loose too, but we just keep looking. You will do best with ordering shirts by neck size and sleeve lengths. The started sizes such as XLT, etc. often don’t give sleeve measurements.  But, I understand that it’s frustrating to find some with style.
First off you may want to try a custom made to your measurements shirt. Some of these options are out of your budget, but a few are affordable.  Just for fun I created an easy care shirt from Tailor 4 Less made of an easy care fabric with a contrasting outside color. I think the contrasting neck, adds a bit more style to your normal shirt.
men's custom made shirtTotal cost is around $68.  One thing that note, when putting in your measurements, the sliding scale doesn’t let you put in 37″ sleeves, but if you go above where the numbers are, manually type it to add the correct measurements.
Another company you may want to try if you want a splurge – or hint to your loved ones for Christmas – is Blank Label. Their custom-made shirts start at around $100.
blue and brown gingham

Overall, I think patterned shirts look more stylish than solid colored ones. You mentioned that you get most of your shirts from Lands’ End, JCPenney’s and Macy’s and I think for the money, you are shopping at some of the right stores.  JCP – has the extra tall dress shirt options so that really helps with extra torso length too. I do know that you can find a wider choice from those stores by shopping online vs. the in-store selection.

men's tall dress shirts
Jos A Bank has a large selection of shirts in your size and I know many guys like the “Traveler’s Shirts” that they sell.
You can also check here for more options.
In our newsletter that went out today, we showed a classic look for men.  As we mentioned, you can take any dress shirt and jazz it up with a v-neck sweater, leather jacket or blazer. See photo:
men's tall style classic

Tall  Jeans

You mentioned some the brands and jeans, but are feeling like they are too loose and baggy.  I would suggest that you purchase straight leg jeans and pants. They are super stylish and flatter just about anyone.

regular tall levis
Levi’s 505 Regular Straight Fit
There’s nothing wrong with a classic pair of Levi’s jeans. Also try them in black or the rinse wash.
tall jeans tylerBKE Tyler Jeans – Straight Leg 34″, 36″ and 38″ Inseams.
lucky brand tall jeans
Lucky Brand Tall Jeans – 34″ or 36″ Inseams
This brand is a favorite with my family.

Tall Pants

As far as pants go for the younger crowd, avoid pleated waist pants at all costs. It not only adds pounds, but they are outdated and old-fashioned.
signature tall khaki pants
These have a flat front and are wrinkle free – the permanent front crease gives it a dressier look.
kuhl ryder pants 36" inseam
Kuhl Ryder Pants – 34″ or 36″ inseam, several colors.
More of a casual style – alternative to jeans.
I hope I’ve given you a few new options to consider.  You can also find more pants and jeans by inseams here.
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