Personal Shopping: Mens Size 5XLT Shirts

I received a request via our Facebook page for help in finding men’s size 5XLT shirts with extra long lengths.

One of the best places to find shirts in 5XLT with extra tall lengths is at JCPenney. Their extra-tall shirts have added length in long sleeves and short sleeves styles. All of them are button downs.  Here’s a sample:

 I hand selected some stylish big and tall shirts that I think you will like below:
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Personal Shopping: Tall & Thin Interview Clothing

Client: 6’7″ tall man, Age 20 living in Pennsylvania.

Size: Pants –  30″ x 38″ inseam, Shirts –  16.5 x 38/39

Wants: 2 pairs of dress pants, 2 shirts with ties and a pair of jeans

Budget: $300-$500

Jamie is trying to help her nephew look professional for an interview. She is willing to purchase him some new clothes. Her nephew is hoping to get a job as a bank teller or something similar.

Krista Responds: I recommend when you are interviewing for office type jobs, that you wear the actual outfit you would wear to your future job. That way your potential employer can see that you know how to dress appropriately. He/she may want to hire you on the spot as they can see you fitting in there. 

bank attire for tall and thin man interview outfit

Stafford Broadcloth Wrinkle Free Extra Tall Dress Shirt in a 16.5 x 38-39″ sleeves. I like this striped option, but they also have solid colors too.

Silk Tie – in a black color to blend it in with the black pants. Black Leather Belt. Dockers oxfords – have good reviews.

To get the exact size you need, try a pair of custom made pants from Make Your Own Jeans. The office pants start at $50. I suggest for his age group, a flat front style with a mid-rise and regular hem (non-cuffed).  A lightweight wool in a solid or pinstripe is nice in either a gray or black.

More Extra Tall Shirts with Extra Long Sleeves:

dress shirts with extra long sleevesStafford Pinpoint Tall Oxford Shirt 3 colors.

michael kors extra long tie

Michael Kors Extra Long Tie – red is always a memorable power color.

 More choices in Extra Long Ties

For Ready Made Pants:
The smallest waists I can find are 34″ waists. A couple of choices are:

dockers extra tall pants

Dockers Signature Extra Tall Pants

pants for extra tall and thin guys

Long Rise, Plain Front, Extra Tall Pants 

Tall Jeans – 38″ Inseam

stetson extra tall jeans

Stetson – Extra Tall Jeans – you may also like this post with more options for jeans for tall and thin guys.

I hope I hit within your budget. You’ll have to pick and choose the items that will work for you.  Good luck with the job hunt. The most important thing you can do, is stand up straight and tall as you will always look confident when you do.  Remember that studies have shown that tall people make more money, so that alone will help you climb the ladder of success!

krista owner tall clothing mall 

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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