Five Favorites for Dressing A Tall, Slim Guy

Five Favorites for Dressing A Tall, Slim Guy

I know from personal experience and from listening to strangers that dressing a tall, skinny guy is one of life’s many challenges.  My husband and brother are both quite tall (6’4″+) and very slim (~165-170 pounds) and finding clothes that fit them is something that keeps my mom and me busy.  My husband and I aren’t very into style, but we do want him to at least have clothes that fit. Here are some of our favorite items.

Eddie Bauer Slim Fit Tall Polos

I can’t find polos for my husband (his daily uniform) that are both a slim fit and available in tall sizes (especially a medium tall) anywhere else.  They sometimes don’t have these (like right now), which regularly terrifies me that they are going to discontinue them, but so far they’ve always come back.  If you see a color you like, buy it right away because the good colors seem to go quickly.  Gavin isn’t much for t-shirts, but their tall, slim-fit long-sleeve t-shirts do actually fit, if you’re looking for that sort of thing.


Land’s End Straight Fit Jeans & Tailored Fit Chinos

These jeans are great because they come in both even and odd sizes all the way down to a 30″ waist. You can then choose the inseam yourself by the quarter inch, up to a 36″ length.  We also buy dress pants from Land’s End for all the same reasons.  I like the no-iron, plain-front, tailored-fit chinos.  If you need shorts, they also have nice chino shorts in longer lengths.

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Land’s End Dress Shirts

Gavin’s been wearing these dress shirts since his college days but I’ve welcomed their tailored fit line.  I wish the slim fit ones came in tall, but they don’t, so we make do with the tailored fit. Gavin and my brother both wear the same size, which is 15.5 x 36, usually the smallest you can get in tall sizes, so if you need something slimmer or longer, you’re out of luck here.  Their “casual” tailored-fit button-front shirts in a medium tall also look great.


JC Penney Stafford Big & Tall Undershirts

This is the only time big & tall sizes have ever been useful to me, but these undershirts go all the way down to a medium tall.  These are amazing. I bought some for Gavin over a year ago on the recommendation of the internet and he was skeptical they’d be better than his generic size large undershirts. After a week he requested that we replace all of the old ones with these.  These are also a dream to wash and fold and they haven’t stretched out or gotten misshapen in 16 months of wear.


Nordstrom Rack Clearance Rack

I don’t know if it’s because slim fit seems to be growing in popularity, but every time my mom and I go there to look for dress shirts, we always find tons of shirts in the right size. Sometimes there are benefits to being on the edge!