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post #226 of 322
Wow...so glad I found this forum. I was starting to feel like I was the only one having trouble finding clothes.

I'm 6'4" and 150....can anyone point me to polos or shorts that fit perfect? I currently usually just get Ralph Lauren "classic" fit polos. They fit pretty well everywhere except maybe in the back where they don't hug my body too well.

What about casual slim fitting button ups? I have a lot of trouble here...Hate to say I have had to buy abercrombie button ups simply because of their "muscle fit" clothing. Which means it fits me "normally". I realize Burberry probably makes damn nice fitting button ups. But I'm looking to spend 30-50 on a button up if possible and not break the bank on one shirt.

Any tips and brands would be appreciated...thanks!
post #227 of 322
Thread Starter 
^ Shorts, only pair I have that really look good (i.e. are thin and long enough) is Nice Collective. Button ups, custom is your only option. I've been really happy with vmclothiers.com, but there's a bunch of other sites that offer similar products. They can do either casual or work length shirts (work length is obviously longer so you can tuck it all in). Polos: ehhh experiment with having waists on polos and shirts taken in at the tailor. Not perfect, but better than nothing.
post #228 of 322
I read it in a book before but it said that Tall men have enough vertical length so we need to creat horizantal lines/ilusion.
So vertical lines aren't good. If wearning vertical lines make sure they're thick. Small patterns aren't good too so instead wear somthing like flannels, cheviots and heavy textured fabric.
For jackets, Double-breasted and Single-breated with three-button is good. Details like patches and flap pockets is a plus.
The point is the catch the eye's attention so it doesn't make a long, vertial sweep movement.
I though it was interesting.
post #229 of 322
Nice thread smile.gif Im about 6'1"-6'2" and weight a bit over 160lbs.
I also want to say that I find the title RULES.. a bit to restricting and think tips or suggestions would sound a lot better.
Have been thin my whole life but I dont want that to rule what I can wear.
A while ago i bought navy cotton pants from H&M and really like them.
They are slim and make my feet look slim but thats how it is smile.gif
post #230 of 322
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Originally Posted by jwmbro View Post

Seems to be a consensus on horizontal stripes here. However, I'm wondering, how can one integrate horizontal patterns into a formal outfit? Of all my shirts, I only have a single horizontally striped one (polo shirts excepted), and that one is very casual. I attempted to integrate it with a blazer, but I don't think it went so well. Does anyone have any good working examples of horizontal patterns with a suit / sports coat?

With suits/sports coats, you're probably limited to checks and plaids. Some dress shirts have horizontal stripes, but they're unusual enough that I stay away.

I do own one tie with wide, horizontal stripes, but I think it's safe to say that the look has gone out of style, so I wear it tongue-in-cheek, usually with a vertically striped shirt. The first time I wore this combination, I got a smile from a good friend. I tell people it's just plaid, with the horizontal lines in the tie and the vertical lines in the shirt :P.
post #231 of 322
Thread Starter 
^ although I agree in theory, in practice stripes aren't so crazy on the tall/skinny as long as clothing proportions are kept reasonable. I'm on the left wearing a 36L pinstripe suit from Marks & Spencer:

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post #232 of 322
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Originally Posted by Masa View Post

Nice thread smile.gif Im about 6'1"-6'2" and weight a bit over 160lbs.
I also want to say that I find the title RULES.. a bit to restricting and think tips or suggestions would sound a lot better.
Have been thin my whole life but I dont want that to rule what I can wear.
A while ago i bought navy cotton pants from H&M and really like them.
They are slim and make my feet look slim but thats how it is smile.gif


Same build here. H&M and Zara have decent (i.e. cheap) slim shirts and pants that do the job. I've started getting some brands ID'd on the Slim Cut Shirt thread.
post #233 of 322
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post #234 of 322
I am 6'6", 210 pounds. I recently purchased a MTM Samuelson suit at the advice of several forum members. I am very pleased with the fit and the apparent quality of the suit. I have struggled with suits for years, always ending up with something of inferior fit. The suit was based on the 42L pattern with adjustments made to the length of the jacket body. Once the suit arrived, it required only minimal alterations including sleeve length adjusted and waist taken in. Now I will never go back to off-the-rack suiting.
post #235 of 322
Nice thread.... really glad I found it!

This may have been mentioned, but I think it helps to wear contrasting clothing, because it draws lines in the vertical plane of your body, similar to how horizontal stripes and pant cuffs do. Contrasting clothing can include different colors, shades, patterns and materials: basically, anything that creates a cross-section through the vertical plane of your outfit.

Clothing with patterns work particularly well, because they draw attention to particular regions of the body. I know that plaid was mentioned at one point, and that's a great example, but it doesn't just have to be plaids.
post #236 of 322

Some of the posts on here touched on shoes for a bit and it seemed to be the general consensus that tall and skinny men should wear sleek shoes... I only saw recommendation for Paul Smith shoes.

 

 

Aside from the Paul Smith recommendation, does anybody have other brands/models/price range for shoes?  Pics would be even better happy.gif.

 

 

 

 

I'm currently shopping for a Brown wingtip or medallion tip shoe.  I really like this one, made by Prada and its been impossible to find where to purchase them:

http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201101/spring-style-preview-2011#slide=18

 

 

I really liked these shoes.  You need to see them in person, very shiny and definitely look sleek.  If Nordstrom or Saks has a sale i would really consider picking up a pair.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-faraone-cap-toe-oxford-men/3096293?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=salvatore_ferragamo_'faraone'_cap_toe_oxford_(men):299248&cm_pla=shoes:men:oxfords&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=306C71A7-33D6-DF11-8F9A-001B2163195C

 

 

Last question for the skinny's or any shoe experts browsing the thread, how do you know if your foot size is a narrow?

 

 

 

 

post #237 of 322
Thread Starter 
Hugo by Hugo Boss has long bodies and arms, slim cuts. Worth checking out. The other Boss brands are cut differently.
post #238 of 322
Would like to make a few contributions to the thread. Firstly, I'm 6'4" weighing around 170lbs (used to be 180...slacked at the gym over the last few years!). Presently a 33 waist and 39 chest, 36 inseam.

For shirts, the no-brainer I've experienced is MTM. Used ModernTailor thus far with good, cheap results.

Was looking around for a while for undershirts. Finally purchased some MT (medium-tall, not modertailor haha) white v-neck ones from LandsEnd. Not a bad deal with the 40% off they had a while ago, and they fit pretty well. You can actually call and get any measurement you want if you're unsure of a purchase.

Tried the MT v-neck sweaters, but I find those a big baggy...little disappointed as i was happy with the price point. If anyone else can recommend a fairly cheap MT sweater I'd be thrilled.

Was wondering if anyone could comment on the LandsEnd Medium Tall sport shirts. I'm looking for some to wear casually (untucked, I'm a student so I'm not tucking my shirt in regularly), and don't mind getting the torso slimmed if needed. If there are any other recommendations that would be great.

Finally, in regards to sweaters, I have this one from Le Chateau that a friend gifted me. It's a size L, and fits almost exactly like the Lands'End one, except it is trimmer at the waist! Something to think about.
post #239 of 322
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post #240 of 322
Thread Starter 
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Was looking around for a while for undershirts. Finally purchased some MT (medium-tall, not modertailor haha) white v-neck ones from LandsEnd. Not a bad deal with the 40% off they had a while ago, and they fit pretty well. You can actually call and get any measurement you want if you're unsure of a purchase.

Tried the MT v-neck sweaters, but I find those a big baggy...little disappointed as i was happy with the price point. If anyone else can recommend a fairly cheap MT sweater I'd be thrilled.
Was wondering if anyone could comment on the LandsEnd Medium Tall sport shirts. I'm looking for some to wear casually (untucked, I'm a student so I'm not tucking my shirt in regularly), and don't mind getting the torso slimmed if needed. If there are any other recommendations that would be great.

Nice-- I'll have to check out Landsend Medium Tall shirts.

For sweaters, the following brands are longer in body and arms (+ skinnier) than normal: H&M (and presumably COS cosstores.com which is owned by H&M), Hugo by Hugo Boss (NOT other Boss labels), SNS Herning, Burberry, All Saints... not many more I can think of off the top of my head. Anything from Scandinavia.

Maddeningly, coat, jacket and sweater lengths seem to be getting fucking shorter and shorter every year! It looks like crap on normal bodies but doubly bad on the tall and skinny :/
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