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tall slim fit tees?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spliff, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. jawzzy

    jawzzy Well-Known Member

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    Wash your shirts on cold then bunch up the body and stretch them from the armpits down to the waist vertically as hard as you possibly can. Line dry.

    I do this with AA t-shirts and after 6-7 wash/wear cycles like this they even fit long on me. I'm 6'5."

    I've taken even boxy, short Fruit of the Loom shirts and made them tall and really slim. The body of the shirt gets slimmer as it gets taller. Perfect solution.
     
  2. BB1

    BB1 Senior member

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    Silent tees are very long and slim and can often be found for far cheaper than Julius or Rick-- $30 to $80.

    A few of the wjk tees this season are cut very long and slim too. I tend to like these better since not only is the quality higher, but the style is more likely to mesh well with other styles. But these cost around $150 to $175.

    Rick, Julius, and Silent tend towards a goth ninja type look. Unless you're totally committed to that style, they tend to be more difficult to wear.
     
  3. bony boy

    bony boy Well-Known Member

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    Wash your shirts on cold then bunch up the body and stretch them from the armpits down to the waist vertically as hard as you possibly can. Line dry.

    Trying this out now, thanks!
     
  4. APK

    APK Senior member

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    Not to be a shill or anything, but if you're into the whole raw hem look, I'm selling an Odyn Vovk Cure tee which fits the bill. Trim in the upper body, but quite long.
     
  5. Spliff

    Spliff Member

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    I've had a couple of t-shirts taken in before (concert t-shirts that I really liked but had kind of a tent effect at the waist even though they fit in the chest). They can take them in at the sides like any other shirt. If there's no side seam, they create one. They can't do anything about the shoulders, though, so bear that in mind.

    Not sure of the price because I was getting a bunch of stuff tailored at the same time, but I'm sure it was < $10.


    I tried this awhile ago with M-Tall Finish Line tees. i had a relative who used to be a tailor do it for free so i could get an idea of how it would turn out first. the fit turned out great but the fabric on the finish line tees are kinda.... stiff and itchy. its uncomfortable. =p
    i need to find tall tees with softer fabric. its hard though.

    Silent tees are very long and slim and can often be found for far cheaper than Julius or Rick-- $30 to $80.

    A few of the wjk tees this season are cut very long and slim too. I tend to like these better since not only is the quality higher, but the style is more likely to mesh well with other styles. But these cost around $150 to $175.

    Rick, Julius, and Silent tend towards a goth ninja type look. Unless you're totally committed to that style, they tend to be more difficult to wear.


    Well i dont think id have a problem pulling off the look of some of their shirts. I just cant handle the prices. I could probly afford some of those silent tees if the fit was right. I looked them up though and i couldn't find anything about them. Do they got a website or online stores???
     
  6. Max Biggavel

    Max Biggavel Senior member

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    costco kirkland white tees, $15 for like 5 or something, theyre slim and long
     
  7. kpmcdermott

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    Wow. I love the idea of your brand and the message its trying to give. You should really add M-T/2T to your sizings though. Having a L-T as your slimmest fit leaves out a lot of "tall slim" guys. I know you just started the new line but expanding your size range would really reinforce your brands message.

    If you ever sell M-Ts ill be buying them in all colors all throughout the year. When I have the extra money ill probly buy one L-2T for the hell of it though to check the length and fabric.


    Doctor and Spliff, thanks for your feedback! Spliff, I encourage you to try the L-2T. It is more slim than you'd think. While the shirts are water-treated (supposedly pre-shrunk), they do shrink additionally with a tumble-dry hot. I made sure the length was more than long enough to account for this, but compared to the likes of Banana Republic (mentioned early in the thread), they are much slimmer and made of a thick, sturdy but ultra-comfortable combed cotton.

    As for sales since our launch 2 weeks ago, response has been pretty good, but not "exploding" by any stretch. The most important thing is the positive response I have received through feedback and product reviews. I knew there was an opportunity to market to tall slim men of varying heights and builds, but not to brag, but people LOVE the comfort of these shirts. It fits like a fitted tee should, but the quality and thickness give it a pseudo-sweater look and feel that make it highly fashionable.

    Doctor, too bad you are in Australia. Happy to send over some samples and eat much of the shipping cost if you are tall and keen on the shirts. (Spliff, for you, and anyone else in the US, shipping is FREE)

    Thanks guys,

    Kevin
     
  8. Nomy?

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    same problem i'm 6'4 with a 40chest, but I think some 26 or 27 length t-shirt's will fit if you wear your jeans right not halfway on your ass!
     
  9. ETW

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    Any other ideas? I tried J Crew talls and they were slim enough but not long enough. Just tried Eddie Bauers slim tee that comes in tall and its still 2 inches wider than J Crew and not quite tall enough
     
  10. Spliff

    Spliff Member

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    same problem i'm 6'4 with a 40chest, but I think some 26 or 27 length t-shirt's will fit if you wear your jeans right not halfway on your ass!
    damn i wish i had a 40+ chest. at 36 now used to be 32.

    Any other ideas? I tried J Crew talls and they were slim enough but not long enough. Just tried Eddie Bauers slim tee that comes in tall and its still 2 inches wider than J Crew and not quite tall enough

    Well if your measurements are anything like mine then probly no shirt will fit you off the rack. Off the rack the slimmest and longest ive found is the AA summer shirt. the measurements are very inconsistent though. ive only bought them a couple times and it was online. usually they are just slightly too short for me, but they fit longer than any J Crew ive worn. one of the shirts i ordered ran longer it was medium with 32 in length it fit perfect. normal length for that size is 30 in i think. Measure the lengths of the shirts you have from the bottom of the neck to the bottom of hem and then figure out what length you need.
     
  11. Spliff

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    I ordered an L2T tee from kevins store ill leave feedback on it when i get it.
     
  12. Spliff

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    Doctor and Spliff, thanks for your feedback! Spliff, I encourage you to try the L-2T. It is more slim than you'd think. While the shirts are water-treated (supposedly pre-shrunk), they do shrink additionally with a tumble-dry hot. I made sure the length was more than long enough to account for this, but compared to the likes of Banana Republic (mentioned early in the thread), they are much slimmer and made of a thick, sturdy but ultra-comfortable combed cotton.
    So I got the L-2T. the fabric is amazing the shirt is really soft and stretchy. I wish all tees had as comfortable fabric as this. the shirt is really baggy on me though but all larges are. ill just get it altered when i have the money. It is advertised as a "2T" so i thought it would be a little longer. it is the same length as my old american apparel 6401 tees (size M) were before shrinking in the dryer and those shirts aren't even advertised as tall lengths. its long enough but will be too short if i accidentally stick it in the dryer. I really think you need to offer slimmer sizes (medium, small). And i guess its just me, but i think the shirt could use another inch or two in length. If the shirts were a little bit longer and offered in mediums id buy them for life...
     
  13. kellgy

    kellgy Senior member

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    Why don't you get a bigger shirt and take it to a tailor? I've to take all of my shirts to tailer to get them taken in at the waist, you can do the same for tees.

    Can they be turned into a v-neck easily?
     
  14. jjwarwick

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    I'm in the UK and got some extra long t-shirts from www.2tall.com which are brilliant.

    I'm 7 foot and they fit me !
     
  15. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I made a pretty long tee this season. @notwithit bought a few. I use incredibly nice fabric and my tees are $50.00 unless you are a loyalty member. I make everything here in the U.S.A.
    It's worth a shot . Good luck.

    Best,
    Mauro
     
  16. omarknows

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  17. Lankee-tee

    Lankee-tee New Member

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread.

    Not sure what happened to Kevin's store, but i can't seem to get through with the URL he gave.

    I too have been making t-shirts for the tall and slim. I don't have any for sale at the moment, but I'm aiming to have something by late Feb.

    I have a bit more info on my website: www.lankeeclothing.com

    I'll advertise pricing down the track when I've costed all the expenses, but these will be specifically designed for the tall and slim.

    Jason
     
  18. TallSlimTees

    TallSlimTees New Member

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    Well I hate to sound like so many others in this thread, but I've also launched a store to solve this widespread problem. See I'm 6'6" and 210 lbs. That's only because I've put on 30 lbs. since getting married. Most my life I was 180lbs. No t-shirts fit, and the only way to get them to fit was to shell out money for clothing alterations and customizations. No one should have to do that. And now, tall skinny guys don't have to.

    Please checkout https://www.tallslimtees.com and learn about TallSlim Tees. The store is current, shirts are for sale, I have inventory. I went through 7 iterations with a manufacturer to get them fitting right. They fit fantastically. A Large is 82cm long and a Medium is 80cm long. Just for comparisons sake, a standard XL is 76cm long.

    Also they are 50/50 cotton/polyester blend, so they are soft, flexible and as long as you wash cold and dry low, they won't noticeably shrink.

    Please check out these amazing shirts and spread the word. If you want a discount, use my last name DECEUSTER as a coupon code to save $5 per shirt. Trust me, these shirts are what you have been looking for.
     

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