10 Style Tips for Tall Men
Contrary to what the whole world believes, tall men don’t have it easy. In pop culture, people ardently seek height for themselves and for their mates. Being a tall man, you have a ton of advantages when it comes to attracting a mate and standing out in a crowd.
However, tall men have their own bundle of challenges, especially when it comes to fashion. By now, you must have noticed that off-the-rack clothing is terrible. Manufacturers tend to scale clothing almost proportionally, which means that the longer the shirt, the wider it is. So, if you’re tall and thin, a shirt that fits you vertically will practically slide off your shoulders. And a shirt that fits your shoulder correctly will end up looking like a crop top.
We understand that tall men also struggle with fashion. You have your own esoteric complications. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 style tips for tall men to improve your style quotient. Let’s begin.
10 Style Tips for Tall Men
1. Avoid off-the-rack clothing if you’re tall and thin
As we discussed above, with off-the-rack clothing, if it fits you vertically, it won’t fit you horizontally. Clothing brands release products that are intended for a wide range of customers. This means that it will be a poor fit for everyone that wears it, but it will fit a large set of men. Instead, opt for bespoke clothing which will be appropriately suited for your body type.
For t-shirts and other casual clothing, obviously you can’t get them tailored. So, you have to find a brand that caters to tall men. Which leads us to our next point.
2. Find a brand for tall men
As fashion has become more prominent in society, brands have begun to release clothing based on body types. For example, Levi’s has a collection of jeans for men who are “big and tall”, that you can find here. Similarly, there are a lot of brands out there that provide clothing meant exclusively for tall men. Find one and stick to it like a barnacle.
3. Horizontal stripes for tall and thin men
Stripes are a great visual tool in fashion. Horizontal stripes will give the impression of a wide body and vertical stripes will make you seem taller. Since you’re already tall, it’s best to avoid vertical stripes. If you’re thin, horizontal stripes are a must to improve your look. If you’re tall and heavy, then stay away from stripes because it can make you seem even larger than you are.
Of course, we aren’t telling you to avoid a certain type of striped pattern completely. As you get style smarter, you can find ways to make stripes look good, even if they aren’t meant for your body type.
4. Outfit yourself with different colours
If you’re tall, then avoid wearing an outfit that’s all one colour. We’ve seen many men wear all-black or all-blue ensemble. This isn’t a good idea for tall men (not a good idea for any men, actually). Here’s why: when you’re a tall man and you wear an outfit of only one colour, your look comes off as imposing and can make you look even taller. Hence, your outfit should be composed of a variety of colours and shades.
Layering is a fantastic way to improve your outfit. For those of you that are skinny, layering is a simple and effective technique to add size to your body. Of course, layering has its own set of rules you should follow, but, if you can pull it off, you’ll look amazing.
6. Round haircuts
We’ve talked a lot about how your hairstyle should complement the shape of your face. We’ve discussed that if you have a round face, you should maintain a hair and beard style that’s shorter on the sides and longer on the top and at the chin, to offset the circularity of your face and lengthen it. However, if you’re tall with a round face, it’s best to avoid this type of hairstyle because it will make you look even taller. Try round haircuts instead.
7. Wide Tie and knot
Always wear wide ties and thick tie knots. Avoid skinny ties like the plague because it will make you look gaunt and thin. Of course, the collar width of your shirt and the lapel size of your jacket must also complement your tie knot.
8. Buy long ties
For tall men, regular ties will not be satisfactory. To get the correct tie length (down to your belt), you will leave the rear section of the tie too short. To remedy this, buy a tie that’s longer than the regular size. Thank us later.
9. Avoid big patterns
On your already massive figure, large patterns will make you stand out like a sore thumb. To avoid this, go for small patterns on your clothes, like the one above.
10. Get a double-breasted jacket
Double-breasted jackets were practically made for tall men. These jackets, with the two columns of large buttons on the front, will make your body look wider than it is, which will complement your tall figure; giving your body a proportional appearance. Instead of a pea coat, this winter, get a double-breasted jacket to drastically improve your style quotient.
That’s it for our 10 style tips for tall men. Life as a tall man can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the proportional width. Don’t worry, we understand your plight. Just follow our style tips so that you can dress more fashionably and, therefore, conquer the world.