Menswear: Long and tall


hinterlander
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3 posts since 20/5/15

20 May 2015 22:00
(apologies if this has been discussed at length before - I'm sure it has)

6'5", 36" inside leg, lean and pretty narrow-torsoed, and I'm at the end of my tether trying to find anything that's a particularly flattering or sympathetic cut. Jeans are less of a problem these days (although trousers in a 36" inside leg with a slim cut are still pretty scarce) but upper body is more of a problem.

Specifically: long sleeves. Have long since abandoned all hope of finding a slim fit (or even tailor-able regular fit) casual shirt with sufficiently long sleeves on the high street, but it would be excellent to be proved wrong about this.

I'm very attached to the idea of identifying one label or item that has a uniquely sympathetic cut for my body type, and then buying a generic casual uniform in bulk. Has anyone of similar dimensions found that any specific shops or labels cater pretty well for their shape? Long sleeves in shirts/sweaters in particular. I feel as if I've exhausted everything.
mankmark
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1 posts since 22/5/15

22 May 2015 07:14
PM'd mate
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

23 May 2015 11:56
Maybe you should just wear short sleeved shirts?
Racing_santander
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34 posts since 30/5/08

23 May 2015 18:45
At 6'5" i'd be surprised if there aren't alot of xl sweaters that wouldn't fit.

Most suit trousers come unhemmed so that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Incotex have very long legged trousers and even GAP and Ralph Lauren do 36" chinos/trousers. JCrew also have a tall range.

TM Lewin's 38" sleeve shirt range should be ample too.

Remember reading about a Ted Baker tall range.
Racing_santander
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34 posts since 30/5/08

23 May 2015 18:47
J Lindberg is quite good for the tall man, had a couple of items from them (not high street admittedly).
hinterlander
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3 posts since 20/5/15

24 May 2015 11:28
These are great suggestions - thank you. Much appreciated. If anything further comes to mind, please let me know.