We’ve all heard the endless jokes about men and size. Some are funny but some are just lame. All jokes aside, if you’re a tall, thin guy you know that size does matter and that tall sizes are definitely about more than just making items longer. If the clothes that you buy don’t fit properly, you’ve wasted your time and your money. We’ve all witnessed or (unfortunately) been that tall guy with the thin frame who looks as though he is being swallowed alive by a shirt that doesn’t fit beyond length. As a tall, thin guy how many times have you felt that brief moment of happiness when you find pants that are long enough for your legs, only to be disappointed that they look shapeless and baggy when you actually put them on? If only you had a dollar for every time you bought a men’s shirt that actually covered your torso, but it sunk in the shoulders and floated around your waist.
So, the next time some well-meaning friend or family member advises you to head over to the local Husky Men’s or Big Boys Are Us store, to get a needed outfit, tell them tall sizes matter. If you’re not spitting mad after their rebuttal, explain to them scientific evidence proves that clothing has an emotional effect on our mood and how we feel about ourselves. You want clothes that fit you well. Several studies show that our mood can be affected depending on what we wear. Likewise, how we feel upon waking can affect our choice of outfit and subsequent moods. "Happy" clothes tend to be those that are flattering, well-tailored and made from bright and comfortable fabrics. If the well-meaners still are not convinced, just show them this article for reference. After all, we’re not just experts about clothing here at Heights Apparel, we actually need and wear the clothes we make.
Whether you like them or not, the “power tie” is a real thing. Let’s face it, even if you’re living your best skater/surfer/artist/musician life, at some point in time, you will need to wear a tie. According to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, participants who wore formal business attire and completed a series of five experiments that challenged their cognitive processing abilities, felt significantly more powerful and in control of the situation than their under-dressed peers. So, on those occasions when you can’t escape wearing a tie remember this: Tall men should wear extra-long neckties that are between 61 to 63 inches in length. You should be able to properly tie it and tuck the tail in properly. Even if you didn’t think you wanted to wear one a great power tie will help make you feel like the bad ass in the room.
Chasing the Blues Away
The majority of people wear clothes that reflect the mood that they want to have. When we’re feeling down, we tend to pull out on an outfit that cheers us up. Need some luck? What’s your go-to outfit when you want to land that job or when you need to make a great impression with someone? Almost every one of us wears clothes that have gotten us compliments or reminds us of good times and when we felt our best. So imagine never being able to find a pair of pants that fit properly or a tee shirt that emphases your assets. Just how great can you feel if you never had a pair of pants that actually fit your body type? How lucky can your shirt be, if it looks like it belongs on someone else?
Think Big, Sport
Did you know that people who exercise in red have been shown to lift heavier weights and had higher average heart rates, indicating they are working harder than those wearing blue, even though both groups reported similar rates of exertion? If you think that clothes don’t affect behavior, think again. Most athletic clothing is made from some type of fabric blend that includes spandex. This is the same stretching fabric as Lycra or elastane. When looking at your options, go with clothing that has omni-directional movement or something similar. Lots of clothing will stretch in just one direction, but you want to stay comfortable while you are active and need your clothes to stretch in all directions.
Look Smart, Feel Better
Okay, this may only work at Halloween, unless you’re really a scientist or a brain surgeon. Dressing in clothing associated with smarts may not only make you look smarter but may actually make you act smarter too, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Researchers gave doctor’s lab coats to volunteers who weren’t actual doctors and asked them to perform a series of complex tasks. The volunteers in white coats made significantly fewer mistakes than the subjects wearing their regular clothes. It’s not just what you wear but also what you think of what you wear that matters. So tell us again why you should just wear anything that fits?
Wear What Makes You Feel Confident
It all boils down to this, the better we feel about ourselves, the better we do in life. Your clothes may not make you a millionaire but they may make you feel like one. Nothing and no one is perfect. Let’s take the best parts of ourselves and highlight them. This isn’t about superficiality and pretending we’re rich, famous or a brain surgeon, if we’re not one of those things. We’re not trying to create giant monsters. We’re here to make you feel like the proud, tall man you are inside. We’re all about basic healthy self-esteem and ways to invoke, embrace and keep it. No matter how tall we already are, when we feel our best, we walk taller and that’s a good thing. Besides ill-fitting clothes nothing is worse than the dreaded “C” shape of a person ashamed of their height because they’re lacking self-esteem because their clothes are ill-fitting, unfashionable and uncomfortable. They don’t have to be. We’re here for you.
For the best in tall men’s clothing, it’s time to take it to a whole new level. Visit Heights Apparel, and let’s change the way you feel with clothing made for your size!