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Big and tall men's clothing

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matthew Bryson, May 5, 2004.


  1. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I know we've got some big guys here - where do you buy your clothes? I'm the tall & skinny type at 6'6" and 200 lbs. - I've had some trouble finding clothes that fit - especially jeans. I've always "got by" shopping at regular stores, but often would buy pants that fit "close enough". I had a bit of a beer gut for a few years, but over the last two years have lost that. I've probably lost about 3" or 4" on my waist and I now have to use a belt to keep my pants on - the result is that my pants fit a little differently and I'm wearing them just a bit higher than before and now I'd like a longer inseam (as well as smaller waist) Before I was usually buying the tallest skinniest pants I could find at regular stores - usually 33" or 34" waste and 36" inseam. I need new pants and they need to be 32" waste and 38" inseam and I don't think I'm going to find them at regular stores. I think I need to start shopping the big and tall stores. I want to know if there are any places that sell clothes for tall men at reasonable prices - I don't like to spend a bundle on clothes. Know of any "regular" stores that carry or will special order jeans in the 32"wst/38"ins size range? Any affordable big and tall stores - local or mail order? Any advice at all on where to find clothes that fit (and not go broke buying them)?
     
  2. i know a guy who works at the levi's main store in SF, on union square. they carry some stuff your size, you should try ordering it online, cause i doubt department stores are gonna carry the "extreme" sizes of levi's.

    side-note: my wife is tiny. size zero petite. she can rarely find clothes small enough.
     
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Matthew.....try K&G behind GC in Tacoma....I buy my dress clothes there.....they have alot of nice slacks that aren't hemmed, so you get a few inches to play with....what about the one in the SuperMall....Casual Male that Jake refers to above.....They sell brand name jeans in tall sizes....so does the Eddie Bauer outlet in the SuperMall.

    -Mike
     
  4. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yep, that's where I go.... The Bubblebutt Store.......
     
  5. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    I just wear baggy trousers. Saves a lot of hassle :) Try High and Mighty, if they exist in the US, that's where I get my shoes (Uk 15/US 16)...
     
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001

    I'll check those places out - I shop for clothes so infrequently that I've never been to any of those places. I just checked the Casual Male site - I couldn't find any jeans with a waste smaller than 34". Maybe I need a long and lanky store instead of big and tall. Actually, I'm starting to wonder if anybody makes 32"/38" jeans… maybe there is a reason I'm wearing a 34" sucked tight with a belt.
     
  7. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I'm sarting to agree - this might be the only way :meh:
     
  8. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    I feel your pain. I'm 6'8" and 264 pounds in a relatively skinny frame. I have a 38" waist and a 38" inseam. I generally just end up getting pants with a 40" or 42" waist and wear them lower to get the length. :meh:

    Shirts are a pain as well as I have reasonably broad shoulders and very long arms. I invariably roll up the sleeves of any long-sleeved shirts I have.

    The only good thing is I don't have particularly large feet so I don't have many problems with shoes.

    We have High & Mighty stores over here and they are alright. They used to specialise in 'Big' rather than 'Tall' but they're much better these days. Worth a shot.

    I've recently found some good, long sized stuff from Lee. Just make sure you always buy two of anything you find.

    Good luck.
     
  9. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    I mean really baggy. ;)
     
  10. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Oh, well - I think I might be too old to wear them that baggy ;)
     
  11. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    i'm sorry, but there is no ****ing excuse to wear a shirt that is 8XL ;).
     
  12. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Its a good idea if you're in a situation where you may need a tent....[​IMG]
     
  13. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Go for it, if anyone asks what's up with your new trousers...








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