Hi, my name is John and I am tall. Well, not that tall – only 6’2” but I teach first grade, so that makes my daily height discrepancy pretty dramatic. In fact, unless you trim bonsai trees or paint castmetal figurines for a living, I would bet that my life seems taller than yours.
I don’t know if I have some sort of Napoleon complex thing going on or not, but I’ve always surrounded myself by people much smaller than myself. I used to be a professional road bike racer. I was a giant among very small men. Now I like to run – ultra-marathon trail kind of stuff. Just what I need to make myself feel giant is yet another manorexic sport.
In the end, I’ve come to understand that as a pretty solid tall guy (I’m closer to 200lbs than 175…), I have a very different relationship with gravity than do the people that I spend time with. Whether it be running, or riding up a hill, or playing with my little 6 and 7 year olds at recess, I don’t have the strength to weight ratio that little folks do. There is a 7 year old girl in my class who started doing pull-ups with me on the monkey bars every day. Over the course of a month I went from doing 4 to doing 8 in a set. My little workout buddy went from 3 to 27 before she lost interest and went to play on the slide.
When racing bikes, I was advised by a coach that climbing is all strength to weight ratio. I was tired of watching those tiny little men leave me behind the moment the road tilted up. That same coach told told me, that in order to go faster you need to choose – get stronger or get lighter. I really like eating burgers – a lot, so I chose to get stronger. It didn’t work at all. I put muscle on my ass and thighs at such a rate that I could no longer buy jeans off the rack that were within 4 inches of my waist size. Oh yeah – I gained weight faster than I gained strength – failed experiment there.
Thankfully those muscles have atrophied away and now my waist has grown so that I can roll the “square pants” – 34×34. I am a big guy, but not a BIG guy – I had to actually change my body in order to get pants to fit, so thank you Longshot Apparel for not making me grow a beer gut to get a shirt that fits!
After a week away for business and one Sunday paper soggy on my front porch and sorely missed, I hit yesterday’s New York Times with fervour to continue on my tall reporting theory. This week didn’t lack for tall men in the news, but it did lack any and all mention of height. Hmmm. So this week I offer you all the tall influencers who were featured with no mention of their tallness. Surprisingly they are all actors:
Jeremy Irons (6’3”) – This British actor is taking on a role very different from underworld gangsters and royal seducers. Well maybe not that different. He’ll be fancying himself as Pope Alexander VI in Showtime’s new mini series “The Borgias.” Favored for his honed abilities of being an unforgiving punisher and slicing orator, Mr. Irons brings a fantastic skill set to being a crime entangled Pope. Read more about History's Ultimate Godfather. By the way, I was unable to ascertain is Pope Alexandar VI was tall or not.
David Schwimmer (6’1”) – Goodbye Ross. Hello director of Trust. The movie is a far cry from the feel good content of the innocuous Friends. Jonah Weiner’s article shows the undoing of Schwimmer’s typecast perception and the 10 years it’s taken him to get where he is today. Good article that makes me now view Schwimmer as the most manly guy from Friends. There, I said it.
Rainn Wilson (6’2”) – Dwight by day and the Crimson Bolt by day as well? Armed with Kinko’s flyers, red kneepads and an ungodly red-sort-of-utility-suit, Wilson loosely transforms himself into a crusader of sorts to combat evil. His sidekick is a lemon-clad Ellen Page. It’s about time they made a real super hero movie. Super opens this Friday.
Forrest Tucker (6’5”) and Randolph Scott (6’2”) – Two tall classic cowboys from The Nevadan couldn’t escape my gaze. Bankers, bank robbers and do-gooders brought some above average height to the screen back in the 50s. Sony Pictures is releasing new Classic Cowboy films if you are interested in checking them out.
His Holiness, Jeremy Irons in "The Borgias"
"We'd like to rob you shorty. While you're having everyone get the bags of money, polish our boots and get us some whiskey."
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It’s a small world, which is no help if you only fit in XXL. Tall guys always have to stretch to find clothes that don’t merely fit, but fit well. There are attempts to market to the big and tall consumer, but the selection can be slim. The Leadon from Longshot, however, is a casual dress shirt that comes in two sleeve sizesat a length that can be worn comfortably tucked in or out.
For instance, the 35.5-37 sleeve with a 17-18 neck is perfect for a tall and skinny man who doesn’t want extra baggy fabric around his middle. It is also crafted in America. The Leadon is constructed in the USA from a soft Italian fabric. The Cutter & Buck Studio Gingham Sport Shirt, on the other hand, is an imported shirt. Pick up the best fitting shirt you’ve ever tried on before you see it on one of your friends. It’s a small world after all.
Have you ever gone shopping and every shirt you tried on was not just for tall men but for big men too? This can leave you frustrated and frequently you find yourself settling for a shirt that does not really fit. At Longshot Apparel, we understand this problem, and we have tailor-made our shirtsto fit the tall, yet skinny man.
When you compare Longshot Apparel with other shirts on the market, you will notice the difference. The Cutter & Buck Studio Gingham Sport Shirt is a nice, casual dress shirt made with 100 % cotton. The neck size and even the length of the sleeves of both shirts are fairly similar to ours, but it is the chest and waist area where the biggest difference can be seen. The Longshot Gingham Sport Shirt with a 16.5-17.5 neck size and a 37.5-39 sleeve length is between 2 – 4 inches smaller in the waist and chest area making the shirt fit perfectly on the tall but slim fit man. When shopping for your next sport shirt, do not settle for one that does not fit; instead shop at Longshot Apparel for the perfect fitting casual shirt.
We know that when you stand out in a crowd, you need to look your best. For guys over six feet tall, that can be tough given the lack of high-quality, well fitting shirts available. Here at Longshot Apparel, we understand that being tall doesn’t mean you have a husky build, and that’s why we’ve designed The Leadon gingham check shirt(in purple and navy). This cool, comfortable shirt features lightweight Italian fabric combined with a stylish confident color that’s perfect for warm summer days.
Another option in a gingham check shirt is the Cutter & Buck Studio Gingham Sport Shirt designed for the guy who is both big and tall. The imported Cutter & Buck Studio Gingham Sport Shirt is offered in 1XLT through 3XLT and a single sleeve length, whereas the American-made Leadon from Longshot Apparel comes in two different arm lengths including a 35.5-37 sleeve, and offers different sizes like a 16.5-17.5 neck. When you want to find the best in fine fitted American-made shirts for tall men be sure to shop here at Longshot Apparel.
We at Longshot Apparel understand that extended height shouldn’t automatically mean wider fitting shirts. For slender and average men over six feet, finding well-sized, high quality causal dress shirts can be frustrating. That’s why we’ve designed The Leadon purple gingham checkshirt, because we know that tall men want to look and feel great.
The Cutter & Buck Studio Gingham Sport Shirt is another checker pattern casual shirt available in tall sizes, but because it is designed for a man who is both big and tall, slim and average men might find it baggy through the waist and arms. The Leadon from Longshot Apparel is proudly made in the USA with Longshot’s Tailored Taller fit, whereas the imported Cutter & Buck Studio Gingham Sport Shirt has a fit designed for the robust man. Offered in many sizes including a 37.5-39 sleeve length and 16-17 neck, we know that you’ll love the physique-enhancing fit and style of The Leadon from Longshot Apparel, so shop today for the best-fitting tall man’s shirts available anywhere.
For tall, slim men, finding a proper-fitting causal dress shirt is a challenge, with shirt sleeves often not long enough to accommodate long-limbs men or shirts that are baggy and add extra girth around the middle. The Leadon purple gingham shirtoffers a stylish gingham print made of light-weight pure Egyptian cotton and is constructed in the USA. The tailored fit of the size 2 shirt offers 35.5-37 sleeve sizes and 16-17 neck sizes with no hidden princess seams to highlight a tall, fit physique. Cutter & Buck Studio Gingham Sport Shirt has a center-back pleat and is not made in the USA. Also, while Cutter & Buck offers tall sizes, Longshot Apparel shirts are available in two lengths in each size to ensure a comfortable fit. With free domestic shipping and free returns, Longshot ensures customer satisfaction.Visit Longshot Apparel now to complete your wardrobe.
Shopping for the tall man can be a long and frustrating experience, especially for the man who is also skinny and looking for a slim fit shirt. Many shirts for a tall man are made to fit the big man also, which leaves the chest and waist area very bulky even when tucked in.
The Cutter & Buck Studio Gingham Sport Shirt is a nice casual dress shirt that is available in tall sizes. The problem is that they are made to be very large in the waist and chest area. When comparing this shirt to the Longshot Apparel Leadon Gingham Sport Shirt with a 36.5-38 sleeve and a 15.5-16.5 neck, the difference is remarkable. Both the waist and the chest are between four and six inches smaller than the Cutter & Buck version. This leaves a nice well-fitted shirt for the tall and thin man. Shop at Longshot Apparel today for a nice casual shirt that fits you the way a shirt is supposed to fit.
Many tall men have difficulty finding clothes that fit. Stores will get their hopes up with “Big and Tall” advertisements, but some of these men are not big. These men need a store to offer tall men clothing with a slimmer fit. This is where Longshot Apparel comes in. They offer high quality clothing, such as The Leadon, a USA made casual dress shirt made from Pure Egyptian 70s single-ply cotton. Many tall men find that the 34.5-36 sleeve and 15.5-16.5 neck of this shirt is the perfect fit. For some, it is the first perfect fit they have ever experienced. If this size is not right, Longshot Apparel offers this shirt in other sizes as well.
Cutter & Buck does offer an imported Studio Gingham Sport Shirt made of cotton poplin, but they cannot offer the specific size needs that Longshot Apparel can. Men purchasing from Cutter & Buck may not even realize how much better they would look in a less baggy shirt.
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