Hey hey hey.
Are you a tall guy, who finds it frustrating when it comes to finding clothes that fit and look good on you?
Yeah me too. I’m 6f6 (1.98 meters) and have been since I was 16 years old. From a young age, I always found it awkward, because I would stand out and look very out of proportion. I was painfully insecure in my mid-teens and my worst nightmare was growing anymore.
It wasn’t until I started lifting weights at around age 16, that I started to feel better about myself. Girls started noticing me more. I felt more comfortable in my own skin. I had confidence.
However, one thing I haven’t really been able to crack until recently was the whole fashion thing. The reason being was that I just didn’t really know what clothes to wear to best suit my proportions, and to make me look as good as possible.
Therefore, I’m going to share with you 3 simple style tips for tall guys – the biggest breakthroughs that I had in my wardrobe that really elevated my fashion game.
1) Keep it simple
One of my favourite quotes ever is Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.’
What makes this quote so beautiful, is the fact that often times, we look for more, when the answer is actually less. And this is amplified when it comes to fashion for tall guys.
The truth is, you’re already a big enough dude. You don’t need to be wearing some garish piece clothing – else you’ll just look like a giant carrot. Your height brings you the presence and the attention when you walk into a room, therefore, keep your clothing understated and simple. The more simple, yet clean-cut you can be, the slicker you will look.
Check out Calvin Harris, as he has it properly down – the simplicity vibes from him are clear. Calvin Harris is 6ft5 by the way.
2. Get your clothes fitted.
When I was a kid, it was always a bit disappointing when I’d wait for that piece of clothing to come, and then when it was finally delivered, it wouldn’t fit properly.
It would either be good in the length, but would be way too wide for me. Or fit me in the waist, but way too short for me in length.
However, it wasn’t until recently when I started to get my clothes altered that I started feeling really good in my clothes – like they were made for me.
For just a small amount of money, you can get your clothes fitted for you. And trust me, it makes a big difference and you will have that confidence.
3. Think about the materials – not the brands.
This is not specifically for tall guys – this can be applied for everyone!
Often times, if you’re looking to get a good wardrobe in, we can be seduced by the name of the brand, or by the price tag. We assume that because something costs a lot of money, that it must be better. This is not exactly true.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a correlation – to a point – with price and quality. But after a certain point, I think it’s an ego trip. It’s just an opportunity to be braggadocious. “This bag cost me a grand” or “these slippers cost me this amount of money”.
The truth is, to look superfly, you should focus more on the materials rather than the brands. Having that sick authentic touch is going to look classier, than a name tag, truth be told.