I am 6′ and my husband is 6’8″, so we are always looking for tall clothes. I am consistently surprised with how many people will put up with clothes that are too short. In this day and age there is NO reason for this.
Men’s Tall Clothing
JCPenny (online, in store) – Most people are aware that JCPenny has a big and tall section for men. It is well displayed in the store. Most of the items are more ‘big’ than ‘tall’, but with a little effort you can find tall sizes. The lowest waist they generally have is a 38/40. Their prices are actually very reasonable, and I have found a few bargains here.
Eddie Bauer (online, in store) – Eddie Bauer is my favorite retailer for tall men’s clothing. They carry the tall sizes in almost all styles. I always ask the sales associate for help, and I have them point out which styles are carried in tall. Use your salespeople, they make life a lot easier, and that is what they are there for. They may have something in back that will work for what you are looking for, or find something that was misplaced that you might want. I always go during slow times so I can be sure a salesperson is available.
Woman’s Tall Clothing
The selection of woman’s tall clothing online for JCPenny leaves a lot to be desired. Some people claim they have found great tall clothes here, so I had to mention them.
Eddie Bauer (online, SOME in store) – The normal Eddie Bauer retail stores do not carry woman’s tall. However, we have an outlet store in Colorado called Colorado Mills Mall. This Eddie Bauer has women’s tall sizes on the shelf. All items are returns from customers who had ordered online. The items are 50-70% off (men’s too at this store). We got a whole bag of high quality clothes (at least 6 garments) for the price we would normally pay for one. And they were all tall sizes! I’ve ordered my clothes online before. I hate paying for shipping, and their clothes full price are a little expensive. They do have clearance online, but I haven’t had much luck with it.
Banana Republic (online) – Banana Republic has a lot of the professional/casual looks I am seeking. However, A LOT of their clothes get very bad reviews. Luckily, these are posted online for everyone to see.
Gap (online) – Gap has some cute tall styles. What is nice as well is that Banana Republic, GAP, and Old Navy share the same ‘websites’.
Old Navy (online) – I list Old Navy here with hesitation. They are cheap, in price and quality. The one ‘tall’ shirt I ordered from them shrank when I washed it. Still, Old Navy has its followers, so it is worth checking them out. Just remember, the clothes are very, very cheap quality.