BIG & TALL OR REGULAR @ STORES.....?

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    Mar 30, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    icon_cool.gifSo I'm 6'3 and been lazy at going to stores to shop lately. Alot of Stores like Banana Republic and Gap have Big & Tall Category and Regular. I'm 6'3 what you think should I go for.
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    Mar 30, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    go for what ever will make you happy and you'll feel comfortable wearing, fashion trends are useless..

    If your most comfortable in shirts, get tons of those, if your more comfortable in tshirts, get tons of those.. same deal with shorts/pants and your footwear.

    Unless you were looking for advice on colour?
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    Mar 31, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    I'd shop in the Big & Tall section. The clothes in Regular would be too short for you and if the Big & Tall section is too wide, you can always get the clothes taken in or up.

    Gap has a better cut on their clothes and better plain outfits. If you're going for cheap and easy, American apparel has basics butt i don't know about their sizes.
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    Mar 31, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    You might pass for XL, but it'll depend on the fit.

    Personally, I've found the Large-Tall at bananarepublic.com to be perfect for me.

    Gap has big & tall?

    Unfortunately, I haven't found any other stores that have a decent Big & Tall section. The styles of the clothes usually suck; golf shirts, Bill Cosby sweaters, or too urban.
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    Mar 31, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    OOOPPPS I FORGOT TO MENTION THE IMPORTANT REASON FOR ME ASKING. THIS IS ONLINE AT THEIR WEBSITES, OTHERWISE ID BE TRYING IT ON AT THE STORES. MY BADicon_eek.gif
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    Mar 31, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    The Tall sizes at BR and Gap would be good for you. Their regular sizes will likely be too short in the sleeves. Judging by your stats, I bet you're either an XLT or an XXLT. And, you can always buy and then return to the store if it doesn't fit.

    Also check out Nordstrom - they've got tall sizes and a broader range, and are higher quality than BR.
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    Mar 31, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    measure yourself and they should have clothing measurements on the website to compare it with.
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    Mar 31, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    Gap has great tall clothing, especially nice pants. I'm 6'7" and it's the only place I've been able to buy nice pants in recent years. I find that Big and Tall stores like Rochester Big & Tall etc all have the ugliest, shapeless, boring old unflattering clothes. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 31, 2010 6:02 AM GMT
    I'm not a tall person, but have a long inseam and smaller waist. The mall store The Buckle is a good place to find small waist and long inseam jeans. The inseams are as long as 38". While it's not Sears cheap, $60-$200 is still pretty reasonable for hard to find sizes.
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    Mar 31, 2010 6:26 AM GMT
    Hahaha, I used to have to shop at Big and Tall back in the day. Luckily I'm small enough now to shop at real stores. I have a huge problem because I have to always try things on since I'm an XL in the shoulders/chest, but a large in the waist area. A lot of my clothes have become pretty baggy in the midseciton since I lost weight, but what can you do? I'm also 6'3 and some shorts are also too short. Good luck with your search, I wish I could even take the chance shopping online.

    Oh and Gap shirts are all cut differently, some fit differently than others because they come from different factories. Even the same style, color and size vary as far as fit goes.
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    Mar 31, 2010 11:59 AM GMT
    I work part time in retail and I think most people would be surprised to know that the majority of your big name retailers do sell big and tall sizes. The sad part is that most of those retailers only make those sizes available online. Its probably annoying but at least you do have some fashionable options....


    all this coming from the 5'7", 160 lb kid! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 31, 2010 12:10 PM GMT
    Im six'seven'' and you can easily skip the big and tall stores, try to get slim fit clothes that are L,XL to accomodate the length and they still are not flabby, clothes from the big and tall store are usually extremly wide might as well wear bedsheets icon_razz.gif