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Hi, my name is Antonio Centeno, Iím the founder of Real Man Real Style and today Iím going
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to be talking about clothing for the tall and thin man.
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Noticed I didnít say big and tall because we are going to leave the big out of this.
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There are many men out there who are well above six foot two, six foot three and they
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donít have a lot of weight on them actually proportionally.
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And they go throughout life looking at things very different from those of us that are average
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height.
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By the way, Iím five foot nine so how do I know anything about this?
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Well, Iím a custom clothier by trade so I deal with men all the time who have fit issues.
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And over the years and through my research and study I have learned that there are certain
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things that a tall, thin man can do in order to look more proportional.
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And thatís the key, is you want to look more proportional.
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Itís not about looking short or looking bigger because when it comes down to it youíre always
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going to look tall and thin.
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And thatís not a bad thing.
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Women are attracted to that itís a little ñ that is very healthy.
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You have a lot of advantages but one of your big disadvantages as you know is that itís
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very difficult to find clothing that fits you properly.
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So letís go ahead and talk about your best friend is going to be a tailor when it comes
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to clothing because heís going to be able or she, a seamstress is going to be able to
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take clothing which is just too big in the torso or you know, possibly even too long.
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You know, that would be a great thing there but theyíll be able to adjust that to fit
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you better.
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Because a tailor can always adjust things and they can make anything fit you.
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The key is you need to go out and be able to find clothing which is close because there
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are issues with proportions and thatís going to be the lemmoning factor for you.
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So even though you may find a great jacket which wow looks good on the shoulders, it
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looks great in the sleeve length but if it is needs literally eight inches taken out
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of the torso, itís just not going to happen.
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The reason being is proportion so the placement of the pockets, all of the lines if it has
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any type of pattern over all, the jacket is just going to start to look off.
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And itís not something you would want to use.
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You would always want to find a piece of clothing which is at least close.
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And then you can get it altered.
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Whether it be a trouser, whether it be shirts, whether it be a ñ even ties can actually
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be altered to some effect.
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But those are actually probably one of the easier things.
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So letís start off with you know, I think one of the most difficult things for a tall
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man to find and thatís going to be trousers.
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And if youíre ñ and the reason being is that most of the pants out there are made
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to fit, not just to tall men but the tall and big men.
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They want to go for as many body types as possible.
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The problem with that is you get a very, very long rise.
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And the rise is from the top of the trouser all the way to the bottom of the crotch area.
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The problem with that is that it makes your legs look shorter.
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And when the rise goes a lot lower than your actual crotch area, all of a sudden you havenít
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ñ your legs I mean you basically, you canít move your legs and thatís a huge problem
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and thatís something that for a larger man whoís got a little bit of weight here, he
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wants that extra room.
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You do not want that room.
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So avoid any pants no matter how well they may fit your lengthwise, if that ñ if youíve
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got too much room in the crotch area and the rise is too long, avoid them.
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Youíre never going to get them to work.
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Look for brands that suit your body type.
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In jeans, I know that AG Jeans they specialize, theyíve got maybe not necessarily in the
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stores but you can go to their website and you can find clothing thatís going to fit
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taller men.
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And another option I, you know besides tailors, I have a friend whose name is Lisa Bruckner.
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She owns a company called Hendricks Park.
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They do a great job of working with men who are harder to fit and donít even want to
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go out there and deal with all the shopping and they can ñ so they know exactly what
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brands you want to, you want to go look at.
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And they will deliver right through your door.
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So thatís an option as well..
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Another option of course is custom clothing.
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You can check out my website if you want to know more about that.
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But thatís something Iím sure youíve thought about.
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Not always affordable but there are many options.
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I mean thereís a one price point.
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There are guys over in Hong Kong theyíre another price point.
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So you may who want to take a trip over season, have your entire wardrobe done over there.
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I specialize in wardrobes that are tailored suit, my custom clothing company.
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And thatís something I find that I may be able to kind of bridge the gap.
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I offer really good quality and I think I offer pretty good prices as well.
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Alright, so getting back to the points why youíre listening to this.
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So ties, there are companies like ties-necktie.com, my friend Hendrick Paul owns this company
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and it ties-necktie.com youíll see that theyíve got 60 inch and above ties.
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You want a tie which is long because as you know if you dealt with a tie thatís maybe
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only 56 inches or 58 inches, youíre going to find that you got a tie actually a small
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knot in order for it to end at the right point which is right at the center of you belt buckle.
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Instead, simply buy ties which are longer.
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So you can find ties for 62 inches and thatís exactly what you should be looking for.
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In addition, you want a tie thatís proportionally and a bit wider.
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So 3.75 inches is about what youíre looking for if youíre over six foot two, six foot
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three.
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Another thing is shirts.
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So this is one area where you may want to go custom.
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There are companies that are coming out and I havenít ñ Iíve seen companies that one
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that was Longshot Apparel and these guys are focusing on the big and tall men.
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But another option is custom.
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And this is where it could really pay dividends because so many men, you can usually ñ you
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canít find a brand often times that will fit you.
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But itís a long and treacherous ordeal, thatís why I like Lisa and her services over at Hendricks
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Park.
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But you want to find a brand that has and can you know, meet you on the sleeve length,
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can meet you ñ you can actually get the collar adjusted so if you end up finding some great
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deals on shirts, donít be afraid to have it tailored, take off the entire collar.
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He can split the back and make it a little bit smaller.
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Now as far as adding room thatís a lot more difficult so you always, thatís why you always
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want your clothing to be a little bit bigger.
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But you can actually dart shirts up to you know depending on your size and your proportions.
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But I would say four inches.
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You can bring in a short in the torso area and just have it darted.
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Mostly in the back, you may even have some darts in the front if youíre really needing
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to have some room done although I donít really recommend them in the front.
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So weíve talked about shirts, weíve talked about trousers, weíve talked about ties.
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Now letís talk about jackets.
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Okay, on jackets theyíre great because theyíre going to help you look more proportioned and
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youíre with the one item I think that every tall, thin man should be wearing.
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And the reason being is itís going to build out your shoulders.
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And when it builds out your shoulders, itís just going to make you look more proportion.
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Itís going to add weight to you.
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Putting on a jacket that fits you well, and if youíre really thin, I think can easily
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add 50 pounds to your frame.
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Not really, well unless you put some weights in there or something, but no really when
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I look at this jacket on you itís going to build out your shoulders, itís going to make
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your arms look a little bit bigger.
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I mean, all of this points are what ñ you donít want to look like a ñ you want to
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look normal.
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You want to look proportioned.
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You donít want to look skinny and lanky.
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And if you wear clothing that fits you too close and you know the big thing is going
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to be your shoulders and if those arenít built out a little bit or if you have really
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narrow shoulders, thatís where youíre going to start running any issues because if itís
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your shoulder in proportion to your head which is going to make you look skinny and unproportioned
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and lanky and thatís not what you want.
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So, hopefully are here are a few points here which are useful for you in the article which
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I linked to down below.
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I try to expand on a few of those points in addition visit me over at Real Men Real Style.
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I know you a lot more ñ I give a lot of information about menís style and how to dress for different
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body types and hope you find this useful.
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Take care, bye.