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Anti-tall bias in the T-shirt design industry?
December 31, 2008 12:33 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find awesome hip graphic t-shirts in Large/Tall Size? I love wearing cool designer T-shirts - long and short sleeve, but have been totally stymied in finding great designs in L/T. I am male, 6'3" with a long torso. I swim in XL. Banana Republic has one shirt and others that regularly sell L/T don't have any graphic designs (Lands End and Eddie Bauer).

Brands that I have seen with designs I like include:
DKNY
Banana Republic (none in large/tall)

Here are some designs on BlueFly in the vein of what I am looking for:
http://tr.im/2sdw
http://tr.im/2sdy
http://tr.im/2se0
http://tr.im/2se1

Some additional criteria in case someone has luck:
- Please no skulls - not me. But, gothic shields, lions, eagles, etc are okay.
- Please no overly prominent brand names as the design - I am not a billboard
- V-neck or crew neck, long or short sleeve - all are helpful

I have looked at the following previous MeFi questions:
http://tr.im/2sdg
http://tr.im/2sdi
and many others... none take on the hip/graphic part of this.

Thank you in advance for your help
posted by jshelus to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Rochester Big & Tall has some graphic tees for tall guys. My husband is XL/T and he buys there. I don't know if they'll have anything you like, and warning, it's not cheap, but the service at their stores is fantastic and they sell very good quality clothing.

Good luck!
posted by immlass at 2:27 PM on December 31, 2008



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posted by ezekieldas at 3:17 PM on December 31, 2008


Shirt.woot.com has a new shirt everyday that was designed by someone in the shirt.woot! community... usually not my taste, but interesting. I bought one shirt there and found the size large to be slim fitting and long ( I'm 6'3" and 175 lb). They cost $10 and shipping is free if you buy the shirt of the day.
posted by woodcrst at 4:24 PM on December 31, 2008


Threadless sizing info includes length, so you could check the size against a shirt you already have that fits you well. Their sizes go up to 3XL for guys. The designs are pretty cool IMO, although sillier than the ones you linked to above.
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