It is hard shopping for guys - let alone tall ones.
Whether you're a tall guy who often receives gifts he rarely uses, or a girlfriend/spouse that struggles every year to find the perfect gift, you can't deny it - shopping for a tall guy is tough!
If there's one thing that's true, it's that tall guys always need clothing. Most of their shirts are worn or don't fit right, so finding them the right clothing means a lot.
The trick is... finding something they'll actually wear.
That's where we come in. We put together the ultimate guide for finding clothes your tall husband or boyfriend will actually wear... Let's dive in:
You might think this is great opportunity to introduce something new, but trust me ladies - if he hates a style now, he's not going to stop hating it if you buy it for him. My husband hates v-necks. If I bought him a v-neck, he'd politely tell me "this is so sweet and I appreciate it so much, but I probably won't wear this." Don't take it personal, just make sure to get styles he already wears often.
Similar to the tip above, lean toward brand you know he already loves. Your goal here is to get your partner a thoughtful gift they will actually like, which means it's not the time to experiment. Stick with the classics you see him wearing often.
Biggest obstacle in finding the right clothing for your tall man? Finding the right size. Stick with companies that provide a size guide to help you along the way. You'll be able to find your man's perfect size without asking him, and he won't feel uncomfortable in what you get him.
Of course in order to follow a size guide, you need to know measurements;). You probably know the basics, like your partner's height and weight. But for more specific measurements like inseam or chest size, it's better to be safe than sorry. So get out that measuring tape!
Let's say you're looking for Christmas gifts - stick with winter clothes. Or if your husband's birthday is in the summer? Stick with lighter, more breathable clothing for warm weather. Buying for the season adds two benefits: 1) your partner will be able to start wearing whatever you buy them right away if they truly like it and 2) you won't have to wait months to see if you were victorious or not.
Worse comes to worse, your husband isn't a fan and you need to return something. Stick with companies that provide 100% free returns (like Redwood Tall Outfitters;). Don't take it personal if something doesn't work - it's really the thought that counts, and you tried your best to find something they like. That's what matters! Remember your husband struggles to find clothing for himself, let alone you finding him something.
For Christmas, birthdays, Father's Day, and all the little holidays in between - make sure to give your clothing gift with a pair. When you pair clothing with something else - a love letter, a tool, a book, fancy coffee - you won't feel so much pressure for your clothing gift to go well. If the clothing you picked out doesn't fit, they can still enjoy at least half their gift - and you won't feel bad about it.
Speaking from experience, it's easy to feel emotional when your partner "rejects" a gift you buy. It's bound to happen at some point - you can't nail it on the head every time. Before you give gifts to one another, communicate about being gentle, sensitive, and understanding toward one another. Help your husband understand you have the best intentions to buy him a good gift - and understand if the gift doesn't work, he doesn't mean for you to feel offended by it.
At the end of the day, tall guys are hard to shop for. All men are! You're doing your best, so don't be discouraged if a gift isn't a home run. You're doing a great job.
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