Sky High Style

Banging your head on the criminally low ceilings of public transport. Hanging half a metre over the edge of a bed. Having to stoop under door frames. And rarely, if ever, finding clothes that fit properly.

Being basketball player height might make you the envy of your vertically challenged peers, but it also makes sourcing everything from tailoring to T-shirts a tedious process.

Thankfully, British brand Ted Baker is tackling the height issue with its recently launched spring/summer 2015 T for Tall collection, the follow-up to its debut autumn/winter 2014 line.

T For Tall Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Taking its cues from the Ted Baker mainline collection, T for Tall features all the brand’s hallmarks – from tailoring to wearable smart-casual pieces – in sizes cut especially to fit guys that measure 6’3″ (190.5cm) and up.

Comprising over forty pieces in total, this is by no means a half-hearted gesture towards tall men, but a comprehensive spring/summer capsule wardrobe that checks off most of your warm-weather essentials, from on-trend floral tees and punchy printed polos to colour-blocked knits and cotton twill trousers.

SS15 also sees the introduction of new seasonally-appropriate styles to the range – including swimwear in nautical stripes, checked short-sleeve shirts and sporty bombers – to provide the tall man with an even wider stylish offering:

Highlight: Tailoring

Recognising that remarkably few off-the-peg suits are tailored for taller guys, T for Tall includes several suiting options.

There’s a textured three-piece suit that features a built-in pocket square and typically Ted contrast print lining, a lightweight herringbone two-piece that’s perfectly primed for wear during the warmer weather, as well as a premium three-piece wool suit that’ll take you from boardroom to bar in impeccable style.

What’s more, each design is available in two colour ways, and you can choose to either purchase the suit in its entirety or select your favourite pieces and utilise them as separates – mixing and matching with your existing wardrobe or other key items in the range.

  • Ted Baker Tomjac Wool Suit Jacket
  • Ted Baker Tomway Wool Suit Waistcoat
  • Ted Baker Tomtro Wool Suit Trousers
  • Ted Baker Lubbock Textured Blazer
  • Ted Baker Hialeah Herringbone Blazer
  • Ted Baker Hialeah Herringbone Blazer
  • Ted Baker Lubtro Textured Trousers
  • Ted Baker Hiatro Herringbone Trousers
  • Ted Baker Hiatro Herringbone Trousers
Highlight: Chinos & Jeans

As well as its trio of tailored trouser styles, T for Tall offers a solid edit of chinos and jeans, covering off the casual end of your wardrobe requirements.

There are slim-fit chinos in four colour ways, which – contrary to popular opinion – work well for tall guys (it’s skinny drainpipe cuts you need to say no to), as well as a handful of denim styles in straight and tapered fits.

Unmistakably Ted Baker, the coloured hem jeans are ideal for guys that want all the comfort of a quality pair of jeans combined with a healthy dose of character.

  • Ted Baker Norfolk Slim Fit Chinos
  • Ted Baker Brewer Patterned Chinos
  • Ted Baker Norfolk Slim Fit Chinos
  • Ted Baker Denver Tapered Jeans
  • Ted Baker Dayton Original Fit Jeans
  • Ted Baker Durham Coloured Hem Jeans
Key Focus: Footwear

Fully aware of the dearth of well-designed men’s shoes in larger sizes, the brand has produced some of its best-selling silhouettes in sizes 12 and 13.

If you’re on the lookout for high quality casual options, turn your attention to the collection’s suede ankle boots (available in a total of five colours including brown, grey and pink) and low-top trainers, which are both comfortable enough for everyday wear, but still look smart and refined.

For those after something more formal, T for Tall offers Oxford brogues, round toe moccasins, classic and contemporary Derby styles, as well as a hybrid Derby-brogue that’s sure to pique interest.

All featuring 100 per cent bovine leather uppers, this footwear collection is the ultimate blend of comfort and quality – with a little British quirkiness thrown in for good measure.

  • Ted Baker Guri7 Oxford Brogue Shoes
  • Ted Baker Torsdi3 Suede Ankle Boots
  • Ted Baker Simeen2 Round Toe Moccasins
  • Ted Baker Irron2 Classic Derby Shoes
  • Ted Baker Bryan Suede Low Top Trainers
  • Ted Baker Cassius Derby Brogue Shoes
  • Ted Baker Billay Formal Derby Shoes
  • Ted Baker Martt Leather Derby Shoes
  • Ted Baker Torsdi3 Suede Ankle Boots
A Tall Tale

Speaking of quirky, the new T for Tall range launched with a short film that effortlessly combines two of Ted Baker’s brand pillars: humour and Britishness.

Starring Mark Foster as himself (dressed in one of the collection’s exceptionally well-fitted suits), the film sees the swimmer’s greater than average height cause a group of thugs more hassle than they’d bargained for – and makes a lot of other brands’ campaign ads seem snooze-worthy by comparison:

Final Word

Whether you’re looking for quality tailoring that doesn’t come up short on your long frame, or casual pieces that actually cover the entirety of your body, this collection is set to be your go-to for the season ahead.

Bid farewell to trying on T-shirts only to discover they look more like crop tops, and say goodbye to ugly, oversized ‘specialist’ clothing – T for Tall provides guys that land on the BFG end of the spectrum with a fully-stocked selection of wardrobe essentials that simply don’t compromise on style.

You can shop the full T for Tall collection in store and online at now.