Tall men have always had it rough. The world was not created with them in mind, and they know it.
Polos are the most versatile pieces of clothing that a guy can own—they're almost like a second skin.
They've got a collar that keeps your neck warm on cold days, they're lightweight enough to wear during just about any season, and they can be dressed up or down depending on what you're wearing them with. But they have one problem: they don't fit tall guys well!
In fact, most tall men struggle to find a polo shirt that fits their long torso without looking like an oversized t-shirt (which isn’t a good look). So if you're a dude who needs some extra room in the torso but still wants to keep your look clean and stylish, this article is for you!
We'll go over why regular-sized polos don't fit well on tall guys, then give you some tips for finding the best fitting polo for tall guys.
The good news is that there's a solution: longer-length polos!
How Long Should a Polo Shirt be on a Man?
With the right fit, a polo shirt can be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Whether you're looking for a casual look or something more formal, there's a polo that will work for you.
But if you're not wearing it right, it can make you feel like you're wearing a tent—and nobody wants that! If a polo is too short, it'll make your waist look bigger than it is. And if it's too long, it will hang awkwardly around your hips and make them look larger than they actually are.
So how long should a polo shirt actually be on a man?
A polo shirt should hit just below your waistband, but no further than the middle of your zipper. If your polo ends up going below the bottom of your fly, you'll wind up looking like you're wearing a dress.
How Do You Know if a Polo is Too Long?
The most obvious way to tell if your polo is too long is that it will start to bunch up at the bottom. This happens when the bottom of the shirt becomes so long that it can't stay tucked in properly and begins to form an awkward little twist at the bottom of your shirt.
If your polo’s bunching up at the waist, then it's definitely time to go shopping for a new one.
Polos are meant to be fitted—not tight or even snug, but not loose either. They should fall just at the top of your jeans or pants. If they're bunching up at the waist, it means you need to take it to a tailor or get a new polo that’s properly designed for your body’s proportions.
Are Polos Supposed to be Short?
When you're wearing a polo, you want it to be long—but not too long. You want it to end around mid-fly.
You don't want a polo that's too short, where your belly is hanging out over the waistband and you look like a dad trying to wear his son's clothes.
But if it gets too long, then it looks like you're a kid who borrowed his dad’s clothes!
Longer-Length Polo Shirts
Most polo shirts are designed for men who are of average height (about 5-foot-9), and so finding one that fits is usually okay for most guys.
But if you're tall, your torso is longer than most people's, which means your shirt will need to be longer as well.
And while you can always size up a few inches to get a proper fit lengthwise, this will make the polo far too loose around your shoulders and arms—not to mention it looks sloppy. So, what's a tall man to do?
The answer’s simple – get a polo that’s actually been designed with your proportions in mind.
TAPERED Menswear: Long Length Polos for Tall Men
We know your struggle as a tall man. We understand that shopping for clothes can be a nightmare, especially when you're trying to find something that's long enough.
That's why at TAPERED Menswear, our polos are designed specifically with tall men in mind. We work with expert tailors and industry-leading designers to create a fit that is inch-perfect for the physique of tall men.
Our polos won't pull on your shoulders or bunch up around your waist when you move around. They're also made with a relaxed fit at the top so they'll never feel constricting or tight around your neck—just perfect!
All of our Polos are designed to flatter your athletic physique, with a design that features a taper from shoulders to waist, creating a slimming effect on the body.