INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
SUMMER STYLE HACKS FOR TALL GUYS
By Libby Banks, 5 December 2017
Trying out new styles when you’re tall can be frustrating. It can be hard to look put together and streamlined when your legs are so long that your sleeves and pants look unintentionally cropped. Our ASOS Tall range can help with that, but take note of these simple hacks, too – and elevate your summer dressing to new heights.
Say it with accessories
If you’re the tallest guy in the room, you won’t always feel the need to wear attention-grabbing duds. But that doesn’t mean you’re condemned to blend in with your surroundings. A few on-point statement accessories will do the trick, like this dude’s red cap – a subtle accent of colour to an otherwise monochrome ‘fit.
Less is more
Sometimes the most stylish play is to focus on getting the details right with simple, well-cut pieces. A relaxed, patterned shirt and shorts make for an easy, go-to summer get-up, but keep your accessories in mind – smaller timepieces can often look dwarfed on bigger guys, so make sure you scale things up.
Embrace cropped trousers
If you’ve spent most your adult life wishing you could find long enough trousers, it’ll be a welcome relief to know that wide and straight-cut cropped pants are very much on the style agenda for 2017. Make sure they’re turned up to finish a couple of inches above the ankle – any more and you’re getting into capri-pant territory. If looking too leggy is a concern, match the colour of your top with your bottoms.
Size and style it right
Taller guys have a tendency to overcompensate their height by choosing baggier, oversized-cuts – but fitted styles are often more flattering. If your perfect, slim sweatshirt still boasts shorter sleeves, however, make a feature of them and roll them up. Pure street-style fodder.
Focus on your feet
You don’t have to overthink when it comes to holiday dressing, as Scott Disick proves here. Simple dark tones keep your look classic and polished, but the understated heroes of this outfit are the shoes. Tall guys tend to have big feet, so that means bulky shoes can be tricky. Instead, opt for minimalist white plimsolls to instantly give your summer basics a style upgrade.
Try some white tube socks
While it might sound like a dad style move, stay with us on this one. Historically, it was Paul Newman who managed to make white socks look great, but Gucci, Off-white, and Vetements are among the brands sampling the look for 2017. For shorter guys, it’s a tough one to pull off, but if you’re tall it’s an easy, on-trend switch-up. Wear with pool sliders or skate shoes for maximum effect.