Tall guys have a tough life. Sure, our height might make us more attractive, give us more athletic capability and help us reach the glasses on the top shelf. But it’s hard to look good while doing those things. When I shop at a standard retailer or a department store, I face the same problems every time. The sleeves are too short, the hem hits too high on my torso, the shirts get wider but not longer. In fashion, there’s an assumption that taller means bigger. Not sure if you’ve ever shopped a “big & tall” section before, but it’s filled with humungous garments that look more like blankets than shirts you’d actually wear. Luckily, Australian brand Plus 2 Clothing specializes in tall clothing that’s rooted in contemporary style and fits perfectly.
Founders Steve and Josh were just a pair of tall, skinny dudes who found there were few clothing options for guys over 6 feet tall. A standard Large was just too short but the next size up was too wide. They created Plus 2 Clothing as an alternative to pricey basketball jerseys, which were the only well-fitting shirts available at the time.
Their principles were simple: the right fit, modern designs, high quality fabric, and an affordable price. Each piece is cut slim but features proportions to fit taller guys. Even if you’re not as tall as Yao Ming, you can still work the pieces into your wardrobe for a longline silhouette.
Plus 2 Clothing’s aesthetic is rooted in modern streetwear. Its assortment is a varied offering of short- and long-sleeve tees, hoodies, singlets, and accessories. Choose from sleek modern designs like the Harajuku Tall Tee or the Striped Tall Tee, both of which are crafted from 100% preshrunk cotton. There’s also a wide range of solid color tall tees as well as layered tees. Given the importance of t-shirts in any guy’s wardrobe, Plus 2 also offers bundles of tees. You can pick up a 7 Pack of tall tees for $99.95, a 3 Pack of Scoop necks for $60 or a Mystery Bag of tees, which includes one solid tall tee and 2 limited edition printed shirts.
The brand also offers some niche products like its ODB Air Freshener and Plus 2 Snapback.
Plus 2’s influence extends further than tall, skinny streetwear fans. A slew of celebrity musicians and athletes are fans including popular trap EDM producer Grandtheft and AFL pro Patrick Cripps.
If you love the brand but you’re worried tall streetwear clothing is only an Australian movement, think again. Plus 2 ships worldwide, so your location isn’t a limitation. No matter you live, you can get your hands on some clothes that fit.
Fashion can be murky territory for tall guys like me. But thanks to Plus 2, it doesn’t have to be that way.
To find out more about the brand and shop the collection, head to plus2clothing.com.