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The Real Cost of “Premium”: Is It Worth It?

If you want someone to give you a million dollars, you need to look like you don’t need it. One of the questions Kacy and I have heard from readers is about the cost of fashion: when is it worth paying more for better clothes? Is $200 too much to pay for pants, for example?…


Dear Height of Style: I Need Help Finding Wardrobe Staples!

This is the first in a series featuring reader questions that we receive at The Height of Style.—think Dear Abby for the tall, stylish set. Although we may not get to feature your question, please email with any of your tall style or lifestyle quandaries, and she’ll be certain to get back to you if she can…


Khakis from TEAL Apparel: A Cut Above

by Ted Page When I think about khakis, relaxed summer days come to mind. Wherever I actually am, khakis usually take my sensibilities to a place close to the water—hanging out on a deck overlooking the beach. Talking with friends, the cool ocean waves slipping up the sand and soaking my bare feet on a…


Featured on Wire: Fashion for Women Tall and Small

I’m delighted to share that I’ve been featured on Wire (BDC Wire) with The Boston Fashionista, Kristen Uekermann talking and comparing tall and petite style, challenges, and tips for shopping department stores in Boston. It gets challenging shopping mainstream stores (as you all are well aware), but if you’re visiting Boston, be sure to check out the options up…

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The Tall Short Portmanteau: LTS’s Versatile Staples for the Summer Short Suit

There’s something so charmingly louche about the short suit. Its popularity waxes and wanes from summer to summer (2011 and 2012 was a short suit high phase, with everyone from Jason Wu to Carven to Philip Lim running an option or two), but crescent or full trend, necessity breeds invention—and thus the short suit never disappears but is…


Tall Designer Q&A: Jenni Lallier of TEAL Apparel

Here at The Height of Style, Ted and I have shared the exceptional pleasure of connecting with Jenni and Ed Lallier of local brand TEAL Apparel, purveyor of premium, made-in-the-U.S. chinos for long and tall men. Founded in 2010 on the west coast (spurred by 6’7″ Ed’s inability to find a pair of non-custom twills on a…