Tall Style

TallWater Jeans' Founders, Lynn Janicki and Kate Johnson
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Tall Brand Q&A: Lynn and Kate of TallWater Jeans

As a tall, curvier woman, I’ve historically struggled with finding tall-friendly, designer styles that fit and flatter, no tugging, bare ankles, unsightly whiskering, or precipitously low rises entailed. That’s why I couldn’t be more delighted to feature Lynn and Kate, the gorgeous, savvy, smart, and well-heeled twin sister founders of tall designer denim brand TallWater Jeans (purveyors…

Lynn and Kate, the co-founders of TallWater Jeans
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Why Investing in Tall-Dedicated Designer Denim Makes Plenty of Cents

Featured above: Lynn and Kate, Co-Founders of TallWater Jeans Popular since the 1970s as a “bridge” staple (a sample of the luxury/couture space at a more accessible price point), designer denim today is practically ubiquitous, with Citizens of Humanity burgundy and gold labels marking the back pockets of bootcuts everywhere, as far as the eye…

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The Better Tall Jean c/o Williamsburg Garment Company

In my mind, blue jeans are unlike any other kind of clothing. When you put on your jeans, you’re putting on a mindset that says you’re relaxed, even when you’re dressing them up a bit with a nice shirt and sport coat for the office. But finding jeans that fit—that really fit—is really difficult, at least…

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Maxi-mally Goddesslike in Long Elegant Legs

For many years I have admired the look of maxi dresses but was never able to find one that fit right or was long enough. That changed a couple years ago however, when I happened upon a v-neck maxi dress in a market in Singapore that miraculously fit me (and I do mean that it…

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Long Elegant Legs & Last Days

Images taken by Amy Bedinghaus What a summer! In a few short, whirlwind months, I said goodbye to college life forever (graduated from grad school in May), said goodbye to all of my beloved students (ended my teaching post at the University of Virginia), and said many —too many—teary goodbyes to my friends as I…

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One Size Tall Doesn’t Fit All: Tall Men’s Body Type Breakdown

What has surprised me most about styling tall fellows over the years has been that despite being perceived as cutting the most enviable and attractive figures, many tall men struggle with the same body issues and dysmorphic perceptions that women do. While there isn’t the same vocabulary or attention paid to men’s self esteem issues,…