Tennis Clothes for tall people

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  1. Blask

    Blask Semi-Pro

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    Does anyone know of a certain brand or place where tall people can buy tennis clothes? I'm 6'4 or so and i generally have problems finding shirts that are long enough. I'm okay on shorts because I normally just wear basketball shorts that are naturally made longer, but sleeveless shirts are tough to find. Some of the under armour sleeveless ones are okay, others are not.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    6'4? Dayyyyum. I think (but not entirely sure) that you can order custom clothes from NikeID so that you get a shirt for taller people. Or you can get a shirt one size larger and roll in the sleeves.
     
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  3. canadave

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    Blask, I feel your pain--I'm also about 6'4", maybe a half-inch taller. Conversely to your situation, my biggest problem has always been finding shorts long enough, since I don't like the feel of basketball shorts' material on my hairy legs :)

    As for shirts, I usually just go with extra-long XL T-shirts I find locally. Here's a neat tip--if you have a thrift store near you, check those. I found a great X-long T-shirt there that I use for tennis, longer than normal XL size--the reason thrift stores are great places to look is that they have clothes other people don't want....which sometimes can mean "clothes that are too long".

    Other than that, maybe just try some of the suggestions in this thread:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=190012

    Good luck...if you find any good places online, please post back into this thread and let us tall folks know :)

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
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  4. roger nadal

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    blask im 6'6 and i just wear nadal shorts and a big ish shirt its not that hard
     
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  5. aleexxxxx

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    im 6"5 the nadal long length shorts are good for me. i dont like 9 inch there too short
     
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  6. WildVolley

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    I find this post a little odd. I'm 6'3", just a little shorter than you, and I find both Nike and Reebok shirts to be plenty long, often times even the medium.

    I'm not into the basketball, shorts below the knee look, so 9" inseam shorts are above the knees on me but plenty long.

    Safin is about your height, and the adidas clothes don't look too short on him, so you could look there.
     
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  7. binomialtheory

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    Could be a difference in leg length. Not everyone has the same upper body : lower body ratio.
     
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  8. roger nadal

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    ya and safin is a former world no. 1 im sure adidas caters to wat he wants his clothes r probly tailord
     
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  9. Blask

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    Thanks for all of the responses. I think a lot of it comes down to your build. I'm 6'4 but weight about 185 lbs.. so if I buy an XL it's way too wide on me. I need a large-tall which I don't ever see made.

    Nike shirts in large are too wide on me, Under Armours are good all around but for some reason some are tall enough, others aren't.

    Reeboks are too short.
     
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  10. roger nadal

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    o ya nike large is way to wide but the manhattan polo in large is perfect
     
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  11. BergTennis03

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    Dude are you for real? I am almost 6'7" (which if you are reading correctly, and have somewhat decent math skills) is 3 inches taller than you. I fit into a regular XL dri-fit from Nike and Adidas XL runs even a little bit bigger. So, if a 6'7" 220 pounder with a 130 mph serve can get by, I think you will live. Plus my dad is 6'5" and 235 and fits into XL / XXL from both Nike and Adidas easily.... get over yourself HA
     
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