The number one problem that tall people encounter when buying clothes is that High Street stores and mainstream manufacturers target their clothing ranges at he biggest market segment, which happens to be people of average heights. Thankfully their are many retail stores, both High Street and online, that specialize in clothing for tall people. Using these stores ensures that tall people have a big selection of clothing that is appropriate for them, as opposed to wasting time browsing through rails of items only to find that the item you like most only comes in sizes small and medium.
Now that we've resolved problem one for the tall shopper, on to problem number two - what styles of clothing suits the tall person and what styles of clothing should they avoid? The answer here is far more difficult as it varies from individual to individual. The many factors affecting styles for the taller person include age, gender, culture, body shape and skin tone. However some rules govern some common characteristics such as avoiding vertical stripes if you feel you are tall and thin as this only magnifies height. Most tall clothing shops will offer expert advice of selecting clothing suitable for tall people. Even though you think you may be outside the norm, these shop sales people have seen it all before and will have suggestions that should suit your taller build. Even the online tall clothing retail outlets offer guidelines as to what styling suits what body shapes. Many include standard advice based on chart sizes, but the better ones will provide an interactive personal advice service such as an email Q&A service.
Hopefully this has given you some food for thought and for further information on clothing for tall people, please refer to www.beingtall.com.