TallSlim Tees® https://www.tallslimtees.com T-shirts for tall, lean men Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:14:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 /wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cropped-tallslim-tees-icon-32x32.png TallSlim Tees® https://www.tallslimtees.com 32 32 What is the Tallest Dog Breed? /blog/what-is-the-tallest-dog-breed/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:16:13 +0000 /?p=23026 In the world of dogs, there are some that can fit in your purse and some that can pull a covered wagon. It seems that they come in all sorts of shape, size, and color. I have seen dogs taller than me and I have seen dogs in peoples shirt pockets.

Despite the fact that there is a hand full of large dog breeds, the Great Dane takes the cake. The Great Dane breed is a German dog known for its hugeness! Some Great Dane’s are recorded to be over forty inches tall. This breed is ancient, these dogs have been bred for generations. They were often used for hunting purposes.

Their long legs are made for speed to catch prey on the run. They are very muscular and grow to weigh a minimum of 120 pounds. Despite the great stature of the Dane, they are actually very friendly dogs. Dog lovers often turn to this breed for its beauty and loyalty. Because they are so large however, they do eat an unusual amount of food and need frequent exercise to maintain proper health.

Tall people need tall best friends and the tallest dogs need the tallest owners!

What is Taller a Dwarf or a Hobbit? /blog/what-is-taller-a-dwarf-or-a-hobbit/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:00:09 +0000 /?p=22935 In the land of mythical creatures, beings come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and styles. Most of the time, whoever wrote these ancient legends would draw up whatever craziness came to their minds. In the case of the Dwarf versus the Hobbit conversation; we need to start out by understanding what each one of them is.

Dwarves: Are longer lankier creatures that have better longevity than hobbits. They also typically have hair on their faces and not their feet. They are typically shorter than elves.

Hobbits: Are Shorter and stouter and will have hairy feet. They also are known for their highly skilled crafting abilities. A great way to spot a hobbit is their pointed ears.

Source: Quora

To sum up our recent findings, we now know that dwarves are definitely taller than hobbits in the land of mystical creatures. Do they need a Tallslimtee? I would say no… but I would definitely say that their fairytale cousins the Cyclops will.

The Creators of these legends often insure great detail in the specific size of the creature. When writers paint pictures in the reader’s mind, it always helps create three-dimensional characters in our minds if we can picture the exact size and shape of the creature. What is your favorite mythical creature?

]]> Tall People Need Sleep Too /blog/tall-people-need-sleep-too/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:14:01 +0000 /?p=23576 A guest post written by Jesse Crow, Owner of Rest Right Mattress

Sleep is often cited as a good way to grow taller due to its part in growth during puberty.  However, those who are already tall need quality sleep, too.  It’s during slumber that our bodies work to restore muscles, bones, and other tissues.  It’s what makes us retain information that we have learned throughout the day.  Sleep plays a part in nearly every aspect of human biology.  Due to personal height, it may be burdensome for tall sleepers to get comfortable enough to sleep well.  Fortunately, there are some things that can be done to address the specific issues that tall people face when it comes to sleep.

Common Sleep Problems Tall People Face

A person’s height can have effects on their sleep because most sleep products aren’t made with tall people in mind.  Most of the industry’s products are made for average people, of average height and weight.  Traditional beds, mattresses and bedding satisfy the needs of a large population, just not those who would be considered tall.  Trying to use standard size beds can lead to a huge assortment of problems.  A few include:

  • Inability to Stretch: Being confined to a mattress surface area that doesn’t allow you to relax can impede sleep.
  • Soreness and Cramps: Forcing yourself to “fit” on a bed that is too small may result in short- or long-term pain.
  • Back Pain and Neck Discomfort: It is important to maintain good sleep posture and when that isn’t possible, problems like these arise.
  • Restless Sleep: Whether it is because the blankets don’t provide sufficient coverage or the positioning is uncomfortable, sleep disruptions can occur.

How Much Sleep Tall People Need

Accurate sleep need estimates aren’t based on your height.  Tall people won’t necessarily need any more or less sleep than short people.  Rather, it is essential that each person learn how much sleep they need based on individual needs.  The National Sleep Foundation has set forth a guideline that shows needed sleep duration by age.  However, those listed are simply suggestions based on the average needs of person’s in each age category.  Other factors will come into play when establishing your distinct needs, including activity level and metabolism.

Bed Size – Length and Width

Bed dimensions can cater towards a taller individual’s needs.  Traditional mattress and base sizes generally come in Twin, TwinXL, Full, FullXL, Queen, and King.  California King is the largest common size, though not all retailers will carry it.  The California King measures 72” wide and 84” in length.  There are also custom sizes available for those who may need more than seven feet in length or prefer a wider bed.  These sizes generally cost more but can be worth it depending on your height.  The Alaskan King is the largest of these at 108 inches wide and 108 inches long.  Other options include Wyoming and Texas King beds.

Bedroom Accommodations for Couples of Varying Height

One alternative to the Cali King bed is a split California King adjustable bed.  This size comes in two pieces for convenience of setup.  It also caters to tall people in a relationship.  That’s because each side can be adjusted separately.  Both the tall person and his/her short spouse, can get comfortable side by side.  This type and size of bed provides ample leg room while also providing multiple benefits via useful features.  For example, massage can help you both relax.  Other features can help undo some of the effects tall people may suffer from previously using a bed that was too small.

Bed Height – It’s Important, Too

Over time, getting in and out of a bed that is too short can end up hurting your knees.  The best bed height will allow you to sit on the side with your feet flat on the floor.  Your knees should be at or very near a 90-degree angle.  There are a few ways to make a bed taller.  First, you can try using a thicker mattress.  Mattress depths can range from 8 inches to as much as 13 or 14 inches thick.  A second way to make the bed higher is by using adjustable legs.  Another way to add height is by utilizing a box spring.

Tips and Tricks

Once you have a good supportive bed set up that is large enough for you, try these tips to get better sleep.

  • Cut out late night meals.
  • Shut off electronics prior to bedtime.
  • Keep the bedroom dark.
  • Maintain a comfortable bedroom temperature as you sleep.
  • Enjoy a warm bath before bed.
  • Go to sleep at the same time daily.

Being tall doesn’t mean you can’t get good, quality sleep.  Just like finding proper sized shirts, you must find the correct size bed for your stature.  Then, practice good sleep hygiene.  You’ll be sleeping comfortably and reaping all the benefits of good sleep in no time!

Who is the Tallest Professional Soccer Player? /blog/who-is-the-tallest-professional-soccer-player/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:46:08 +0000 /?p=22909 It seems as though there is a divide between world sports. Some sports are considered “tall people” sports and some are considered “short people” sports. I understand that height can make a big difference in sports where how tall you are is an advantage. It seems like the general consensus is that soccer is considered a “short person” sport. I would think it might be because quickness is an advantage and a lot of the time short people are quicker.

There is, however, one position in soccer where height is a huge advantage: goalkeeper. Being tall and having long arms goes a long way. Size intimidates the attacking players, makes the goal smaller, and decreases the likelihood of getting scored on from above.

Kristof van Hout is a Belgian soccer player who is known to be the tallest professional goalkeeper on the planet. He stands at 6 feet 10 inches. He currently plays for Westerlo and reps the jersey number one. He started his career young and took his natural born gift and created a talent out of it as well. He first signed to play professionally at a very young age. If you are tall and athletic, maybe playing soccer instead of basketball will be right up your ally.

How Tall is Tacko Fall? /blog/how-tall-is-tacko-fall/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:14:36 +0000 /?p=22795 Tall people love basketball, right? Well, I do! For most of us height privileged people basketball is something that comes slightly easier to us than to others. Tacko Fall is a young man who has taken his height into his favor.

Tacko (full name: Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall) is a college basketball player from Senegal who plays for the University of Central Florida (UCF). He has become quite popular due to the fact that he is 7 foot 7 inches tall and is just as mobile as someone half his size. This attention put him into this years NBA Draft Combine. The hype about his years draft is that Tack Fall broke the combined measurement records. His height, arm span, and low body fat percentage made him an easily outlier to spot.

Being well over seven feet tall and having arms that span about that length makes for a basketball playing machine. I can not imagine anyone being tall enough to shoot over that size of “human” wall. It will be exciting to see Tacko play with the Knicks this next NBA season. I am certain his genetic/developed abilities will create a lot of value for this lucky team that signed this awesome athlete.

Who is the “Tall Guy” on the Bachelorette? /blog/who-is-the-tall-guy-on-the-bachelorette/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:37:34 +0000 /?p=23077 Some of you might be wondering, “What is the Bachelorette?” well, it is one of the most famous reality television shows in America. My wife and I have been together since we were thirteen years old and since then we have had the tradition of sitting down on Monday nights to watch the show. I didn’t (still don’t) care much for the drama, but I did enjoy a good excuse to hang out with a pretty girl. It has been 10 years and we still watch every season. She definitely enjoys it more than I do, but I am sure that a lot of guys are in the same boat and watch it with their significant other.

On this season of the bachelorette, there is a lot of hubbub about a guy named Connor. He has a nickname as the “tall guy”, which is so popular he even refers to himself as such. All the gossip stems from the fact that he is a huge Justin Bieber fan, which is kind of strange for a guy his age.

Knowing just a little bit about what is going on in the Bachelor is a great conversation piece for pretty much any woman that you could run into on the streets. You’re welcome 😉

Fixing Foot Pain for Six Footers /blog/fixing-foot-pain-for-six-footers/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:10:13 +0000 /?p=22861 The more feet(height) you are the more your feet(things attached to your legs) hurt. The taller you are the more bone problems you will tend to have, especially in your back and feet. This is caused by constantly slouching and putting your body weight over your toes. The problem stems from the cold hard fact that you are always looking down all day long! Since you can’t prevent looking down all day, we do have some tips for you to take care of yourself.

Here are our top 3 tips to get rid of foot pain:

1. Roll Out your Feet: Rolling out your feet is a great way limber up all of those tendons and ligaments. We recommend buying a foot roller mat. It is a mat that you can put in front of your bathroom mirror, stand on, and rub your feet out while you are getting ready in the morning.

2. Ice, Ice, and more Ice: Pretty common sense you would think but most people aren’t willing to do it! Sticking your feet in a bucket of ice is not the most fun but will get rid of all that nasty inflammation in your feet.

3. Untuck your sheets before going to bed: Because you are tall, your feet are at the end of the mattress where the sheets are being pulled down. This wedges your feet in between the mattress and your covers. You probably don’t notice it doing much damage but if you have your feet in an unrelaxed position for hours each night it will cause feet irritation. To avoid this, simple untuck your sheets at the bottom of your bed before you hit the hay.

For back pain advice, see the blog post: 6 Tips for Keeping a Healthy Back

Who is the Tallest Billionaire? /blog/who-is-the-tallest-billionaire/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:46:30 +0000 /?p=22858 The 2019 Forbes list of billionaires included over 2000 billionaires from across the globe. Of that large list, not a lot is known about the physical characteristics of their bodies. However, if we take the top ten richest people in the world and line them up by height it goes as follows:

1. Larry Ellison of the United States: 6′ 3″

2. Bernard Arnault of France: 6′ 1″

3. Larry Page of the United States: 5′ 11″

4. Bill Gates of the United States: 5′ 10″

5. Warren Buffet of the United States: 5′ 10″

6. Carlos Slim of Mexico: 5′ 8″

7. Amancio Ortega of Spain: 5′ 8″

8. Michael Bloomberg of the United States: 5′ 8″

9. Mark Zuckerberg of the United States: 5′ 7″

10. Jeff Bezos of the United States: 5′ 7″

The only correlation that I can see is that if you are a tall guy named Larry, you have got some cash. I wish I could say that the taller you are the wealthier you are but I can’t. What I can say is Sir Larry Ellison takes the cake as the tallest recorded billionaire. Larry is one of the founders of Oracle Corporation and is the fourth wealthiest person on the in the United States and the seventh wealthiest planet.

There you have it folks, billionaires and their heights!

Interesting New Trend in Men’s Fashion /blog/interesting-new-trend-in-mens-fashion/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:03:46 +0000 /?p=22852 Want to look trendy, have convenience, and free your pants pocket of an unwanted bulky phone? Well, then this new men’s fashion trend will be right up your ally. It seems a little absurd but it is catching on more and more every day. According to the Wall Street Journal wearing your phone as an outer accessory is gaining popularity among men.

We carry our phones with us everywhere we go. I even sometimes end up in the shower with it still in my hand. Designers such as; Prada, Dior Men, and Palms Angels are starting to realize that your cellular device is now an extension of your body.

We continually see more and more accessories to allow easier cell phone carrying capabilities. It started out as a convenience but is now making its way into a fashion statement. Producers are selling thousands of luxury cell phone purses every day. Some of them costing over one-thousand dollars!

Over the last year, this trend was seen at all of the major “high-profile” fashion shows. Ranging from belt buckles, purses, and even necklaces. Would you wear your cellphone as a fashion accessory? or is this trend going to die out? Let us know what you think!

The Tall Man Movie /blog/the-tall-man-movie/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 19:08:09 +0000 /?p=22846 The Tall Man Movie is a movie that hit theaters in early 2012. It is based off an old French legend of a “Tall Man” who abducts people from a small town. I am not sure why a tall man would be more frightening than a normal sized man but it seems to be a trend among scary movies.

There have been multiple thrillers that have been given to the public that depict the “antagonist” as a tall skinny man. Which includes this movie in particular and the now famous Slenderman movie.

I would be surprised if any of you ready have ever even seen this movie because of its poor rating with the public. Most Critics only gave it a five out ten overall.

The best part of the movie had to have been the main actress Jessica Biel. Who played the role of a single mother who got caught up in the mayhem that was happening in the small town she had just moved to. The play that the creators had on the movie was focused primarily on the Phycological toll of a missing child. Critics seem to agree that this constant toll is what kept the movie entertaining.