If your pant size is 34x36 you are not alone, even though so many stores make you feel like you are from another planet. I've been 34W x 36L for about 15 years. I've "settled" many times on 34x34. They look alright in the store. Then you sit down while wearing the pants and you wish you had on longer socks. The pants creep half way up your calf and look awful. Yeah, we are tall, taller then most, but there must be tens of thousands of us. If we can't influence a local store maybe we can influence an online store. We are not Big and Tall, where 36 inseam might be found and only at a 36 waist size or larger, we are simply Tall.
I've called stores, left messages, and scavenged the web, and I've been building a database of information. I've often walked into a store and found great pants, tried them on, loved how they fit in every way except for the length. Why can't they make them in our size?
34x36 Jeans are a problem most of the time as well. 34x36 dress pants or other casual pants can be even a bigger problem. Yes, you can walk into a higher-end store and have dress pants tailor made, though likely not with cuffs. And even with tailored pants they are often not in the style that you would like. But we would like to just walk into a store like most folks and pull something off the rack.
So maybe this "internet" can bring us together. Maybe we can create a large enough community that we can get the attention of clothing retailers and make them see that we are a market worth catering to. And maybe this market will be online only, so lets get started. At least, lets share research on where we CAN find our size.
I've found some companies that have 34x36 pants on the shelf. And I've had some limited success online. Larger Old Navy stores will on occasion have 34x36 dockers. Eddie Bauer (online at least) carries some 34x36 pants (but not with cuffs). Banana Republic also has some 34x36 pants (online at least). OK, this is a start. I've got lots more to share with you and it would be great to hear from you. Where have you found 34x36?
If you would like to help me demonstrate to the retailers that we are out here in great numbers please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. And please feel free to comment on this blog. I am sure that you have a lot to share. Maybe you've founds some great stores or Websites.