Saturday, September 18, 2010

Is It Just Me?

Tell me if this has ever happened to you: I'm a tall guy and I often find that clothes aren't really made with my height in mind. I find myself buying long sleeve shirt just to roll the sleeves to a comfortable length. Forget about short sleeve shirts, they just end up looking like cap-sleeves (see image 1).
image 1 (cap-sleeves)

So I'm forced to compromise. I can't shop regular stores and find anything that fits my irregular length. Shirts are tough, but finding a 36 inseam is impossible. For years I've made due with pants that don't meet my shoes and sleeves that just don't make the cut. That is until I looked at big and tall. I had always had a stigma in my mind about how B&T was more about big than tall. That or you have to be big and tall to find anything to fit. Plus, big and tall clothes are all fashions for old men. Being in my early twenties I don't quite yet enjoy elastic waist shorts or banned bottom shirt (no offense, but I personally prefer jeans and a button-up). The closer you look the less true those stigmas become. I find fashionable clothes to fit my tall (not that big) frame right here at Davis Big and Tall.

I've been shopping the regular store so long that sleeves that don't my wrists seemed like that was how they are supposed to fit. Wearing a shirt that actually fits is a new experience. I'm not continually pulling my sleeves to meet my wrist, and to be honest it's a little strange. So to all those tall guys out there: there are options to having your clothes stop short.

Having said that, I believe its time for a...

Featured Product:

Callaway Big and Tall Full-Zip Wind Jacket - Black

This one of my favorite pieces of New Product so far this season!

Callaway Full Zip Wind Jacket-Black
This X-series full zip wind jacket by Callaway keeps the elements at bay while you are out on the course. Ultra-fine Denier fabrication offers wind resistance, water resistant and quick dry properties, giving you the ability to adapt to changing weather conditions and keep you warm and dry. It has a wind flap behind the front zipper with a chin guard and the cuffs have hidden elastic to keep out the wind. The bottom has a hidden adjustable drawcord. This jacket has all the built-in features you are looking for to keep you warm, dry and comfortable!
  • 100% Micro Polyester
  • Wind resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Water Resistant
  • Quick dry
  • Wind flap behind front zipper with chin guard.
  • Hidden adjustable drawcord with toggle
  • Easy care; machine wash, tumble dry low

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Guess What Just Came In!

If you guessed Timberland Boots, then you are correct. We just got several styles of boot from Timberland in large and wide widths. Timberland incorporates style, functionality and ruggedness in every pair of boots they manufacture. In addition to great boots we also carry Timberland shoes. Know internationally for they iconic styles and quality, Timberland also is committed to the wellness of the environment and ethical business practices. When you buy Timberland products you don't just get a great product, you contribute to the positive impact that Timberland is committed to.

The Classic 6" Lace-up From Timberland

Here it is - the original, the boot that helped start it all over thirty years ago. Crafted in premium, full-grain leather and constructed to be sturdy and waterproof, this 6 Inch Premium Boots is rugged and dependable, the role model for all other Timberland boots.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

You Haven't Signed Up Yet!?

If you haven't signed up for our E-sales and Newsletters then you are missing out on further discounts on great deals. Receiving our E-sale promotions and Newsletters is the only way to get some of the best discounts on the internet. We regularly send customers exclusive discounts promotions that can save a ton of money. If you haven’t signed up yet, click on the link below or go to our home page and click on the sign up bar at the top of the page, enter your email address, select the brands that you have an interest in.

Right now we are giving offering 10% off you first order via email if you sign up for our E-sales and Newsletters. First, sign up to receive E-sales and Newsletters, then place the discount coupon code given to you at the bottom of you confirmation email in the Promotion/Discount Code box at checkout to receive 10% off your first purchase after becoming a subscriber. This is a one-time offer for becoming a subscriber however; more coupon promotion will be coming to you as a subscriber. Remember, you may unsubscribe at any time and we do not share or sell your email address with anyone. Sign up soon so that you can save on our new products just in for the season. New fall arrivals are coming in each day. Stay up-to-date with new arrivals and current promotions by receiving updates on all the newest styles that come in everyday. If you aren't signed up, you are missing out.

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Featured Product:

Dickies Big and Tall Rancher Twill Hooded Jacket - Red

Pick up this twill hooded Rancher Jacket by Dickies. The outer shell is dependable, durable cotton and the inside is soft and comfortable coralline polyester fleece. It has four exterior pockets with hidden snap closures. There is an interior welt pocket and the sleeves have two snap adjustable cuffs. This jacket will keep you feeling warm and comfortable while you get the job done!

  • Shell: 100% 10 oz twill Cotton
  • Lining: 100% Polyester
  • Sleeve lining: 100% Polyester insulation
  • Four exterior pockets with hidden snap closure
  • Detachable hood
  • Soft coralline polyester fleece lining
  • Interior welt pocket
  • Two snap adjustable cuff
  • Front heavy duty brass zipper
Style # TC950PBA

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's Time To Get Excited!

Down here in Louisiana it is always exciting to feel those first few days of Fall. The mornings are cooler and the days aren't overbearingly hot. Farther north in the country, I'm sure that people are already breaking out their light jackets and long sleeves. In the last few weeks we've been getting our fall goods ready. Everything from long sleeve T-shirts to insulated jackets and coats are now in stock. New styles are coming in everyday and are posted in our New Arrivals department regularly. It's a great place to check and see what is new and a good way to make sure we have a full selection of sizes.

One new product that I'm excited about is the Columbia Big and Tall Silver Ridge Coverable Pant in  the color Fossil. 

The changing of seasons can bring days that start in the upper 30's and reaching 80 degrees or better during the day. Whether you enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, or nature walking, you need something that can change with temperature. That ability to change is what makes these pants so great. Columbia Sportswear is known for their attention to detail and outdoor friendly features, these pants are no exception. Made from a lightweight ripstop fabric, these pants are durable and quick-drying. Side elastic waistband and built in web belt insure an excellent fit. Choose your waist in "X" size and your inseam (Average-30" or Tall-34"). These pants are a perfect combination of flexible, durable, and convertible. Whether you are a fan of Columbia Sportswear or just an admirer of comfortable clothe, these pants are sure to please.

Friday, August 27, 2010

What Are You Looking For?

It's a common question in the retail business. When I speak with customer I always ask, in some way or another, what they are looking for. It's pretty much customer service 101. You can't help someone find what they need if you have no clue what it is that they want. I personally have been in retail in one form or another for a little or three years and I've found that one's ability to assist a customer is based on the understanding for the customers' wants and needs. You can't help if you don't know what they are looking for. The majority of the time the requests are fairly simple, but I have also gotten some pretty interesting responses. I spoke with a man who was looking for big and tall sized speedo-type swimwear. When I told him that we didn't carry such merchandise, he inquired who might carry them. I had, and still have, no idea where you might get an item like that, or if such swimwear exists. I sincerely hope that customer was able to find something that met his needs.

Something That I've looked for, and have been frustrated, has been cowboy boots. I wear a larger than average shoe size and it has been hard to find any type boot above 13 much a few sizes larger. Cowboy boot have been particularly difficult. Sure I could have had a craftsman make me a hand-made pair, but I don't have that kind of money laying around. So, affordable, large-sized cowboy boots have been an unfulfilled dream for some time, that is, until recently.

Davis Big and Tall's boot selection is extensive, boot we haven't has western/cowboy type boot until we started carrying Dan Post boots. We've have Work boot of all kinds for some time, but Dan Post have given us some more style in our boot line, and the best part is that they are affordable. Not only are they affordable, but comfortable. Dan Post gives you that broken-in feeling from the get-go. Big sizes, wide widths, great comfort are all found in a pair of Dan Post boots. It's almost like a dream come true.

Has there been anything you've searched the world over for and haven't found. Let us know. Leave a comment or call. We'd be more than happy to find something to meet your needs as best we can.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More New Styles! See Them Here First...

Here at Davis we don't like to drag our feet. That's why as soon as the new product hits our doors we start the process to get that item on the web. That process starts with, obviously enough, processing the product. That means receiving each item into inventory, tagging each item with its own item number and stocking the item where it goes. When a new item arrives it is my job to find the item, prepare it for a photo, take the picture, and then place that picture where it can then be assigned on the website. Every product on our website has a detailed description. These don't just write themselves, each item is inspected and its details are described by another and very talented person. That person then assigns the product the correct categories on the website.

I have to say that we are getting some really great looking styles this season. Stripes, Checks and Plaids have all come in recently. Now is the best time to start shopping for Long Sleeves for the coming fall. Many or our styles are seasonal and once they are gone, they are gone. Shop early, shop often for the best selection, and keep reading our blog to stay ahead of the game on the newest products.

Callaway Full-Zip Wind Jacket with Contrast 
Damon by Enro Long Sleeve Plaid Sport Shirt

FX Fusion Long Sleeve Checked Sport Shirt

Monday, August 16, 2010

Swing Away...

Golf is a precision club-and-ball sport, in which competing players (golfers), using many types of clubs, attempt to hit balls into each hole on a golf course while employing the fewest number of strokes. Golf is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. Instead, the game is played on golf "courses", each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules." Golf competition is generally played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known simply as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes during a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play.

Golf is something that I am nether good or experienced at. That doesn't slow me down much. I live by one rule of golf: if you can't play well, then you'd better dress well. That's something I can handle. I might shank my ball into a water hazard half the time, but I look good doing it. I actually believe that I could play golf in a desert and find water, but thats neither here nor there.

Why all the golf-talk? Because the right clothes are just as important as the right club when it comes to golf. Davis Big and Tall has everything to equip you for your next golf outing. 18 holes take some time, so it's important to dress appropriately. Hot summer days call for lightweight options like microfiber shorts and moisture wicking polos or crews. Does your tee-time call for rain? We have a whole department for wind-shirts, jackets and rain gear. We carry great golf brands like Callaway, Greg Norman, Cutter & Buck, Brighton and Tehama will be on the way for next Spring. No matter your opinion of the sport, you can find nearly anything to stock your closet. No matter if your idea of a comfortable outfit is a pair of casual short and polo or a pair of overalls and broken-in boots.