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Foul weather gear for Tall & NOT Big

Does anyone have suggestions for sail clothing manufacturers that have foul-weather sizes suitable for someone who is tall (6'4"), but not "big"?
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I can sympathize with you...except I have the opposite problem... I'm fairly stocky...with a 44" suit jacket and 18" neck, but only 5' 4". Most of the gear I have that fits my shoulders and neck has sleeves that I have to roll up to wear... My drysuit has to be tailored, since my friend who is 6' tall could wear it...
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Well, its a comfort to know that the clothing industry isn't just out to irritate me!
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I'm 6'0" 285lb. I have the West Marine "Third Reef" jacket and bibs for daysailing near Seattle. I think there would be plenty of room for someone 4" taller and a little lighter. If you're a lot lighter, you might not want to wear the XXL sizes because they would be all floppy in the middle. I can't speak for offshore gear though.

The West Marine salesman said Gill products were shorter because European men are shorter. Sounds like a can of worms to me, but that's what he said.
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