Once upon a time, to mark maturity, a boy graduated from “short pants” to his first pair of long trousers. But the boy who keeps on growing finds himself right back where he started: bare-ankled on a cold spring day.
At the turn of the season in the New York City, clothes can be worn without the cover of a coat. But when a long-legged, slim man of six-foot-four sets out to buy pants, he encounters certain obstacles of proportion.
At a loss for pants with leg a 36-inch leg, he is forced to stray outside the confines of traditional retail. This may lead him to the corner of Sixth Avenue and 52nd Street, where the tall man might decide to take his first cautious steps into the Rochester Big & Tall.