Private label apparel company inks deal to produce tall socks

Dan Ochwat
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Tall Order founders Dan and Mike Friedman

United Legwear & Apparel Co., or ULAC, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel, has agreed to a licensing and shared services agreement with a unique men’s sock company.

The company, Tall Order, produces comfortable socks for wider calves and for taller men in sizes 9 to 20. Both Tall Order and ULAC are based in New York. 

As part of the deal, ULAC will manufacture products for Tall Order, using ULAC's seasoned design, production, and merchandising teams, factory base and logistics support. It isn’t known if ULAC will also produce the tall sock product for a private brand partner.

The owners of Tall Order, twin brothers who are 6’11” and 6’9” tall, will continue to operate a DTC business via its website. The company also notably gives a portion of its profits to Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit that assists families of first responders of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center tragedy — in which the owners lost their father. 

"Strategically, Tall Order fills white space in the market for extended sizes, offering excellent product in an important but underserved segment. They complement our portfolio of brands and I'm excited for this business to really take off," said Isaac Ash, president and CEO of ULAC.