NEW YORK – September 6, 2022 – Tall Order, a New York-based men's apparel and accessory company that specializes in extended sizes is partnering with MLB All-Star Aaron Judge’s ALL RISE Foundation. The brand and organization will collaborate to release a special edition two-pack of white and navy extra cushioned ankle socks with $10 from every pack sold benefitting ALL RISE.
Ahead of the 21st anniversary of September 11, Tall Order and the ALL RISE Foundation aim to raise funds for the foundation to continue their mission to inspire children and youth to become responsible citizens by engaging them in activities that encourage them to reach unlimited possibilities. The launch of the socks follows the announcement that Tall Order and United Legwear & Apparel Co. will sponsor Judge’s ALL RISE Foundation “All-Star Evening” Gala set for November 18, 2022 in New York City.
Tall Order, which was founded by twin brothers Mike & Dan Friedman, who stand 6'11" & 6'9" respectively, honors the memory of the Friedmans' father Andrew, who was killed on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center. To fulfill the "tall order" of giving back for all the help they received after 9/11, Tall Order makes fashionable, fun, comfortable socks for men in sizes 9 to 20 as a nod to the socks the family provided to first responders during the 9/11 recovery efforts; Tall Order also donates a portion of their profits to various health and human services organizations that focus on families and youth in times of need.
“We are so grateful for Tall Order's support for our mission to help youth develop into strong leaders and good citizens, qualities that both Aaron, Mike and Dan exemplify. Tall Order's commitment to their community is unmatched and we are proud to have them as part of the ALL RISE family.” states Patty Judge, Executive Director of ALL RISE Foundation.
Judge, who’s played the last six seasons in New York, and whose foundation aims to give back to children in the area, as well as his home state of California, felt a strong connection to the brothers through their shared New York ties, desire to give back and struggles to find well-fitting clothing.
“We couldn’t be more excited to offer these socks as a means to raise money for the ALL RISE Foundation,” said Dan Friedman, Co-Founder of Tall Order. “We are honored that Aaron is such a fan of Tall Order and our mission, and we are thrilled to be able to help him with his goal of inspiring youth to reach limitless heights.”
“Everyone who knew our dad, Andy, recognized his love of children, coaching sports and giving back,” said Mike Friedman, Co-Founder of Tall Order. “What better way to honor his legacy than partnering with the Aaron Judge ALL RISE Foundation.”
The extra cushioned ankle socks, set in Judge’s signature white and navy, will feature a heel tab for extra comfort and clip protection, cushioned sole, arch support, moisture control, smooth seams, and polyester material to provide extra stretch and ensure a soft and comfortable fit. The socks are available in regular and extended sizes. The special edition two-pack, retails for $30 and is available on TallOrder.com.
About Aaron Judge ALL RISE Foundation
The Aaron Judge ALL RISE Foundation focuses on developing positive character traits; provides awards and incentive programs for schools and local organizations to encourage and reward academic improvement and excellence; supports health and well-being of children and youth; and establishes fundraising events to support ALL RISE Mini-Grants and Programs. For more information, please visit www.aaronjudgeALLRISEfoundation.org and follow @ALLRISEofficial on social media. Tax ID#: 83-1083207 501(c)(3)
About Tall Order
Tall Order (tallorder.com) is a dynamic men's accessory company that likes to be referred to as the company that can fill the "top drawer for all" – specializing in classic, dress, and athletic socks in sizes 9-20 as well as big and tall underwear and big and tall undershirts for men of all sizes. The socks can accommodate slim to wide calves with a special comfort band at the top to prevent sagging. The bright blue emblem emblazoned on each product (symbolizing the Twin Towers and the beautiful sky on September 11, 2001) serves as a reminder to everyone who dons Tall Order accessories that it's their personal responsibility to pay it forward and continue the Friedman family's commitment to helping others.
About United Legwear & Apparel Co.
United Legwear & Apparel Co. (unitedlegwear.com) is a 21-year-old New York City-based global entity that designs, manufactures, markets and distributes legwear, bodywear, apparel and accessories to some of the world's leading retailers. Founded by Isaac E. Ash, United Legwear & Apparel Co. (ULAC) is a joint venture partner with PUMA North America and maintains highly-recognized licensed brands such as Hurley, Skechers, Champion, Van Heusen, Arrow, Fortnite, and Weatherproof, as well as many private-label brands. ULAC is also the owner of the PRO PLAYER brand. ULAC's mission is to manufacture with integrity and distribute legwear, apparel and accessories of highest quality and best value.
Shannon Donohue (Aaron Judge / ALL RISE Foundation)