How To Buy Clothes for Big and Tall Men
If you are an above average customer, you know how difficult it is to buy clothing at the usual store. You don’t want to be uncomfortable in clothes either, or loose, or tight.
Many options on the market today are suitable for one or the other, but not both big and tall men. It seems that if you are tall with broad shoulders, there is just one size for all. This is not ideal if you are one who wants to show off a bit of shape.
First off, it is important to get the right look for you. The best option is to consult a tailor in order to obtain exact measurements, or to simply mend clothing if it’s just that tiny bit too big. Before you go shopping, it is recommended to measure yourself at home so you know exactly what you’re looking for.
If your shoulders are quite wide, you will most likely want a look which is balanced and made to fit your requirements. This will not only make you feel better, but it will enhance your day to day look. Furthermore, making sure that the clothing details are in the correct place. A few examples of this include ensuring the sleeves finish at the wrist, and no higher, or that your chest sits perfectly where it should.
Avoid a “fat pant”’. These are pants that are double—pleated and done up too tight. For big men, after measuring your waist before shopping, it is highly recommended to wear your pants sitting above the hips. Doing so will allow the shirt material to cover up the top of the pants and form a very smooth and sophisticated look.
On the contrary, if you choose to wear them low, you will almost certainly need to belt up under your stomach which will feel highly uncomfortable and look even worse. If you feel that wearing a belt is too awkward or difficult, try suspenders. Worn over your shoulders, this wonderful invention was made to erase this awkward and uncomfortable feeling, and boy what a job it does. It also looks more urbane and classy.
When it comes to shirts, there are many options on the market, including; business shirts, polos, dress shirts or casual shirts. When you are a tall man, it is relatively easy to shop for shirts as there is bound to be one long enough. However, if you are on the big side, then it may be somewhat more difficult. You should make sure that the shirt is fitted just so, that if you tuck it in, or wear it out, there is not a lump sticking out… but if you are proud of it, go ahead!
Purchasing a jacket is an expensive occasion, so you will need to make sure you are getting the right one. For a tall man, look at buying a single-breast jacket which streamlines into a V shape. Your shoulders should be fitted to a tee and unpadded.