In the past there was always a certain amount of social stigma associated with shopping for big and tall men’s clothing. A lot of men tended to avoid these stores because there was a feeling they were viewed in a negative light.
Well, things are different now, fortunately, and that stigma is mostly non-existent. There is more overlap in size categories, what used to be in the ‘regular’ or ‘normal’ category is now in the ‘big and tall’ category. So these days it’s very common to see these sizes in regular stores, also the fashion industry and designers are working more and more in this size category. We’ll share some very helpful dressing tips that will keep you looking sharp in big and tall clothing.
The main thing to keep in mind when choosing big and tall clothing is to avoid horizontal stripes. For very tall, skinny men horizontal stripes can work well, but those people with larger frames might find vertical stripes or even no stripes at all would be better suited. Horizontal stripes create an illusion of making you seem wider than you are. Vertical stripes can lengthen your torso but if you have a bigger belly, they can curve around the sides and give you a look not unlike that of a pregnant woman. Choose solid colors or different patterns for best effects. Solid colored tops are generally the most flattering, regardless of size or of shape.
Prepare for shopping by wearing pants that are loose-fitting and shoes that aren’t a hassle to take on and off. You’ll find it makes everything easier and with less hassle. You know, dealing with all the buttons, snaps, and other things over and over is no fun. So take a hint and wear things you can easily slip on/off. Besides, who wants to spend all day in dressing rooms? You’ll find this helpful when you’re in stores that won’t let you take unlimited items into a dressing room. Also, remember that feet and legs sometimes swell during the day,especially if you are standing for very long periods, so take this size change into account,especially with shoes!
The option of having items tailor made can be ideal for getting the perfect fit and the style you like. This can give you the freedom to create more formal pieces that suit your style and fit you perfectly. Tailor made clothing can actually be cost-effective over the long term as mass-produced clothing for retail stores can sometimes be lower quality. Clothing from retail stores can tend to wear out very quickly, while tailor made clothing will endure for longer, meaning you’re buying clothes less often.
It’s really not terribly hard finding big and tall men’s clothing. And now, big and tall men’s clothing a lot of times is what was once considered a normal size. Stores want business, so they’re maintaining an inventory of vanity size clothes so people will want to go there and shop. So you see – it’s now very easy to find the size you need and want.