Shopping For a Big and Tall Man: A Tall Order?

Most women can say with relative certainty that their men would rather watch football or do anything else rather than shop for clothing. Sometimes the job of finding new clothes is now the woman’s. With online coupons, in-store specials and so many different brands to select from, it’s easy to get confused or flustered when shopping for men. When shopping for men of larger stature this task may seem even more daunting as not all styles and sizes are readily available.

Shopping for taller or bigger men may seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.


Sizing them up

When shopping for big and tall men’s clothing, make sure you’re looking for the right size; the right size does not necessarily mean oversize. Take his measurements accurately in order to find garments that properly fit his stature, yet leave some breathing room; you don’t want the clothes fitting to tightly in certain areas. Add an inch to pant lengths or maybe 1 size higher than their measured chests.  You don’t need their buttons popping off during important events.

The challenging aspect of shopping for gentlemen of larger statures is finding the same styles their shorter or smaller counterparts can easily find at any men’s store. Don’t get discouraged, many stores offer clothing made specifically for the big and tall man without compromising style.


Go for the autumn look

A change in weather consequently makes individuals change what they put on. Unlike during summer where one may wear light clothes, in autumn you can expect warm clothing and more layers.  Autumn looks can be achieved for men of any size. When temperatures dip, personal style should not.

Many autumn colors work well in various months outside of September.  Bigger men, depending on skin tone, may favor orange or autumn brown even in the summer or winter months.  Overall, when shopping for big and tall men’s clothing, don’t be fooled by seasonal trends because some colors are evergreen, such as pastels.

Avoid brick and mortar?

One of the prime reasons why people turn to online shopping is because it’s easy and hassle free. Simply select the styles you like without leaving the comfort of your own home. Buying big and tall menswear from a regular brick and mortar shop can be time consuming especially if you’re standing at the store during ‘happening’ times of year, like the beginning of school. Just getting in can be a feat that you probably may never accomplish without having to stand for an hour.  Of course, while shopping online is now ‘default’ for many, be wary of knockoffs.

Ralph Lauren designs and manufactures some of the trendiest men’s clothing today. Unfortunately, a lot of the stuff labelled as being manufactured by Ralph Lauren are actually knockoffs. The Polo big pony is one shirt that is consistently being sold for around $20 and labelled as being discounted off the original.  If you’re looking for authentic brand names don’t trust any website. Always shop trusted sites where the brand names are what they claim to be –it’s not too hard to assimilate knockoffs from $100 shirts these days.

It may appear bigger men would be a taller shopping task, yet knowing their personality and skin tone, to name a few, would go much further.  Moreover, shopping online may seem quicker, yet always look for authentic menswear – even if that means calling the corporate office to verify their brands.

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