There are plenty of flattering options for plus-sized women, but it is only recently that larger guys have been catered for with fashionable clothing. It’s important to note that plus-sized doesn’t mean obese; exceptionally tall, big-chested and the well-built stocky male might all find that they need different cuts from the high street S, M, L on offer.
Three key elements to getting it right
Fit is the most important thing to consider. A lot of larger men make the mistake of choosing clothing that is a few sizes too big, thinking that it will hide their body shape and size. It does the complete opposite and only draws attention to the area of your body that you are trying to hide. Your clothes need to be fitted but not tight. They should touch your body but not cling to it or swing around you when you walk!
Avoid skinny jeans. Instead, try out tapered trousers, which will give room at the waist and draw attention to the ankles. Heavier materials should be avoided as these will make you appear chunkier.
Avoid loud patterns and bright colours. Like our ill-fitting clothes, patterns draw attention to the area of our body they are covering. Pick neutral colours and darks. You don’t need to wear black all the time; mix it up with greys and browns. Think Farah Shirts in a neutral colour and lightweight fabric https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah. Give stripes a wide berth, unless they are thin vertical strips. Horizontal or chunky stripes will make you look shorter and rounder.
Every man, whether tall, small, large or petite, looks amazing in a well-tailored suit. Waistcoats, double breasting and fancy buttons can all be used to draw attention to the right places on anyone. Go to a proper suit shop, where they will measure you up, give advice on what looks good on you, and finish the items off professionally, making sure you have the perfect-fitting suit for your shape. They’ll also be able to offer advice on matching shirts, ties and shoes. These guys know what they are talking about when they come at you with a measuring tape and chalk!
Big guys need big accessories! Use large watches, hats and chunky scarves to finish your outfit and tie all the pieces together.