Simple Ways For Big And Tall Men To Look Sharp And Stylish

If you're on the larger side, buying clothes can be frustrating. It's easy to think there's no way to wear the clothes you can find in a way that looks sharp. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fine folks at The Art of Manliness put together this video guide to looking good at any size.

The big takeaway (ahem) from the guide is to choose clothes that are light simple, and fit well, no matter your size. Pick clothes and styles that offer a clear, defined shape to the body, such as suits, blazers, overcoats and button-down shirts). Avoid athletic wear (unless you're working out), shorts or sweatshirts (anything where your outline is less defined). Here's how Antonio Centeno, author of the guide (and of the book Large Man's Guide to Style: Fashion Tips for Big Men) explains it:

Dressing well as a large man isn't all that different from dressing well with any other body type. More than anything, it relies on honesty about your figure, and the patience to get clothes that actually fit. If you're willing to pick the styles that flatter your body type and get them adjusted to fit properly, you'll look neat, stylish and well-built no matter what you weigh.

One of the tips that stood out to us was trading in a belt for suspenders — it's surprising how good a pair of suspenders can look, especially when paired with an nice shirt or jacket. Similarly, wearing tailored shirts is a good tip for any man but it's even better for the larger or taller among us. Then, wear them untucked instead of tucked into your pants (another tip I'll vouch for — I hate tucking in my button-downs).

Hit the link below to read the whole guide, complete with more tips for sharp dressing at any size.

7 Style Tips for Large Men: The Big Man's Guide to Sharp Dressing [The Art of Manliness]


    I tried to buy jeans not that long ago and ended up going to just jeans as all the other stores only had skinny legs. Im 6'2" size 36... My legs are anything but skinny

      Designers and retailers seem to think that increased height just means that legs are longer cylinders of the same diameter. They just can't get it into their heads that skinny is relative to the size of the leg, not an absolute.

      I'm 5'7" and extremely broad. Have similar issues. Though for some reason when I was in the US last year this wasn't a problem. They knew how to fit me and offered proper sizing. Go into similar shops for the same brands here and we have less options than the US. Looks like the tall and the short miss out.

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