Choosing Trousers - Tips for Big & Tall Guys
You may have noticed, as we have, that some big and tall men have no idea how to wear a simple pair of trousers. They either choose pants that are too baggy, too tight, or worst of all, sit way too low, hanging down under their waist leaving their butt exposed for all to see. Er, no thanks guys! Whether you are big, tall or fall somewhere in-between, here’s some tips on choosing the right pants and jeans for you.
For the Big gent:
-Choosing dark coloured trousers
is a good idea for big men as they tend to be more flattering than brighter tones. -If you want to look more lean, we would suggest avoiding pleats and going for regular cut, straight leg pants
. They have less fabric build up (and therefore less unnecessary bulk). -Skinny cut pants and jeans are a big no-no for larger men, they will attract unneeded attention to your legs and create bulk in places you want to avoid. Instead, go for full cut, flat front pants. -Dress pants
with a front pressed crease creates a vertical line down the leg, making them seem longer and giving the big man a slimmer look.
-Wear your trousers high, but not too high. Just below your natural waist if possible. Wearing them low will more often than not require a belt, which is pulled tight underneath the belly, causing the stomach to fall over it and create that unwanted bulge. -While fashionable among younger chaps, low rise pants and jeans should be avoided by the big man as they do nothing for the large physique. -A bigger belly means it is more difficult keeping your pants from sliding down. We suggest a flat front, traditional or relaxed cut style pants
. Simply buying the biggest size available won't solve the issue. It's all about the perfect fit. -While it's hard to beat a stylish belt
for practicality, big guys should think about the alternative of wearing braces
. They can be an attractive option while also a more comfortable one.
For the Tall gent:
-Tall men should always make sure they get full length trousers
, as even the smallest show of ankles or socks creates an unflattering lanky look. Your pants and jeans should reach at least the top of your shoe. -Being tall means you are able to wear virtually any style pants, from regular cut, boot cut to flat front. You just need to choose pants with longer inseam and leg length. Remember that fit is everything.
-High-waisted pants and jeans are rarely a good look for tall guys. Try to keep your pants beginning just below the waist to create the most flattering look. -Tall men often suit a stylish pair of chinos
, which never go out of fashion, or tailored cotton pants. -If you are tall and thin, the extra fabric of pleats can sometimes work against you to create a baggy look. Tall guys want their pants to look as sharp and crisp as possible.
-Try to avoid supper skinny jeans as they create a towering beanpole effect on a tall man.
These are just a few tips when choosing your next pair of pants. The biggest tip we can give though, is to take charge of your size. Big or tall
, you have got to dress with confidence and pride. Own your body shape and size!