Mistakes All Big Men Make

July 23, 2013

There are some mistakes we are all doomed to make, like getting screwed over on rent because you don't know a thing about the rental market in your new city, but it is the choice not to repeat the same mistakes which truly defines us. sox For the Big and Tall men of the world, there are a few key style mistakes which we are all bound to make. However if you are one of the lucky few who are yet to hit these milestones, we have saved you the trouble below: Mistake 1: The Clumsy Leather Jacket GQ said it best when they stated: "There’s nothing modern—or even retro-cool—about a leather jacket that fits like a rain poncho." We have all either been in the position ourselves, or witnessed a poor sod donning what they thought at the time was the height of " fonz" cool. But if your jacket is not the right cut or bought 2 sizes to large, this will only serve to make you appear bigger than you really are. Solution: When trying on a new leather jacket, the general rule of thumb is to keep going down a size until you can’t get it on, then buy the next size up. It should feel snug but don't stress as it is designed to take your body’s shape over time. If you're not a fan of the leather jacket trend, we cannot recommend a classic sports coat or blazer highly enough. obama-dad-jeansMistake 2: The Ill Fitting Dad Jeans High-waisted whitewashed jeans are not just socially unacceptable, for the Big and Tall man they also emphasize all the wrong parts of your body. Solution: Unless you are the president of the United States of America, who can count Jay-z and Clint Eastwood as your close and personal friends, these jeans are best left back in the 90s where they belong. Replace them with a pair of Medium-rise raw denim jeans (we are fans of this Blazer pair) which sit on your hips and follow your legs (instead of saddlebagging out from your waist). If you are a serial re-offender of the jeans and sneakers combo, it may be time to replace the Seinfeld-esque running shoes with some boat shoes or casual sneakers. We personally cannot get enough of our new pair of Ferracini casual shoes, which essentially serve the same purpose as the Seinfeld runners except these combine comfort with style effortlessly. Mistake 3: Right Shirt, Right Pants, Wrong Beltbelts There is a time in every man's life when he feels the need to purchase a gaudy, overly large or just plain ugly belt buckle. But the real issue lies in the habit formed around this item, as its sneaks itself into the natural rotation of outfits until it has become an essential part of life. If your guilty of this, then it is time to allow your cherished eye-sore to retire to a life better served on Tiger Woods (the only man capable of pulling off these belts on a regular basis). Solution: Invest in a high-quality leather item that’s an inch to an inch and a half wide. As a rule, it should smell and feel like buttery goodness. And the buckle should be subtle. R.M. Williams make classic, reliably high quality belts which will serve you well for many years to come. But as they say, mistakes are a part of life, but that will still never excuse wearing socks with sandals, no matter how dam comfy it is. Blog Writing by Alexandra Jones-Best 




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