Shopping for clothes and styling can be pretty tricky for any man, regardless if you're big, small, tall or short. But today we're sharing our top styling tips for the big and tall men out there:
Know your measurements and size
Once you know your precise measurements (your chest, neck, waist, etc) shopping becomes a breeze no matter what size you are. It's vital to know your size because nothing complements a figure more than a well fitting outfit. Avoid buying the next size up! An oversized shirt or baggy pants makes you seem bigger than you actually are - not only will it look like you're swimming in your clothes, but it'll also look very unflattering. Also, as we've mentioned before, your local tailor is there to help - just because you're a plus size, doesn't mean you don't need any taking in. The general rule of thumb is to have your shirt sitting a couple of inches past your hips, and should you need to tuck it in, a pair of suspenders do wonders over a belt.
Styles to Suit You
Everyone has their own taste, but here are a few key rules to remember; Vertical pinstripes are your friend, they make an observer's eye go up and down quickly which makes you seem taller rather than wider - something every man strives for. Avoid big bold graphics or anything that adds volume, opt for light subtle designs. In addition, it's better to wear strong and fitting clothes that make you look clean and sharp rather than draped soft materials. Just like with everyone else, your ankles will always be thinner than your waist - when you're choosing your pants, grab the straight cut to achieve a more streamlined look!
Own it with confidence
Being a large man doesn't have to mean round and soft, you have the potential to be powerful, strong and imposing. Take advantage of blazers with nice firm shoulders to give you a definite shape. Wear a pair of shoes that have a bit of a heel in them or grab a hat to give you some extra height. Don't overlook your personal grooming habits, they are crucial in the impression you give off. A nice, neat goatee or a bit of a stubble to sharpen your jaw line can go a long way. Accessorise boldly with some chunky watches to give you proportion with your look.
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