7 Style Tips for Large Men

Whether you’re round-bellied, broad-shouldered, big-bottomed, or all three you can be fashionable just like the rest of the men.

1.  Clothes must FIT

How your clothes fit is the most important thing. If you’ve got bulges, wrinkles, or sagging cloth, it’s going to make your outline look sloppy.  On a large man, the effect gets amplified, and it looks even worse.  Many large men dress in clothes that are several sizes too big, thinking they are disguising their physique.  Baggy clothes don’t fool anyone and in fact draw more attention to your weight while downgrading your overall appearance and the impression you make.  The better the fit, the more comfortable your clothes feel, which is good for your mood and for your appearance.

You want the cloth to rest lightly on your body — not hugging it tight and not hanging off your skin with visible folds of extra cloth.  The odds of finding something with a perfect fit off the rack are pretty low, so get to know a good tailor.  Simple adjustments like hemming trousers or taking a shirt in at the waist are cheap fixes — usually $10-20 — that can make generically-sized department store clothes into well-fitted garments.

2. Simplicity

If you’ve got a big frame, you’ve also already got an imposing presence. Dress simple, so that it doesn’t become an overwhelming effect. Keep the patterns to a minimum.  Solid clothes help compliment your shape.

3. Light Weight

Thick, heavy cloth accentuates your size and makes you look bulky.  A smooth, light fabric that drapes in clean lines is always going to make a large man look (and feel) better than something chunky.

In addition to jackets, smooth slacks (as opposed to jeans) give a nice, clean front, and in colder weather a long overcoat is a great way to make a solid impression with your whole body. [Read More 7 Tips for the Large Man]

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