Shopping for plus size fashion for men can be a little tricky, let alone pull off certain tricks on looking good. For almost a decade ago, plus size fashion for men was close to being non-existent, with only a handful of brands and stores willing to carry sizes for plus-sized men and women. Why, because quite the majority of us feel it isn’t worthy to be flashy and cool if we’ve a pack of extra pounds! To that I say, f&%& that rumor!
Things have changed! Numerous brands and shops, including the big named ones, are now accommodating plus size fashion for men type of cloth as part of an entirely new market. For curvy men out there, gone are the days when you are forced to wear a big shirt and over-sized pair of pants because the stores did not have the size and style you want.
Improving your fashion sense and style is as easy as 1-2-3 and I am about to show you some excellent fashion tips that can help level up your style, but first let’s go over some pieces of advice exclusively for plus size fashion for men that’ll certainly help you pull off a great looking ensemble for everyday wear…
A tailor is a man’s superhero – An unusual tip, but a tailor is probably the easiest way for plus-sized men to dress nice and look nice. Despite the popularity of plus-sized fashion, a nice set of clothes is still difficult to get in terms of having the right size, and this applies to formal wear. Having a tailor will help you achieve one thing – having your clothes fit perfectly.
Non-plus size stores are treasure chests – Remember that there are still stores and brands out there that carry non-plus sized clothing and some of them have clothes that may fit you every once in a while. For example, “GAP” still carries XXL in their collections and 20 on their website. Ann Taylor still carries sizes 18 and 16 for pants for women.
Try before you buy – Never assume that an XXL will fit you, even if it looks like it will. For that matter, don’t be afraid to try out the shirts or pants that you find in plus-sized stores because plus-sized fashion is as versatile as it is complex.
Magazines are your encyclopedia – There are several magazines out there that cater to plus-sized individuals like Plus, Evolve, and Phat. They offer fashion tips and tricks for plus-sized men and women all across the world.
Measure first before you shop – Are you thinking of buying a pair of pants or shorts? Get measured by a tailor first. Why? Because your measurements will help you locate the size of clothes closest to your actual size so the alteration will be close to minimal or none at all. This is why it’s important to have a tailor handy.
Now that we got that covered, it’s time to move on to the game-changing ideas that will help you rock a plus-sized ensemble.
Whether you’re going for casual wear or evening wear, these ideas will help plus-sized men how to dress as sharp as Colin Firth in The Kingsman.
Here are some valuable fashion advices that will help you look better:
“Shoes make the man!” – Shoes and footwear in general can make or break your entire ensemble. That’s a fact. Wearing a coat and tie for a formal gala and then you top it off with loafers can be a deal-breaker for some. In the words of Forrest Gump – “You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes.”
In this case, go for Oxfords or Bruges instead of a pair of Nike’s for a gala ensemble. If you are going for a more casual look, why not settle for loafers instead of Converse shoes? Again, shoes play an important role in your ensemble and I cannot stress this enough.
Avoid the mainstream clothing – Fashion is versatile and the trends come in and out faster than you say FASHION. Mainstream trends are overrated because they force you to buy new clothes every month that’s just going to become out of style within the next month or so and it’s very impractical. Instead, try to stay out of mainstream and just settle for practicality.
Some people can afford to buy new clothes every month but some can’t, and trust me, you don’t need to buy new clothes every month for the sake of being relevant.
Go for the mature look – Regardless of the new comic book movies that keep coming up, try to settle for more mature pieces of clothing like long-sleeved polo shirts, cardigans, blazers, khakis, slacks, and even coats. You can’t expect to wear a snapback over a Flash t-shirt for the rest of your life, and no, you cannot use the excuse “I’m plus-sized so nothing fits me” because there are already brands and stores that carry plus-sized clothing.
Take good care of your clothes – Some clothes can last you a lifetime if you know how to take good care of them. You just can’t rely on a brand’s quality forever, you know. Those tags that instruct you how to wash the clothes are very important when it comes to keeping your clothes in tip-top condition.
I can give you a few pointers on how you can do just that:
- Read the tags on your clothes.
- Use hangers for your suits. Don’t fold them into your closet
- Fold only your shirts and those with no buttons to avoid losing them.
- Slacks and pants should also be hung.
Dressing sharply and looking good doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money, nor should you ever go the distance in terms of spending.
The brands of the clothes don’t really matter in terms of looking good because let’s face it – no one will ever ask you what brand of clothes you wear at first glance. If you look as good as James Bond, no one will ever have to ask you what brands you are wearing unless they want to look as good as you.
Plus size fashion for men doesn’t need to be expensive, just as long as you know how to look and what to look for in stores and shops, you’ll do great as far budget and not growing a fungus in that pocket! Ah-hum, part of my humor there 🙂 Thoughts guys?