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Fashion Tips For The Larger Man

Fashion Tips for the Larger Man

The men’s outsize clothing market in the UK is expanding rapidly, in the last decade a series of specialist outlets have sprung up to server the bigger and taller gent.

These outlets range from the bricks and mortar shops to specialist online retailers. Whilst there are now a host of places to buy outsize men’s clothing from, there is still little fashion advice out there for the larger gent. These 5 tips will help you when choosing Big Dude Clothing:

1. Big men do not have to stick to the specialist outsize clothing brands such as KAM and Duke but there are more fashionable  brands available such as Ben Sherman, Farah, Penguin, Birkenstock and many others. Also, you will find some great brands on USA based websites that you will not get in big sizes in the UK such as Levi Jeans.

2. Fortunately fashion for the bigger man is not as fickle as mainstream fashion. Therefore you can wear last season’s collection and no one will notice but still enjoy the sizeable price savings.

3. Sale periods are unbelievable rigid in the big men’s clothing trade. New Autumn/winter ranges hit shops in August and they will put major discounts on the previous season’s stock. Likewise this happens in March at the start of the Spring/summer season.

 So if you stick to March and August for your buying months you will be front of the queue for the sales periods with the biggest discounts and selection.

person carrying 'sale' carrier bags

4. Try new brands, as this market expands, many new brands are coming to supply the increasing market. You may find new brand is the perfect fit for you, but also with a new brand they offer special discounts when launching to encourage customers to buy their brand.

5. Be careful of sizing changes between brands – Sizes vary between brands with a 2XL in a Wrangler shirt being a total different size to a 2XL in a Duke shirt. Online shops will measure the garments for you if you ask to make sure you do not have to return the product.

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