Larger men are used to being the butt of all jokes when it comes to the fashion stakes, but no matter if your stomach and bottom are over large, these can be compensated for when you dress well. After all one redeeming factor for larger men is their broad shoulders, which are necessary when you carry a lot of meat around with you!
It is entirely possible to dress well as a larger man. You just need the right types of clothes for big men:
Choose wide collared, or spread collar, shirts. These collars will keep your face and shoulders looking in proportion, if you need to wear a tie then opt for a wide tie, which you can knot with the Windsor Knot. Broad ties add style and substance to any larger man’s outfit.
A good quality tailored shirt that’s worn loose causes less emphasis of larger waistlines. Shirts with rounded hemlines are the best choice for this stylish option. You won’t be able to sport this style within a formal business environment, but perhaps a light sweater would perform the same role?
When you’re a larger man, dress and style is all about achieving a sense of proportion. One trick is to ensure all your accessories are big or oversized to give you a sense of power and strength. Large watches, hefty and stylish bags and chunky pens will all add to your presence.
Adding a hat to any outfit gives you a little more height and certainly adds a touch of style to your daily dress, indicating you take care of your appearance despite the fact you’re on the larger side.
The best choice of clothes for larger men include:
- smooth slacks to add a clean line, opposed to jeans which can wrinkle and crease
- long overcoats when the weather is colder
- suits, blazers, jackets and sports jackets will all add a classic note to your appearance and streamline your body
You won’t find any kind of clothing that will disguise the size of your body, but well cut garments and choosing the right styles helps to ensure your appearance is proportional and neat. Always choose well-fitting clothes, you may be tempted to buy garments that are a couple of sizes too big, but baggy and loose clothing doesn’t disguise your frame, it just highlights the fact you’re larger than average. Ideally, opt for simple styles fabricated from lighter cloths to give you the best fit and appearance.
The overall impression you want to make as a larger-framed man is that of a big man, with the unwritten connotations of strength, power and confidence. When onlookers perceive you as a fat man, the unwritten connotations tend to be weak, lazy and soft. Opting for the most stylish clothing to enhance your appearance of strength is the way to make the very best of your larger frame.