7 Formal Items Every Large Man’s Wardrobe Needs
We may not attend formal events often, but when we do we want to look good and we want to have wardrobe options to hand that can help us do so.
7 Essential Formal Fashion Item Every Man Must Own
You really only need 7 essential items – and perhaps some variations on each – in order to be prepared for any formal dress code. Keep reading the blog as we reveal seven essential formal wear items for large men.
Essential Formal Fashion Item #1: The Classic Fit Suit
Every man’s wardrobe, regardless of his size, should include at least one, classic suit that can be donned for power dressing or just to look good at the next formal occasion. It’s important to be picky about suits. Choose the right colour for you – darker is better for larger gentlemen, but that leaves you several options ranging from black/ charcoal to blues and browns. Also, try on suits until you find the perfect fit – or get them tailored if you can. You don’t want a suit that’s too tight or too loose – but just right.
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Essential Formal Fashion Item #2: Formal Shirts
In addition to your suits, you should have a choice of several formal shirts that can either be worn with your suit or add a smarter touch to a pair of jeans – tucked or untucked. Vary your colours and styles while still ensuring that all your shirts can be matched to the suits or trousers you have.
Essential Formal Fashion Item #3: A Sports Coat
Sports coats add a touch of style to the formal look. They are for those occasions when the classic suit might be a bit too formal but the dress code is still smart. They’re especially good for social events at your local country club.
Essential Formal Fashion Item #4: A Blazer
Blazers are another alternative to full suits. Somewhat more formal than sports coats, they offer the ability to vary the colour and style of your smart look. Suits are monotone but a well-matched trouser and blazer pair add a bit of variety.
Essential Formal Fashion Item #5: A Variety of Long Trousers
Aside from your suit, keep a number of long trousers of varying styles and colours. You can match these with your blazers and sports coats for varied formal looks.
Some men are belt men; others are braces men. Then there are some who keep both on hand so they can pick and choose depending on the occasion. Braces are often more comfortable than belts for larger guys – they can also add a touch more flair and are often the choice for the more flamboyant among us. Why not keep a range of both to suit your outfit needs?
Essential Formal Fashion Item #7: Ties
Your ties are the finishing touch of your formal outfit. You may want to be more conservative and choose ties that perfectly match your outfits, or you may want something more bright and flashy. Either way, stock up your wardrobe with a number of options that you can change up from event to event.