5 Style Tips for Plus-Sized Guys
Bigger gentlemen have always had to just make do with the kinds of fashion available on their local high street or mall. This usually involves finding the nearest possible size of a garment that is actually not right for your body type, or finding the perfect cut and style only to find that your size is not available. Mega Men is here to provide the perfect fashions for just such gentlemen and to help you even more, here are five vital fashion tips for the plus-sized man.
1. Dress for Your Size and Body Shape
As obvious as this may seem, there is a tendency to pick clothes that are supposed to hide certain attributes or create a distortion of your size and shape. This is unnecessary and counterproductive. A baggy fit will only accentuate your size, while a tighter fit will be both uncomfortable and unsightly. Know your size and shape and pick clothing that complements both. Don’t allow for bulges or sagging fabric.
2. Keep it Simple
Simplicity is the solution to so many questions and challenges – clothing for big guys is no different. Choose plain colours rather than eye-dazzling patterns – darker colours are best. Opt for a straight cut over anything fancy. Bright colours, hectic patterns and complex styles and cuts are likely to draw attention to attributes you may wish to downplay. They can also underscore your possibly already intimidating presence (then again, that might be a good thing under certain circumstances). You have probably heard that the only stripes you should ever consider are thin, vertical ones – this is one piece of conventional wisdom that is absolutely true.
3. Keep it Light
Heavy fabrics are generally not your friend: they make you look bulkier, they are hotter and they are usually less comfortable. You want a fabric that falls in clean lines, lies delicately against your skin and keeps you cool.
If the ladies can do it, so can you. Men tend to underestimate the value of adding accessories to their outfit but, we assure you, these items are among your best friends when it comes to looking good. Find a hat that suits your style, for example. A good pair of glasses does wonders for altering how you are perceived. Even scarves and tastefully chosen jewellery, wristlets or other items will finish off your outfit perfectly.
5. When in Doubt, Put Comfort First
As a rule, if it feels good, it probably looks good. Now, we’re not talking about that worn but comfy pair of tracksuit pants you wear around the house. We mean you can apply this your work clothes, glad rags and Sunday best too. If it feels too tight, it’s probably causing a bulge. If it feels too loose, it’s probably too baggy. If it sits just right, seems to mould to your body and still feels comfortable whether you’re standing, kneeling or sitting, you’ve probably got the right garment. Combine your feel with the image in the change room mirror and you’re unlikely to go wrong. Mega Men offers the widest variety of sleek, stylish clothes for the larger man. Browse our range today.