Cabin Envy, Packing Essentials & Long Weekends

cabin porn 2 As the sun manages to make an appearance in Sydney today, residents tentatively venture outdoors umbrella-less for what feels like the first time in weeks.

Due to this recent bout of wet Winter weather holding weekends everywhere captive, we personally have been spending a majority of our time immersed in the pages of Cabin Porn. A site dedicated to man caves, quiet escapes and inspirational gentrified cabins. This should come with a warning, as you can easily loose a large chunk of your life sifting through the beautiful and remote array of shelters.

This particular man-spiration site got us thinking about travel and weekend packing, something usually avoided until the very last minute, which regrettably, can occasionally lead to realizing upon arrival that all you packed were three shirts (all dirty) and a pair of mismatched thongs.

This situation can become especially uncomfortable for the big man who has no other option but to borrow an unsuitable garment from a helpful in-law, or worse still, attempt to purchase something wearable from the only store open being a tourist corner store which appears to insist on only stocking classic souvenir shirts with a mildly offensive image emblazoned across the chest.

Therefore, we have complied a list of items which will ensure you are travel ready for any long weekend trip with minimal effort or thought required.

The Essentials for any trip: The shoes are the key here. Whatever the weather/climate you are expecting it will always pay to pack a pair of sturdy and comfortable, perfect-for-any-activity-shoes.

A classic cut boot in neutral colors will serve you well, as these can be worn with most outfits, classed up or dressed down as the occasion demands, while being comfortable enough to support any hiking that may be encounter.

The R.M Williams Craftsman Boot

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Also vital to any social situation, is suitable pant-wear. No one wants to be the guy freezing in ruggers when that unexpected downpour Plaidstarts. To ensure you are ready for any occasion, try packing a pair of both dark jeans and light shorts.

This will offer endless options, allowing you to mix your outfits up as the weekend progresses.

Throw in one neutral, classic style t-shirt or polo and one casual shirt (preferably of the long sleeved variety) and your almost set.

All that remains now is a versatile jersey or jumper option to throw over a shirt during the day and layer under a coat during the evening. Personally we have found a good thick grey knit to be timeless and once discovered, on high rotation in any wardrobe.

Invest in : A good quality coat will keep you looking sharp even in the most unexpected of downpours. It should shield you from wind and sleet, while being versatile enough to take you through Autumn and Winter. Pair with jeans on a casual, rainy day or opt for dress pants when you want a more classic, professional look.

Following this simple guide will ensure your long weekends away are ones in which you are stylishly comfortable, but most importantly, not required to wear something that smells like your father in laws old spice.

Blog Writing by Alexandra Jones-Best

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Top 5 Best Dressed Big Guys

Our list of best dressed big guys is all about attitude. We don’t care what size and shape you are, we believe you can look terrific and exude strength and individual style whether you are big and tall or short and small. So sit back and relax while we present five guys who define everything it takes to be big, loud and proud.

5. James Gandolfini

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James Gandolfini is an acclaimed actor who has played a variety of roles throughout his long career. But let’s face it, whether he likes it or not, Gandolfini will always be Tony Soprano. Seemingly born to play this larger than life character, James is also a big guy who dresses with style. An unashamedly large built man who can look great in a well-fitted suit or a simple polo shirt. Incorporating the right clothes for his build based on a perfect fit.

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4. Zach Galifianakis

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Most famous for playing the strange and disaster-prone Alan from the Hangover movies, Zach Galifianakis was a veteran of the stand-up scene for years before hitting it big in Hollywood. On screen, Zach is often seen playing the slob who has little care for what he wears, but off-screen he is one seriously sharp dresser with great eye for big man style. At film premieres or snapped on the street, he is always seen wearing sleek suits and quirky casual wear. His eye for style makes this funny man a big mens fashion icon.

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3. Jonah Hill

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Skyrocketing to fame playing the awkward high schooler in 2007’s Superbad, Jonah Hill has gone from strength to strength on screen. Last year’s 21 Jump Street and his Academy Award nomination for 2011’s Moneyball has really solidified his status as one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood. While his weight has been fluctuating of late, Jonah is a naturally large-framed guy who isn’t afraid to be super-stylish.

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2. Eric Stonestreet

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His role as the eccentric and outspoken Cameron Tucker on the hit show Modern Family has won him praise around the world, as well as two Emmy Awards. What we like about Eric Stonestreet is his “big and proud” sense of style. On Modern Family he is often seen wearing large size shirts that are not only the perfect fit for his shape, but are also bold and bright coloured. Outside the show though, Stonestreet has proved himself to be quite the snappy dresser, not afraid to sport a killer red-carpet tuxedo.

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1. Matt Preston

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OK, maybe it’s our Aussie bias, but we are going with Matt Preston as our pick for the best dressed big man. His style is undeniable and the sheer audacity of single-handedly bringing the near-forgotten cravat back to our attention deserves some serious praise. Whether he is dishing out his opinions on a perfectly garnished seafood dish, or sprucing his latest book, Preston’s sharp fashion-sense sets him apart from the crowd. Often bold, sometimes brash, but always stylish. Well done Presto.

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If you are looking to capture some of that big and tall style, why not check out Ron Bennett Big Mens Clothing and give your wardrobe the overhaul you deserve. They have everything you need to satisfy your big men fashion needs no matter what your size and shape.