The Right Ties for Big Guys

TiesLooking for a new tie for work or that upcoming formal function? Well, if you are a big and tall man, there are some things you need to know before you jump in and grab any old tie off the rack. Your size and shape must be taken into consideration. Key attributes like your height, neck and yes, the size of your stomach does play an important role in choosing a tie that will compliment your individual look. For example, if you are a tall guy, you will obviously need a longer tie than the regular length variety sold in most department stores and menswear outlets.

Many big guys find it difficult to locate the right tie for their size and simply settle for these regular, standard length and width ties. This can create an uncomfortable look for big men and give them a disproportionate shape, drawing attention to parts of your body that are not flattering. The good news is that Ron Bennett Big Mens Clothing have just added a great new range of neck ties that cater specifically to the big and tall man.

Terruzzi Tie

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The terrific range of ties from Terruzzi not only come in a variety of patterns and colours, but are longer and wider than ties available elsewhere. This is good news for big men. The extra length and width will make a significant difference in your overall appearance, giving you improved proportion and creating a more refined look and fit. This is the perfect solution for men with larger necks and bigger belly’s.

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We’ve all seen examples of an ill-fitting tie. Avoid embarrassment. Overhaul your wardrobe and start wearing neck ties that compliment your natural shape and size. Visit Ron Bennett Big Mens clothing online store and browse their range of exclusive Terruzzi ties for big men.

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Dress to Impress for Career Success

DRESS FOR THE JOB YOU WANT

Knowing how to dress appropriately for the job you want is crucial for any man, but for big and tall guys, the real challenge is to find the correct sized clothes that will not only compliment your shape and height, but be a good match for your chosen profession.

These days, dressing for work isn’t always as straightforward as throwing on a suit and tie, grabbing your briefcase and heading out the door. While that may still be the case for many, there are now changes to what we wear to our daily jobs. Creative careers have bred more creative styles in which smart casual clothing has become the norm for many workplaces.

If you choose a creative Casual Work Wearprofession, your daily outfit can vary widely. It is hard to go past mens jackets or dress shirts, but even wearing a well chosen ensemble of large size t-shirt and jeans can create a great look. Allow your creative side to come through in your work-wear by adding a few dashes of colour here and there. Don’t be afraid to accessorize with bold colours and patterns that will expose your inner confidence.

For most us though, the professional look is still mandatory for our chosen career. For big and tall guys, this doesn’t mean we have to be boring and choose dull, lifeless ensembles. There are some things big men need to remember when choosing a Professional Work Wearprofessional outfit.

It is always wise to go with dark coloured, large mens suits and mix it with a lighter business shirt. A good suit should be cut to flatter your figure. Avoid tight suits that constrict your movement. Choose a well fitted suit that skims the body without hugging it or flapping over it.

The same goes for a business shirt. It should not be too tight or too loose, but fall over the body just right, without you having to tug at it or constantly re-tuck it into your trousers.

Light, breathable fabrics that keep you cool under pressure are also essential for larger men. Avoid oversize collars that attract unnecessary attention to the neck.

Smart Work WearYour plus size pants should follow a similar principal and not be baggy, they should be cut perfectly to respect your shape. Avoid pleats as they can draw attention to a big stomach. Straight cut trousers can create an elongated look for your legs while pants with a relaxed waist that stretches can provide superior comfort.

All in all, what you choose to wear to work can determine how well you do your job. It’s important to look your best but be comfortable and allow your inner confidence to shine through.

Style Showdown: AFL Grand Final

We are a fickle lot here at The Significant Man. We have decided to go against the grain and try to pick the winner of this weekends AFL grand final in our own unique way. It has nothing to do with team consistency, ball handling skills or even individual player stats. Our system of picking the winner is based on off-field menswear fashion style.

So let’s take a look at two big name players from each team. For Hawthorn we have chosen captain Luke Hodge, and for the Sydney Swans it just has to be co-captain Adam Goodes.

                             

Luke Hodge has a certain effortless charm that allows him to look sharp in virtually any outfit. As a born leader, Hodge can wear something as simple as a plain tank top and still exude confidence and style.

Of course, having that confidence can so easily lead to some fashion mishaps. We are not sure what to make of this shiny grey suit with black trims. On the one hand we admire Hodge’s boldness. The suit is certainly a head turner and the matching black tie and crisp white shirt gives it a bit of retro charm.

What are your thoughts on this glossy grey suit?

For an evening at the Brownlows, I think we would probably go with this more refined look. Luke Hodge brings out his inner James Bond here with his wife Lauren, wearing a classic black tuxedo with bow tie.

Dual Brownlow medalist Adam Goodes is well known as one the nice guys of AFL football. A superstar on the field, in person he has a relaxed, laid back vibe. We like his casual “just from the gym” look with printed T-Shirt and sweat jacket.

When he steps it up a notch, Goodes shows he has definite style. Check out this three quarter length jacket with open shirt look. This shows some serious fashion chops and suits his size and shape extremely well.

In a more formal setting, Goodes continues to show style. This black suit and tie with crisp white shirt ensemble is hard not to like and Adam wears it well. A well fitted suit can always set you apart from the crowd.
Once again, it’s almost too close to call! Both Adam Goodes and Luke Hodge have their own distinct style and both men seem to enjoy taking some risks with their menswear.

A quick show of hands around The Significant Man office and the AFL grand final style showdown goes to…Adam Goodes!

There really is nothing in it. We suspect there may be some suspicious voting from a couple of diehard Swans fans here in the office. Nevertheless, the vote stands. We are tipping a Sydney Swans win on the weekend!

Who do you guys think has the style edge? Adam Goodes or Luke Hodge?

Style Showdown – NRL Grand Final

With the NRL grand final coming up this weekend we have been scratching our heads trying to pick the winner. Both Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm have had such strong seasons that we simply can’t separate them. We have been left with no other choice than to ignore the on-field attributes of both teams and instead base our decision on their off-field menswear style.

Let’s look at two of the biggest star players from the Bulldogs and the Storm. Hotshot players Ben Barba and Billy Slater.

                                     

Both are Dally M award recipients and both are key players for their respective teams, but how do these two powerhouse players match up in off field mens fashion style?

Ben Barba showed up to the recent Dally M awards in a slick looking black tuxedo with glossy tie, trims and lapels. This well fitted suit really made him stand out from the crowd and matched the tone of the evening perfectly.

At last years International Rugby League Player of the Year awards held in London, Billy Slater went with a no tie, open shirt look. This casual ensemble matches his personality well and creates a fresh looking, laid-back and approachable style.

It’s a tough one to pick. Do we go with the slick, formal look of Ben Barba or the more Laid-back casual charm of Billy Slater?

Both men look great but after taking a quick vote in the Significant Man offices, the result goes to Ben Barba by a small margin. His classic black dinner suit is hard to beat, and while Billy Slater nails the casual suit, Barba’s sleekness wins through on the day.

Whether Ben Barba’s off-field menswear style translates to on-field prowess this weekend remains to be seen but we here at The Significant Man are basing our tip on style. So it’s a Bulldogs win in a thriller!

Good luck to both teams!

To Hang or To Fold?

No need to be embarrassed if you are unsure about what garments you should be hanging up or folding. You would be surprised how many men neglect the basics. Here’s a quick run through of what you need to know and whether your clothes belong on a rack or in a drawer.

HANG IT:

Suits

It is probably a good idea to invest in some decent hangers for your suits. Ones made from solid wood with a strong bar across the middle will work best. Make sure you avoid hanging your suit pants on any hanger with clips.

Shirts

There is no hard and fast rule as to whether hanging or folding your shirts is the best option. There are men who swear by hanging, and others who prefer to fold. This one has more to do with preference and the space you have available.

Ties

A creased, shabby looking tie can completely ruin an otherwise slick outfit. Ties should most certainly be hung on a tie rack to keep them firm, crisp and wrinkle free.

Pants

A good rule of thumb for your pants is to drape them over your hanger about a third of the way up the leg. This will keep the crease looking defined and avoid unnecessary wrinkles.

FOLD IT:

T Shirts and Polo’s

Neatly folded T Shirts and Polo’s will allow them to keep their style and shape for longer. They can reside happily in a drawer instead of on a hanger.

Jumpers and Sweaters

It is important to gently fold your jumpers and sweaters, especially those made with wool. Hanging such items will guarantee a loss of shape. Better to place them in a drawer or on a shelf.

Underwear

We certainly aren’t going to suggest they need to be ironed and dealt with so gently, but underwear such as pyjamas, socks and boxers belong in a drawer and not on a hanger.