Choosing Trousers – Tips for Big & Tall Guys

You may have noticed, as we have, that some big and tall men have no idea how to wear a simple pair of trousers. They either choose pants that are too baggy, too tight, or worst of all, sit way too low, hanging down under their waist leaving their butt exposed for all to see. Er, no thanks guys!

Whether you are big, tall or fall somewhere in-between, here’s some tips on choosing the right pants and jeans for you.

For the Big gent:

-Choosing dark coloured trousers is a good idea for big men as they tend to be more flattering than brighter tones.

-If you want to look more lean, we would suggest avoiding pleats and going for regular cut, straight leg pants. They have less fabric build up (and therefore less unnecessary bulk).

-Skinny cut pants and jeans are a big no-no for larger men, they will attract unneeded attention to your legs and create bulk in places you want to avoid. Instead, go for full cut, flat front pants.

Dress pants with a front pressed crease creates a vertical line down the leg, making them seem longer and giving the big man a slimmer look.Big Men Pants

-Wear your trousers high, but not too high. Just below your natural waist if possible. Wearing them low will more often than not require a belt, which is pulled tight underneath the belly, causing the stomach to fall over it and create that unwanted bulge.

-While fashionable among younger chaps, low rise pants and jeans should be avoided by the big man as they do nothing for the large physique.

-A bigger belly means it is more difficult keeping your pants from sliding down. We suggest a flat front, traditional or relaxed cut style pants. Simply buying the biggest size available won’t solve the issue. It’s all about the perfect fit.

-While it’s hard to beat a stylish belt for practicality, big guys should think about the alternative of wearing braces. They can be an attractive option while also a more comfortable one.

For the Tall gent:

-Tall men should always make sure they get full length trousers, as even the smallest show of ankles or socks creates an unflattering lanky look. Your pants and jeans should reach at least the top of your shoe.

-Being tall means you are able to wear virtually any style pants, from regular cut, boot cut to flat front. You just need to choose pants with longer inseam and leg length. Remember that fit is everything.

Tal Guy Pants-High-waisted pants and jeans are rarely a good look for tall guys. Try to keep your pants beginning just below the waist to create the most flattering look.

-Tall men often suit a stylish pair of chinos, which never go out of fashion, or tailored cotton pants.

-If you are tall and thin, the extra fabric of pleats can sometimes work against you to create a baggy look. Tall guys want their pants to look as sharp and crisp as possible.

-Try to avoid supper skinny jeans as they create a towering beanpole effect on a tall man.

In Conclusion

These are just a few tips when choosing your next pair of pants. The biggest tip we can give though, is to take charge of your size. Big or tall, you have got to dress with confidence and pride. Own your body shape and size!
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Fashion Tips for Big & Tall Men

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Knowing how to dress in accordance with your body type is the secret to not only capturing your own distinct style, but also feeling great about yourself. In this day and age, your size and shape should never hold you back as there are retailers out there that cater to big and tall men, allowing you to feel confident and stylish no matter what your size.

With this in mind, it is important to learn a few basic rules. Simply grabbing clothes off the rack will lead to unflattering results. There are easy tips to remember that will make a big difference and have you looking and feeling your best all year round.

TIPS FOR BIG & TALL MEN

KNOW THY SIZE:Size Chart

You wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes without knowing your foot size. The same goes for the rest of your body. Before your search for clothes even begins, it is important to know the measurements for your chest, neck, sleeves, waist and inseam. This will guarantee your shopping experience will be more efficient and raise your chances of finding clothes that compliment your size and shape.

BE WARY OF STRIPES:

Stripes can be your friend or your foe. The rule to remember is that anything not vertical may make you look bigger. That means horizontal, diagonal or any other strange variStriped shirtation will likely do a big man no justice. Best to stick with vertical stripes as they create an elongated effect and can result in a slimming look. Pinstriped shirts with dark jeans or dress pants is always a great look. For tall, skinnier men the opposite is true. A horizontal striped polo shirt can make you look broader in the shoulders and create a flattering physique by giving you some extra bulk.

BALANCE YOUR COLOURS:

Two striking mixes of contrasting colours can divide a big man up and draw attention to unflattering parts of your body. Best to balance your colours and try to keep your shirts and pants similar in tone to create a cleaner, slimming impression. There is no denying that black does make you look thinner, but nobody is stopping you from breaking up the dark tone with a few nifty colour accessories. Once again, tall guys should approach this in reverse. An all black ensemble can make you look even taller and thinner than you may be, so mixing it up with colours can only work in favour of a tall man.

FIND YOUR FIT:

Big and tall men indexcommonly suffer from two misconceptions. Big guys believe tight-fitting clothing will flatten their bulky areas and create a smoother look. In truth, this merely draws attention to those sections you are trying to hide. Others are of the opinion that loose-fitting, baggy clothes will hide excess flab, when in reality they make you look bigger than you are. Tall skinny guys mistakenly choose baggy items that create a flapping effect, or skin-tight items that look awkward.  The solution for both big and tall men is to find your middle ground. Avoid too tight or too baggy. It is important to go with well-fitted clothing that sits comfortably on the body and complements your size and shape without drawing unnecessary attention to the parts you are looking to conceal. Remember to measure up and know your size.

Being a big and tall guy is by no means a disadvantage when it comes to fashion. Thanks to a number ofretailers that caterto large-sized men, you can now be confident no matter what size or shape you are. No two people are the same and being comfortable in your own skin is the key to a happy, fulfilling life.

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?

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.