Big Men’s Key Trends for 2013

Big Men's Trends 2013

The Nautical look

As fashion designers and high street retailer’s alike look towards Spring, one of the leading trends proving to be extremely prevalent for SS13 is the return of the Nautically inspired look. This is a trend which has lasted the ages, disappearing and reappearing every few seasons, but it is one which has truly stood the test of time.

With Dolce & Gabbana (below) taking the theme to the extreme with their latest campaign, Tommy Hilfiger’s SS13 (below) campaign similarly takes an interest, with an entire family portrayed in the current trending pattern, with Breton stripes integrated onto polo shirts, knitwear and shorts.

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How to work this for you: This trend is fantastic in its versatility, as it can be incorporated into any item of clothing, and suits one and all. For a casual foray into the nautical, embrace stripes and thick knits in grey’s and navy’s. Combine this with a light tan pant to achieve a classic look which will never fall out of favor.

The Not-so-Formal Jacket

With Gatsby fever sweeping the nation, men everywhere are taking note of their 1920’s predecessors and suiting up!

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Most noticeably, key players in the fashion industry are playing off this current enthusiasm by resurrecting the dinner jacket.

Historically, the suit was considered as everyday menswear, but in the last twenty or so years, this idea fell into disregard. Ever since the blazer and dinner jacket have been generally only reserved for formal occasions. That is, until the 2013ss collections of main players, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Hermes took to center stage.

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Utilizing a multitude of colors, patterns and styles (three button down to the classic one button) buyers have flooded their stores with blazers, dinner jackets and  sports coats.

Teaming them with jeans, cargo pants and classical dress pants, they have created a range of styles to suit any taste and frame.

To incorporate this look yourself, don’t be shy to throw a sports coat over jeans and a tee shirt to class up any outfit. Just this simple addition to any wardrobe will greatly extend your closets life, giving you endless options.

For a casual weekend look, why not throw a sports coat over jeans and a polo. This outfit will take you from lunch with friends, to dinner and drinks anywhere, without the need to change or feel distinctly under-dressed.

Remember: A suit should always remain buttoned until one sits, when it usually becomes necessary to unfasten the jacket. Once one stands again, the jacket should be refastened. Of course there are always exceptions to every rule!

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Big Men Migrating Online

Online shopping has given big and tall men the opportunity to shop discreetly in the privacy of their homes, without having to rush all over town to find large size clothes that fit.

Recent figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show quite clearly that we are a nation whose waistlines are increasing year by year, with 50% more overweight Australian men than women. Despite these figures, Aussie plus size ladies are catered for much more than big men.

Big and tall men are often left in the dark and forced to endure the indignity of being turned away by the major stores.

All this could soon change, with online stores like Ron Bennett Big Mens Clothing offering mens wear designed specifically for the extra size male. Traditional bricks and mortar stores may be disappearing at an alarming rate, but if the analysts are correct, our shift to online shopping will provide Australian big and tall men new opportunities to find the clothing they want, at a size that fits.

Big men are fed up with being ignored by the major retailers. They want to find big t shirts that not only fit their size, but look great on them. Why should the big & tall man have to put up with inferior clothing by cheap brands at hefty prices?

At Ron Bennett Big Mens, we stock only quality brands. Large sized men can choose from such brands as RM Williams, Gant and Canterbury. Just three of the many popular brands in store or online.

Not everyone can dress like Matt Preston. Sure, he’s a big guy, but he has the advantage of being able to afford custom tailoring to keep him looking so stylish. Why can’t all big men be able to look as good as Matt Preston without having to pay top dollar? Ron Bennett Big Mens Clothing believe every man should have the opportunity to look great. No matter what their size.