The way your clothes fits is key in making the outfit stylish and chic. The recent trend has been all about a more fitted and tailored look. You may think that as a plus size man this would be impossible. However that is not true! A tailored fit does not mean you need to go for tight fitting attires but rather clothes that fits well according to the proportions of your body, with a little excess fabric to spare.
A large body type usually means that your waist measurement is equal or larger than that of your chest. Our sizes mainly cater for men with a full waist and average height.
In order to find accurate fitting clothes, do not simply take into account the numbers of Xs and Ls on the tag of your current garments. Size labels varies drastically between different brands, cuts and styles, therefore they are not reliable indicators in helping you find your perfect fit. For the best results, take your personal measurements, do so undressed or in lightweight clothing. Keep your arms at your sides and if possible have a partner help take the readings. When measuring, keep the tape secure but not too tight.
For a most accurate fitting top, measure the widest part of your body. If it is your chest, great, but for most big men it is likely they are a little wider around the stomach area, so take that into account when sizing. Perhaps a little unusually, we suggest taking your measurement while sitting down, at this position your belly is at its most relax and therefore if the top still feels comfortable and unconstricted in this pose then we can consider it a good fit.
Alternatively, another simple method of determining your top size is to base on a currently well fitting top.
- Take a top that fits well
- Lay it on a flat surface
- Measure across the chest from underarm to underarm. This will give you the half chest measurement.
- Double the half chest measurement for the full chest size
- Once you have this, check the size chart and order the size closest to the top you have measured.
There is no standard measurement for trousers waist size, tag size and measured size may differed considerably between brands and designs. From experience we have found that the actual waist measurements may vary between 1”- 2” to either side of the labelled size.
The clearest method to determine your waist size is to base it on an existing pair of trousers:
- Select the pair of trousers with the best fitting waist.
- Lay it flat on a counter and smooth out the wrinkles in the waist.
- With a tape measure, measure across the middle of the waistband.
- Double that measurement.
- Once you have this, check the size chart and order the size closest to the trousers you have measured
Please note: Size charts are intended as a guide only.