We all want to look and feel our best. Our clothes play a big role in how we present ourselves and that first impression people have of us. In this post, I will share 5 Big Men Fashion Tips that I personally know will help. Get your measurement. This is important, it can be very frustrating shopping for an outfit and you have no idea what size to even begin trying on, believe me, some people do not know their size, ending up paying good money and investing time in something they will return or wear one time because of an uncomfortable fit. There are many sources in which you can get measurements, some stores, fashion designers and the good old internet which offer many, many guides for getting measured. Know what color looks good on you. With our different skin shades, their are certain colors that complement our particular skin shade, when checking out a piece of clothing, lay it on your hand,or put it near your face, you will notice certain colors look really great on you while others does nothing to enhance your looks. You can even look at pictures of yourself and note the difference colors make. Be conscious of your body type. Are you short and round, tall and thin, tall and thick, etc? You want to pick clothes that enhances your build, however it is. For instant, short men should avoid too many variations of colors and patterns in an outfit, it tends to chop you up and make you look even shorter. Tall thin men should avoid clothes that look too big on them as it creates a sloppy look.Try your clothes on, using different style shoes, different colors, maybe a hat, use a full length mirror and be honest with yourself, If it doesn’t look good on you now it will not look good later on, move forward, try another . Where, how often will you be wearing this outfit? Most of us are very conscious of the money we spend because we have so little of it. We bargain hunt and try to make the most of our purchases so of course when we shop for clothes we keep in mind, is this for a special occasion, will this be suitable for other events, low or high cost care? We want something that can be used for different occasions and will be stylist for a long time and possibly be matched up with another article of clothing that will create a different look. Look for something suitable for your life style and will last you for a reasonable amount of time with proper care. Can I afford this? Some of you are fortunate enough to go into any store and buy what you want, many others are not able to do this, that’s a fact of life. Almost all of us are able to dress nicely, we just have to know where to look. Example, I’ve seen some of the same outfits in Ross’s as I’ve seen in Macy’s. The same outfits bought in high end stores end up in consignments shops, Goodwill, etc. The owners gain weight, lose weight or for many other reasons no longer need that particular garment and gives it to charity, so yes, indeed, you can afford to dress nicely. The trick is shop places that you can afford, shop for garments that will be most beneficial to your lifestyle, look in the mirror for yourself(people will tell you anything if they think that’s what you want to hear) and experiment with different styles and colors. Bonus Tip Do not squeeze a size 20 into a size 18. Happy shopping! firstname.lastname@example.org
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Super helpful!!! I know I’m a girl but for me is just hell on earth when my boyfriend asks me to go shopping with him! I forwarding this post to him right now! It will make our life so so so much easier when it will be the time to go shopping for mens clothes again!
Thank you so much for making my life a bit easier!
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I really enjoyed this article, I’ll admit I’m not the most fashionable person I know and to be honest I need these little tips. I’m very tall and thin so I struggle to buy clothes so I went into a Big and Tall shop and their waistlines we’re too big for me, its not easy clothes shopping sometimes.
Thank you for commenting. Yes, if you’re not the average size, shopping for clothes can be a job. I will be researching for the best places to shop for the hard to fit as well as the slim and long, the big and bold. I will keep you posted in my posts.
Thanks for such a good article and everything you said is real and those are things which are happening to majority of us. To tell you the truth personally I don’t know my size neither a good combination for my color. From this article, i have learnt two new things I should consider before buying a cloth. My only question is, what are the preferred kind of materials for different weather?
So happy you got something from my article, thank you, your comment is truly encouraging. Your question, ‘what are the preferred kind of materials for different weather?’, has inspired writing for a new post. Of course, the climate you live in plays a major role in the preferred material one would use, I will enjoy doing research on this and posting my findings. Any suggestions are welcome.
Thank you for this information! My husband is a big (tall and wide) boy and he struggles finding things for himself all the time! He knows his colors- more like I told him his colors- and measurements and all… our issue is these last 2 points… How often will he wear it and what is the cost… Why does it seam like all of his clothing costs more than mine?? I understand the cost for extra material and such, but I don’t necessarily shop the bargain isles either… Why are his clothes so much more expensive than mine?!
Thank you for the comment. I’ve found in my shopping experience, whether you’re shopping low end or high end, men’s clothes are more expensive than women’s clothes. I will have to do some real research on this subject, just off the top of my head, I think the material used, the amount and quality, the skills used in designing and fashioning, the durability of the materials used all play a part in the cost of men’s clothing. I’m speaking of clothes for the average income person, it is a fact, almost any store you go in, men clothes cost more than women clothes. Again, thanks for the comment, you’ve given me food for thought.