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Big Men Fashion Trends- Over the years

I grew up in a farm area in the south, when the farmers dressed up they were usually headed to church or the Doctor’s office. I saw fashion trends that would be unbelievable to some, my children  would laugh when I told them of some of the men fashion trends I had seen in my life.                                                                                                                                       couple-618200_640                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My Grandfather lived with us, I don’t know for how long because I was only about six years old when I became aware of him being my Grandfather. He was a country preacher and a sharecropper. I know he probably wore work clothes most of the time but I only remember him wearing dress suits and the way they always smelled like juicy fruit chewing gum. Growing up in my small world, when you saw a man with a suit on he most likely was a preacher. I don’t know how many suits he owned but I think they was worn year round. I remember them being what I now know was wool and they were very heavy and always a dark color.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My Father was a preacher and sharecropper also, we were very poor. My father was also a very big man, talk about fashion trends, my Daddy was not to be outdone. I’ve witness him letting out trousers so they would fit him, adding a piece in the back of a vest so he would be able to button it, adding an extension to his pant leg so they would be long enough to have a decent hem (yes my Daddy could sew) and doing all sorts of alterations to make what he had work. We have indeed come a long way.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In the 1930’s the big double breasted, full cut trousers, tuxedos with tails was the trend (for people of means, not poor farmers). I imagine this was a style my Granddaddy and my Daddy tried or wished they could copy. For the common folk and maybe for everyone, the effects of the Great Depression was being felt. Fashion became more compromising, they became more somber and modest, reflecting the difficulties of the decade.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This was the beginning of the breakdown of fashion being advertised as a divide between the high society and the working class. This was the beginning of nice, good clothes being available to everyone. The increase in overhead and raw material was beginning to regulate handmade fashion to the sidelines. Developing new technologies made it easy to manufacture factory made ( off the rack) fashions. The old world of hand made, tailored especially for you, was taking it’s final bow out.  Changes in fashion was one of the most visible changes in this time. The working class, who had been restricted in their choices of clothing, found that they could enjoy an enlarged freedom of choice in fashion.                                                                                                                                   vintage-1047275_640                                                                                                                                                                                                                         From then to now, many styles have come and gone, all working toward the relaxed look, aiming toward outfits being timeless, flattering, simply cut and photogenic. The phobia of being underdressed has been wiped out by the fear of being overdressed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  store-984393_640                                                                                          My Grandfather and Father always dressedup  in what they thought was a fashionable suit, My siblings and I dressedup in what was our good clothes, along with stockings, arms covered and the girls always wore dresses to school and church. My children wear whatever they feel like wearing, they are not concerned about being overdressed or underdressed, they shop off the rack from any store and are not ashamed. At church they feel just as comfortable in their jeans as I do in my Sunday-go-to-meeting dress or my husband in his big men fashion attire. Yes indeed, fashion trends are constantly changing. I have a lot of stories about my family fashion trends through the years, they are funny and sometimes pitiful, stay tuned.

Healthy Big Feet

Big feet and small feet need a lot of care. When our feet are in poor health, they can cause a lot of misery. Those of us who are not physically limited spend about 75% of our day on our feet. Even when we have a sit down job their are tasks which require us to stand on our feet. A uncomfortable feet can be pure torture, especially a big feet because lots of times a person with a big feet is likely to be wearing shoes that does not fit well.                                                                                                                                                                                                    As I stressed in earlier posts, it is important to buy shoes that fit well, whether you work in an office on a padded floor, in an establishment with cement floors or in a field, standing on dirt, it is equally important that we wear a well fitting shoe.

 

We have delicate nerve endings in our feet which can affect how our legs, thighs, hip, back, neck and entire body feel. If your feet are uncomfortable you are not going to stand correct and this will eventually have an effect on our entire body. Feet care is just as important as eyecare. It affects our balance and coordination and believe me it affects your disposition because if your feet hurt, you are not a happy camper.

As I stated before, first find a good fit for your feet, care for your feet by keeping them clean. If you suffer from a foot disease such as athletic feet, sweaty feet or fungus between your toes, find or have your Dr. recommend a good foot powder or spray, this will bring great relief. If you suffer from an abnormality such as odd shaped feet, spurs or even missing toes, you must see a foot Doctor and follow his recommendations.

Remember if you have trouble balancing,your coordination is off, you find yourself standing in an awkward position or suffer discomfort while standing or walking, check your feet. There are many products that may help, as mentioned before, foot powder or spray, shoe inserts, paddings or special made shoes.

Do not walk through life with hurting feet, it shows Take care of your feet just as you do the rest of your body. A healthy feet is a happy feet.  If you have questions or suggests on ways to healthier feet hit me up @  https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com

More Great Tips For The Big Men In Your Life

When my husband and I attended a funeral yesterday, I realized he was wearing a pair of dress shoes I purchased for him about three years ago, I had made a comment a few days earlier about his shoes looking bad because they were turning over at the heels, what surprised me most was that he listened to  me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In  order to enjoy your favorite shoes longer, buy two pair at the same time, alternate wearing them, double the life of both pairs. This helps to retain that new fresh look. It also gives the shoes plenty of time to breath.

If you have sweaty feet, sprinkle a little foot powder inside your shoe before putting them away, the powder will freshen them and soak up any moisture left in them. You can easily wipe the powder out when you are ready to wear them again.

  Always wear clean socks, this also helps to keep shoes nice and fresh. It helps to keep your feet healthy also.  Check your feet often, if every pair of shoes you try gives you a problem, it may not be the shoe, it may be your feet. A lot of men (and women) don’t give their feet as much attention as they should. A healthy foot is a happy foot.

Make certain that shoe fit. If it doesn’t fit it is going to cause you pain. When you try that shoe on, walk around in them for a while, do some bending and flexing. How do your calves, hips and back feel?   A good fitting shoe helps to prevent corns, bunions, fungus and many other things that can cause your shoes to feel uncomfortable, so keep those feet healthy.

Find a brand that feels great on you. There’s comfortable shoes for you.  Hoping to help you. rowena@bigmenfashionfootwear.com

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Big Men And Their Footwear

2015_05_Life-of-Pix-free-stock-photos-city-man-shoes-legs-leeroySome people have a natural curiosity about what other people wear. watch people when an especially large person, man or women enters a room, they are going to look from head to toe.                                                                                                                                                                      I have a tendency to look at shoes, my husband is a big man so I look at Big Men Shoes. A big man can have ten pairs of shoes in his closet and only wear that one pair that they have broken in and feel comfortable on their feet.  Often times they are worn down at the heels, scared and often times busted on the side or at the toe or heel.                                                                                                                                                           This is one of the things that lead me into this business venture. I want to make it easy for men to find comfortable clothes and shoes.  Most clothing stores have the Big and Tall men section, most will measure your feet. When trying on your shoe, think about where you will be wearing these shoes, what will you be doing, sitting or walking? Of course if you are going to be doing manual labor, after choosing a pair of shoes make sure you have plenty of foot breathing room, consider what kind of socks you will wear with this pair of shoes, probably thick socks. Be very aware of why you’re buying this particular pair of shoes and how long in the course of a day, you will be wearing them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Most men are busy outside of the home and don’t have time to sit and look through catalogs or pay that much attention to advertising. Some have trouble with simple terms such as, regular, wide, xwide, deep arch and so forth. I plan to make this easy by narrowing down what to look for and where to look it. Happy shopping everyone.                                                                                                                 

Easter Fashion Parade for the Big, Small an Petite.

easter-268490_640                                        This pass Easter was the first in a long time that i missed our celebration at my church. I started thinking how my Mom would have reacted to me missing service, Easter was a big thing in our house. This was the time we all had something new to wear, most times we only got one new outfit a year and believe me, we appreciated our outfits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Almost everyone in our community walked to church, so on Easter Sunday, around 9am, if you was in my part of town, you would have seen a true Easter Fashion Parade. We all thought we looked so good. There was no teasing about who was fat, skinny, greasy or grimy, we all thought each other looked good.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In my part of the world, the weather was pretty mild in all seasons, so Easter usually was pretty warm so we did not have to wear jackets, which would have taken away from our parade from our homes to the church. I remember stopping ever so often to dust off my new patient leather shoes. My Daddy, who was a big man, led the Parade, in his not so new suit, he lead proudly, with his seven children walking behind him, knowing his children following him looked all fresh and pretty because he had been able to purchase new clothes for them.                                                                                                                                          I like to reflect back on my growing up days because it makes me appreciate so many of the things I have now. Growing up, I could not imagine having a closet full of beautiful clothes at my disposal or many of the other things I now have. Easter was a big time for us, I suppose because of where we lived, a farming community, people had very strong spiritual beliefs.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Easter was a time for renewal                                                                         A time for preparing and clearing new fields for planting crops and    gardening. A time for clearing out closets, spring cleaning and clearing your mind of pass failures and planning for a better season. Seems as if Easter gave you a new start,                                                                                                                                                                                           The Easter Fashion Parade seemed to kick it off. I love seeing the children all dressed up and filled with pride, I know they take it for granted because most have always had plenty but looking good, feeling good, and having a high self esteem in todays world is one of the keys to success. Don’t put a lot into whether you’re a big, small, short person, just try to improve yourself daily and Parade on.

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Big and Tall Mens Store

When looking for a Big and Tall Mens Store, their are several things to consider. The average man want clothes that will last and look good for a long time, so first you look for a store that is known to sell quality merchandise. Being that you belong to the Big and Tall Men group, go to the big and tall stores. Know your size, if you do not know your size there are easy ways to remedy this, go to a mens store and get measured or search on the internet for measuring instructions.  Know what you’re looking for, an outfit for a special event, a sunday go to meeting suit that can double as an outfit to wear to a father, daughter banquet, or an outfit for a casual gathering. When you know what you’re looking for, you will not be fumbling around in the dark.greeting-317250_640                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When choosing your store, choose one that specialize in Big Men Clothes, dress shirts, dress shoes, outerwear, jeans, slacks, ties, sweaters and underwear, this enables you to do all your shopping in one store. Look for sales, you want the best at the best price. Check the return policy, check for professional tailors. Finding a Big and Tall Mens store can be easy, you just need to know where to look and what you’re looking for. I can help you, look me up @https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com

Big Men Fashion Tips-For The man on The Go

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.                                                                                                                                                                     vintage-1060202_640(1)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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.             red-1136968__180                                                                                                                        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!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     shop@emails.macys.com

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Evening

Evening wear for your Big Men

Suit, Fashion, Photo Gallery, The Elegance, Style

We are going to discover what look good and elegant on you when you step out to that formal, semi-formal occasion. We are going to explore clothes suitable for church or any dress-up affair. We are going to discover easy ways of finding what you want and what look good on you. On my site. I will direct you to many ways you can choose the right big man fashion for you. How to measure yourself or where you can get measured, choosing the right color and style and finding good places that carries clothes for your body build. This is going to be shopping made easy for you.

Ever bought a suit, got home, tried it on and noticed that the flap in the back sticks out? Is that middle button about to pop loose? When you bend over, does it feel as if the fabric is about to rip? These are some of the many things I plan to seek remedies for here at big men fashion footwear.

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We’re going find different measuring techniques and which is best for you, we’re going to study color coordination for different shades of skin, we’re even going to explore different types of fabric and sewing methods. This is going to be a learning experience about a lot of things we thought we already knew. Hop on board!!                                                https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com

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