SARTORIAL MISTAKES THAT BIG MEN MAKE

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You don’t have to be a slim man in order to make a fashion statement or dress well sartorially. Both typical guys and big men can impart a fashionable look if they know what style mistakes not to make. Although some larger gents believe shirts are supposed to be bigger in the shoulders and chest, fashion experts disregard the notion.

Fitted Shirts

According to fashion connoisseurs, shirts should be made to fit. Regardless of your size, find a shirt that fits near the body that also offers a free amount of movement of space for the arms. The first button on the shirt should be placed higher, which assists in drawing the eye upward toward the face. Shirt length should be shorter as well, so the larger man can wear his shirt untucked or tucked. If the shirt has a pocket, it should be positioned to sit on the chest on the left side. Sleeves and cuffs today feature a slimmer cut and higher armholes and cuffs, all of which present a more modern and streamlined look.

Dressing for Success

Many men believe that wearing the right clothing causes them to dress better in turn. However, the bigger man must reconsider this notion. A man who is neatly and casually attired will still look better than the man clad in a big suit that is lacking any style.

In addition, men often think that mall type brand suits are equated to quality. Remember, just because a brand suit is overpriced does not mean you are dressing more stylishly. Learning the brands to avoid is the first major step to take if you want to dress for success.

Clothing for the larger man can also include shorts and polos. Just make sure you avoid wearing cargo shorts and find some tailored shorts to wear instead. In fact, cargo shorts are considered dated. Therefore, do not include them in your wardrobe and closet. Chino shorts are often preferred over the cargo variety.

Some larger men will not wear boots because they think the footwear is reserved only for men in the construction trade. However, boots go well with casual jeans and therefore are an acceptable and complementary accessory.

Think wing tips when you are dressing for business. Stay away from shoes that display square toes. They have not been in style for a while now, as they are considered awkward, unflattering, and clunky. Men also believe that they must match the colour of their belt with their footwear. However, this so-called fashion mandate is not a requirement. While you may want to follow this rule for ‘dressy’ occasions, it does not have to be followed for work or more casual wear.

Men believe, as well, that black in footwear goes with just about anything. However, this is a fashion faux pas. A brogue in a neutral brown is a better choice overall. Some men also believe that the pocket square on their suit must match with their tie. Fashion experts state, however, that the match is not necessary. The pocket square colour can also coordinate with the shirt or display a complementary tone or shade.