Big And Tall Apparel

Written by Adam Blau
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A man's clothing is an extension of his personality. When you meet someone for the first time, one of the first things you will inevitably notice about him is the way that he is dressed. In critical situations, such as job interviews or first dates, this first impression is vital. If you are not properly dressed, you can lose out on incredible opportunities.

In order to stay on top of the fashion curve, it is often necessary for big and tall customers to take a few extra steps in compiling a wardrobe. Big and tall clothing is not as easy to find as average-sized clothing. Walking into a shopping center or mall will clearly reveal the statistics--countless traditional retail shops and maybe one designated big and tall store.

Extra Requirements for Big and Tall Apparel

Big and tall customers have some very real fashion requirements in their clothing that average-sized shoppers may not realize. Big and tall folks require more than simply an extra few sizes. Most larger shoppers need their apparel to be appropriately disproportionate in order to fit their bodies.

For example, a tall client may fit into a shirt just fine, for the most part. However, chances are that he will need a couple of extra inches on the sleeves or torso in order to adequately cover his arms or stomach. If the tall man bought a conventionally larger size to accommodate those body parts, he would virtually be swimming in the remainder of the shirt.

Because of these unconventional size requirements, big and tall clothing is often sold in designated "big" or "tall" sizes. This way, a customer can purchase a 3XL Big if he requires some extra room in the chest and stomach area, but doesn't need extra-long arms. A size 3XL Tall would comfortably accommodate the case mentioned earlier, in which the customer needed extra arm or torso length without extra bagginess in the rest of the cut.

Big and Tall Apparel and Fashion

It is a popular misconception that big and tall clothing can't be fashionable. On the contrary, many popular designers and brands have expanded their lines of apparel to cater to big and tall customers. Now more than ever before, big and tall clients can be at the cutting edge of fashion, dressing to impress for important functions or casual occasions.

Brands like Ralph Lauren's Polo and Nautica produce their clothing in sizes that suit both big and tall dressers. Tommy Hilfiger, Columbia Sportswear and Cutter and Buck all have extensive lines of big and tall clothing for the larger gentleman. Even Levi's and Wrangler produce their jeans in big and tall sizes, allowing big and tall customers to experience the casual ruggedness of comfortable blue jeans.

When purchasing big and tall clothing, it can be hard for people to find exactly what they're looking for in big and tall brick-and-mortar shops. Inventories come and go fairly quickly at these stores, so you never know just what will be in stock at any given point. By doing their shopping on the Internet, big and tall customers can ensure that they will have a wide selection of sizes and styles at their fingertips.


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