Often, when you are a more sizable gentleman, you can feel as though you need to constantly focus on making things look slimmer, more toned down. In other words, you may feel you need to fade away into the background. Stop this, now! As a bigger guy, you are going to stand out. This is no bad thing. Some people spend their whole lives trying and failing to stand out from the crowd.
So now, with your confidence bolstered (hopefully), let's take a look at the new rules for the big man:
Brights are right
In the spirit of not trying to fade away, inject some bright colours into your attire. You can do this with the right accessories: if you are a fan of the sporty look, a pair of bright trainers are a great addition to your weekend casual look. For a more modern, preppy look, colour-pop canvas loafers are hot right now. If you're ready to take a plunge into the deep end, attention-grabbing T-shirts are a guaranteed way to stand out. Consider this season's trendy colour; bright blue. Pastel shades are big news for guys at the moment, but opt for zesty, eye-popping shades rather than wishy-washy dulls.
You can do smart
Not enough men do the full suit these days, but it's often for good reason. Smaller-framed men can drown in all that regimented tailoring - but not you. A larger gent can handle the severe lines, the added definition - and the assumption that you mean business. So go on, get fitted.
If a suit-able occasion doesn’t arise, opt for just a blazer. Worn with jeans, this offers the perfect blend of smart and casual. Jacamo – a retailer who specialises in knitting out larger men - could be a good place to turn as you'll know your choice is going to fit. Style up your blazer to proudly and firmly state "I am stylish" by teaming with a knotted scarf a la tall guy Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, or go the unexpected route by throwing it over one of your bright tees - just a single coloured one, though.
Knee length, tailored shorts have crashed the men's fashion scene recently, bringing with them a new, stylish and even smart way to keep your cool. Once again, colour is key. Choose an all-over shade rather than a pattern that may enlarge thighs, leaving them out of proportion with the rest of the body. Khaki shorts are a great choice for semi-smart occasions, as they look cool paired with a shirt. Roll up your sleeves, buckle up a chunky belt and you've got city-chic sorted.