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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

HOW TO DRESS: BIGGER GUYS

By Gavin Jewkes, 13 September 2018

The good news for those of us who are on the bigger side is that there are so many ace new options in sizes 3XL to 6XL to help reboot your style this season. From the tailoring tips you might not have considered to the staple pieces you can turn to all year round, here are our favourite ways to rethink your wardrobe.

 

A street-styler wearing a white T-shirt and a bomber jacket at fashion week | ASOS Style Feed

If it's baggy, bin it

It can be tempting to go for baggy styles, but poorly fitting shirts, jumpers and jackets can look sloppy. Instead, source threads that fit close to the body (without being too tight), as this reduces the chances of bunching or creases in the fabric. Because a fitted white tee under a tailored bomber jacket is always a win.

 

A street-styler wearing a check suit | ASOS Style Feed

Suits you

Finding a suit that fits well can be tricky for any body shape, but there are so many great (and well-priced) suits for bigger guys out there. From the classic two-piece to heritage-check styles, once you've found your dream suit it'd be a shame if you only got to wear it a couple of times a year (hello, wedding season). So why not try styling it with some laid-back pieces for a more chilled vibe? Plus, a quick tip to making sure your suit looks its best is to always keep a single button fastened on your suit jacket – this ensures the fabric sits close so you maintain those clean, tailored lines.

 

A street-styler wearing a white T-shirt and darted green trousers | ASOS Style Feed

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Simple pleasures

Never forget the power of basics. A crisp white tee, tailored pants in a rich tone (try bottle green or burgundy) and a box-fresh kicks = pared-back perfection. Swap the trousers out for some Aztec-print shorts come festival season and add a chunky knit and tailored coat when winter rolls around. Too easy.

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