SUMMER STYLE HACKS FOR BIGGER GUYS
By Libby Banks, 14 January 2018
If you’re carrying some extra timber, your first move should be to invest in our ASOS Plus line. But even once you've copped kit that boasts the right fit, there are a few simple tricks you'll need to ensure your summer steez is ready for the warmer weather. Take a look.
Get a statement shirt
Shirts are more flattering than T-shirts on heavier guys. That said, it’s best to steer clear of anything too formal as you risk looking like you’re heading to a corporate away-day barbecue. The solution is something short sleeved with just a touch of boldness – this bowling-style, revere-collar shirt feels so right for 2018. Perfect for those smart/casual situations without the risk of being mistaken for Kevin in accounts.
Go boldly, always
Jonah Hill singlehandedly proves that not having the physique of a catwalk model at all times doesn’t translate to play-it-safe style. It’s often said that bigger guys should blend in, wear head-to-toe black and be done with it. But we disagree – broader chests can actually pull off colours and prints that are trickier for their slimmer counterparts. Pink is the best way to go.
Pull it together
If you want to look effortlessly put-together, a good trick is to keep things limited to a mix of two or three colours. The results are instantly flattering, plus it makes getting dressed easy. This is an excellent strategy for those who want to inject some colour into their look, but aren’t ready to embrace it head-to-toe just yet.
The swimwear question
When it comes to picking boardies, don’t be afraid to play with colour. While the temptation might be to go for baggy, longer styles, slimmer cuts that finish just above the knee are much more flattering.
Great summer fashion is 99% about styling pieces in the right way. For heavier guys, it’s key to get the balance right between baggy silhouettes and slimmer cuts. Wear a roll-sleeved shirt over your oversized white tee, and then balance out with slim-cut shorts that crop a few inches above the knee. Finish with a snapback to complete the look.
Sleeveless tops can look awesome on bigger guys, especially if you feel like giving your ink an airing. V-neck styles or slightly scooped necklines with high-cut armholes tend to be more flattering than crewnecks, or singlets with dropped armholes. Easy vacay style.
Invest in decent tees
A well-cut, white T-shirt is the foundation of every man’s summer wardrobe, so take the time to find one that works for you. We’re feeling baggier fits right now, but that doesn’t mean the T-shirt should drown you. So if you’re getting a looser silhouette, make sure it still sits right on your shoulders.