Ben's Geared Up for a Rainy Day

Here’s how to dress for rainy weather

Nehafindinglightness asked: My brother needs to dress for a cocktail party. What’s a good look for a guy who is 6’2″ and wears 4-5XL, with most of the weight in his middle?

Thanks for the question! Since a cocktail party is (usually) a semi-formal affair, your brother would probably do well with a suit and tie. If the suit fits well, it can look great. I’d recommend he go with a company that’s a bit more stylish and able to create clothing in any size, such as Indochino or Black Lapel. They do suits, jackets, shirts, pants, and accessories that are appropriate for a variety of situations, formal or not. Both sites make it easy to enter your measurements and order what you want, and the prices for what they’re offering are great.

Mrfaz29 asked: Just moved to Seattle from Texas and looking to get ready for the rain. Where can I look to find the basics in bigger sizes? I wear a 3X or 4X depending on the item. I should also mention that I just started grad school so I’m on a bit of a budget. Thanks.

Congrats on the move. While we haven’t had a lot of luck finding unique shops in Seattle that offer sizes above L, some of the usual suspects, like Gap and Eddie Bauer might have what you’re looking for. I’ve been on an Eddie Bauer kick lately, so I’d recommend you stop there (and we’re about the same size). They have clothing to sizes 3X and 48 waist, so there’s sure to be something that’ll work for you.

If you’re more into the workwear sort of look, try Whistle Workwear – they’ve got a ton of locations in your area, plus an online store. Best of all, they regularly carry big and tall sizes in brands like Carhartt, Timberland, Filson, and more. I’d recommend you hit the store before shopping online.

Also, remember that you can always head to the internet to find clothes you like in your size (that don’t cost a lot of money). Browse Chubstr’s shop section for a ton of options from a variety of stores.

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Levi’s Chinos from Northern Threads

And Finally: Where would a chubb find red or mustard colored chinos or slim /skinny fit jeans in sizes 44, 46 or 48?

I’d try MR. PORTER or Charles Tyrwhitt (10% off w/ CTSAVE at checkout) for red chinos in those sizes, or Brooks Brothers for a red or yellow, though it’s less a mustard and more baby chick.

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Candi Ryan
Candi Ryan

Um. So when are y'all gonna launch that chubstr dating site? Hmm? You can't just show us all these men and then whisk them away to handsome land, leaving us to ponder who they are and where they've gone.

Iris Aurora Garner
Iris Aurora Garner

No, not just you. Took one look, started falling over, lol. Dear God.... Time to get some cold water. :P

Shannon Clemons
Shannon Clemons

That Beard...that smile...dang is it hot in here or is it just me?!? :)

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I've shopped old navy and seems like they are one of the only people that try remotely to cater to plus size mens clothing, however i find their jeans fit wonderful through the thigh area but not so much through the legs... i wear a 46 to where the jeans fit they look good, but i have found that the leg area they use too much fabric... even when I've tried their slim & skinny jeans. I just wish that they would test more and try making them look more tailored, without them being to tight or to big through the leg. I feel like a lot of stores really don't pay attention to this side of the size spectrum, probably because it costs them money. You don't see very many extended sizes in store for some reason and what you do find a lot of the time is over sized generic clothing basically drapes which seems like they guessed at what the size it might look like. Although stores like Casual Male XL has decent clothing... and you can find most extended sizes, its completely over priced, and since I'm young i do feel like they don't have styles current with younger generations, feel sorta like shopping with my dad. Although  it might seem like I'm bitter, not gonna lie kinda am I'll take what i can get and make it work, just wish some of these companies would pay us big guys and gals a little more attention and give us something stylish current and with a great fit!
TroiScales
I love wearing socks but sometimes wanna try to not wearing it but still doesn't find the shoes that match with pants. Yea brogues is nice. Great explanation and answers U0001f44d
Azharul Azhar
Yeah Mathew!
Azharul Azhar

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