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.

Chinos from Northern Threads

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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Chubstr,  I find that Sizes vs fitment to be wide open when it comes to clothes for my body type.  I am 6'3" 320lbs  Which for my style ends up being a 40"x32" waist slim fit,low rise jean and anything from a 2XLT to a 4X depending on the cut of the shirt.  See the problem a guy like me has is what I call the "in-betweener"  I can't shop at most normal stores because everything is "FAT man in a little shirt" and then stepping into a Big and tall store (read: Conservative and Frumpy) and I'm the guy that is now tall enough, but not wide enough. Destination XL has done a good job re-branding themselves with more fashionable clothes, but they still are not fashion forward enough for me.
anthonymg Thanks for the comment Anthony! If you can tell us what your sizes are, we can point you in the right direction. We definitely try to feature clothing in sizes as large as we can find them available, but sometimes they are difficult to find. You'll see a lot of options on the site that go to 5X or 6X. This particular post is a reader photo submission, so this guy has shared specifically what he's wearing and where he got it, which isn't always available in every size. Since it's a reader photo submission, the clothing is based on the size of the gent in the photo. Hope this helps! Check out our resources section and feel free to tell us your sizes and what specifically you're looking for and we'll help you out. Thanks for checking out Chubstr!
Werd!  6'3" 320lbs seems to be to big for most of the fashion that I am finding here.  To big, yet to small for "Big and Tall"
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