GQ's Best Men's Stores in America (The Chubstr Big & Tall Edition!)

A few months ago, GQ picked their 25 Best Men’s Stores in America and shared them with their readers. In many cases, the types of high end shops you find on lists like these don’t offer clothing in extended sizes, so if you’re like many of us, you probably don’t pay any attention to them. We decided to take a look at GQ’s list and make our own from it – featuring only shops that offer clothing in extended sizes. We were able to cut it down to about 10 stores that offer clothes in sizes XL and up. You’ll find stores from across the nation that run the spectrum of tastes and styles.

Keep in mind that this is NOT a list of the best big and tall shops in the country – this is our list of stores that offer clothing in extended sizes based on GQ’s article. Below you’ll find our list, notes on sizes and more information on each store.

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Honorable Mentions

There are a few other places on the GQ list that bear mentioning, and you’ll find them below.

  • Martin Greenfield Clothiers – Creator of hand-tailored clothing since 1977. GQ calls him America’s Greatest Living Tailor. Brooklyn, NY
  • Billy Reid – The flagship store is based in Florence, Alabama, and carries classic, cool shirts to XXL and pants to 40. Check out their accessories.
  • Atlanta’s Sid Mashburn teaches you how to create a look and sells you the clothes to pull it off. XXL tops and 40 waist. Tailored options available.
  • Since 1938 NYC’s Paul Stuart has been dressing anybody who’s anybody in high quality menswear. Sizes generally run to XXL, with made to measure options available.
  • It’s all about the kicks at Bodega. Sneakers as far as the eye can see. Tops only run to XL, but that’s not why you shop here. Boston, MA

There you have our picks from GQ’s top 25 best men’s stores in America. What do you think? Do you shop at any of the places listed above? Did GQ miss anything? Tell us in the comments below. Keep an eye out for Chubstr’s list of the best big & tall shops in America in the coming weeks.

 

Hickoree’s photo via Hickoree’s Hard Goods Facebook page
Need Supply Co. via Jason Pier in DC
Unionmade via Artbandito
Cabazon Outlets via prayitno
Nordstrom via Tony in WA
REI via sonofabike
Bodega via sharpshooter99 
Paul Stuart via paulstuart.com

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Gimpson
Gimpson

The slim fit jeans were great, at a 46x32 they're a bit long for me, but bunch nicely or can be rolled. And they're not baggy enough that I end up stepping on the cuffs. And now I can ride my bike without having to roll my jeans up past my knees. I ordered two pair in my initial order and just went back and ordered three more, these are going to completely replace my Levis. (They stopped stocking slimmer fits in big sizes about a year ago it seems.)


The shirts were pretty much a complete bust for me, though. I generally wear a 2XLT, and they didn't have any of their shirts available in Tall. Besides that, the 2XL shirts (short sleeve button up and T-Shirts) seem to run a bit small, none of them worked for me length wise or tightness wise. I just ordered some 3XLs with the jeans and we'll see how those work out.


I did notice this shopping round that a lot of items were out of stock or showing low stock. Hopefully this means that they're seeing good demand? I'll shoot some pictures over once the next shipment comes in.

Gimpson
Gimpson

Well, I'll definitely follow up once the order comes in, but the selection was phenomenal. Just place the biggest clothing order I think I've ever placed online... So much good stuff!

Chubstr
Chubstr moderator

@Gimpson That's great! Please do let us know what you think of their clothing, and how it fits. We'd love to see photos and share them with our readers!