Jason wears the shirt, tie, and blazer

Antonio asked: Collars – what type is good for short, thick necks?
Thick necks make finding shirts that fit a pain. Most shirts are made for average sized necks, so the collars aren’t great for our specific proportions. When you buy a shirt like that, it’s not long before the collar is crushed and less than presentable. A classic point collar is good for a round face, but can sometimes be boring and dated. Consider a cutaway collar, as there’s not as much to it, and it works well for someone with a shorter neck. I find that the button down collar works well for me. I like that it does a decent job of keeping the shape of my collars over time. There’s also the spread collar, but really, it’s subjective. Try shirts with each of these collars to figure out what you like best. Don’t forget, you can always go to a tailor for a second opinion if you’re not sure which way to go.

Simply Be Menswear

Erichnpitcher asked: I am wondering if you have reviewed the site simplybe? I have ordered from them a few times and the quality and style of their stuff is great! Photos to come.
We’re big fans of Simply Be and their UK site, Jacamo. In fact, they wrote us a guide to layering for fall that could come in handy right now. The clothing I’ve gotten from them is of great quality and fits well. They offer a pretty wide variety of clothing in extended sizes, so the website is well worth a stop. We’re looking forward to seeing your photos!

Expert Tailoring

Witzwurst asked Matthew: Hey Matthew — can you recommend anyone in Boston for jean alterations?
Matthew Says:
Try Best Fit Tailoring at 268 Newbury Street, or Newbury Tailoring Company at 376 Boylston St for high quality tailoring and alterations.

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Expert tailoring photo from cuttlefish on Flickr.

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11 comments
Azharul Azhar
Azharul Azhar

Who is this guy? Can I know him more further? 😄☺

Gary Shade
Gary Shade

There is a big difference between big dude sizes. At a big and tall shop, the clothes fit better. Clothing lines at box stores are usually smaller than what they advertise. So what I'm saying is if target does this, they need to partner with a good big and tall company and not a fly by nite one.

Sabrina Yglesias
Sabrina Yglesias

I would check it out and probably buy for my husband being tall and chubby fashion is usually the last thing that crosses his mind so yea I'm all for more plus size clothing for men

Adiba Nelson
Adiba Nelson

That would really be great...target is really great for moms/families on a budget. I am fairly fashion savvy and about 90% percent of my AND my daughter's wardrobe comes from target. Now if we could only get dad in the mix!

Chubstr
Chubstr

I reached out to Target PR for a response, but haven't gotten one. I hope it's something they're considering!

Chubstr
Chubstr

It sounds like its a step in the right direction, but not quite what's needed. I'd like to see something similar done for gents - they'd sell SO MUCH of that stuff!

Adiba Nelson
Adiba Nelson

I actually liked SOME of their ava + Viv line...bought a fatkini and love it! Do wish they had men's line for my guy though.

Chubstr
Chubstr

I know, they're supposed to be on the back

Mandy Holverson
Mandy Holverson

It's a step forward, but honestly the Target line sucks (consensus among most plus people). We definitely need some mens lines though! My hubby is not high fashion, and is low maintenance, but even current fashion forward basics are hard to find!

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