DIY Big and Tall Wedding Attire - Summer Edition

For big guys, creating a look in the style you want and the size you need can be a difficult, time-consuming experience. You know how hard it is to put together a casual look that works, but what if you’re looking for big and tall wedding attire? That’s even more difficult, especially if that look is the one you’ll be wearing on your wedding day. Our wedding was going to be a bit less traditional, as we planned to get married in Las Vegas. Because we were going to be doing the ceremony at the Venetian, and we were skipping the Elvis impersonator, I wanted my look to be laid back, yet well-put together and formal enough to stand out.

[threecol_one]Bruce's Big & Tall Wedding Look[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]McTavish Oxfords by Allen Edmonds[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]Sovereign Beck Calypso Necktie[/threecol_one_last]

Deconstructing Bruce’s Big and Tall Wedding Attire

With temperatures forcast to be in the low 100′s in Las Vegas that day, wearing a tuxedo was out. Besides, most of the tuxes I’ve worn aren’t very flattering; they’re boxy and do strange things with my body shape. We decided to go for more of a classic look, with a few unique touches. The shirt is an IZOD big and tall button down from J.C. Penney (Big & Tall XL), and the vest is an Egara Slim Fit Vest from Men’s Wearhouse (5X). The jeans are 559′s from Levis (44×29), and the amazing shoes are McTavish black wax-infused leather wingtip oxfords from Allen Edmonds (10 EEE).

[threecol_one]Big and Tall Summer Wedding Style[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]More Big and Tall Wedding Style[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]Summer Wedding at the Venetian[/threecol_one_last]

The additional accents used to finish off the look included the Calypso necktie from Sovereign Beck’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Fighter Black socks from Richer Poorer and a unique looking paper boutonniere from FlowerThyme, a store we found on Etsy. Our concern was that organic flowers wouldn’t hold up well in the summer heat, so the handcrafted quality of the paper flowers appealed to us. I also brought along a cap from Stetson, but ultimately chose not to wear it.

Summer Wedding Style for Big Men

In all, my big and tall wedding attire cost me about $530, though half of that was the price of those sweet, sweet, shoes. For me, the price was well worth it; I was able to wear a look I put together from scratch that suited the feel of our wedding, and I felt great when I had it on. Special thanks to photographer Gaby Jeter for taking these amazing photos on short notice. She specializes in using film cameras, and you can see more of her work at


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Thanks! Glad you're getting your own. Let us know what you end up getting, and don't hesitate to send photos!


You've inspired me to do this... you look pretty dope in that suit, BTW

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"
You are an absolute hottie!
I like him, need that in my life.
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