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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    • Lola Hodgens

      Can’t he just get in my pants and hold my shirr down for me?!?!

    • Chubstr

      Hahaha – I think we forgot that one this time around, Gary Shade!

    • Conor Davitt

      I recently started getting the “tall” sized shirts. There’s plenty to tuck in, and I actually wear a smaller size now. I was buying shirts that were a little too big because I thought it would help them stay tucked in, but they’re all pretty similar in length. The smaller, taller versions are awesome, though, because they fit better *and* stay tucked in. They feel great.

    • Brittny Peloquin

      This is some great insight! Thanks for sharing.

    • Conor Davitt

      No problem. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out, but I’m glad I did! 🙂

    • Libby Whiting

      Not creepy at all. Let’s remember sexual harassment goes both ways.

    • David Reinhart

      I don’t want to spoil it for your readers, but the last tip you share is what I’ve been doing for years! Totally works.

    • Ryan J. Newhard

      Brand recommendation: Banana Republic, because they put a button hole at the bottom of their button down shirts where the spare buttons are. Helps keep the tuck look neat for us tall/smooshy fellows.

    • Lola Hodgens

      It’s not creepy at all….

    • Cocoa Jackson

      Lawd…. I’m trying not to think inappropriate things. I’m a good decent person. U0001f62eU0001f630

    • Alex Innes

      So glad that sexy sized males have good blogs like the ladies do to go to for advice etc like this
      The guy is stunning the advice is good U0001f60dU0001f60dU0001f60dU0001f60dU0001f60d

    • Katy Mcdonald

      Lucky us girls have the option of body suits or tunics. Can’t you get extra long tees?

    • Ken Morey

      You don’t have to keep it tucked in for my sake.U0001f60d

    • Hollie Pemble-Simminger

      Shop at the “tall” stores. They carry the exact same sizes with extra material. That button in the bottom of your shirt? Use it. But honestly, who is looking at your untucked shirt when we can stare at your beautiful face and hands? Not me 🙂

    • Nia Hazel

      Love this page ❤

    • Katy Mcdonald

      You can if you’re into that sort of thing I guess they don’t have much room for man parts though

    • Calvetta Watlington

      I’m might have a secret crush on Bruce. Goodness.

    • Brian Torwelle

      Shut the f up.
      Chaser boys like me love the exposed belly. It’s a conversation starter!

    • Shanna Sturgell

      Me too! U0001f609

    • Maggie Curtis

      Ypu Sir are sexy !!!

    • Mario Gonzalez

      More bears in muscle shirts

    • Mario Gonzalez

      Bears don’t need much 🙂

    • Kara Goodall

      Will you marry me? 😉

    • Chubstr

      Sorry, already hitched! -Bruce

    • Kara Goodall

      Damn it…Send me a single one around NY you chubby cuties 🙂 Bahahah