We love finding new and interesting places to shop for clothing in extended sizes, and many of our international readers have asked for options outside of the U.S. Today, we bring you Northern Threads, an England based shop that also ships internationally. Michael from Northern Threads brings us two summer looks that will work for big guys. Read his article and see the photos – exclusively for Chubstr. 

Bruce has been kind enough to give over some column inches to us and since we’ve been following Chubstr for a while we were only too happy to oblige. When I say “us” I mean Northern Threads – we’re an independent men’s clothing store serving our loyal customer base in the north of England and reaching out worldwide online. We cater to men of all sizes – large and small –because style shouldn’t be restricted by size. We’ve had some great stock come through our doors recently and we’ve put together two key looks that should be gracing everyone’s wardrobe.

I grabbed hold of our online manager for a few minutes to snap a few images of him sporting brands in which you can find sizes of up to 4XL. We’ve put together a casual look and a formal one, so you’re covered on both bases.

Here we teamed a tipped collar Hugo Boss Green Patrick polo (in white) alongside regular fit ED47 Edwin denim jeans (try the Armani jeans for further extended sizes) and Hugo Boss Orange Keelo trainers. This outfit perfectly toes the line between smart and casual, holding you steady in any number of situations.

Summer Looks from Northern Threads

Hugo Boss polo & shoes, with jeans from Edwin

The second look is designed for a more suited and booted affair; great for going on a date or hitting a few bars. The shirt is a custom fit poplin stripe from the Polo Ralph Lauren range with a pair of Levi’s 271 tapered chinos in a smart navy. The perfect way to finish off any outfit is with a pair of hand crafted English brogues from Grenson, you see here their Stanley shoe.

A Suited and Booted Look from Northern Threads

Polo Ralph Lauren shirt, Levi's Jeans, and Grenson shoes

Now’s the time to put together a new summer outfit, comprised of apparel that will see you through the whole year and hopefully many more to come.

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    TanyaXSuperhero 5pts

    Just watched Limitless and wow, great actor! I can't wait to watch more.

    Danielle Luna
    Danielle Luna 5pts

    Lol I wouldn't even call him chubby. He's tall.

    debrod75 5pts

    Thanks Good To know!! My Son who is 15, 6ft tall at 300lbs doesn't like to go shopping cause of all the trouble we have finding him clothes. Even going shoe shopping is a chore. I buy his shoes online and pray they fit right, cause where I live the biggest shoe size any store carries is a 13. I'm glad he is not picky and doesn't care about named brand clothing.

    Jeannie Taylor-Curtis
    Jeannie Taylor-Curtis 5pts

    How is he a plus size he just looks like a stud .... Guess Gronk is a plus size too?

    Mark Hofman
    Mark Hofman 5pts

    Target has almost nothing to fit us Plus Sized guys! I hate having to go to Walmart - but they have clothes that fit!

    Shelly Bell
    Shelly Bell 5pts

    OMG that's his actual wife. I had hopes and now they're dashed. \U0001f602 \U0001f602 \U0001f602

    Shelly Bell
    Shelly Bell 5pts

    Wait what? I'm just over here drooling.

    Gary Bone
    Gary Bone 5pts

    I'd volunteer! I'm 6'2 390 I'm a truly plus sized man! I'd be up for the challenge \U0001f60c\U0001f60a

    Allie Bradley
    Allie Bradley 5pts

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    Chubstr 5pts

    Agreed, Gary! Our hope is that companies will see these things and feature more models of a variety of sizes.

    Gary Bone
    Gary Bone 5pts

    "Plus sized"...I guess you gotta start somewhere

    Chubstr 5pts

    You're right Jakob Gustav Felts, and it's something Zach touches on in the article. It's a first step, and before this, there wasn't ANYTHING in the way of male size diversity to be found there. It's our job to spotlight things like this and show these companies that we want even more models of a variety of sizes to be featured on their site and in their advertising!

    James Cummings
    James Cummings 5pts

    Nice looking guy...but I got that too. Im a Giggalo...and a Gigga-high.

    Jakob Gustav Felts
    Jakob Gustav Felts 5pts

    I'm glad Target is making the effort, but the fact of the matter is, most guys looking for plus sized clothing don't have the slender build that he does. -_-