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Amy asked (via Facebook): Hello! My Boyfriend is searching for some higher-end plus-size shirts to wear for date nights and special occasions. He likes Robert Graham, which are available in 3x, but are there other similar options out there?
Good question Amy! Your Boyfriend has some options. You can check shops like Nordstrom (dress shirts to 20+ neck)  and Macy’s (neck sizes to 22), or go the custom route with Indochino dress shirts. They carry a lot of shirts that look similar to what Robert Graham is offering, but with the added bonus of being custom fitted to your BF’s dimensions.

Lastly, don’t forget DXL’s selection of big and tall dress shirts. It looks like they offer more than 300 varieties made for men of size. Maybe some readers will share some of their own tips in the comments.


Lo-Teks asked: I dislike the way my outfits bulge around my mid-section when I sit down. I wear my pants at my navel with suspenders which works fine when standing but when I sit the pants accentuate my girth. How can I solve this?
Nobody likes it when their clothes do something unexpected when they move a certain way. Bigger folks like us have to deal with these inconveniences on a regular basis. It’s difficult to pinpoint the issue without seeing them, so here are a few potential reasons you should take a look at. 

1. Fit: Are you getting these pants off the rack or do you get them tailored? If you’re wearing your pants at navel level with suspenders, it’d be worth going to a professional to get the fit just right. Be sure you tell your tailor what you’ll be doing while wearing them so that they can account for that when putting them together.

2. Type of Pant: Various types of pants fit differently, so if you’re married to a certain type of pant and you’re seeing this happen, it might be time to try something else. It could be that the type of pant you’re used to wearing has too much fabric in a certain area that causes this bulge. Try something new! Of course, let us know how it turns out. If you want more of an in-depth analysis, send us a photo and we’ll take a look.


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Cuffed Jeans

David asked: Hey you guys! I was wondering if you had any insight as to whether or not us big boys can pull off a rolled-up pant leg? Rolled up to the bottom of the shin, or a little lower, so the ankle is exposed. It’s a look I’d like to try, but I feel as if I look disproportionate/top heavy when I do it.
Can big boys pull off a cuffed pant leg? Of course! How best to do it is something you’ll have to experiment with.

As a general rule of thumb, I keep my cuffs fairly small. I’m short and wide, and bigger cuffs make me look like I’m rolling up my pants to dip my toes in the creek. If you find that you don’t look proportional, you’ll want to experiment with your cuffs a bit.

Consider the pants you’re wearing, as well. Try cuffing pleated pants and see what you think. then, flat front pants and see what you think. Once you’ve done that, try adding in a jacket or another piece of an outfit to see how the whole thing looks together.

Chris said: Thank you for all that you do. It’s sometimes really frustrating when being a bigger guy looking for clothing. You’ve helped me in so many ways. I just wanted to say thank you.
We’re more than happy to have been able to help out. It’s great to know that people are getting something out of the articles, photos and resources here at Chubstr. Thanks for the kind words!

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