My son is a big kid at 5’4 and 175lbs. Where can I shop for him that doesn’t result in huge neck holes and clothes that hang off him like most big men’s clothing does?
It’s as difficult to find clothes for big and tall teens as it is for adults. You have options, but it depends on what your teen is interested in. We’ll kick things off with some resources you probably already know about:
Shop the Husky Department
Most of us remember shopping with our parents in the Husky section of the department store. Husky, if you’re unfamiliar, is the boy’s equivalent of the big & tall section. If you’re a plump kid like I was, you’re relegated to the Husky section. No, no one loves the name Husky, but it has been the standard for big and tall boy’s clothing for years.
The good thing is that there are more options for Husky teens than there were when I was a kid. A LOT of retailers offer a Husky section, meaning you can find several styles of clothing for your guy if he fits into these sizes. Here are a few you should consider:
Maybe your teen has outgrown the Husky department and needs something different. There are options out there, but depending on his build, alterations might be in order. The list below is more style-forward, so if your kid is thinking about that kind of thing, these could be options for him.
ASOS Men’s plus size clothing is trend forward, with sizes to 6X and 48 waist. If style is super important to your teen, you’ll be able to get him into looks he’ll love without having to spend a ton of money. There are hundreds in their online shop to choose from. Keep in mind that ASOS carries a variety of brands so not everything will fit identically. Shop ASOS here.
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