Ben's Geared Up for a Rainy Day

Here’s how to dress for rainy weather

Nehafindinglightness asked: My brother needs to dress for a cocktail party. What’s a good look for a guy who is 6’2″ and wears 4-5XL, with most of the weight in his middle?

Thanks for the question! Since a cocktail party is (usually) a semi-formal affair, your brother would probably do well with a suit and tie. If the suit fits well, it can look great. I’d recommend he go with a company that’s a bit more stylish and able to create clothing in any size, such as Indochino or Black Lapel. They do suits, jackets, shirts, pants, and accessories that are appropriate for a variety of situations, formal or not. Both sites make it easy to enter your measurements and order what you want, and the prices for what they’re offering are great.

Mrfaz29 asked: Just moved to Seattle from Texas and looking to get ready for the rain. Where can I look to find the basics in bigger sizes? I wear a 3X or 4X depending on the item. I should also mention that I just started grad school so I’m on a bit of a budget. Thanks.

Congrats on the move. While we haven’t had a lot of luck finding unique shops in Seattle that offer sizes above L, some of the usual suspects, like Gap and Eddie Bauer might have what you’re looking for. I’ve been on an Eddie Bauer kick lately, so I’d recommend you stop there (and we’re about the same size). They have clothing to sizes 3X and 48 waist, so there’s sure to be something that’ll work for you.

If you’re more into the workwear sort of look, try Whistle Workwear – they’ve got a ton of locations in your area, plus an online store. Best of all, they regularly carry big and tall sizes in brands like Carhartt, Timberland, Filson, and more. I’d recommend you hit the store before shopping online.

Also, remember that you can always head to the internet to find clothes you like in your size (that don’t cost a lot of money). Browse Chubstr’s shop section for a ton of options from a variety of stores.

Chinos from Northern Threads

Levi’s Chinos from Northern Threads

And Finally: Where would a chubb find red or mustard colored chinos or slim /skinny fit jeans in sizes 44, 46 or 48?

I’d try MR. PORTER or Charles Tyrwhitt (10% off w/ CTSAVE at checkout) for red chinos in those sizes, or Brooks Brothers for a red or yellow, though it’s less a mustard and more baby chick.