Finding clothes is a pain. There’s no shame in getting a little help, which is why many gents rely on their partners to find them things to wear. And really, who knows you better? We chatted with Beth and Garrett, a Portland-based couple who know how hard it can be for bigger guys to find clothes with style in their size. Watch the video above for the full conversation.
Garrett: I hate finding clothes [laughs]. I don’t like going to stores, especially in a pandemic. When I find something in stores, it never fits. There’s a lot of returning stuff and it’s just a big pain, and I just tend to not buy clothes.
Beth: It can be frustrating because I want to help him out. I tend to be a little more active in plus size fashion stuff online. I’ll hear about something online and either I’ll order some stuff or send him a link, and it’s this process where you get it and you don’t have any idea what it’s going to look like or how it’s going to fit. It’s really frustrating.
The problem is, the options that are out there, there are a lot of them but they’re not things you’re really excited about.
Is it hard to find clothes in your style?
Garrett: I tend to find it overwhelming. It’s a lot of choice and I’m not the most stylish person, so I just generally wear t-shirts. I’d like to wear nicer stuff, but it’s just [overwhelming].
Beth: I’d like to interject real quick because you say you’re not stylish but you have a pretty clear style. The problem is, the options that are out there, there are a lot of them, but they’re not things you’re really excited about. You get something and it fits and you’re like “ok, it fits – I guess I’ll just wear this then.”
Beth: And it’s not the things you would pick if you had the same options as smaller bodied people.
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