GQ's Best Men's Stores in America (The Chubstr Big & Tall Edition!)

A few months ago, GQ picked their 25 Best Men’s Stores in America and shared them with their readers. In many cases, the types of high end shops you find on lists like these don’t offer clothing in extended sizes, so if you’re like many of us, you probably don’t pay any attention to them. We decided to take a look at GQ’s list and make our own from it – featuring only shops that offer clothing in extended sizes. We were able to cut it down to about 10 stores that offer clothes in sizes XL and up. You’ll find stores from across the nation that run the spectrum of tastes and styles.

Keep in mind that this is NOT a list of the best big and tall shops in the country – this is our list of stores that offer clothing in extended sizes based on GQ’s article. Below you’ll find our list, notes on sizes and more information on each store.

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Honorable Mentions

There are a few other places on the GQ list that bear mentioning, and you’ll find them below.

  • Martin Greenfield Clothiers – Creator of hand-tailored clothing since 1977. GQ calls him America’s Greatest Living Tailor. Brooklyn, NY
  • Billy Reid – The flagship store is based in Florence, Alabama, and carries classic, cool shirts to XXL and pants to 40. Check out their accessories.
  • Atlanta’s Sid Mashburn teaches you how to create a look and sells you the clothes to pull it off. XXL tops and 40 waist. Tailored options available.
  • Since 1938 NYC’s Paul Stuart has been dressing anybody who’s anybody in high quality menswear. Sizes generally run to XXL, with made to measure options available.
  • It’s all about the kicks at Bodega. Sneakers as far as the eye can see. Tops only run to XL, but that’s not why you shop here. Boston, MA

There you have our picks from GQ’s top 25 best men’s stores in America. What do you think? Do you shop at any of the places listed above? Did GQ miss anything? Tell us in the comments below. Keep an eye out for Chubstr’s list of the best big & tall shops in America in the coming weeks.


Hickoree’s photo via Hickoree’s Hard Goods Facebook page
Need Supply Co. via Jason Pier in DC
Unionmade via Artbandito
Cabazon Outlets via prayitno
Nordstrom via Tony in WA
REI via sonofabike
Bodega via sharpshooter99 
Paul Stuart via