I’m William Brooks, a 33 year old DC based stylist and personal shopper for the big guy. One thing I’ve learned while shopping for myself and other plus size male clients is that sometimes you can shop places that dont typically have our size, and don’t even sell clothes for our gender. When it comes to creating a look, I say never leave any rock unturned!
What’s William Wearing?
Shirt: In this photo, I’m wearing a floral shirt that came from a shoe store called Shoe City.
Jacket: The mesh wind breaker came from American Apparel, which definitely doesn’t carry plus/extended sizes, but because this was meant to fit oversized on a small framed man I was able to buy it in a medium and it fit me just fine! The jacket was available to an XL, so even bigger gents would have been able to get in on the fun!
Pants: Before I found a brand that sold modern fit skinny jeans, I would purchase skinny jeans/jeggings from Ashley Stewart; a store for plus sized women. That is where I got these white pants from. They fit the male frame really well and accommodate up to a size 54 waist. Nobody would even know unless you told them! They’re available in a lot of colors, so I got these and several others for just $6.95 on clearance.
Accessory: The MENvelope was a pocketed organizer I bought from the thift store for $1 and covered with material! Sometimes, as big guys, we have to think outside the box to accomplish the look we are going for!