Clothing Tips for the Big Man Part 1: The Urban dressed man

   

                         Dressing well and looking the best is very important and can always have a tremendous impact on our attitude towards the world, your actions and yourself.  While shopping for fabrics it is always worthy to look for outfits and accessories that will have a big, positive impact on your appearance. 

In this series we will look at some fashion tips for big and tall men that will come in handy for any man who falls in this category.  Looking for the right clothes for big and tall men can sound tricky but the key thing is knowing where to look and also how to look at clothes  this will ensure that you have a big impact on your style experience.  We will break this blog series into three major styles:

An urban dressed big man

Casual dressed big man

Modern dressed big man

The Urban Dressed big man

The general rule for dressing a big tall urban man is wearing light weight fabrics. In this case always look out for clothes which are made from light fabrics including tropical wool or cotton. Buying these fabrics will ensure that you are comfortable while going on your day to day activities since these clothes won’t add any bulk to your overall image. Also they won’t make you sweat much, compared to nylon and polyester fabrics.

Pick structured items

Big and tall men tend to look their best when they wear well structured outfits compared to something more plain. In case of a blazer or a jacket getting one that has more detailing will  help in enhancing your overall appearance.

Pants

The best thing you can do to flatter your body is wearing your pants high, around the natural waist above your hips. Make sure that the pants fit at your natural waistline which will guarantee you a smoother look. Another worthy tip is being selective when choosing your pants.Whether you are choosing straight, tapered or relaxed; be sure that the look works for your personal style.

Jewelry

The basic rule of accessories is that they should be appropriate to the wearer’s body, in this case big and tall men should opt for bigger accessories. Therefore when you decide to rock a watch, necklace or even a tie clip if for the modern office man go for the large designs. Going for smaller designs make you look strangled and uncomfortable.

 

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Big & Tall Spring Break: The Maximus Box “Six Pack”

 

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              It’s March and Spring Break is coming! It’s time for us big & tall fellas to get our six pack ready!  Some of us will be traveling and some will have a staycation. Either way, the Maximus Box is going to give you a six pack of restaurants that will help you make it through spring break! 

         When it comes time to get a fresh burger in the middle of the day, you can never go wrong with In-N-Out Burger. Of course, there is the great debate of In-N-Out vs Whataburger and we have sided with In-N-Out. There is nothing that tastes better than the Double-Double Animal Style. Let that animal loose and order three!

            If you’re looking to choose quantity over quality, then there is no better burger place than White Castle. This installment of the six pack will have you craving for more! You can get them at your local grocery store in some regions. Once you have  twelve of these burgers, you will understand why Harold and Kumar had to have it. This will give you the carbs to sustain the energy needed for Spring Break. 

            For our third restaurant, we’re going to make sure you get the bird! There are a plethora of great chicken spots all over the country, but you can never go wrong with Raising Canes. This isn’t the time to be shy! Be a maniac for that Caniac. Some extra fries and your cane sauce will make sure you maintain your big guy reputation.

Halfway to our six pack!

           We cannot have a six pack without including barbecue. If you want to get real fancy, stop by Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que. Two racks of the baby backs with have you ready to take a nap in the restaurant.

          To top things off, we must have a plan for our midnight cravings. It has been said that if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Don’t be a failure this spring break. Plan on making a trip to Taco Cabana. The brisket tacos will put you to sleep and their carne guisada may cause an addiction. Eat responsibly. 

          Last but certainly not least, you must make a trip to the Waffle House. After a hard day of partying or work, the Waffle House has the menu that will put you at ease. Order an All-Star Special with an extra waffle and a few extra sausage patties. It may seem like too much food, but it’s too good not to finish it all. Don’t be a quitter, finish strong!

Our Maximus Box six pack is now complete. We hope you enjoyed our picks. Like is on Facebook and follow us Instagram! March boxes are already being built! Next week you will have a chance to choose brackets and get 3 boxes for free!

Pants for the Big Guy: “To Pleat or Not to Pleat”

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Pleated Pants vs Flat Front Pants

Pants: To Pleat or Not to Pleat, That is the Question

         I can not count the numerous amount of articles I have read that discourage wearing pleated pants. Most of the time when this conversation is discussed, big & tall men are not taken into consideration. I think its time that a big & tall man gave his input on this subject.

For the majority of my life I have been “the big guy” and have worn pleated pants. I see and hear fashion shows dismissing pleats all the time. When I hear their opinions on it, I always wonder if they will ever look at more than just the slimmer men when discussing this topic. They most likely will not. The fact is, there is nothing wrong with pleated pants.  As larger men, we often find it hard to be comfortable in our own skin. If we can not be comfortable in our own skin, let’s at least be comfortable in our pants.

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Pleats allows for us to have the extra room in our legs. When you are a larger man and you have a little extra “junk in the trunk,” flat fronts can look funny on you and be uncomfortable. We have all seen the big guy that has on the flat front pants and his pockets are sticking out to the side because he should not be wearing them. He walks carefully because he knows the wrong move could cause his pants to split down the middle. There are some flat front pants that come with the extended waist that allow  a little more wiggle room for the big guys. If you happen to find a pair of these, make sure you try them on first. These are not for everyone.

You will not find many fashion experts that are advocates for pleats. However you will find that most of these experts do not live the big & tall lifestyle. The Maximus Box takes the big & tall man into account overtime.To improve your wardrobe and upgrade your pants GET STARTED  on your first box today and receive $20 off. Discount code MAX20, expires 10/10/2016.

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Large Man Tips: How Do I Wear This Button Up?

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“Yes! This button up fits!” I am sure that I am not the only large man that has had this reaction before. After you have went from store to store looking for the right button up, you finally found the perfect one. You feel like this shirt was made specifically for a large man like yourself. The shoulder are just right and the stomach area isn’t tight. You are large and in charge. You start to imagine all the places you can wear this button up. Then you ask yourself,”how do I wear this button up?”

Rules for Wearing Your Button Up

For the short sleeve button up, leave your shirt untucked. The long sleeve button up gives you several options.

Rule #1: Make up your mind whether you are going  tucked in or out. Nothing looks more tacky than for a man to walk around with his shirt untucked with wrinkles all around the bottom. Once you tuck it in, leave it in.

Rule #2: If your button up is super long and goes more than 5 inches past your belt line then you should tuck it in. At the same time if the button up is cut to be worn out then do not try to force it in your pants have it coming out once you start moving around.

Rule #3: Flipping the collar up is unnecessary but if you have a nice design on the interior cuff, flip it and show it off!

Large men and button ups have had an interesting relationship over the years. Some large men have  only  experienced  a button up as a short sleeve yellow collared shirt with palm trees on it. Let’s leave the palm tree button ups on the rack and opt for a much better look.  Once you find the button up that fits you, it’s important to know how to wear it. Styling yourself as a large man must be deliberate and with a purpose. Let’s get started today, with the Maximus Box.

 

 

Clothing for Big and Tall: Having the Right Wardrobe

 

For our last installation on versatility, we will explore examining our current clothing options to be versatile. There are many times we are clueless to what outlets are good for finding big and tall clothing. Some of us have a hard time trusting the internet for big and tall clothing.

20160907_174424I have always felt that updating your wardrobe on a consistent basis helps you keep your confidence at a high level. For me, it equates to the first day of school when you have new clothes that no one has seen you in. Nothing is like the feeling of putting together a new outfit that has not been worn. It gives you some extra pep in your step. Sometimes, it is good to go through your closet of old clothes and make a few items brand new again. How do you that? Take those few items and wear them differently. Mix the old with the new! Go into your closet and grab that old black t-shirt that was the only shirt you could find to fit you in the big and tall section. You can take that shirt, throw on your brand new button up from the Maximus Box, and wear them as a button up/t-shirt combo. This look can be used for going out with friends, casual days with your spouse and cold days when an extra layer will help you warm.

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When its a little warmer outside, grab your basic t-shirt and jeans combination. You can take this basic look, add  suspenders, a bracelet, hat and belt and completely change your appearance. Big and tall clothing can be as versatile as your imagination allows it to be. We should use our new clothes to dictate our appearance and not let the clothing tell us how to look.

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Big and Tall: Knowing When To Change the Look

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                In our second issue of versatility, we are going to discuss when big and tall men should feel comfortable changing their look. Many times as big and tall men, once we find one look that makes us feel comfortable, we stick with that look and don’t  think about deviating from it. As big and tall men we have to be willing to explore the possibilities of making changes and be willing to become as versatile in our clothing as everyone else in the fashion industry. Sometimes we  don’t know what occasion is right for a big and tall man to wear a button up, how to wear a button up or when it’s ok to ditch the button and wear a t-shirt.Today we will look at an arranged outfit that can be used as casual, classic,  modern and urban all in one.

Cuffs Down
Wearing your button up with your cuffs down is the most popular and overused look by big and tall men.  The best occasions are when you are going on a casual date and also work. Depending on the type of job you have, this look may be good for everyday use or may only be good for casual Fridays.  It is also known as the classic look. Not every event calls for a classic look. Redundancy can be boring so let’s step of our comfort zones and be different.

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Cuffs Flipped / Sleeves Rolled Up
Cuffs flipped or sleeves rolled up can go hand in hand with each other on most occasions. When you flip your cuffs, it should to show a different design under the cuff than the rest of your shirt. These type of button ups are not as common among big and tall men and should be used more. When you go the bar or club with a group on a cool night, this is definitely the time to show off your attention to detail.  This look will show you have more style than the guy that walked in the room before you and turn heads. The most common use of rolling up your sleeves has to do with the weather. When it gets hot we tend to roll up our sleeves, but we can also use this look to send a signal of feeling laid back and not as serious. Whenever you will be in a place where your hands will be used is also a great time to roll up your sleeves.

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Classic / Graphic Tees
Graphic tees are a topic that most big and tall men seem to shy away from. I think that as long as your graphic tee isn’t over the top  and has a tasteful design to it, why not wear it? All big and tall men wear a classic black or navy blue t-shirt, let’s be distinguished and make our presence known. This does not mean that I am against classic tees but when we go to hangout at loosely organized events, we should still opt to be stylish and look our best in that setting. When you go  to your buddies house to have a cookout  or watch a sporting event, put some thought into your outfit. Be the guy that all your friends notice dress stylish no matter what the occasion is.

Let’s be daring, be confident and take steps toward changing our look, knowing when to change our look and “Bringing Sexy Back” to big and tall. With the Maximus Box every look is specifically designed for the big man. Take the next step today, use Discount code: MAXFIRST15.

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Versatility Changes Everything for Big and Tall Men

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One of the major issues that us big and tall men find is the ability for us to have versatility in the clothes we wear. This issue stems from 3 major issues: not knowing how to dress, knowing the right occasion to change up the look and not having clothes with options to change our look. Sometimes the most subtle change in your clothes can have a major impact on your appearance.(See pictures below). This 3 part series will discuss those issues and we will unlock ways to Bring Sexy Back to Big and Tall. The First part of this series will focus on “Not Knowing How to Dress.”

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CUFFS DOWN
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 Not Knowing How To Dress

           This seems the biggest issue plaguing us as a big and tall community. We often see models that have details in their outfit from head to toe. However, they never seem to have our size in that look and when we find a piece or two, no one explains to us how we can replicate that look for ourselves. Many of these outfits are not designed for the larger man and so it may seem difficult to replicate. With so many “do and dont’s”  that are talked about in Men’s Fashion, they seem to forget about what will and will not work for  larger men. Many times breaking “fashion laws” can work for big men because our shape allows certain looks to allow us to look our best. When we dress ourselves we must take into account our body shape and structure. As a whole we choose to avoid lighter colors  because we feel it may be too revealing. What we must do is rethink colors and focus on what really looks good on us. Some shirt color combinations may not always be the best looks for us but we cannot steer  away from certain colors altogether. Let’s be daring, be confident and take steps toward changing our look and “Bringing Sexy Back” to big and tall. With the Maximus Box every look is specifically designed for the big man. Take the next step today, use Discount code: MAXFIRST15.

Next Installation: Knowing The Right Occasion to Change up The Look

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Great Tips to Spice up Your Big and Tall Wardrobe

Being taller or bigger does trap a person with a conundrum when it comes to fashionable or decent clothing. Moreover, the realization that there are only a few clothing stores out that have what you are looking for while the majority of fashion brands complement average-sized people can be really frustrating. However this is something common in our world – we just cannot get over with the annoying “one size fits all mentality.”

But that is no reason to throw in the towel and give up. After all you can’t always go around dressed in bland and baggy clothing. If you haven’t already, now is the best time to give your big and tall wardrobe an overhaul. The following tips will help you spice up your regular style and help you make changes for good:

  • Get rid of the ‘too big and baggy look’ When you wear clothes that are too big for your body, it only serves to deemphasize your shape. Meanwhile, all that extra fabric will only drape and flap, which is never flattering (curtains anyone?). Instead, opt for clothing that actually fits you.
  • Switch to flat-fronted pants. Pleated trousers do two things for big men. First, they accentuate every negative feature. For tall men, pleats actually make them appear taller. So, instead go for flat-fronted pants or trousers as a critical part your wardrobe.
  • Avoid extremely fitted clothes. Unfortunately, tight clothing is just as bad if not worse compared to baggy clothing. On a tall man, snug clothing will make his height and slim frame more pronounced. On a large man same type of clothing will highlight all features that he wants to downplay. Always choose clothes that fit.
  • Avoid silk clothes. Just because something feels good on your body, doesn’t mean that it looks good. We all love to wear silk, cashmere and other soft and supple fabrics. They glide along the skin so beautifully and breathe well, it’s no wonder they cost so much. However, silk glides along the skin, also revealing your measurements. Therefore, if you have a few extra pounds here or there and a roll or two, then clingy and body conscious fabrics, will only draw attention to this fact.

Choose Big and Tall Shirts that Breathe!

If you’re looking for some cool big and tall shirts to enjoy a tropical vacation, cotton is the material you need. Being the king of natural fibers, cotton allows air to travel through the fabric helping your skin to breathe. As you probably know, cotton absorbs moisture well and keeps your skin dry. This ability to soak sweat and moisture is really helpful during the hot summer season.

Some people prefer to wear shirts and tees made of relatively thin cotton when it is really hot and humid. The thicker varieties, like denim cotton look amazing, but might not be appropriate if you are sweating heavily.

Another useful property of cotton that makes it a customer favorite is that it can be machine washed and dried easily. You can avoid feeling annoyed because cotton shirts can also be easily ironed and they are durable as well. Remember, there’s nothing better than wearing a light, breathable shirt that can be washed quickly and is durable as well.

Generally, light colored t-shirts, even casual shirts are excellent for hotter days, because they can reflect light and blazing heat. Colors like white, and pastels are common choices among Big and tall fashion lovers and they can be paired with dark colored ‘relaxed fit’ bottoms to create exciting color combinations. Summer clothing does not necessarily have to be white or pastel. You can also find bright options when it comes to carrying cool and casual summer looks.

As a general rule, remember that the shirts you choose should be ‘fit’ and comfortable. When you wear excessively tight clothing, your body sweat cannot escape easily which can lead to chafing and painful sores at the end of an intense activity in hot, humid weather. People prefer wearing clothing made of natural fabrics to keep the body dry and more importantly, prevent irritation and skin infections. Strictly speaking, you should stay away from purely synthetic fabrics because they can never compete with natural fibers when it comes to giving you all-day comfort.

Want to Make Your Big and Tall Wardrobe Last Longer?

Regardless of the style you choose, colors and unique patterns offered by big and tall fashion selection at www.maximustrax.com will help you sport a signature look. Simply put, checkered, plaid and solid colors never go out of style, and people around you would be attracted by the bright and vibrant hues. After knowing how attractive our big and tall fashions picks are, you never want to lose everything because of careless washing.

Big and Tall fashion from the Maximus Box is unique in its own way. The fact is that no two shirts or bottoms are alike. The fabric is highest quality which means you don’t have to worry about your t-shirt losing shape or fit after a few washes. Another important thing you need to remember is that the shirts are colorfast. Even if you wash your shirt, there won’t be any excess dye to ‘color’ other clothing.

As a general rule, it is better not to toss your favorite pastel colored shirts and trousers with other brightly colored clothing in the washer. Remember, a few simple precautions will help the colors last longer. If you prefer hand washing, simply rinse your product in cool water. Use a mild detergent if desired. Once you’re done, allow the shirt to air dry completely. Make sure you don’t expose bright colors to direct sunlight to keep them looking good as new for a long time.

Machine washing instructions should be visible on the label of your product. Even though most colored shirts and trousers tolerate detergents, you should always wash fabrics in cold water and with mild detergent unless stated otherwise. Remember, washing your favorite big and tall clothing through a cool rinse cycle will help keep the colors from washing out, and you can make your buy last longer.