Tips for Big Fellas at the Pool Party

 

One of my favorite activities to do in the summer is going to the pool. The temperatures get higher and I still want to stay cool. I am not a person that likes to sit inside  all day but I also hate being hot. Going to the pool allows you to be cool in the hot weather.  Hopefully we were able to give you some valuable tips going forward!

Here are a Few More Tips:

Sunscreen – Make sure you are applying the correct amount of sunscreen. The last thing you want to do is get a sunburn because you did not apply enough.

Hydration – The temperatures can get up to 120 degrees in the summer time. You must drink plenty of water, even if you’re going to the pool. This will prevent cramping.

Shower First – Nobody wants to be around the person in the pool with a brown ring of dirt circling them. Wash off before you get in to keep the water clean. 

Lastly, make sure you have fun! There is no point in going out for a day of splashing and swimming if you do not have fun. Enjoy the summer and enjoy your friends/family. 

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Father’s Day: The Big Piece of Chicken

 

         This weekend is the time that a father is celebrated the most. We covered mother’s day and had you cooking for your wife/mother/sister. This time, we must make sure we reward ourselves for being a good father. Although the reward is coming home everyday to see your wonderful kids, sometimes we must pamper ourselves.  Here are a few items you may want to put on your list. 

     We already discussed 3 Ideas:

  1. Buy yourself a nice blazer for a dinner date.
  2. Be bold, go to the nail salon, get your hands and feet attended to properly. 
  3. Make sure that you get the big piece of chicken!* It’s our day, it must happen.

Here are a few more ideas to enjoy your weekend.

      1.  Go Fishing – There are very few activities  we can do that are more relaxing than                                              fishing. Get up nice and early, grab your tackle box, your rods, your reels and enjoy nature. 

      2. Get A Massage – Since you’re already headed to the nail salon to get your hands and feet taken                                       care of, get your whole body taken care of. 

      3. Family Time – The most important aspect of being a father is making sure that you take  time                                      to hang out with your kids. After all, why else would we be dads?

 

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(*Yes we know Chris Rock came up with the big piece of chicken joke!)

Big & Tall: How to Plan an Active Summer

 

            Summer is a great time for us to get out and enjoy the warm atmosphere.  Whether it is work, play or travel it provides the perfect opportunity to engage inactivities.  We have the time for things that are fun and helps us to relax.  Some of the suitable hobbies for summer can include:

Hotdog Eating Contest– This is over a month away but as big men we need to make this a priority. This 4th of July tradition is something that we must get back to dominating. 

Get Out the Grill– If you believe yourself to be a big & tall man, then you must break out the grill at least 2-3 time this summer. Summer should be re-named BBQ season for the big man. Go to the grocery store, get your ribs, steaks, chicken and make your neighbors jealous. 

Fishing- With the wonderful weather a trip to the lake with friends and family is worthy. It serves as a great hobby to pass time and also unwind. You also never know you might catch some dinner.

How you chose to spend your summer is up to you but it is best to consider picking up a hobby to pass your time this will help you add some skill into your resume. It’s our hope that the above ideas will find your summer full of fun.

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Let’s not forget that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Take time to honor the military members of the past and the present. 

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Big & Tall: Clothing Tips for Hot Weather

 

Perfect clothing for hot weather

The hot weather is finally with us put away those heavy fabrics and get ready to rock in some stylish fashionable light wear and fully enjoy the weather like a pro. Let’s focus on some of the ways which we can dress in this hot weather:

Choose lightweight fabric to stay cool in the heat

Materials such as cotton and linen are the best materials for this hot weather; this is because their natural fiber allows air to move freely through the fabric thus making heat more bearable. Therefore cotton is highly breathable and dries faster upon absorbing sweat. Also, try some materials with a bamboo blend. 

Keep your clothes loose

It is a common fact that the less the fabric you have touching your body the cooler you will be. 

Big & Tall Hot Weather
Big & Tall Hot Weather

Look for clothing that is protective

It is always important to look stylish in this hot weather but it is more important to be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

Light Colored Clothes 

Always consider wearing light colors which in turn will reflect light as compared to darker colors which absorb more light thus generating more body heat. Stay away from black! I know we like to wear the dark colors but black will absorb the most heat. 

Hot weather season color collections include shades of light blue, pink, beige and yellow they also enhance your appearance. This may take us out of our comfort zone, however I think it will be good for us to try some new colors. Let’s be brave with our new colors and stay dry at the same time.

Avoid Jeans

Jeans tend to be popular with any weather however they are a poor choice for summer. During hot weather opt for a 100% cotton chinos in different colors some linen or tropical weight woolen trousers. These will enhance your sharpness while offering that much needed comfort.

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Maximus Box: Celebrating Our Mothers, Big & Tall Style

         For this post, we will take a step back from talking about fashion and talk about Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is a great time to celebrate the very special ladies in our lives. There are many ways to celebrate. We may have our own mothers, stepmothers, guardians, sisters or spouses that deserve to receive special treatment on this day. The key is to make sure we take time to make sure all the mothers that we know feel special and appreciated this weekend. We came up with a few options to help facilitate your goals in making all mothers feel special.

Flowers

       First, we need to make sure we always take the time out to get our ladies a bouquet of beautiful flowers. Some of us may think is the obvious choice, but some mothers do not receive flowers on their special day. Let’s make sure we are not the big fellas that leave our ladies without flowers.

Big & Tall style Flowers
Big & Tall Style Mother’s day Flowers

Breakfast

      Whether it’s for your spouse or your mother, make a conscious effort to surprise your special lady with breakfast. Some of us know how to cook and some of us do not. If not, check out this video to walk you through making a simple breakfast. Just make sure you do not burn the house down, our ladies will appreciate the effort.

Few More Ideas:

Jewelry: Make sure that we do not buy jewelry that will turn our mother’s skin green.

Purse: If we are going to get a purse, try to get some help/advice from a friend of hers to make sure we     make the right choice.

Memorabilia: Framed family photos are always a good way for a mother to reminisce on great times that she will cherish forever. 

Most importantly, Let’s make sure out mothers know that we love them and that we appreciate all the things that they do for us. 

 

 

TIPS FOR THE BIG MAN: THE CASUAL DRESSED MAN

 

Big and Tall Casual male for the Maximus Box

             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. For the second installment of our series, we will discuss the casual dressed man. The casual style of dress has many options available. In this segment, we will go over a few options that you may have not considered.

V-necks

        In case you are rocking a sweater or a t-shirt, v-necks are the best way to go. This is because they tend to offer a leaner balanced look which also elongates the face. Thus they will make you appear leaner, more balanced and finally enhance your overall appearance. When we refer to v-necks we definitely are not referring to the deep v-necks that go into the chest area. There are many v-neck options available that have the same coverage as your normal t-shirt collar. 

Dark colors
        Wearing dark colors may generally apply for all big men whether casual, modern or urban. In this case dark color can range from brown or black. This does not mean that you shouldn’t wear other colors but it means that you should always opt for the darker shade. The reason why these colors are suitable is because they can be blended with lighter colors and have a great impact on your overall appearance. 

Wear patterns
         Fabrics with patterns tend to enhance any look especially that for big men. Big men tend to look best in patterns. These may include dots, check, repeated crests or even paisley. These patterns tend to complement the body size compared to other patterns like horizontal lines and window pane plaids.

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”

 

Maximus Box Six Pack

              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!

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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.

big & tall mens pleated pants
big & tall mens pleated pants

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.

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