For the average size person, shopping for clothes is a wonderful experience. Trying on a variety of styles and fashions can be fun and exciting. However, if your body does not fall into the typical small, medium, or large category, finding clothes that fit can be very frustrating. This is especially true when it comes to a man finding big and tall men’s clothing.
Big men often find themselves stuck with shirt sleeves that come up above the wrist, shirttails too short to tuck in, and pant’s legs that show the ankles. Big men have a hard time finding shirts that are loose enough to not bind their shoulders, buttons that meet across their bellies, and pants that are comfortable at the waist and thighs. For a big and tall man, there are several issues that make shopping for clothes a terrible experience.
One common problem that is noticed in shopping for big and tall men’s clothing is the lack of variety in style and color. The typical clothing manufacturer creates clothing based on average measurements. Therefore, the choices for longer and bigger items are far and few between. Once the perfect fitting shirt or pants are discovered, it is likely that there is only one color or style of it available. Big and tall men do not have the choices that other men have when it comes to their clothes. Most name brands only offer a select few big and tall items.
Big and tall men’s clothing requires more material than average sized clothing. In addition, the sizes found in this type of clothing are considered to be “special”. Therefore, clothing manufacturers see an opportunity to raise the price of the products. While only an inch may have been added to the length or width, at least $5 has likely been added to the price. The cost may be even higher when the clothes must be purchased from a specialty store.