Fashion Hacks: Big Boys Edition

Credit: Ben James and Raul Samuels

Let’s admit it, fellas, we can get out of shape from time to time, especially during quarantine this year. There are times where we could care less about what we look like, and we give up on looking good because we can’t find anything to wear that boosts our confidence and image. I wasn’t kidding when I said trends-for-mens are for all types of men. That being said, this post is for the big guys. For all my football fans, shoutout to the lineman, you drive the game. I will be providing some hacks that make our larger sized men look slimmer without sacrificing the look.

Ben James: Prime Example

To start off, we will be analyzing Ben James, an Instagram model. Ben is a 6’8 Behemoth of a man and has a great way of embracing his size and dressing in a way that makes him confident.
If you’re a big boy, you’re gonna need to know how to find the right-sized shirt. Ben does this by finding longer shirts that are NOT too wide. Doing this will allow for your torso, which is broad, to be shown off.
The next key component is layering. Fall is coming up and depending on where you live and the weather, your layering choice can be impacted. James likes to combine his shirts with a layer of leather jackets or overcoats when it’s cold. When hot, he wants to combine his shirts with kimonos. Also, if you’re insecure about man-boobs, then layering is a great way to cover up.
Ben’s method is to purchase pants that are slim or tapered but also provide a lot of thigh room. This is great because if the goal is to look slimmer, you want to avoid baggy clothes. This is because loose clothes make you look even bigger, so go slim and show off the bod.

Places to shop include: ASOS, American Eagle, Levis, DXL, Boohoo, and River Island

That concludes that portion of the post I will no go into 3 personal tips that I like to use to look slimmer.

3 Personal Tips: To Look Slimmer

Tip One: No Baggy Shirts

If you want to have a slim look, it’s good to buy over-sized shirts, but they CANNOT be too baggy. However, this only applies when wearing light colors. Over-sized shirts are not necessary when wearing darker colors. I recommend darker colors because they also have the power slim down the dad bod, and you can get them in your standard size. You will not look any slimmer if your clothing is too baggy.

Tip Two: Roll the Sleeves

There’s not much to say here, but MUSCLES! Can’t get enough of them. The added feeling of masculinity and muscularity gives me a confidence boost. I might be working out to get big, but I also want to at least look the part and feel like a bad ass while I’m getting there. If the Weight is eventually lost, then I can upgrade back to muscles sleeved shirts.

Tip Three: Tuck it In

The goal here is simple. Tuck your shirt and pull some of the tucked out to give a looser tuck. Now you’re going to have more of a snatched waist with some room for your stomach, so not everything is stuffed. The nice part is that you can tuck your shirt into almost any form of legwear. I like to tuck my shirts into my shorts, jeans, and cuffed dress pants. Just to provide some extra information, cuffed pants add height to your body frame and make you look taller. By the way, get more button-downs! They cover your curves and you can get them in long, and short sleeve.

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