Hoodies are a staple of any man’s wardrobe. Comfortable, versatile, and warm, there aren’t many pieces of menswear that can seamlessly float between leisure and luxury, casual and smart casual dress codes, with such ease.
However, for the big and tall it can be tougher to find a hoodie that is good quality and stylish in a size that actually fits. So, naturally, we’re here to help.
Features of a good big & tall hoodie
Features to look out for in a big & tall hoodie are quality craftsmanship, a perfect fit, decent movement, and versatility (will it transition from a casual loungewear outfit to a smart casual dinner & drinks look?).
These traits will ensure the hoodie not only looks good but will remain in your wardrobe rotation for years to come.
Naturally, you’ll also want to consider whether you want a pullover or a zip-up style. Zip-up hoodies are naturally easier to take off and put on but pullovers tend to be much more comfortable.
Big & Tall Hoodie FAQs
What is big and tall sizing?
Big sizing caters to men who have larger chest, waist, and hip measurements, whereas tall sizing caters to men who are 6'2 or taller.
Therefore, if you are a larger man but you're average height, you don't actually need 'tall sizing', you only need 'big', as you don't need extra length in your polo, you need extra width.
Comparatively, if you're above 6'2, but you have a slim or average build, you don't need 'big sizes', as you don't need extra width in your polo shirt, you just need extra length.
However, there are men out there who are both large AND tall, so if this is you, you'll need polo shirts with both extra width and length.
How do I style a hoodie as a big & tall man?
Hoodies are extremely versatile. They can be worn with sweatpants for an extremely casual and comfortable loungewear look. You can also pair a hoodie with jeans and a t-shirt for a casual look, or a denim jacket and chinos for a smart-casual look. Lightweight hoodies also look great underneath a blazer for an office-appropriate outfit. Both zip-up and pullover style hoodies work for all of these options, but you will want to stick to neutral block colours for the office. The weekend is when you can let your personality truly shine through bold colours and prints.
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If you’re a big and tall bloke looking for a good quality hoodie that’ll give you warmth and comfort in style, these are the best brands to purchase big & tall hoodies from.
Surprisingly, for a large luxury fashion brand, Hugo Boss actually does cater to bigger and taller gentlemen. Their Big & Tall collection is tailored to provide a perfect fit and effortless BOSS look for everyone who's not a 'standard' size. Hugo Boss' Big & Tall collection goes all the way up to a 6XL, and contains a few zip-up hoodies in different stylish colours.
Tommy Hilfiger has a rather large collection of big and tall clothing that includes a few stylish and colourful hoodies. Crafted from organic cotton, and all emblazoned with Tommy Hilfiger’s logo, these casual hoodies come in sizes up to 5XL and will keep you comfy in style.
Carhartt has a huge range of Big & Tall hoodies that are super durable and comfortable, perfect for outdoor activities. Available in multiple neutral colours, Carhartt’s hoodies come in sizes ranging from LT to 4XL.
The big and tall range Champion has to offer only includes one hoodie that comes in two colours and is made with a midweight cotton jersey. Uber soft and comfortable, Champion’s big & tall hoodie is available in sizes XLT-6XL.
Levi’s range of big & tall clothing only has one hoodie on offer. Crafted from soft, cosy fleece and with added stretch for ultimate comfort, Levi’s hoodie features their iconic logo and comes in sizes XL-6XL.
Tommy Bahama has a great range of hoodies that are specifically designed for the big & tall. Available in very vibrant colours and prints, and in sizes 3X, 4X, 5X, as well as tall sizes XLT-4XLT, Tommy Bahama is the perfect place to find a stylish hoodie.
Unfortunately for larger guys, Banana Republic's polos only go up to a XXL; but if you're a taller gentleman with a slim build, Banana Republic has a whole range of hoodies that have been designed with extra length and fabric to fit you and your tall frame perfectly.
Boohoo Man caters to both large and tall men, and has a large selection of men's hoodies available in both classic and unique colours and prints, and come in sizes up to 5XL.
American Eagle's range of men's hoodies have a timeless fit and are available in zip-up and pullover styles. Unfortunately, they don't have a designated Big & Tall range, but American Eagle’s hoodies are available in sizes up to XXXL and also come in 'Tall' options in sizes S-XL.
Therefore, it's no surprise that ASOS Design has made finding cool and fresh plus-size clothing easier than ever. The majority of their clothes are available in extended sizes, and can be shopped straight from their main collections. Although, if you prefer, you can shop from ASOS' designated Plus Size section. They have a HUGE range of men's hoodies in various styles, fits, and colours, so no matter what type of hoodie you're after, you'll definitely find it on ASOS, and best of all it'll fit you perfectly.
Their range of Big and Tall men’s clothing ensures you won’t miss out on stylish clothing just because of your frame. With sizes up to XXXXL, River Island makes struggling with ill-fitting hoodies a thing of the past. With a range of on-trend designs and dynamic colours to choose from, River Island’s hoodies are warm, comfortable, and will give you a cool laid-back vibe.
They, unsurprisingly, have a fantastic range of hoodies for both big and tall men. DXL’s versatile hoodies come in a great selection of colours and prints, and will take comfort to a whole new level.
King Size have a great range of hoodies with sizes ranging from L to 9XL, all available in different colours, prints, and styles. King Size definitely has one of the most versatile hoodie ranges for big and tall men available, so if you’re after a unique style of hoodies, King Size is the place to look!
Kohl's has a large number of men's hoodies in different fits, styles, and colours, and are available in sizes up to 5XLT. Big and tall men will find nothing but high quality, stylish, and above all, well-fitting hoodies when they check out Kohl's.