Invented in the 1800s and made popular through Western Hollywood films in the 1930s, jeans really have stood the test of time. Still widely popular today in the 21st century, and worn by pretty much everyone, jeans – pants made from denim or dungaree – are now a fashion staple.
The only trouble with jeans is finding a pair that fits properly; a pair that truly flatters your body and feels comfortable enough to wear all day long. This can be especially hard if you’re a man with a big and/or tall frame, as many denim brands don’t typically cater to those of us without modelesque measurements.
However, here at DMARGE, we believe everyone, no matter their size, is entitled to look their best when it comes to fashion, so we’ve done the research for you big and tall gents out there, and have tracked down which brands make high-quality stylish jeans in bigger and/or taller sizes.
If you’re big or tall or BOTH, these are the brands making the absolute best jeans for big and tall men.
German luxury fashion house, Hugo Boss is renowned for their opulent range of clothing, accessories, footwear, and fragrances. Founded in 1924, and with a very controversial history (they produced Nazi uniforms during World War II), after founder Hugo Boss' death in 1948, the company turned to men's suits. Today, the company is a global fashion empire and produces men's & women's fashion lines as well as fragrances (and we promise they are no longer affiliated or condone Hitler's actions in any way, shape, or form!).
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 has a small range of jeans that go up to size 48.
Cutter and Buck
Founded in 1990, Cutter and Buck is dedicated to producing versatile garments that you can comfortably wear all day and look stylish no matter where you go; you can wear Cutter and Buck to work, whilst travelling, on dates, playing golf, boating, hiking, entertaining... This is because all garments are thoughtfully engineered with performance features like moisture wicking, stretch, and UPF for sun protection.
One of Cutter and Buck's most popular collections is their Big & Tall range, which includes several pairs of jeans. Their Big & Tall jeans are available in two size ranges, one for bigger men and one for tall men; so if you're on the heavier side but you're an average height, or you're very tall but average sized in your shoulder & hip widths, or if you're both large AND tall, Cutter and Buck will have the perfect fitting jeans for you.
Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer brands renowned for their classic American cool style that they describe as ‘preppy with a twist’. Famous for its signature red, white, and blue stripes, Tommy Hilfiger produces high-quality garments for men, women, and children using only the finest materials.
Tommy Hilfiger has just one pair of jeans in their Big & tall range; a skinny fit made with organic cotton that's available in sizes up to 46.
Still a family-owned company since it was founded in 1889, Carhartt is an American apparel brand famous for its workwear for manual labourers. They have clothes that are comfortable and extremely durable thanks to Carhartt's constant use of heavy-duty thread, reinforced rivets at stress points, and a variety of tough, high technology materials resistant to flame, abrasion, and water.
Carhartt has a small range of Big & Tall relaxed fit jeans made with sturdy denim. If you're a bigger and/or taller man after durable jeans you can wear while hunting or fishing or something a little more extreme than hanging out at home, Carhartt will have your perfect fit.
Founded in 1969, GAP has quickly become one of the most iconic yet affordable brands in the world. Unfortunately, GAP doesn’t have a ‘big’ range but they do have a ‘tall’ range, so if you’re a tall man with a slim build, GAP is the perfect brand for you to stock up on affordable yet high quality jeans that’ll actually be a perfect length for your long limbs.
Founded in 1922, Dickies is now the largest workwear manufacturer in the world. All of Dickies garments are upheld to high standards in their quality and toughness, and embody the spirit of the classic American worker. Strong, comfortable, and long-lasting pieces are what Dickies strives to deliver.
Dickies understands that finding clothes can be a challenge for men that are big, tall, or both, so they have a huge range of Big & Tall jeans, but just because the sizes are bigger and longer, doesn't mean they've sacrificed quality. Dickies Big & Tall range of jeans are perfect for outdoor activities as Dickies is a manual workwear brand, so their jeans are on the tougher, durable side of denim and are available in sizes up to 72.
Levi’s, founded in 1852, is a leading pioneer in the denim fashion industry, and is renowned for their classic blue jeans. Over the years, Levi’s has expanded into producing high-quality garments and accessories with a classic yet cool style for men, women, and kids.
Levi’s range of big & tall jeans is unsurprisingly huge; they have every type of fit and multiple rinse colours, and are available in widths up to 58, and lengths up to 40. Plus, all of Levi’s big and tall jeans have added stretch for ultimate comfort.
Wrangler, arguably best known for their jeans, was founded in 1904 and as a company believes in solid commitments and perseverance in the face of obstacles and challenges. Therefore, all of Wrangler's clothing is made with respect – both for the planet, and for the people who call it home; and the result is stylish clothes inspired by classic American cowboy style, that's high-quality and durable.
Wrangler's Big & Tall collection of jeans is extremely impressive; they have every style, fit, and colour of jeans you could ever want and come in widths up to 46 and lengths up to XLT.
Jos. A. Bank
Founded in 1905, American men's retailer, Jos. A. Bank prides itself on its heritage of quality workmanship, and their extensive selection of beautifully made, classically tailored, and casual clothing, are surprisingly affordable.
Jos. A. Bank believes that looking good should come in every size. Therefore it's no surprise that their Big & Tall sizing is available across all their apparel; suits, sportcoats, slacks, shirts—everything! They have a few pairs of jeans that are elegantly tailored and extremely well-made, in both large sizes and tall sizes to ensure a great fit for every type of build.
Founded in 1978, in California, Banana Republic is now a premier global brand for modern clothing with no boundaries. They pride themselves on sourcing the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance; meaning when you buy a Banana Republic garment, you can be sure it'll last.
Banana Republic doesn’t specifically cater to larger men, but they do have a large range of jeans that have been specifically designed for tall guys.
"Fashion's best kept secret", Boohoo Man combines cutting edge design with an affordable price tag. Pushing boundaries to bring you the latest styles but with less of a strain on your wallet, Boohoo Man's philosophy is to not take fashion (or life) too seriously; and the result is menswear that is playful and trendy yet surprisingly affordable.
Boohoo Man caters to both large and tall men, and has a huge selection of jeans that are trendy and reasonably priced. Available in sizes up to 46L, if you’re after jeans and denim with a little edge and street-style cool, Boohoo Man’s the place to shop.
American Eagle, founded in 1977, offers high-quality, on-trend clothing and accessories, at affordable prices. They believe in inspiring people to love their real selves and express their individuality, therefore their range of clothes are on the playful trendy side of fashion.
Unfortunately, American Eagle doesn't have a designated Big & Tall range, but all of their jeans do come in 'Tall' options. So, if you're a tall guy with a slim/average build, you can get a great fitting pair of jeans with extra leg room from American Eagle.
ASOS, the British online retailer was founded in 2000, and since then they have primarily aimed their clothing at young adults, but they do have clothing appropriate for older adults too. They are extremely committed to creating clothing that allows people to have total freedom, to experiment, and to feel confident with their fashion choices.
Therefore, it's no surprise that ASOS has made finding cool and fresh plus-size clothing easier than ever. The majority of their jeans 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 where you'll find a huge selection of jeans available in widths up to 48, and lengths up to 38.
At River Island, great design is at the heart of everything they create. Founded in 1948, the UK brand is one of the best known on the High Street, and prides itself on producing stylish yet affordable fashion. Catering to men, women, and kids, River Island also sells exquisite footwear and accessories.
Their range of Big and Tall men’s jeans ensures you won’t miss out on stylish clothing just because of your frame. With sizes up to 48, River Island have skinny, bootcut, straight leg, and relaxed fit jeans in a variety of washes and colours.
Founded in 1963, Lands End is an American brand dedicated to providing the world with comfort. They only use soft and durable fabrics, to make exceptional clothing that allows you to feel good and comfortable. But function truly meets fashion at Lands End, as while their garments are comfy, they are also extremely stylish.
Lands End's has a small but great range of men's jeans in different cuts and colours, that all are available in sizes up to 46.
DXL is a specialty retailer for Big & Tall clothing. Founded in 1976, DXL has thousands of clothing options in big sizes (XL-7XL) and tall sizes (XLT-6XLT). Committed to providing menswear specifically designed for bigger and taller builds, DXL will give you impeccable fitting clothes no matter your size.
They, unsurprisingly, have a fantastic range of jeans for both big and tall men. DXL has jeans for any and all occasions, and in a huge variety of styles - relaxed, slim, tapered, etc. - and colours, and are available in sizes up to 66 in width and 40 in length.
King Size has been specializing in big and tall clothing for more than 60 years. As experts in hard-to-find fashion, they have all the basics and essentials bigger and taller men will ever need, like tees, jeans, and hoodies. Whether you require a 72-inch waist, a 38-inch inseam, or a 9XL shirt, King Size will have stylish clothing that'll perfectly fit you.
King Size have a great range of jeans with sizes ranging from 44 to 72, and lengths reaching 38 inches; all available in different styles and colours. King Size definitely have one of the best ranges of jeans for big and tall men available.
American department store, Kohl's, is the largest department store chain in the United States and sell practically everything. But don't let that fool you; their range of clothing and apparel is surprisingly good, and Kohl's even stock diffusion lines from high-end designers such as Peter Som and Dana Buchman.
Kohl's has a large number of men's jeans in different fits, styles, and colours, and are available in sizes up to 60 in width and 38 in length. Big and tall men will find nothing but stylish, high quality, and above all, well-fitting jeans when they check out Kohl's.