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.
Big and Tall Jeans FAQs
What is big and tall sizing?
Big sizing caters to men who have larger 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 jeans, 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 jeans, 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 a pair of jeans with both extra width and length.
What are the best style and colour of jeans for big and tall men?
We highly recommend either a slim or relaxed fit for big and tall men, as skinny jeans seldom look good on anybody. Slim jeans will give you a more structured look, and when in a mid to dark rinse will be perfect for smart-casual occasions.
Relaxed fit jeans are super comfortable and in any wash/colour are perfect for casual wear; but we suggest a classic American light to mid-blue wash, as a pair of blue jeans really does go with just about everything and anything.
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If you’re big or tall or BOTH, these are the brands making the absolute best jeans for big and tall men.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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'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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.