A polo shirt is a must-have for any man’s wardrobe; polo shirts are extremely versatile and can take you anywhere from the golf course to dinner & drinks. Comfortable and durable, a polo shirt can effortlessly elevate your look, which is why it’s imperative that any fashion-forward man have at least one polo in his closet.
Unfortunately, if you’re a man with larger proportions it can be hard to find polo shirts that fit properly. The last thing you want is a polo shirt that is unflattering in all the wrong places or that’s poorly made and ‘daggy’ looking. Therefore, we’ve done the hard work for you and have found a selection of brands that produce stylish, high-quality polo shirts.
Big & Tall Polo Shirt 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.
Can big and tall men wear colourful polo shirts?
The short answer, hell yes! Don't let anything or anyone hold you back from rocking a bolder colour. Long gone are the days where bigger and taller guys had to stick to 'slimming' colours like black or navy. It's 2021, and fashion is much more accepting of you and your awesome body shape; so, if you want to wear a polo shirt that’s a bit more vibrant, do it king!
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If you’re tired of looking for polos that’ll fit your big and/or tall frame, we’ve rounded up the best brands that produce big and tall polo shirts that will not only fit you like a dream but will also make you look stylish.
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 polos crafted from premium cottons in many different colours.
Cutter and Buck
One of Cutter and Buck's most popular collections is their Big & Tall range, which is comprised of everything you could ever need - tees, polos, shirts, pants, sweaters, shorts, jackets, etc. Their Big & Tall polos 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 polo for you.
Dockers has just one polo shirt in their range, but it does come in seven classically stylish colours. Available in sizes LT-4XL, no matter your size or height, Dockers’ polo will fit perfectly.
Carhartt has only one polo in their Big & Tall collection; but it does come in six timeless colours. This polo is definitely more on the casual side so if you're a bigger and/or taller man after a durable polo shirt you can wear while hunting or fishing or something a little more extreme than just hanging out at home, Carhartt is the brand for you.
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 huge range of men's polo shirts 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.
Tommy Bahama has a huge range of polos that are specifically designed for the big & tall. Available in every colour of the rainbow as well as tropical inspired prints, and in sizes 3X, 4X, 5X, as well as tall sizes XLT-4XLT, Tommy Bahama is the perfect place to find a stylish polo.
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 polo shirts 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 small selection of men's polo shirts available in unique designs and in sizes up to 5XL.
American Eagle's range of men's polo shirts have a timeless fit and instantly-recognizable button plackets. All about a timeless style with modern comfort, American Eagle’s polos are crafted with either super soft pique cotton or jersey knit slub fabrics. Unfortunately, they don't have a designated Big & Tall range, but American Eagle’s polos 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 polo shirts in various styles, fits, and colours, so no matter what type of polo 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 polo shirts a thing of the past. They take the latest trends and key pieces from their core collection of polos, and add them to their Big & Tall range, meaning you're guaranteed to find your perfect fit with River Island.
Lands End's have casual polo shirts in short and long sleeve lengths, that are available in sizes up to 4XLT. Plus, all of Lands End's Big & Tall shirts are made from exceptional fabrics like ultra-fine 100% pure Supima cotton and come in a large variety of colours.
They, unsurprisingly, have a fantastic range of polo shirts for both big and tall men. DXL’s versatile polo shirts come in a great selection of colours and prints, and are available with fantastic features such as moisture wicking, odour protection, UPF sun protection, wrinkle resistant, and more.
King Size have a great range of polos with sizes ranging from L to 9XL, all available in different colours, prints, and styles. King Size definitely has one of the best polo shirt ranges for big and tall men available.
Kohl's has a large number of men's polo shirts in different fits, styles, and colours, and are available in sizes up to 5XLT. Big and tall men will find nothing but stylish, high quality, and above all, well-fitting polos when they check out Kohl's.