Fashion is notorious for only making stylish, on-trend clothes in small sizes, and using men in peak physical shape to model them. Thankfully, the industry is slowly changing to be more inclusive and is starting to acknowledge the fact that people come in all shapes and sizes. However, it can still be a difficult task to find stylish clothes that will fit a bigger or taller gentleman.
If you fall into the category of ‘big’ or ‘tall’ or both, you’ll know how hard it is to find a shirt that fits you nicely but also isn’t boring and poorly made. Therefore, we’ve done our research to help you find brands that do produce shirts for big and tall men, but don’t compromise on style or quality.
Big and Tall 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 shirt, 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 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 a shirt with both extra width and length.
Can big and tall men wear shirts with prints?
The short answer, hell yes! Don't let anything or anyone hold you back from rocking a print. 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 shirt with a print, do it king!
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If you’re tired of looking for shirts that’ll fit your big and/or tall frame, we’ve rounded up the best brands that produce shirts that not only will fit you like a dream but will also make you look stylish.
Surprisingly, for a large luxury fashion brand, Hugo Boss actually do 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 both long and short sleeved shirts in both classic block colours and playful plaids.
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 shirts 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 shirt for you.
Dockers have an array of classic, stylish shirts available in sizes LT-4XL in order to fit the needs of any guy — no matter your size or height.
Carhartt has a huge range of Big & Tall clothing; so if you're a bigger and/or taller man after durable shirts 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 clothes, but just because the sizes are bigger and longer, doesn't mean they've sacrificed quality. Dickies Big & Tall shirts, again are perfect for outdoor activities as Dickies is a manual workwear brand, and are available in short & long sleeves, in a wide range of colours, and go up to 7XLT in size.
Wrangler's Big & Tall shirt collection features both short sleeves and long sleeves, in very traditional colours; think white, light blues, chambray, navy, and grey. Their sizes go up to 4XL and are available in lengths up to XLT.
Jos. A. Bank
Jos. A. Bank believe 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 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 shirts that are specifically designed for the big & tall. They have awesome short & long sleeve shirts for everyday wear, and camp shirts that'll turn heads when you're on holiday. With sizes 3X, 4X, 5X, as well as tall sizes XLT-4XLT, Tommy Bahama is the perfect place to find a stylish laid-back look.
Rodd & Gunn
They have a great Big & Tall range of men's shirts available in both short & long sleeves, and timeless block colours & playful prints. If you're after a high-quality stylish shirt that'll fit like a dream, no matter your size, you need to check out Rodd & Gunn.
Unfortunately for larger guys, Banana Republic's shirts only go up to a XXL; but if you're a taller gentlemen with a slim build, Banana Republic have a whole range of shirts that have been designed with extra length and fabric to fit you and your tall frame perfectly.
Vilebrequin only has one Big & Tall shirt to offer, but it does come in 10 fun bold colours. Made with cotton voile, this lightweight long sleeve shirt could be worn with dress pants to the office, or unbuttoned over a tee and swim shorts to the beach, and it's available in sizes up to a 6XL.
American Eagle's range of men's shirts come in both short and long sleeves, and are mostly available in modern, colourful prints; although they do have the classic block colours and styles as well. Unfortunately, they don't have a designated Big & Tall range, but the shirts do come in 'Tall' options in sizes S-XL. So, if you're a tall guy with a slim/average build, you can get a stylish shirt that fits impeccably well 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 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 shirts in various styles, fits, and colours, so no matter what type of shirt 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 shirts a thing of the past. They take the latest trends and key pieces from their core collection of shirts, 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 and dressy 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 are designed with their signature 'No Iron' technology, so they'll stay smooth and wrinkle-free for up to 30 washes without ever ironing them.
They, unsurprisingly, have a fantastic range of shirts for both big and tall men. DXL has shirts for any and all occasions, and in a huge variety of styles; short sleeve, long sleeve, slim fit, relaxed fit, timeless colours, bold prints, etc.
King Size have a great range of shirts with sizes ranging from L to 9XL, lengths reaching 34 inches, and dress shirt circumferences topping out at 26 inches; all available in different styles and colours. King Size definitely have one of the best shirt ranges for big and tall men available.
Kohl's has a large number of men's 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 shirts when they check out Kohl's.