Best Plus-Size Men’s Clothing 2023
Finding the best plus-size men’s clothing isn’t as tricky as it used to be—the plus-size market for both men and women has expanded beyond the small, dated and dusty sections in department stores and is readily available at many online retailers.
While more brands are offering inclusive sizing, it doesn’t mean the fit is always the best. We tapped plus-size model and influencer David Fadd for his advice and conducted our own independently research to find the best plus-size men’s clothing, focusing on brands that cater to different fashion styles and shapes. Whether you’re fashion-forward or just starting to expand your wardrobe, we have options for you.
Sizes: 32 to 60 | Average price point: $55 to $100
Quality denim isn’t the easiest thing to find for plus-size bodies; there needs to be the perfect amount of stretch and durability. Classic brand Levi’s has long been known for its durability since it started as a workwear brand. Adding a few pairs of well-constructed denim jeans into your wardrobe is essential— this pair can be dressed up or down and handle everyday wear and tear.
Sizes: M to 7XL | Average price point: $82 to $100
Good Counsel offers unique and style-forward tops that may be difficult to find elsewhere. The brand provides layer-ready pieces to help build your wardrobe with tops you can mix and match all year. They also have a GC membership subscription program that gives you early access to exclusive members only pieces, early access to drops and 30% off all products, plus more.
Sizes: 30 to 50 | Average price point: $30 to $40
Lets face it, Dickies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and why should they? The worwear brand offers classic pants that can quiet literally go from a construction site to dinner seamlessly, which is what makes them so great. The versatile pants offer a clean and classic look but have the functionality of workwear. The brand offers styles under $50 and comes in sizes 30 to 50 with inseams up to 36 inches.
Sizes: XL to 6XL | Average price point: $20 to $70
Asos, A favorite brand on Fadd’s, has expanded its men’s line within the past five years and has offered more plus and tall options. There’s a variety of styles for fashion-forward dressers and those who like more of a classic look. In the Asos Plus and Tall section, you’ll find designer brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren, as well as Asos collection pieces, including tops, jackets and more.
Columbia Landroamer Down Parka
Sizes: 2XL to 6XLT | Average price point: $100 to $300
Coats can be cumbersome, especially when it comes to plus-size people—styles that don’t have the correct fit can make even the most minor tasks difficult and it can seem complicated to move while wearing one. DXL provides coats up to a size 6XLT in different options, from lightweight picks to warm parkas like the bestseller shown above.
Nike Sportswear Club Men’s T-Shirt
Sizes: XS to 4XLT | Average price point: $30 to $150
Well-known sportswear giant Nike is a classic choice for active and athleisure clothing. Their big and tall section goes up to 4XLT, perfect for those who need both size and length in their tops and bottoms. The brand offers basketball shorts, track pants and more.
Sizes: -2 to 7 | Average price point: $45 to $95
One Bone has pieces that are meant for layering, including everything from t-shirts and hoodies to bomber jackets and workout pants. The clothing is specifically designed for bigger bodies—tops provide extra room in the midsection and a longer silhouette to prevent gaping. They also have a unique sizing ranging from -2 (medium) to 7 (7XL and 8XL).
Sizes: 34S to 50L | Average price point: $300 to $400
Mainstream stores have (sort of) caught up to the rest of the plus-size market—you can find big and tall suit suit options from brands like Banana Republic that now offer extended sizes up to size 44 inches for waists and 50 inch for blazer lengths. Expect to see Italian stretch wool, tweeds and more high-quality fabrics in the mix.
Sizes: XS to 5XL | Average price point: $18 to $48
Boohoo has been around since 2006, but it wasn’t until 2017 that BoohooMan launched its plus and tall options. “BoohooMan offers a wide range of sizing and has continually worked to ensure big and tall fashion remains just as fun and creative as the main size collection,” says Fadd. You can find everything from basic t-shirts to denim and outerwear at affordable prices.
Sizes: 34 to 58 | Average price point: $140 to $180
The Black Tux offers high-end quality tuxedos that stand apart from average tux rental stores. The brand uses in-house designs and manufacturers to provide a better fit in various styles, such as wool and silk pieces that look and feel luxurious. Black Tux has jackets that go up to a size 58 available in long lengths and pant sizes range from 28 to 54 with inseams up to 36 inches. The brand also offers free home try-ons and if you see a style you want to keep, there are also buying options.
Sizes: XS to 4XL | Average price point: $16 to $35
Savage X Fenty is known for including all shapes and sizes in their clothing, and the brand now includes menswear as well. You’ll find cozy sleepwear, underwear and slippers. Savage X Fenty members also receive discounted prices for a monthly subscription (which costs $50 and can be applied toward your purchases) and non-member pricing is also available.
Sizes: 1XLB to 4XLT | Average price point: $90 to $118
If you’d rather be beachside with a cocktail right now, Tommy Bahama has you covered. The resort and basic-wear brand’s swim shorts are ultra-comfortable, including the top-rated pair seen above, and come in solids and stylish prints in sizes up to 4XLT. The brand also offers polos, jackets and other closet staples in big and tall sizes.
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When it comes to fashion at Forbes Vetted, we are dedicated to helping readers find the best items for them, so you can look and feel good in your clothing. Over the years, we’ve published dozens of fashion articles covering both men’s and women’s clothing, whether it’s the best chinos for men or the best plus-size clothing for women. Inclusivity is integral to our editorial process and we firmly believe in finding the best garments regardless of size.
Our fashion stories are overseen by Forbes Vetted senior fashion editor Kari Molvar who has over 20 years of experience covering the lifestyle market for print and digital editorial publications. The author of this story, Raena Loper is our former weekend updates editor who has been covering fashion content for almost a decade with a focus on plus-size and inclusive shopping articles. For this piece in particular, she focused on selecting the best plus-size clothing for men, including wardrobe basics, outerwear, streetwear and more.
How We Chose The Best Plus-Size Clothing For Men
To find the best plus-size clothing for men, we first reached out to plus-size fashion model and influencer David Fadd to get tips on what to look for when shopping the plus-size market. We also read through reviews to find the best clothing options that offered extended sizing. Each brand included in our list has sizes from 3XL up and pants sizes up to size 60. Lastly, we narrowed our list by considering key clothing categories men would need to help build their wardrobe, including lounge wear, formal attire and more.
What To Consider For The Plus-Size Mens Clothing
Catering to the plus-size community is more than just re-sizing garments initially designed for smaller bodies. As plus-size model and influencer David Fadd says, “Making clothing that fits appropriately and is true to plus-size sizing is imperative—designers should be intentional about the cut and fit.” Availability in stores is another issue. “Most stores sell up to an XL and a few items in a 2XL if you’re lucky,” says Fadd. “As a person who wears 3XL to 4XL, I can’t just walk into a store and pick up an item, so 90% of my wardrobe is ordered online.” Here’s how to browse smartly online to find the best items:
Fabric: If you’re prone to sweating or tend to get hot, go for materials that help keep you cool. Natural fabrics like bamboo, cotton and linen are breathable and ideal for everyday wear. That said, natural materials can be slightly stiff, so look for something with a little bit of lycra or spandex mixed in to provide stretch.
Fit: How you like to wear your clothing is a personal choice. “I’ve recently started wearing more neoprene because it’s so structured and frames the shoulder well,” says Fadd. If you like a looser fit, consider ordering a size up .“Cozy fashion is the best,” says Fadd, so select something you feel and look good in.
Staples: Fadd likes to invest in classic pieces that can be mixed and matched. For outerwear, he recommends “a long coat, whether trench coat or a Macintosh that can be dressed up or down.” As far as everyday wear, denim is a timeless staple that never goes out of style. “We all need denim, whether it’s a well-fitting pair of straight-leg jeans or an oversized denim jacket; this is essential to everyone,” says Fadd. Finish your look with the right shoes. “Last but not least is a nice chunky shoe or a sneaker— it gives you extra lift and confidence,” he says. “A few of my favorite pairs of shoes are Jadon Dr Martens, Monolith Prada loafers and Alexander McQueen lace-up boots.”
Return Policy: Unfortunately, plus sizes aren’t the same at every retailer, which means you might need to try on a few sizes to find those that work best for you. Our advice: Look for retailers with hassle-free return polices to make things easier.
More Size-Inclusive Clothing Brands For Men
- Diesel: Alternative luxury brand Diesel is known for its jeans and on-trend items. “Diesel’s innovative take on streetwear is also amazing,” says Fadd. The brand has sizing available up to 2XL and is also a great place to pick up accessories like wallets and watches.
- The Winston Box: If you don’t want to shop for individual items from different retailers, The Winston Box is a subscription service for big and tall men that delivers styles directly to your door. Once you complete the profile quiz, Winston stylists select 2 to 3 items for $75, with sizes available up to 6XLT.
- Under Armour: Another excellent athleisure and workout apparel option, Under Armour has pieces that extend in size up to 5XL.
- Wrangler: The rugged American brand is known for its jeans, which it first launched in 1947. You’ll find straight leg, boot cut and slim-fit silhouettes that go up to 54 and 40 lengths.
- Ralph Lauren: The iconic brand is known for its polos and button-down shirts, but most importantly, the brand is also size-inclusive: Ralph Lauren’s Big & Tall line is available up to 6XL.
- Carhartt: The workwear brand has pieces that can be added to your everyday wardrobe, including long sleeve button-up shirts and relaxed fit pants that can be dressed up or down.
- Calvin Klein: From underwear to t-shirts, Calvin Klein is a one-stop destination for basics, which are available up to 5XL.
- Tommy Hilfiger: The popular preppy brand offers closet staples with inclusive sizing—sizes go up to 58 x 32 in pants and 6T in tops.
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