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Attention all fat masculine folks!
You know that moment when you get invited to a more formal event and before even getting excited about attending…you think to yourself, “Shit, I have nothing to wear!” It’s so frustrating. The lack of accessible plus size formal wear is astounding. You immediately have to check the calendar to see if it’s even possible to go online shopping and have something delivered in time. So stressful. Don’t put yourself through that. Let’s get proactive. Here’s a few really comfy, superfat sized, masculine, button ups that will not only be acceptable for a business casual type event but will be on-trend too.
Classic comfort and versatility
Start by getting a simple, pinstripe or checkered, button up in a chill color. I mean, they can go with anything. I’m really into this IZOD button up because it is so comfortable and makes any pair of pants look a little bit more dressed up. I could throw on a tie, toss a sweater over it, or just wear it with the sleeves rolled up and feel kinda casual. This one is a generous size 6X.
Get a little attention with The Foundry
The Foundry is probably my favorite brand at any big name store. First of all, they actually regularly carry my size (which feels like a dream but really should be fucking mandatory don’t ya think?). Secondly, their consistently committed to providing fashionable options for big and tall/plus size masculine folks.
I’ve been dying to have a shirt with something fun printed all over it like those cool hipsters on Instagram. I was so happy when my partner surprised me with this iguana button up!
I feel like a lot of fat folks spend a lot of time trying to just blend in. We get noticed far more than we would like to in every day life, therefore when shopping we have a hard time getting creative and trying out something bold. It’s time for a change. It’s time for us to step a little bit outside of our comfort zones here and try something new. Be a little bold now and then. Make a statement. You don’t have to hide in the crowd.
Island printed tees and button ups are super in right now. Get yourself one! You’re allowed to be a carefree fatty with super sweet vacation dad vibes.
Custom You Suits
Custom You Suits is such an incredible resource! This brand will work with you to make your formal attire the exact style you want, with the measurements you need! I’ve always loved button ups with creative and fun cuffs and the folks at Custom You Suits brought my idea to life with this one. The shirt is comfortable, fits to perfection, and it feels great supporting a small business.
Check out the site here, where you can choose from a variety of options for shirts and linings. You’ll send them your measurements and they’ll be so sweet and kind about getting you a piece with just the right fit. Great news too…they do suits, tuxedos, and slacks! All your formalwear needs are covered.
Don’t panic. If you’ve got a little bit of cash to spend, these basics will do you right. A little planning will go a long way!
Thank you for all these recs!! I’m also a fat masc-presenting NB person who LOVES wearing nice suiting and vacation dad prints, but can’t always find them in the sizing and price point I need. This guide was super helpful and empowering! <3 keep on being you!