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Big and Tall Sizes: Where do you guys go for your top notch clothes?

bigj93702

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Hello everyone. Guess I will start: But first a rant: Only Polo Ralph Lauren, Robert Graham and Ermenegildo Zegna seem to carry big and tall sizes. Being a XXXX Large guy who wants more than WalMart Clothes - I am certain there are more guys like me - but there seems to be only a few designers making clothes our size. I have tried to squeeze into Vercace 3x and other "Euro or Slim Fit 3x sized shirts - only to look like SNL's famous Chris Farley - AKA a Pilsburry DoughBoy fat guy wearing under-sized clothes. Not good.

So where do you guys go? Are there any good consignment (used clothes are fine) shops in California that would warrant me driving a few hours? Suggestions?

As a newbie here - I have LOVED the "folded shirt porn" thread and some of the custom Bespoke reviews. However, it seems that custom shirts by real and top notch shirt makers are easily $200 each. Not in my price range.

Here is what has worked for me so far:

1) Rochester Big and Tall - great shop until they went out of business here in Fresno CA.
2) eBay - have found great deals on Zegna and Burberry shirts - but it is always a craps-shoot. Every ad says "only worn one time," and usually that is a lie.
3) Ross/TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Nordstrom Rack - All have a few good deals on shoes, shirts or one or two items - but really not worth my time anymore.


So where can I get a LARGE Selection of designer clothes - preferably purchasing a whole wardrobe at once? Used is fine. Dress shirts in the 20/37 size, suits 54long/44*32 .

Thanks for your time,

Jason
 

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I have body builder friends of your proportion and they have to get their stuff (suits, shirts, even TSHIRTS) custom made. I'm sorry.

There are cheaper shirting options, but all of them will be more expensive than OTR.
 

bigj93702

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Thanks for the reply... Used to work for Verizon so I must say Walnut Creek is a beautiful city!


Maybe I should just drive to San Francisco or Los Angeles Rochester Big and Tall .... Anyone know which area has the largest selection... or hopefully a used boutique for us big and tall guys?
 

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walnut creek is different from walnut (where I'm from) haha. I'm actually close to LA. There are places around Downtown LA (Santee/ Pico/) Where they have cheap tailors who can probably cut something for you for dirt cheap. It won't be the best suit in the world, but it'll be tailored to your specs. Where are you located? Have you tried: http://www.casualmale.com/store/en_US/index.jsp
 

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Oh sorry... Fresno. Even my airport code is FAT! Anyway, Polo Ralph Lauren or higher is the minimum brand. We have Casual Male here - but it is all cheep clothes IMO. Rochester Big and Tall used to give out awesome end of year promotions - such as "$250.00 off anything in store after spending $500 or more."

I dunno... you might be right, either suffer the cost of custom or order online from Rochester and be done with it.... Was hoping there was a secret shop that has Zegna shirts and suits in 4x for a decent price....
 

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Yikes, tough measurements for pret-a-porter stuff. I clicked this thread because I'm a tall guy with a 37" sleeve length. (6'4", and I wear a 54L Euro / 44L good ol' 'Merican.)

If you have a narrow waist but thick thighs like a lot of weight lifters, it might be just a matter of finding a fuller cut in terms of pants. But the jacket and shirt dilemma is huge...literally.

I honestly think you have to go custom. Sorry. And good luck.
 

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can't you just order from Rochester online? if they don't have anything you like custom is the only viable option
 

bigj93702

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Originally Posted by bullethead
can't you just order from Rochester online? if they don't have anything you like custom is the only viable option

Yes - and even though I buy everything imaginable online - I still prefer to get my clothes in person - also what looks funky online might look cool in person, you know... hands on is best.

I just wish that I could get some of those exotic looking patterns and ultra high quality in my size at a reasonable price....

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