Our readers loved our “Best Stores for Plus Size Shopping” and “Online Plus Size Fashion Tips” articles series however; these focused on women’s plus size clothing. This time around, we wanted to feature a male focused topic that of finding men plus size clothing and fit. As we all know, fashionable, comfortable and affordable men plus size clothing is hard to find. There are a few big and tall men’s apparel retailers that are present in this market. Casual Male is such a retailer and below you’ll find a summary of its plus size clothing offering.
On the overall business front, Casual Male is enjoying its 500 plus retail store locations across the United States,Canada and England. Pricing wise, it offers men plus size clothing in the mid to high end price. An e-Commerce platform is available via their site. Its plus size clothing offer is also available at Sears and Roebuck. According to their unique value proposition, Casual Male claims that they make shopping for plus size clothing easy given its hard to find sizes availability from casual wear to sportswear. Designer clothes such as Perry Ellis, Geoffrey Beene, Izod and Reebok are offered. Casual Male’ own label include Harbor Bay, Synrgy, 626 BLUE and Comfort Zone. These labels offer more of a price value, good fit proposition. If you are looking for more upscale men plus size clothing line their Rochester stores offer Burberry, Polo and Tommy Bahama to name a few.
If you enjoy the convenience of online shopping, Casual Male’ site provides an easy to way to shop for men plus size clothing. The site is simple and easy to navigate. There are five main categories: Sales & Clearance (who doesn’t love a bargain?), Complete Outfits, Specials, Category and Sportswear. The first two categories are self-explanatory. In the Specials, you’ll be able to find and buy plus size clothing such as new arrivals, markdowns, best sellers, “Xtra Big Sizes” and a Spring Getaway Guide that includes the Harbor Bay and 262 BLUE labels. The main Category section includes all the plus size shirts, tees and polos, pants, shorts, outerwear, sleepwear and accessories. In terms of customer service, a Shopping Assistant banner on the right is always available. We have not tested the quality of this service however; answers on style, sizes, colors, brands and budgets are available via an 877 number.
Men plus size clothing dimensions are different. It’s key to remember your measurements instead of using your size as the basis for making a purchase. Casual Male offers sizes up to 66. See their Blazer collection as an example. The “Xtra Big Sizes” are clearly indicated by the “In Extra Big” symbol when browsing through their collection. If you’re not sure about the fit, we encourage you to call and speak to one of their shopping assistants. Online shopping is convenient but consider your measurements, shipping and return policies (90 days offered with a $7.50 return processing fee) before finalizing your payment details. The men plus size clothing market is changing. With boutiques, medium and larger retailers that cater to this segment market, you’re sure to find a fashionable, comfortable and affordable plus size clothing line that you’ll be able to enjoy. Happy shopping.