Breaking the Mold: Streetwear Style for the Plus-Size Man
Until recently, if you were a guy of above-average height or weight, you had no other choice but to shop at the dreaded “big and tall” department store. Back then straight-leg denim and oversized button-downs were your only friend, and the idea of plus-size men’s streetwear was almost unheard of.
Those days are no more. With a growing number of brands and clothing lines realizing that they’ve overlooked a key market in their production lines for decades, more stores are moving to offer extended sizes for men that aren’t restricted to denim, corduroy, and plain t-shirts.
Today, fashion is becoming more representative of all body types, and Sullen Clothing is here for it.
The Importance of Representation in Fashion
With representation and inclusivity at the forefront of most fashion and design trends, stylish clothes for big guys aren’t some fever dream that will never come true. It’s here, and it’s making a difference.
Representation for plus-size men’s clothing is everywhere from formal and designer attire, to casual or lounge fits. But one department where inclusive sizing is still often missing is streetwear. That’s where Sullen Clothing has broken the mold.
Our range of extended-size streetwear for men is taking the world of casual clothing by storm. And to help you figure out just how to style your new streetwear collection, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite streetwear style tips for plus-size men.
Streetwear Style Tips for Plus-Size Men
Streetwear is one of the best plus-size clothing styles for men right now. Maybe we’re biased, but the freedom and expression that comes with new clothing styles becoming accessible to more people perfectly complement the bold, vibrant elements of streetwear fashion.
Whether you’re looking to style a graphic tee or express your individuality with tattoo-inspired clothing, here are our top styling tips to make every outfit a hit.
Embrace Your Style
Confidence is everything when it comes to making an outfit work. Thanks to growing representation in the industry, an entirely new world of clothing styles and brands have become more accessible, giving you all the room to experiment with new clothes and brands to find what makes you feel the best. Streetwear is all about self-expression and letting your personality shine through your clothes.
So before settling for the same old outfit choice, why not incorporate a graphic tee or oversized hoodie to bring a little edge to your wardrobe?
Layering Is Your Friend
Layering is a great way to add dimension and visual interest to your outfit. Try layering a Sullen Clothing graphic tee or tattoo-inspired shirt under a bomber or denim jacket for a street-ready, casual look.
Keep It Simple
Maximalism isn’t for everyone, and if you’re the type of person that prefers a minimalistic approach to fashion, streetwear caters perfectly to that simplicity as well. For a simple streetwear look, stick to solid colors and neutral tones by pairing a graphic tee with straight leg or skinny pants that carve out a minimalist silhouette.
Know Your Body Type
Knowing how to style your body type can take any streetwear ensemble to the next level. For example, if you carry more weight in your upper body, pants that fit well at the waist and hips will help balance out your proportions.
Alternatively, experimenting with different lengths can also help you balance your fit. If you have shorter legs, choosing pants with a higher waistline and tucking in your shirt can help balance your outfit’s proportions.
If you’re not sure what body type you are, a quick online quiz can help you figure it out and unlock the secret to looking good no matter what you wear.
Mix and Match
Don’t be afraid of expressing your personality and style by mixing and matching different clothing styles and textures. In the end, streetwear is about representing yourself through clothes, and when seen in that light the opportunity for experimenting with pieces of clothing is nearly endless.
One of our favorite combinations for plus-size men is combining a Sullen Clothing graphic tee with ripped jeans and high-top sneakers for the ultimate cool, edgy vibe.
Accessories often make or break an outfit. Going for simple, expressive accessories to complement your streetwear look is a great way to bring a little individuality to your outfit.
Sullen’s tattoo-inspired hats and expressive bags are great everyday accessories for any streetwear outfit, while accents like a chain necklace or sunglasses can up the cool level of any outfit without overpowering it.
Be Bold with Graphic Tees
Men’s plus-size graphic tees are a staple of streetwear fashion and some of the best shirts for big guys looking to make their style their own. Don’t be afraid to choose bold designs that stand out, like Sullen Clothing’s range of tattoo-inspired graphic tees that are perfect for adding a punch of personality to your outfit.
Sullen Clothing's Inclusive Streetwear
Sullen Clothing prides itself on offering streetwear for every size. Our men’s plus-size t-shirts and premium tees go up to a size 5x, ensuring anyone can get in on the tattoo-inspired streetwear revolution.