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Help required for men of large girth in Canberra!

By Havok - 11 April 2012 36

As a man of surplus girth I sometimes find it hard to get a business shirt that will button up across my large neck but not look like a poncho around the rest of my chest.

Does anyone know any menswear shops that cater for such a thing so that I wouldn’t have to go down the costly path of getting my shirts tailored? Also, I’m not looking to spend a mint either.

Your help is appreciated

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Help required for men of large girth in Canberra!
Ben_Dover 10:04 am 12 Apr 12

JessP said :

Cheap said :

Not to be rude, but if you’re looking to save a mint you should consider going on a diet, reducing both your grocery and clothing bills

Actually that is rude. Very rude.

The unadorned truth is usually rude. It’s still truth though,

One of the ills of society today is that we are no longer allowed to see failings as failings. We are told we have to “accept” that should someone choose not to take responsibility for their health, we are too ignore that and respect them all the same.

HenryBG 9:59 am 12 Apr 12

knuckles said :

HenryBG said :

Coles sells an excellent range of pre-mixed salads.

And you claim that Catholic/Christian-bashing is the last, apparently, publicly acceptable bastion of the bigot. Apparently you feel it’s ok to have a go at fat people.

Although I have to say its not a very christian comment from you.

The solution to the many, many problems that fatness presents is very simply to eat better and to eat less.

There is nothing “unchristian” in telling somebody to modify their self-destructive behaviour…especially when the person making the helpful and constructive suggestion doesn’t believe in the christian nor any other magic sky-fairy.

watto23 9:48 am 12 Apr 12

#7, you may be misunderstanding the question.

I have a similar issue. My neck size is 48 or 50. Buy a shirt in 48 or 50 and unless you are 150kgs+ it looks like a poncho. I can go buy size 36 trousers in different lengths to fit me, even suits are never a problem, shirts however are always an issue. FYI i’m fit and healthy and exercise.

For the OP, I’ve found european slim fit shirts in large sizes work well. Just hard to find places that sell them.

People without a weight problem also see losing weight as a simple thing, but its probably as hard as giving up smoking or a drug addiction.

Hank 9:03 am 12 Apr 12

did we just become best friends?

Hank 8:55 am 12 Apr 12

http://the-riotact.com/business-shirts-for-a-fat-necked-man-in-canberra/50909

I asked the same question not too long ago. I have been through everything, ordered shirts in from the US, UK and Europe but nothing compares to the travelling tailor from HK who comes out to Canberra now. I think he’s coming in May, happy to pass on the details if you want.

JessP 8:32 am 12 Apr 12

Cheap said :

Not to be rude, but if you’re looking to save a mint you should consider going on a diet, reducing both your grocery and clothing bills

Actually that is rude. Very rude.

knuckles said :

HenryBG said :

Coles sells an excellent range of pre-mixed salads.

And you claim that Catholic/Christian-bashing is the last, apparently, publicly acceptable bastion of the bigot. Apparently you feel it’s ok to have a go at fat people.

Although I have to say its not a very christian comment from you.

+1

Rude.

knuckles 8:14 am 12 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

Coles sells an excellent range of pre-mixed salads.

And you claim that Catholic/Christian-bashing is the last, apparently, publicly acceptable bastion of the bigot. Apparently you feel it’s ok to have a go at fat people.

Although I have to say its not a very christian comment from you.

Ben_Dover 8:05 am 12 Apr 12

Cheap said :

Not to be rude, but if you’re looking to save a mint you should consider going on a diet, reducing both your grocery and clothing bills

Slightly off topic, but on the same theme.

The other night at Au lac, we were unfortunate enough to spend the evening in the presence of a few “hipsters”. One very noisy and disruptive kid, aged about 20-24, was very heavily tattooed. I wanted to tell him; If you’d spent half the money you’ve paid out on those tatts on gym membership instead, you might have earned a body worth tattooing.”

Cheap 2:09 am 12 Apr 12

Not to be rude, but if you’re looking to save a mint you should consider going on a diet, reducing both your grocery and clothing bills

HenryBG 12:19 am 12 Apr 12

Coles sells an excellent range of pre-mixed salads.

Haw of Babble-On 11:59 pm 11 Apr 12

http://www.OneStopPlus.com in the US has a great range of larger clothes including a mens range, their sale stuff can be super cheap. They ship to Australia, just check on the particular item description as a few brands ‘are not available for international shipping’. They also have things like belts, longer ties etc. Happy shopping!

Duffbowl 11:04 pm 11 Apr 12

As already recommended, Big and Tall on London Circuit have a pretty good range.
As an alternative, I order shirts from a tailor in Hong Kong who has my measurements. $65-75 each delivered to my door, depending on the fabric I choose.

boneymaloney 10:28 pm 11 Apr 12

http://Www.moderntailor.com. About $60 or less each with shipping, custom built for you.

Deckard 7:09 pm 11 Apr 12

Try the larger sized european cut shirts. They have the big neck size but a tighter fit around the chest and stomach. They should have them at Myer.

geoffappleby 6:26 pm 11 Apr 12

I only _know_ of one place for men with surplus girth (i like that line – imma stealin it) – http://www.bigandtall.com.au/ Big and Tall on london circuit.

That said, they’re not cheap.

Luckily, I don’t need to wear business shirts often – I stick with tshirts on ebay from america – they go huge!

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