- File Size: 1932 KB
- Print Length: 64 pages
- Publisher: Real Men Real Style; 2 edition (July 22, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 22, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E3WUTDE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,985 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Large Man's Guide to Style: Fashion Tips for Big Men - How Heavy Guys Can Dress Sharp Kindle Edition
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The other day I put on a watch I've had for more than 30 years, from when I was much smaller; it is a small watch and at my size now it looks like I'm wearing a woman's watch. I had forgotten about bibbers; I once intentionally bought a pair two sizes too big and they were the most comfortable things to use when working around the house or gardening or cleaning the garage. And they had lots of pockets!
The two bits of advice I may ignore is regarding khakis and cuffs. One of the fundamentals in my wardrobe for the past forty years, since graduating from college, has been twill khaki chinos. I dress them up a half step with a white or light blue oxford cloth shirt with a button-down collar and dress them down a half a step with an indigo chambray shirt. My father knew of the practicality of twill chinos from his WWII Army uniform and this was reinforced for me as I was in one of the last groups to be issued twill khaki uniforms in the Air Force. My grandfathers wore cuffs, my father wore cuffs, I have always had cuffs on my suits and usually on my chinos. Some habits are too ingrained, or maybe too comfortable, to change.
Finally, Mr. Centeno mentioned confidence when wearing a hat. While I am neither proud nor particularly happy about my size, neither am I ashamed of my size nor of who I am and when I walk down the street I stand tall with good posture. I think of a man like Orson Welles, who was by no means a small man, particularly in his later years, yet carried himself well. Mr. Centeno's good advice is all worthless if a man doesn't maintain good posture and stand tall and carry himself well, regardless his age or his size.
It's not without issues, though. I don't appreciate the constant reminders that big guys can look sloppy, lazy, and unintelligent. I'm well aware of that fact, thank you. Stick to the positives.
I also didn't think the information was worth ten dollars. It's only a short cram guide with marginally-helpful illustrations. It felt thin and rushed without covering anything but the basics. I read it in about an hour.
Because of the information I couldn't find elsewhere, I recommend it. But buy it discounted if you can.
Purchasing this kindle book was a really good idea. It quickly covered the basics of things about men's style that we have needed to know but didn't. My husband is only overweight in the stomach area, but that radically changes how things like slacks fit, or how the suit coat buttons appropriately. The book covered important details like where the hem should be on suit slacks, where the waist should sit on someone with a larger belly, and where the sleeve hem should be on the suit coat -- all important information that makes the difference between a suit looking like it was bought off the rack and one that was altered to fit. It's worth the price of alteration, people!!! My husband's suit now looks great on him, and he looks fit and young in it.
on every major area of what a large man should wear to give an appearance of being in control and self assured. The only part of the book that was a little disappointing was the recommendations of places to buy a good wardrobe. After all I would think that men's departments in major stores like Dillards Joseph A Banks would be discussed. I feel all men would be aware that Wal-Mart is not a store worth spending time at looking for stylish wares.
Nothing really ground breaking, but does offer good sound advice on selecting and wearing clothes for those of us who are a bit fluffier. The suggestions follow traditional wisdom, and reinforce some old fashioned tools - such as suspenders over belts.
Certainly worth a read, especially if you have let your fashion sense slip along with your waistline.