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Fashionable trousers for a 40" waist

Fashionable trousers for a 40" waist

As a larger man, you might feel limited on where you go shopping and stick to the same shops all the time, which let's face it, can get a little boring. I took a client shopping last week who had a 40" waist and discovered some new and perhaps unexpected places to go. He was rather delighted to find some new places to go.....and I was happy to introduce him to them!

Categories: Large size, Trousers, Where to shop

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What style of trousers should I be wearing now?

What style of trousers should I be wearing now?

I recently received an email from a friend who was delighted that she'd finally modernised her husband and got him into some slim fitting trousers.

Ironically, the very day that she sent me that message, I'd been at a menswear event (Permanent Style pop up at Fortnum & Mason) where a large majority of the men, admittedly mostly worked in the fashion industry, were wearing pleat front, wider legged ones.

Also, my friend the blogger Grey Fox has been looking for some slightly wider, higher waist ones with turn ups which he eventually had made by Susannah Hall as he couldn't find any he liked.

So what on earth should you be wearing? Wide? Skinny? In between? Which will look modern and which is dated or too fashion led?

Categories: How To, Trousers, Jeans

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Where to buy trousers to fit chunky thighs and calves

Where to buy trousers to fit chunky thighs and calves

One of the blogs I previously wrote about this topic is one of the most read posts I have, so it seems there are a lot of guys having the same problem - where do you buy trousers when you have large muscular thighs and calf muscles?

The client I took shopping last week had just this issue - his thighs measured 67cm and his calves 45cm and though things are moving away from slim cuts, it's still predominantly a slimmer cut that's around. Luckily, we did manage to find a selection to fit though. Here are the results of what we found that fitted his large thighs and calves.

Categories: Body Shape, Large size, Trousers, Jeans, Where to shop

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7 tips on How To Make Your Legs Look Longer (& make yourself look taller)

7 tips on How To Make Your Legs Look Longer (& make yourself look taller)

It's a common problem to have a long body and short legs. There's nothing much you can do about this at the gym or anywhere else so the best way is to address it is to learn how to visually balance out your proportions and elongate your legs as much as possible. This in turn will make you look taller and slimmer. Here are 7 tips on how to do it:

Categories: How To, Body Shape, Autumn, Trousers

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Urban Cycling Style for the City Commute

Urban Cycling Style for the City Commute

Whilst batting some ideas round with a client who'd recently signed up to my subscription service - he told me he'd been searching for clothes for people who ride bikes in cities & had discovered Rapha, a brand that not only do cycling clothes but office friendly ones too.

I did some research into more brands and here are some suggestions on others who produce great urban cycling clothes that will be practical for your journey but won't look out of place once you've jumped off your bike and headed into the office.

Categories: Shirts, Jackets, Trousers, Jeans, What to wear, Cycle style, Cycling

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Textured trousers - an alternative to jeans and chinos

Textured trousers - an alternative to jeans and chinos

What's the alternative when you're looking for trousers that aren't jeans or chinos, but are also not as plain as a lot of suit trousers tend to be?

I like the ones that have some sort of texture to them or a small micro pattern. I find this adds a bit of interest when wearing a plain shirt but is versatile enough to go with lots of things too.

Here are some I found coming up for the new season.

Categories: Business, Dressing for Business, Smart/Casual dressing, Trousers

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Spring Summer 2013 trends to update your wardrobe

Spring Summer 2013 trends to update your wardrobe

We're all praying that we might get a summer this year, and let's hope those prayers are answered as there's some delicious things in store for Spring Summer 2013. I've picked out some of the trends from the catwalks and though I may have missed out some of the major ones (hello foil sweet wrapper inspired trenches by Burberry Prorsum) that's on purpose, as I wanted to include things that I could imagine my clients actually wearing.

Categories: Colour, Spring, Accessories, Jackets, Summer, Trousers, London Collections Men

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