Ah… spring! It’s time for abundant sunshine and outdoor activities. If you’re looking for spring outfit ideas for big and tall men, look no further—Lands’ End has you covered! Let’s look at some easy options for stylish spring outfits.
This one is obvious, but it bears repeating. You deserve clothes that fit you, not some non-existent one-size-fits-all kind of guy. Before you shop, take your current measurements (closets have been known to shrink clothing). Are you the guy who always needs extra legroom on planes? Don’t compromise on those inseams. Do you have broad shoulders or long arms? Make sure that your shirts and sweaters are comfy. However your handsome frame is put together, get clothes that fit. If you buy online, make sure that the retailer has a great return policy (like the one at Lands’ End) in case you need to exchange something for a different size.
Chances are you'll have a few occasions to dress up this spring, even if you don’t need to opt for a full suit and tie. For a sophisticated yet casual look, go for dress pants, a classic men’s button-down shirt, and matching dress shoes and men’s belt. A white button-down shirt will take you almost anywhere. For spring, also consider pastels. They'll spruce up your look for the new season and work well for summer, too. Light-colored checked shirts are another choice to consider, and a nice departure from what you have probably been wearing for winter. Long-sleeved button-down shirts look a bit more polished (and you can always roll up the sleeves). If you live in a warmer climate or are going somewhere decidedly casual, a short-sleeved button-down can be nice to pull out of your closet.
Consider fabric content when buying a button-down. 100% cotton will breathe with you and be oh so comfy, but a blend of cotton and synthetic will stay wrinkle-free longer. Unless you go for a wrinkle-resistant fabric, either make sure you iron it regularly and hang it up on a good quality hanger or take it to the cleaners. You’ll want to be able to grab a wrinkle-free shirt whenever you want one instead of having a mini project on your hands.
To take this outfit up a notch further, add a men’s blazer. This combination will take you anywhere that doesn’t require a full business suit with a tie. A men’s sport coats are one of the most versatile items that you can add to your wardrobe. They have a history of being designed to keep you warm when it’s cold and breathe nicely when it’s warm. Consider something in tweed or navy for a wardrobe staple that you can wear for years to come.
For a casual spring look, there is nothing more iconic than a white T-shirt with big and tall jeans and sneakers. When you find a white big and tall t-shirt in a size and brand that you like, it’s a good idea to buy two of them. That way when the first one gets a stain that won’t come out completely (including perspiration stains), you can retire it to activities like yard work or auto maintenance and pull out your other pristine white T-shirt for looking stylish.
To take this look from daytime to a night out, swap out the sneakers for a pair of dress shoes and a dress belt and add a men’s blazer in a neutral color.
This outfit is pure comfort. Whether you're tearing up the court or just hanging out around the house, treat yourself to a new hoodie and a pair of sweatpants for spring. Neutrals like white, grey, and black are always good. Black with red accents will take it up a notch. A white or pastel T-shirt with neutral sweatpants and hoodie can brighten your day. While you’re looking at outfit ideas, check out your sneakers. Could you use a new pair of white kicks for spring? Are those running shoes in your closet almost out of miles? Start the season with good sneakers.
Did someone say “shorts”? You’ll want a new pair of these for spring. In Wisconsin, we take extra pleasure in throwing off our winter gear and getting out our spring stuff. You might even see guys in shorts, a T-shirt, and sandals when it’s fifty degrees out (that’s Fahrenheit, not Celsius). Even if you prefer to wait until it’s a bit warmer to don this vacation-worthy combination, you’ll want to have it handy for when those gorgeous sunny days happen. You’ll also be one step ahead for your summer wardrobe that way.
Treat yourself to a few new clothes and enjoy spring!