Finding quality big and tall menswear can be frustrating—especially if you’re shopping online. It can often be difficult to get a sense of whether an individual item of clothing will fit. Fortunately, there are features available to improve the online clothing shopping experience. When you find an outlet like Berle that will let you enter in your own size while offering a wide range of options, you can be confident that you’ll find what you’re looking for. Here’s how we make online shopping easy at Berle.
Step One: Find The Big and Tall Section
It’s one thing to find a nice website that allows you to enter in your individual details. It’s another thing to find a shop that offers the big and tall sizes you need.
Before you do anything else, make sure that you’re shopping for big and tall menswear online at a store that actually offers big and tall clothing. For example, the Big and Tall section here at Berle includes a wide range of casual and dress pant options, giving you access to just about anything you could need when it comes to color choices and style.
When you shop online from a site without this sort of section, it can mean navigating a minefield of “sorry, we’re out of stock” notifications.
Step Two: Know Your Size
Since you’re shopping for clothing online, you’ll have the best results if you already know your relevant sizes. Here are some of the essentials:
- Inseam: Your inseam is the length of the pant on the inside, measured from the bottom of the crotch to the bottom of the leg. If you regularly buy pants that are too long, this is the number you need to decrease.
- Waist: This refers to the circumference of the waistband. When you purchase jeans, for example, it’s the first number quoted (such as 42x32 pants).
- Rise: A “rise” constitutes the distance from the crotch to the top of the waistband, essentially referring to the “rise” at which the pants greet your hips and waist.
- Bottom Finish: How do you want your pants to look at the bottom hem? A finished hem vs. a cuff gives you two stylistic choices.
To get to know your size better, refer to a pair of pants you already own that fit you well. Alternatively, you might want to consult a tailor to get your precise measurements down, especially if you plan to do a lot of shopping online.
Step Three: Browse!
Once you’ve gotten a sense of where and how to find Big and Tall menswear online, it’s time to set about the work of browsing. Consider the purpose of the pants you’ll be buying—do you need casual pants or office-ready dress pants? We recommend starting at our Big and Tall section here at Berle for all of your properly-fitting trouser needs.