Let’s keep this brief: The Big Tee team has been a bit quiet on the blog for a while, haven’t we? Sorry, we’ve been pants keeping you updated but we’ve been very busy behind the scenes and we will reveal more on that in a future blog.
For now, we are going to hang out with you and talk about our 2XL to 8XL underwear for men but because we are Big Tee Shirt, we’ll throw in a few underwear puns and comments and we’ll try and keep them clean (the puns not the pants) to make things vaguely entertaining. OK… Let’s crack on with a bad joke.
What type of underwear is the best at self-defence?
We’re Trying To Get A Rise…
You may not be aware that we stock specialist underwear for the bigger chaps. We do extra-long, high rise boxer shorts that are especially good for customers’ medical conditions such as oedema, bariatric complications and hernias.
… Obviously, that’s no laughing matter but we’ll use our puns on the fly when we get the chance.
So, the higher rise underwear features extra length in the front and back to comfortably fit around your body and provide support. Crafted from a 95% cotton and 5% elastane mix, to allow stretch without irritation.
We take medical conditions very seriously… Certainly more seriously than we take our blogs. And on that note…
What’s a potato’s favourite underwear?
Heavy Weight Boxers
Like us, you may be no featherweight champion and may require big men’s boxer shorts. Don’t worry, we’ve covered our asses and have plenty in stock. Men’s designer brands like Kam, Espionage and Cotton Valley are available but we also provide our own with boxers from the Big Tee Shirt brand.
You might like to keep things loose when you hang out with your friends and our boxers are the perfect: Available in sizes 2XL to 8XL, they feature (depending on the brand) either cotton and lycra or cotton and elastane mix to maximise comfort for the maximised man. If you like twins then you won’t be disappointed with our twin packs or if you prefer multiples then the triple packs might be right up your alley.
Either way, we have a big selection of big boxer shorts in a range of colours and styles. Our shelves are absolutely bunged up full of them.
It’s easy to locate the underwear on the Big Tee Shirt website, you just need to select “Clothing” from the menu bar, then “Men’s Underwear” from the drop-down menu.
A Brief History Of Time…
You may want a bit more support from your pants and we can ensure your tackle is clean and tidy (football pun) with our big men’s briefs and plus-sized y-fronts. In both cases, you know the drill, there’s a selection of colours and styles in sizes 2XL to 8XL for the bigger man. Multi-packs are also available if you want to save a few quid!
We are starting to run out of puns now and we don’t want to lose our streak but the best underwear puns are the dirty ones.
Do stock camo underwear?
– Yes but you may not be able to see it. They are ideal if you want to go commando.
Recommended Storage Instructions:
We have been asked in the past about the correct way of storing underwear.
– In your drawers
Jokes & Puns Too Awful To Make it to this blog:
Here are a few jokes that were just too awful to include on the blog… But we didn’t want to waste them so we’ll hang them out to dry here:
Scrapped Title: Cheap underwear for tight a***s.
Tag Line: Bring back hanging… Abolish underpants.
What kind of pants do reporters wear?
*Lisps* Lets thing a thong *Groan*
Anyone who says they can find better underwear for big men is full of s***.
…On that note, we better toddle off but if you can think of any more pants puns then please do let us know and make us wet ourselves with laughter.
Yes, it is only November and we know blokes like to leave the shopping to the very last minute but our Christmas clobber will sell out before too long and we don’t want you missing out!
To keep you interested in this blog, we’ve added a number of terrible puns and there will be no prizes whatsoever for anyone who can spot them all… Because our low prices are pthe gift that keeps on giving. Although we may be doing some competitions soon if you’d like that? Let us know!
‘Twas the sale before Christmas! Big sizes at small prices.
2XL to 8XL Christmas Clothing
Let’s talk about sizes: It’s well known that Christmas is a time for excess. If you are a big bloke already, then the chances are, you’re not going to be any smaller by the New Year. So you are going to need some big Christmas clothing with a bit of give and we have some absolute crackers!
We stock Christmas Clothing in sizes 2XL to 8XL: Proper men’s sizes! If you want a couple of extra minces pies, a beer or eight or even the entire pudding, we have you covered. Literally. We have super Christmas clothing is super sizes. So just relax until you make some New Year’s resolutions and think about buying a size up from your usual so you don’t look a complete turkey!
It appears that Christmas jumpers sprout up everywhere these days, for the home, the office or for a night out. They seem to get brighter and wackier every year and we try to keep up demand for the Christmas stock.
We’ve got 2XL to 5XL Christmas jumpers on the Christmas Clobber page, in a selection of designs, from Snowmen images to Rudolph, Santa and more. All with a cheeky, comedy twist to get laughs from friends and loved ones. These make the ideal present and prices start are under £13! So you can wrap up warm, get a laugh and look great at less than the price of a full round at the bar.
Crimbo Shirts and T-Shirts
We’re famed for our big t-shirts and super-sized shirts, so where would we be at Christmas without a nice selection of comedy tees and tasteful (if you like that sort of thing) shirts?
In all cases, we have a cheeky comedy twist. With specially printed shirts, featuring Christmas trees, Santa Claus or snowmen and t-shirts that range from cheeky to quite rude! There are a few good (bad/awful) puns on them as well as some slightly risque jokes and images if you have the (snow) balls to wear them.
They are not for prudes and are sure to get a laugh provided the man wearing them is not a snowflake! … That pun was awful. Sorry.
Socks and Pants!
Lets (Santa) pause for a moment and think about the most popular of Christmas gifts: Socks and underwear. It may always have been a bit of a disappointment to receive these when you were younger but as you get older and bigger, you really appreciate the importance of a good, comfortable set of underwear.
Don’t forget about socks either. We’ve got Christmas twin packs with a festive theme for under £8! The perfect gift that will bring a bit of joy no matter what the time of year. You just cannot beat a nice pair of socks… So two pairs would be even better.
But Wait, There’s Myrhh!
We’ve saved the best for last!
One of our most popular jumpers is actually part of a set. This jumper and Christmas hat combo will make you look and feel like Saint Nick himself. It’s bright, bold, fun and under £20! What a deal!
We’ve even got some Christmas-themed baggy trouser bottoms that are great for lounging around the house or tearing open pressies in. Supremely comfortable and with enough give to make sure your carol singers don’t burst out at the Christmas dinner table.
Finally, for the ‘Claustrophoic” amongst you, there are all our other clothes. You don’t have to love Christmas to enjoy our XL to 10XL clothing but Yule not want to miss out!
… Before anyone gets offended, we aren’t saying bad things about amazing customers! We are talking about “Bariquins”; which are big mannequins (called Barry) used to train our awesome Emergency Service staff in the UK.
The Big Tee Shirt team thinks this is very cool… and it’s made even cooler by the fact that Barry has excellent taste in super XL-sized clothing: He wears sweatshirts and jogging bottoms provided by us! This proves is not a complete dummy and for the record, he takes a custom 13XL made by the Big Tee Shirt brand.
So let’s shed a little bit more light on Barry and his friends…
25-Stone Barry Makes the News!
Yes, big people are not going away and as a result, training is provided to our emergency service people on coping with a ‘larger than average’ persons in an emergency situation. This made national news at the end of September with ITV, The Metro, Manchester Evening News and even the Daily Mail (To name a few) picking up the story.
It’s a good job that Barry (and his friends) wear our clothing as it protected his modesty when his pictures were being strewn across the internet and national newspapers a week or so ago. Obviously, some of the stories came across a little negative *Cough. Daily Mail. Cough* but the Big Tee Shirt team feel extremely positive that our products are a small part of training our beloved emergency services.
As the population gets larger, this kind of invaluable tool (It’s what you are, sorry Barry) is vital to preventing injuries and saving lives and as bigger people ourselves, it’s great to know that we’re in well-trained, competent hands… Not that there was ever any doubt.
We did ask Barry for a comment but we’re still waiting for him to get back to us.
We Love Our Emergency Service Guys and Girls
The Bariquin dummies serve a very real and very important role: training our Fire and NHS staff to better deal with bigger people. Apparently, between 2011 and 2015, 1,000 NHS staff were injured whilst treating larger patients. It’s humbling to think that our clothing will be on every Bariquin that helps with training and should potentially reduce the risk to our service folk.
As a big bloke myself, I would never want to be a burden on our amazing services and I’m all for the additional training if it helps staff stay safe and saves big lives. Despite a lot of negative press, especially regarding the NHS, I don’t think anyone is in any doubt that it is the dedication, hard work and goodwill of the staff that keeps the wheels turning. We have an awful lot to be thankful for.
Bariquin’s Vital Statistics:
You may be wondering about the details of the Bariquin, so here they are…
Each Bariquin weighs 25 stone, 350 lbs or 158.75kg
Barry can be broken down into 25 parts
Barry’s largest part is his torso which weighs 2.51 stone, 35lbs 4oz or 16kg
Barry wears custom-size 13XL sweatshirts and jogging bottoms
Barry has a special removable-limb assembly to allow for amputee training scenarios
Bariquins were designed and built in the UK
Assembly takes approximately 10 minutes
Takedown takes approximately 10 minutes
Fancy a Bariquin For Yourself?
You may wish to have a Barry of your own personal reasons and the good news is: You can! Head over to our friends at http://www.bariquins.com/ to grab a Barry but be prepared to pay over £4000… You can’t put a value on saving a life though, can you?
You may remember that a few weeks ago we wrote a Big Tee Shirt Brexit blog to reassure our customers that the Brexit would not affect the prices or service that we provide.
Well, with the news that we’re heading into more uncertainty with an election that’s been brought forward, we thought it best to address some of this issues this can raise.
Questions About Big Men’s Election Problems
We’ve had quite literally a couple of questions that relate to our mens plus size clothing and the election so it’s important that we make our policies clear and outline our sales manifesto:
We’ll always provide big clothes at small prices
We promise to stock more men’s clothing in sizes 2XL to 8XL
We promise to keep more elasticated waistbands in stock
The UK comes first: With next day dispatch on orders before 2PM
We will provide payment relief in the form of free deliveries on orders over £90
We will not be beaten on customer satisfaction
We will ensure we have big and tall men covered
Promising all these things is all well and good but where would we be without giving you some details about how we achieve the magnificent elections that we do…
You can’t run the risk of another hung parliament like we’ve seen in the past, just like you can’t risk the discomfort of wearing the wrong underwear.
YES! We’re linking ‘hung parliament’ with men’s plus sizes underwear. We’ll avoid jokes about politicians having “balls” or making reference to them being a load of ****s. That sort of humour is below the belt, just like a good set underwear.
Whilst you’re here, you may as well take a look at our men’s underwear in sizes 2XL to 8XL. You won’t be disappointed and they will keep your politics in order.
We can agree that politicians say all sorts of things on the run up to election time but usually end up falling short of the mark.
You can take your pick from a range of candidates such as cargo, smart, ¾ length, jean, swimming and casual, many with elasticated waist and some with draw-strings. You won’t be disappointed in whatever selection you make. They should probably last a few terms in offic as well.
Full of Shirts
We are full of shirts at the moment as we’ve had some new stock come in, ranging from the wacky to quite conservative. I don’t want to labour the point but you really should check out our 2XL to 8XL Mens Shirts.
We’ve got more options headed in over the coming weeks and we should probably mention that prices start from under a tenner. We’ve got you covered here at Big Tee Shirt and we put your interests first. We have big clothes at small prices, all year round.
Pop an X in the box and vote for us. Or pop up to 8X’s for the X-tra Large sizes we supply.
Did we just use a song title parody as a blog title? You bet we did.
But we’re in a very good mood and very keen to put a spring in your step now that the weather should be on the turn, the days are getting longer and bank holidays are just around the corner!
It’s time to get yourself outdoors, do a bit of pottering about in the garden… or sitting in the beer garden down the pub and it’s vitally important that you wear the correct attire to do so. Luckily we stock all that good stuff and we have lots of new lines coming through this spring, so why not take a look?
We Love *Short Shorts. (*But Longer Ones Are Better)
You may be a veritable action man or simply a bloke that enjoys a bit of comfort but either way, we can both agree that shorts are ruddy perfect every-day wear. When the weather is hot we live in shorts and to be honest, when it’s only-just warm enough, we live in them anyway.
That’s just what made the short-list *groan*. We literally have shorts for everything. There’s a big selection of big shorts in a variety of colours and styles.
… In short, we have lots of shorts for big blokes.
Let Me See That Thong Tha-Tha-Thong Thong Thong…
Only joking! Even we have a limit.
We may not (thankfully) do thongs but we do a great selection of underwear for big guys. So you can have a bit of support behind the scenes. Prices start at a small package of £6.99 which buys a decent set of pants with enough fabric to keep your modesty under wraps.
Just to clarify: We do not do plus-size thongs for men.
Oh my God That’s Some Funky (T-)Shi(r)t(s)
After spending fifteen minutes trying to think of a song with t-shirt lyrics, I gave up. This title is modified lyrics from the Prodigy. If you can think of relevant t-shirt lyrics, drop a comment and let us know. I can update this bit. 🙂
So… T-shirts! The perfect accompaniment for shorts. Well, it goes without saying that a company with a name like ‘Big Tee Shirt’ sells a lot of actual big t-shirts for larger guys. In fact, we specialise in them.
We stock sizes 2XL to 8XL in a fine selection of styles and colours. Shall we list the styles to make the blog a bit longer? Yes. Yes we should:
Plain T Shirts
Printed T Shirts
Tie Dye T Shirts
Extra Long T Shirts
Funny T Shirts
Branded T Shirts
Unbranded T Shirts
Biker T Shirts
Political T Shirts
Ska T Shirts
Sleeveless T Shirts
Music T Shirts
Northern Souls T Shirts
… and Vests
Actually we do so many types of extra-sized t shirts that we can’t list them all. There’s at least 7 types of humour in the “Funny T-Shirt” section alone.
The point is, we do big t-shirts to suit every kind of man. Apart from the kind of man who has no sense of style. We apologise… But we can’t help them. Stylish men only.
Is that ‘stylist’?
No Jacket Required
With it being BRITISH spring time we realise it may be a tad optimistic when we talk about shorts and t-shirts. Let’s be realistic and talk about waterproof jackets. In fact we do some amazing coats, jackets and waterproofs for the bigger man so why not make a bit of a list?
Are you ready? Go…
Denim Hooded jackets
Lightweight Jackets (That can’t hold their drink)
Wool Blend Jackets
Harrington Style Jackets
Oxford Style Jackets
*We lied about the straitjackets
But all other jackets are available in a range of colours and style… and most importantly, in proper man’s sizes of 2XL to 8XL.
Float Like A Butterfly, Spring Like Big Tee
Yes, that made little sense and it’s not a song but we had to end this blog with something, didn’t we?
We’re updating the website almost daily with new stock so please do keep coming back and checking what’s available. We’ll be re-stocking some of the sizes that were not available before and expanding on our ranges. Feel free to message us with any questions, we’ll be glad to help!
Don’t worry, we’re not going to leave you, in fact we fully intend to remain awesome and if possible, become even more awesome. Why not have a look at our range of mens jeans in waist sizes 40” up to 70” whilst you here but not before we leave you with a little joke:
Q: What happens when a large Yorkshireman sits on a plastic garden chair?
Here at Big Tee Shirt we celebrate Easter in a big way. Not necessarily because we are religious – but because we are fanatical about good food and good times with loved ones. And such occasions are the perfect ‘egg-cuse’ to update your wardrobe… Sunday marks the beginning of Spring and that means Easter is on the way so you need to be prepared.
Eggs-tra Stretchy Jeans
It is also a time when we can stuff our face… guilt free.
That’s right, the only thing I’m giving up for Lent this year is non elasticated trousers. I want to make room for the abundance of chocolate eggs and roast dinners that come my way. Not to mention the fish n chip supper on Good Friday. And the beers on Saturday…
Thankfully at Big Tee Shirt we stock a variety of that old favourite jeans with stretchy waists that avoid having to undo buttons at the dinner table. After all, the last thing you want after enjoying your mother-in-law’s roast is to stand up only for your slacks to hit the floor. No-one needs to see your Kinder surprise. Not even her.
‘Cracking’ outdoor and active wear
I get the meat sweats after I’ve had a good roast – so you may feel the need to get some fresh air after that hefty dinner. Hop on over to our fantastic outdoor clothing ranges and see what tickles your fancy.
Whether it’s an Easter egg hunt with the kids, paint-balling with the lads or a merry jaunt across the countryside with the missus – don’t let the weekend become a damp squib by getting caught out in the April showers.
And if you’re planning on doing something more active (are you mad?) – check out our utility gillets and waterproof hiking and walking boots.
Getting out in the fresh air has the benefit of burning off the Easter grub – so you have room to eat more when you get back! The only ‘eggs-ercise’ I plan on doing this Easter is repeatedly lifting chocolate to my mouth.
Hot Dressed Buns
Easter means a bonus Bank Holiday and more opportunities to enjoy a night down the pub. Single lads can impress ‘chicks’ at the bar with our smart-casual wear. We’ve got a cracking range of extra large dapper shirts, along with stretchy smart trousers and chinos if you want to accentuate your buns for the ladies.
Or if you’re up for a laugh, and maybe ruffling a few feathers, you could wear one of our (mildly offensive) funny slogan tee-shirts. From the safe and topical “Every time I hear the word exercise I wash my mouth out with chocolate” – to the bold “YES – I ATE ALL THE F*%KING PIES”
Hop back on to our site
Even with the big brands we stock, it really is no ‘yoke’ when we say we won’t be ‘beaten’ on price. And if you make your Easter plans a bit late this year you needn’t ‘scramble’ around for something to wear as we offer same day despatch if ordered by 2pm.
SO with such ‘egg-cellent’ customer service – you won’t end up with egg on your face this Easter.
I’m going to address the elephant in the room and make this statement: big men are sexy.
No jokes about me being the elephant in the room (I’m way ahead of you) and obviously as a bigger man I am biased about why we are more appealing. You don’t even have to believe me at this point but give me two minutes of your time to read the rest of this blog and if I have not convinced you (not that you probably need convincing) then feel free to leave me a comment or share this blog to spread the word.
It’s possible that you already have the opinion that bigger gents are sexy specimens, but you can’t put your finger on why – so let me highlight a few of our plus (sized) points about what makes us stand out.
Sense of Humour
Bigger guys are more fun. Because most big men have always been bigger and always will be, we’ve learned to not take ourselves too seriously. We can laugh at ourselves and take a joke better than most. We’re large people trapped in a world created for smaller people.
We’ve adapted to be the funny ones who are more comfortable in our own skin even if we’re not comfortable in your tiny car. We’ll have plenty of anecdotes that come with being a big bloke and we’re probably more likely to laugh at ourselves before laughing at anyone else. You can even find some of us in humorous big t-shirts – which we sell by the way.
But more importantly, we’ll make you laugh. Lot’s of comedians are built bigger and it’s no coincidence. If you can laugh at your own expense then you can always make people laugh with you.
We’re Better Dressed
Bear with me here; I’m not talking about when we are lounging around the house in our PJ’s or joggy bottoms, I’m talking about when we go out.
Because it’s harder to find decent clothes to fit a bigger man, we have to be a bit more selective about what we wear. Hence why people come back to Big Tee Shirt, we have top brands in big sizes at very reasonable prices.
It makes sense that if it’s harder to find clothes that fit you then you put that extra big of effort into the selection process. That and you probably buy from us so you will look awesome.
We’re More Manly
We just are.
I’m not saying we laugh at hipsters in skinny jeans but… Yeah, ok we might laugh at them. They look ridiculous, don’t they? Bless ‘em.
Put it this way, when was the last time you heard someone say: “Phwoar, look at that bloke in his pointy shoes and skinny jeans, with his little curled up moustache. He is sexy! He’s a REAL man!” – They’ll never say that. Because the big bloke next to them will be getting all the attention. Obviously.
We’re built to be protective and this makes us desirable in a sexy kind of way. Look at celebrity bodyguards. You never see a slightly-built bloke taking on that hefty role do you? No, they are man-mountains of ginormous statue and make no mistake.
The point is there to be made, we don’t like to stereotype but bigger men are more manly. I’ve just dug myself a hole for the next point.
We’re Less Judgemental
Want a second portion? Go ahead!
Fancy a dessert? Help yourself!
If you want to diet, you go right ahead but know that big men don’t judge. We love you for who you are because you love us for who we are. Isn’t life better when you can just be yourself and be happy? Unless you’re a hipster; We may judge your choice of jeggings if we’re being honest.
But as a partner, we are less judgemental. Just to be clear. I probably should not have made this point right after the hipster comment.
We’re Not Obsessed with Ourselves
Though this blog may appear to contradict that, I have to write about something and it is a blog for men’s extra large clothing.
What I mean is, bigger men are less prone to excess preening and you know only a select number of us will spend any real time at the gym. Less time at the gym and less time spent on beauty therapy probably means more time with the other half. So the lack of self obsession is beneficial – and sexy. Probably.
That said, if you are looking for gym clothes for big men, we do those too. We know it’s hard to find clothes that fit when you get fit.
Lust For Life
Larger fellas enjoy life more: We laugh more, we eat what we like most of the time, we’re probably limited in terms of where we can go or how we can get there so we make sure we enjoy the things we do when we do them. We probably avoid public transport wherever possible though.
We won’t scrimp on the extra plate at the buffet and we won’t lecture you on how you should live your life. Being more comfortable with ourselves means you can be more comfortable with us. Enjoy your life, all those diets won’t be remembered when you’re grey and old!
There’s More of Us to Love
Yes, that old cliche! We’re not being sizeist here because if you’ll remember, we’re not judgemental. We’re good like that.
I’m not saying that there is a size-to-lovability ratio, but we’re bigger and what may seem imposing when you first meet us soon shows we are mostly big softies who wouldn’t be the way we were if we were made in a standard size. You couldn’t fit the people we are in a smaller frame, it’s just scientific fact!
We’re More Content
There’s a lot to be said for being content. In fact the Danish have made it into an artform and seem to keep writing books about it. They call it Hygge – but to a bigger man it’s just something that comes naturally.
Big guys have learned to live in a small world and we are less likely to pressure ourselves to conform to social ideals that the media push upon everyone. When you’re around content people you feel more content yourself and enjoy life more.
We’re Great in Bed.
It’s statistically proven… Probably.
We sleep better and do other things better too. We have more comfortable night wear like (cheap plug) extra long night shirts. We probably have bigger beds as we don’t fit into a standard double all that well – but this is a great way to lead onto the last point…
We’re a Better Quality Cuddle
We’re just big teddy bears really, aren’t we? I’m told there is something to be said for a hug from a bigger guy. We’ll put you at ease and make you feel secure. Yes it sounds soppy but that’s fine. We may be big and tall, long and thin or short and round but big blokes come in all kinds of forms and I promise we make the best cuddlers. I’ve had the feedback. We may be choosy about who we cuddle though so it’s probably best not to hug the first big bloke you see.
… That’s just weird. Probably illegal too. You should ask first really.
Back in the 90’s I decided to start up Big Tee Shirt based on a simple philosophy: I wanted big men’s clothes at low prices. I knew all too well how hard it was to shop and find clothes that fitted properly when I wasn’t exactly formed in the standard mold.
There were two problems with big men’s clothes back then:
1: Finding the sizes that actually fitted me properly.
2: Finding bigger sized men’s clothes that were affordable.
In fact, finding clothes over a certain size at all was next to impossible. So, with necessity being the mother of invention, I created Big Tee Shirt: The home of clothes for big men with prices that we can all afford… Then took the business online to make sure that we had any big man in the uk covered. Literally.
Cheap On Price, High On Quality
It’s worth noting that “cheap” is a term that can be used in a number of ways. When I say it, I am referring to the price of the clothes we sell. It’s always been important to me that my customers feel like they have got a bargain so simply being cheap isn’t enough: It needs to be low cost but high quality.
I’m really proud to say that we stock some of the best brands available for big and tall men. Whether it’s Espionage, Kam, Double Two, Cotton Valley or D555 (To name but a few) – We’ve come to know and trust our suppliers and pride ourselves on not selling anything that we wouldn’t wear ourselves.
It’s taken me the best part of 20 years and quite a bit of trial and error to say that we have the very best names, the very best quality and the very best prices for big men’s clothes online. But year on year we get better and you simply won’t find the same value for money anywhere else.
“Big And Tall Men’s Clothes @ Small Prices”
Our company motto says exactly what we stand for.
Over the years I’ve seen companies come and go offering clothes for big guys at prices that are sky high. It’s fair to say that many companies feel compelled to ‘overcharge’ for larger sizes because perhaps they see it as ‘specialist’ or maybe the extra fabric means you can get away with hiking the prices? Maybe it’s the additional labour required to make larger clothes? We don’t know what other excuses there could be.
We’re not simply a business that’s here to take your money, we rely on you coming back. We do this by ensuring our profit margins are tight – and then passing that saving straight onto you, the customer. We stand by our motto and always will because we know the lifetime value of a customer is more important that making money in the short term. If you’re happy with the quality of the item, the price and the service, you’ll return. It’s simple!
There has been times where we simply couldn’t find the clothes we were looking for at all. Not on the high street, not online, not anywhere. As a result, we decided to set up our own brand and create the clothes we wanted to wear because we couldn’t find them elsewhere.
We don’t just provide our customary big t-shirts either. There’s trousers, shorts, jogging bottoms, hoodies, underwear, sweatshirts and much more. As our waistline has grown, so has the range!
Standing The Test Of Time
Of course, we’re not the only place for plus-sized men’s clothes any more but we work hard to be the best.
Providing affordable and fashionable clothes for large men is important but we take pride in offering something extra that you won’t always find – and that is a level of care and customer service which won’t be beaten.
We’ve been here for nearly 20 years and plan on being here lot longer. We couldn’t do that without you and your continued support. So long as people keep coming back, we’ll keep providing big men’s clothes at small prices.
… That was another plastic patio chair that will have to go in the dustbin.
This is just one of many issues that us larger blokes have to face. Being big often incurs extra expense, excessive personal injury or at the least, great discomfort. This world was not built for guys over a certain size even if our range of big and tall clothes were.
Let me share with you my friends, just a few of the everyday problems that every big man can relate to. If we’ve left any out (we have) then feel free to let us know about them and we can laugh along together at how the tiny world seems to have it in for us.
Doorways Built For Hobbits
This is the absolute worst thing in the world. I know that the general population are getting bigger and taller but it seems that many places still have low door frames that are responsible for some fairly hefty concussions in their time.
We’ve got friends who have to come and visit us as we can’t go and see them in their cottage due to “that time someone had to go to hospital because the had too many jars and knocked themselves out on the doorway to the kitchen”. Oh how they laughed.
I got stitches by the way.
Low doorways are the bane of every tall man. Narrow doorways also pose a problem for the larger chaps but that is another story entirely.
People Who Need To Comment About Your Size
“How’s the weather up there? Do you play basketball? Are there birds nesting on top?” – And that’s just the tall blokes. Tubby guys get it far, far worse, believe me! I probably couldn’t print some of the things that I’ve heard over the years in this blog but I may consider it for a future NSFW blog… If you request it!
But the point stands: Why is it necessary to point out that we are massive? We’ve heard them all before when it comes to these comments but it seems like us Brits enjoy commenting on a man’s stature as much as we do about making unnecessary observations about the weather; that we can all see anyway.
Showers Built For Kids
Thankfully, most showers are adjustable so it’s not an everyday problem, but I guarantee that if I stay at a hotel the shower is shoulder-height. This does not just mean stooping to wash my hair but the inevitable smashing of the face (usually the nose) into the shower head or side panels.
Fixed shower-heads should be banned completely.
Then we have cubicles that are too damn small. It’s fine if you are 5 foot 2, but when you’re the other side of 6 foot and perhaps a pound or two overweight (OK a stone or three) then getting in and out is hard enough, let alone actually washing in there.
… And Baths We Have To Squat In
Leading on from showers, we have baths. These are generally no better.
A bath should be a relaxing experience, but for the bigger man it poses a veritable death trap. Firstly the logistics of getting in and out are very little fun, especially if it’s all greased up with bubble bath or those bath bombs the missus likes. It makes me look like a greased up sea lion trying to get up hill.
But once in, it’s no better. The average bath was not made for the bigger bloke. There’s arms and feet everywhere and trying to find the soap… Well. There’s a few jokes in that I’m sure. Feel free to suggest a few.
Shirts That Fit With Sleeves That Don’t
Part of the reason we set up Big T Shirt nearly 20 years ago was because (as a big bloke) I couldn’t find clothes that were built for a man of my… aspect ratio. This was ok when I was around the house in jogging bottoms and a t-shirt but special occasions were the worst…
The main issue was finding shirts that actually fitted. If I wanted to roll up my sleeves it was fine but getting all the measurements right and cuffs that actually got to my wrist’ then I had to do some searching. But search no more my friends; we’ve got big and tall shirts that would fit even the largest of gentlemen. So you can crack on with looking dapper and impressing everyone around with your sophisticated chat and hilarious wit without worrying you look like you stole a kid’s school shirt.
Every Mirror Is Too Low
Big men don’t usually make too much of a fuss about looking in every mirror (we know we look good) but it does seem like most mirrors we set up for children. Just like the shower cubicle, changing cubicles are basically the same situation. Usually you’d struggle to get much more than a mop and bucket in there, let alone a man of generous stature.
So once you are in, you may wish to check how you look… But of course, you need to stoop to see it. Just like everyone’s bathrooms or just about every mirror, anywhere. Yet another reason to order big and tall clothes online!
Wanting A Car We’ll Never Fit In To.
We all love a sporty car, don’t we? Or maybe I’m going through a midlife crisis?
Not that it matters, I won’t get into the ruddy thing anyway.
If we’re honest, half the reason we (used) to watch Top Gear and now watch The Grand Tour is to witness the spectacle of Jeremy Clarkson struggling to get in and out if pretty much any car he looked at. Why are fast cars designed for diminutive people? Surely a big chap should not have to buy a truck to get some comfort? Don’t get me wrong, you won’t get me in a bright yellow Ferrari but that’s mostly because it’s not an option until they bring out an XXXXL version.
Standing Out In The Crowd All Times
With our good looks, humorous repartee and humble nature, us big men do stand out. You’ll always spot us at social events, undoubtedly surrounded by amused onlookers as we regale them with anecdotes and tales. We really are people magnets.
The thing is, sometimes you just want to carry on unnoticed and go about your business. This is especially true when we’re out shopping. Most blokes hate shopping and for big blokes it’s even worse as we tower above the crowds and get looked at. We struggle to weave our way through busy stores and streets so it’s usually a right pain in the backside. Places like the tube are literally no-go areas for us.
So we order online wherever possible.
“One Size Fits All” Does Not Fit
This x 1000
Why do companies still produce ‘one size fits all’ when the size in question does not fit all? We beg to differ with the term. It gets our goats. It winds us up. It does not fit.
Yes, we’re big and tall but I’ve given up on anything that claims to fit all as I’ve got drawers full of gloves and hats that are not, and never will be, my size. ‘One size fits most’ is probably what these items should have on the label.
This is probably our biggest peeve: Be it ‘planes, trains or automobiles’. We can understand why Steve Martin was so sweary in the film of the same name – Watch it, he held a record for the most swear words in a film for a while! You may want to watch out if you’ve got kids around, otherwise watch this and bear in mind it’s NSFW!
But we digress, back to public transport: The seats are awful and even sitting off to one side does not help with the knee room. Long haul flights are the absolute worst for this and if you’re a big bloke in economy, then you’ll feel like a battery hen.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, the Tube is virtually a no-go area for any big chap and buses are not much better. Combine that with half the cars of the world being the equivalent of go-carts and you can see that transportation generally is very little fun.
But the special prize goes to aeroplanes with their tiny seats, extremely limited leg room and (heaven forbid) the smallest toilets in the world. I’d sooner spend a weekend in a caravan at Skeg Vegas than go through the trauma and humiliation of public transport.
The World Wasn’t Built for all Big men.
… It really wasn’t. But luckily, our range of clothing was.