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Styling Different Coats & Jackets for Bigger Guys


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Styling different kinds of jackets and coats can really make or break a look. With our latest blog post, you’ll better understand how to make it.

With the wide variety of coats available, and with everyone’s individual styles, it can be hard to decide the right coat and outfit combination for you. When it comes to bigger guys, we need to have a few things in mind when picking our outerwear – so read on to learn more about how you can level up your winter look.

Denim Jackets

The classic cool guy look, a denim jacket is the best choice for a night on the town, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. When it comes to bigger guys, look for jackets that have slightly more structure – such as those with added waistband detailing. This will help add definition to your silhouette, drawing attention away from any potential bulkiness in areas such as arms or shoulders. Pair the jacket with a plain t-shirt and slim fitting jeans to finish the look.

Longer Coats

Longer coats are ideal for helping you look taller and slimmer when paired with the right items. Look for coats that hang somewhere between your waist and your knees – a coat that falls below your knee will actually make you appear shorter. Combine them with your favourite shirt and some chinos if you’re looking to smarten up a bit.

Puffer Jackets

Maybe the most comfortable piece of outerwear on our list – the puffer jacket. Whether you’re running errands or heading to a casual gathering, the puffer jacket is your best friend. Look for coats that give you some room to breathe and opt for plain colours such as black or grey. Team it with some joggers and a hoodie for an effortless look. Or, if you want to dress it up a bit, add a stylish pair of trainers and an Oxford shirt.


When it’s not as cold outside, a gilet is a great choice to layer over a shirt and keep you warm. For bigger men, opt for ones with vertical quilting – this will help create that slimming V shape. The key here is to create an illusion of length, so combine your gilet with some slim fit jeans and trainers to really balance out the look. And if it gets colder, you can always add a coat on top for an extra layer.


Parkas really keep the heat in. Layer yours with a hoodie and some jeans for a street look. The key here is to find one that isn’t too oversized – otherwise it might make you look bigger than you are. And if you want to add a bit of colour to your outfit, why not try a brighter jumper underneath?

Waterproof Jackets

If our weather is anything to rely on, we can expect rain and wind at some point in the year. Waterproof jackets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so it’s important to find one that fits well. Combine your jeans with jeans or chinos and some boots for a practical yet stylish look.

Key Considerations for Big & Tall Men

When it comes to winter outerwear for bigger guys, there are a few key considerations. Firstly, make sure you pick the coat or jacket that is right for your body type – something that fits well and flatters your shape – wearing something too oversized can make you appear larger than you really are. Secondly, look for pieces with vertical detailing or lines which will help create the illusion of length. And finally, don’t be afraid to add some colour to your outfit – a bright jumper under a coat can really help add life to an otherwise basic outfit.

We hope this blog has helped give you some ideas on how to choose the perfect winter coats and jackets for bigger guys – good luck finding yours this season!

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