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Extra Large Clothing Big Trousers Collection

Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles all carried their weight with great panache…‘ so why ‘shroud yourself in unflattering sportswear?‘ (Claudia Croft, Sunday Times Style Section, 27/06/10)

Here is our fashion collection for the bigger gent:

  • Classic styled chinos or fashionable cargos in 100% cotton
  • Pinstriped waistcoat and trousers – perfect for weddings or evenings out.
  • Black is the new black – where would we be without black trousers for work?
  • The Milan 007 suit – stunning Italian tailoring for big men
  • Bedford cords – a change from jeans but nothing too formal – in textured cotton

Go to to shop!

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New Life & Limb Smart Summer Trousers

We have just taken delivery of some really smart trousers in big sizes from Life and Limb by Oakman – they are charcoal grey with a fine pinstripe and would be excellent for evenings out. Waist size 44 – 54 in tall fitting too. If you have a wedding or christening to go to, you can team them with the matching waistcoat. View these trousers at:


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Big Mens Fashion Day Out

Plans are progressing for the NEW  ‘Extra Large Clothing‘ mail order catalogue of big sized menswear: I visited one of my suppliers today to look at the Autumn 2010 collection.

We are going with the country/outdoors casual look but mixed with an edgy, modern urban take – so a fabulously fashionable high collar waxed jacket in black with buttoned pockets on the front – I saw something very similar in the Sunday Times Style mag last week – the perfect barbour/biker mix but in extra large up to 7xl and extra tall sizes too!

We also have a black zip jacket, believe it or not in stab-proof fabric – now the designer told me not to mention this in case we get sued for incitement to violence (or sued if it didn’t work, lol) but talk about edgy/urban – the styling is perfect: a real head turner and the fabric has that certain ‘feel me’ factor.

Then we have a hacking jacket in herb green with subtle checks in toffee, wine red and blue/grey – similar to Barbour and seen at twice the price (and half the size) in London! To go with this we have a couple of striped shirts (stripes and checks together? You may ask, but it really does work – it’s a city take on country gent), or for a more subtle look, wear the jacket with the plain pigment dye twill shirt in russet or midnight blue and team with jeans. Just don’t do checks with more checks or you really will look like the squire (unless you are, of course, in which case you can put the jacket with our pink striped shirt and still look, well like the country squire).

The range includes suits sold as separates, shirts up to 7XL for daytime casual, work and nights out and a comprehensive range of trousers and jeans, jeans, jeans up to waist 70, as well as a couple more casual, subtle jackets thrown in for good measure.

For clothing in big sizes up to 8Xl please visit the website

To request a copy of the mail order catalogue, please send an email to or call 01780 766936 and leave us your name and address.