2. Take Time to Search and Keep it Edited
I. Knits are your friend. They stretch and conform to your body rather than billowing and hanging off your frame.
II. Light solid colors can add width to a narrow frame.
III. Shoes are often the toughest part, especially when you’re a size 16 like Max. Online is usually your best bet – try major shoe dealers like Eastbay and Zappos, and never forget about eBay. A good idea is to do a saved search on eBay for your size. For example, you can sign up to get an email every time a new pair of shoes with “x” description is listed in your size.
IV. The classics are that much more important. Finding and altering clothes that work properly is more of a time commitment, so think about longevity and try to invest in timeless pieces (like earth colored cords, suede bucks, a chambray shirt, etc).
V. Storage also becomes more of an issue when your clothes are bigger and take more space. For example, four pairs of size 16 shoes takes up about as much floor space as our coffee table. This is another reason to create a versatile, well-curated, classic wardrobe.
VI: Your watch should be proportionate in size to your wrist. In Max’s case, this means 40+ mm.
- Cream v-neck sweater by Matinique
- Tan corduroy pants by m-e-n-s
- Watch by Lacoste
- Red plaid wool tie (vintage)
- Washed denim shirt by RRL