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Advice
|24 Oct|4 mins

It’s Time To Go Big

This season, size does matter.
Elle Glass
24 Oct
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Not that long ago, it felt like everything was super slim. It was all streamlined silhouettes and shrink-wrapped shirts. The tighter, the smaller, the better as led by Hedi Slimanes of this world. But no longer. We’re seeing a trend that’s more bigger and bolder, marking its territory with long-line t-shirts, wide-leg pants and oversized tailoring.

We have the hip-hop greats to thank for the rise and the rise of the Extra with a capital E. They knew size mattered and they blew it all the way up. More, they told us, was more. But they weren’t the first. The 80s, the 90s, they knew the power. And before that, it was the Mad Men. It’s a Sinatra-worthy style, a Rat Pack kind of cool. They’re loud and they’re proud and they’re not to be messed with.

For the L-Platers on the oversized bandwagon, the key here is balance. Team an oversized coat with a slimmer fit knit, or a to-the-skin t-shirt with larger-than-life trousers.

When it comes to t-shirts, keep them neutral and minimal. If it’s feeling too long in the arm, try a few rolls of the sleeves to step it up a notch.

And for the office dress code, power dressing is back, boy. Keep it neat though. Try oversized shoulders, but make sure the line of the sleeve still only just skims your waist.

Or, pick a box-style blazer (double breast, we’re looking at you) over a simple t-shirt.

When it comes to pants, it’s important to make sure they have a crop (and if they don’t, get cuffing). Pleated trousers up your smart casual game and are a work-ready go-to. Channel your inner Mad Man and take that long lunch you know you deserve.

It’s a big look, but it’s one you can back on up. Go for pieces that are tailored to suit, not slimline pieces that are a few sizes up. The trick is to go oversized, but not too big. Make sure your waists fit, and your lengths hit the mark. You want to look large and in charge, not like a kid waiting to grow into his uniform. (Visual reference: Love-A-Tan Trump and his very special tailoring).

It’s time to play it fast and loose.

Advice
|24 Oct|4 mins

It’s Time To Go Big

This season, size does matter.
Elle Glass
24 Oct
Share:

Not that long ago, it felt like everything was super slim. It was all streamlined silhouettes and shrink-wrapped shirts. The tighter, the smaller, the better as led by Hedi Slimanes of this world. But no longer. We’re seeing a trend that’s more bigger and bolder, marking its territory with long-line t-shirts, wide-leg pants and oversized tailoring.

We have the hip-hop greats to thank for the rise and the rise of the Extra with a capital E. They knew size mattered and they blew it all the way up. More, they told us, was more. But they weren’t the first. The 80s, the 90s, they knew the power. And before that, it was the Mad Men. It’s a Sinatra-worthy style, a Rat Pack kind of cool. They’re loud and they’re proud and they’re not to be messed with.

For the L-Platers on the oversized bandwagon, the key here is balance. Team an oversized coat with a slimmer fit knit, or a to-the-skin t-shirt with larger-than-life trousers.

When it comes to t-shirts, keep them neutral and minimal. If it’s feeling too long in the arm, try a few rolls of the sleeves to step it up a notch.

And for the office dress code, power dressing is back, boy. Keep it neat though. Try oversized shoulders, but make sure the line of the sleeve still only just skims your waist.

Or, pick a box-style blazer (double breast, we’re looking at you) over a simple t-shirt.

When it comes to pants, it’s important to make sure they have a crop (and if they don’t, get cuffing). Pleated trousers up your smart casual game and are a work-ready go-to. Channel your inner Mad Man and take that long lunch you know you deserve.

It’s a big look, but it’s one you can back on up. Go for pieces that are tailored to suit, not slimline pieces that are a few sizes up. The trick is to go oversized, but not too big. Make sure your waists fit, and your lengths hit the mark. You want to look large and in charge, not like a kid waiting to grow into his uniform. (Visual reference: Love-A-Tan Trump and his very special tailoring).

It’s time to play it fast and loose.

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Elle Glass
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