Destination XL Archive

The Best Hot Weather Fabrics for Big Men

  Summer heat and big guys don’t always mix, especially when we’re trying to dress for an occasion that’s more formal than, say, mowing...

To Pleat or Not to Pleat: The Large Man’s Guide

To me, finding pants that fit and actually look good, let alone great, are an enigma wrapped in a mystery. Standing before a Great...

Jacket Required…but which one??

The blazer, sport coat and suit jacket are all necessary staples in a man’s wardrobe. Their individual importance may simply vary with the current...

Date Night in Chicago: Three Approaches to The Great First Date

There’s no real secret code to the great first date. It’s equal parts chemistry, interest, and sheer luck. Since you can’t control chemistry or...

5 Reasons to Befriend a Tailor

When we buy a new shirt or pair of pants, we don’t always give a lot consideration as to how well it actually fits. Come...

Every Girl’s Crazy ‘Bout a Sharp Dressed Man

ZZ Top was right, and it’s as true today as it was in the 80s. So let’s channel our inner James Bond and explore...