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7 Style Tips for Large Men _ Big Man’s Guide to Sharp Dressing _ Heavy Men’s Fashion Help
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Video
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Hi!
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I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style.
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Today I’m going to be giving you Seven Tips for the Large Man on How to Dress Sharp.
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would click on the like button and if you want more information about how to dress sharp
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as a large man, go check out the article.
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I’ve published it over at The Art of Manliness.
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I linked to it right here on YouTube, below the video or if you’re watching this embedded,
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make sure to go over to The Art of Manliness and check out seven tips for large men on
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how to dress sharp.
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I go into a lot more detail.
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I’ve got some bonus information in there and yeah, I just scratched the surface here in
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the video.
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Let’s get right to it.
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Why does this matter?
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Well, it matters because if you are a large man, if you’re overweight, if you’re big,
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you know that many people immediately form a perception of you and it’s not always positive.
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Oftentimes, it’s negative.
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They look at you, because you’re overweight, because you’re obese, they’re going to assume
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that you’re slow.
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They’re going to assume that you’re not going to be able to keep up; that for some reason,
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your weight is having an effect on your level of intelligence, your manners, what kind of
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a person you are.
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That is why this matters because you can control, you can at least minimize a lot of that by
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sending instead of the image — you don’t want to send the image that you’re fat and
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sloppy.
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Instead, look at “Okay, I’ve got style.
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I’m a big guy, yes, I know that.
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But I’ve got style.
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I care about the details.
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I pay attention to those things and that’s the kind of guy I am.”
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Why this matters is because you can control your image.
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Let’s talk about three — before I get into the seven tips, I want to give you three foundation
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fundamentals that all large men should be thinking about.
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1.
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Fit
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Number one is fit.
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Over at The Art of Manliness, I put out a great article talking about the style pyramid.
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Go check it out.
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I can do a lot more detail there.
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I’ve got entire articles about what constitutes proper fit.
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But as a large man, you have little room for error.
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You’re going to have to find a tailor — you should know your tailor’s name and make sure
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all of your clothing fits.
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That includes your jeans.
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That includes all your shirts, your trousers, your jackets.
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Everything fits and it works together and you wear it in concert.
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Again, focus in on that fit.
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2.
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Keep Things Simple
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Number two is keep things simple.
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You’re not going to want to introduce loud outfits.
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Guys, I mean, just do a Google search on John Daly.
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Look at some of the pants that he wears out there on the golf course.
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It is bad.
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What’s the cherry, that announcer over up in Canada with hockey?
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These bigger guys, I mean, they do it maybe to grab attention but it comes off as comic
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and a lot of you gentlemen, if that is your profession and that’s what you want to do,
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go for it.
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What was it?
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Sinbad in the 1990s, if you want to go for that type of look, fine.
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But if you want something that’s more professional, then keep things simple.
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So we talked about fit, keep things simple.
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3.
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Light Weight Fabrics
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Number three, lightweight fabrics.
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You need to learn your fabrics.
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You need to understand what is a tropical weight wool and weight tropical weight wool
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you want to be looking for.
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You want to understand lightweight cottons and that those are going to be better to layer
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than going for a thicker cotton.
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Understand lightweight fabrics.
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Make sure that your wardrobe and you can build it up over time.
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I know many of you guys have limited budgets.
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You can go to thrift stores and build the stuff up but look and always be on the look
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for lightweight fabrics.
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So now we’re going to get into the seven tips and these seven tips are based off of my book
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over on Amazon.
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It’s called Large Man’s Guide to Style.
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These seven tips are just a tip of the iceberg in which I get into the book over there on
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Amazon.
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1.
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Switch from Belt to Suspenders
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The number one tip is learn to switch from belt to suspenders.
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I know many of you guys are thinking, “Okay, suspenders, that’s something my grandfather
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wore.”
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Well, you know what, your grandfather was probably a pretty smart guy because he understood
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that suspenders are very comfortable and they are a large man’s best friend.
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Think about it.
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If you are a big guy, you are trying — I mean as you go farther down your body, your
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legs and your ankles are not wider than your waist area and if they are, you probably need
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to go to a doctor.
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No, seriously.
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You are trying to cause all this tension around your midsection and the farther down your
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pants go, the more likely they are to fall down.
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When you wear suspenders, you can wear it in the midsection wear it a bit more loose
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because they’re being held up on your shoulders.
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Try suspenders.
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Learn to wear them.
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Make the switch over and you’re going to love it.
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That’s the number one tip.
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2.
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Wear a Spread Collar
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Number two, look for spread collars and collars that are going to be more proportional around
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your face.
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I’m not talking extreme spread collars that go way out.
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The reason you want to be looking at spread collars is because if you wear a tie, you
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want to start tying larger knots in this area.
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It’s all about the clothes that are closest to your face being the correct proportion.
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For a lot of guys, going from a point to a narrow point to a spread to a medium spread
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— medium spread works pretty well too — you’re going to be able wear a larger knot and proportionally,
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it’s going to start to spread out.
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Some guys are thinking, “Oh well, to minimize the roundness of my face, shouldn’t I go with
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a long narrow point?”
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No.
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Go with a medium spread.
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Go with something a little bit larger.
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That is tip number two.
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3.
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Hats
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Let’s go into tip number three.
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Okay.
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So you’ve probably heard that if you are a larger guy that hats are a no-no for some
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men.
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Well, that’s because they don’t know how to wear them with confidence.
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Now there are some great articles over The Art of Manliness.
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They talk all about how to choose the right hat.
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But when it comes down to it, wearing hat requires confidence.
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That right there, if I could zero in on anything is what’s going to help you look better as
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a large man, is being confident and realizing, “Today, I’m not going to lose a hundred pounds
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but you know what, I can put my shoulders back.
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I can walk around with confidence.”
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For you to don a hat, that requires a lot of confidence.
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It requires you to study and to understand style.
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In fact, I’d love to see some of you guys down the comments below recommending hats
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for other large men if you are a large man that already wears a hat.
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Yeah, the confidence, the style, the way you’re going to take up your game is the whole reason
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for wearing a hat and it makes you a little taller.
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4.
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Overalls
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Number four.
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If you’re a blue-collar worker, you’re probably asking, “Okay, what do all these tips apply
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to me?”
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Well, how about if you’re a blue-collar worker, let’s say you’re a plumber, you’re a master
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electrician, look at overalls.
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We’ve all heard about plumber’s crack and many of us unfortunately seen it or we’ve
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been the offender.
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Let’s look to eliminate that.
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Bring back the overalls.
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I used to have a pair of overalls when I used to climb radio communication towers over in
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Iowa.
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I loved them, very comfortable and I wasn’t a big guy.
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But for guy, they’re great.
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Again, the weight is going to be on your shoulders and with the overalls, you’re not having to
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worry about your shirt getting pulled up.
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It’s just going to be a much better, more streamlined look for you.
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And I think it’s going to look more professional.
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If you’re again a blue collar worker and you can pull this off, you can get your company
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uniform on there or if you’ve got your own business, you should consider it.
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5.
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Well Groomed Facial Hair
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Number five, grow a bit of facial hair.
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Now I’m not talking a huge ZZ Top beard.
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What I’m talking is a very well-groomed, smaller bit of facial hair that’s going to help cover
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maybe the double chin that you have.
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It’s also going to maybe elongate the face a bit.
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Whenever you look at a man, you look at his face and whenever you see a guy that has a
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very carefully groomed facial hair, you instantly equate, okay, this guy pays attention to the
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small details.
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It’s a double-edged sword.
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You have to take care of your facial hair because if you don’t, you’re going to get
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the complete opposite effect.
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6.
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Wear Large Accessories
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Number six, large accessories.
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Now, most accessories out there are made for regular size guys.
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You want larger accessories that again are going to match the proportions.
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Make sure your watch, make sure rings, make sure any jewelry, any accessories that you
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have are a bit larger to match your overall size.
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Because think about it, what makes a tall man look like a giant?
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It’s actually the size of his head in proportion to his body.
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Because his head is smaller, it makes him look like a giant.
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You want to make sure that your other accessories don’t make you look like a giant.
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When you’re holding that small pen, not much I can do there although you could actually
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go I guess for a larger pen.
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There are some pretty big ones out there.
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So upsize all of your accessories, make them larger.
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In a sense, make the world big that at least you can control.
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7.
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Wear Untucked Shirt Styles
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Number seven.
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I got to do my figures right.
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Number seven.
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A well tailored shirt that you can wear untucked.
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Many of us are already wearing shirts untucked, t-shirts especially.
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Now I’m not talking about t-shirts.
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You want to look at something like a guayabera or another shirt that you can wear untucked.
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There’s a number of shirts that can — in a sense sports shirts and what you’re looking
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to do is just to go a couple of inches past where your trousers are at.
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You’re not looking where I see oftentimes men — where they screw this up is that they
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wear the shirt way too long.
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Make sure that your shirt, when you’re going to wear them untucked in, for a larger man
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wearing an untucked shirt is fine.
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Make sure to wear an undershirt or anything in case you raise your arms up or you’re on
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an airplane and you’re helping somebody up, you don’t want to give a belly flash there.
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But guys, make sure the shirt is tailored.
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Have it adjusted on the bottom.
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Tailors can do that and go a couple inches past.
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In fact a great way is just to raise your arms up over your head and as long as you’re
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not exposing your midsection, it’s probably a good light.
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Wear a Jacket
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Number eight.
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Yeah, a bonus, wear a jacket.
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Guys, I talked about this all the time.
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Many of you all say it’s too hot or you’re not used to it.
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Well, get used to it because nothing is going to help a man who’s bigger look sharp than
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a structured jacket which gives lines to his soft figure.
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Okay?
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All right, guys.
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Go check out the article.
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I linked to it down below.
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It’s a great article, The Art of Manliness.
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I got a lot of bonuses.
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I even talk about how to dress better so that — big guys get hot and I’ve got a bonus section
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over there in which I talked about understanding fabrics and undershirts and other tips and
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tricks to prevent yourself from getting hot and sweating and things like that.
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Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed this.
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If you want to learn more, again, go check out the article.
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Take care, guys.
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I’ll see you in the next video.
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Bye-bye.