What’s good to whoever may be reading this !? My name is Jared and I am a big and tall African American male that loves fashion and shopping for clothes. I am also a father of three so I have to be frugal when it comes to what I spend my money on but still place a high priority on looking fashionable when I get dressed.
About three years ago I moved to the Atlanta area from Philadelphia. I have been between 270 and 300 lbs ever since I can remember, but with my geographic change in location also came some change to my body and eating habits. I have gained some pounds that I am in the process of working off via diet and exercise but still feel the need to look good when I leave my house in the morning. This has presented a bit of a challenge for me though.
Once you stop being a 2 or 3x man you will begin to notice not only do the clothing options begin to dwindle, significantly, they also become more expensive and less pleasing to the eye. Over the years this has been a constant struggle for me but with my recent weight gain it has become particularly difficult. I love to shop Ralph Lauren and Rochester Big and Tall but as a responsible parent and husband I can’t afford to shop there exclusively.
In fact it’s difficult to find time to shop anywhere these days trying to juggle the responsibilities of a full time dad, husband, and IT professional. For too long Big and Tall fashion has sat on the back burner. You would think with the number of obese people throughout our country, that are always being reported as growing and growing, this wouldn’t be such an ignored segment of our society.
Unfortunately it has been severely ignored. It often feels like society doesn’t think men care as much about fashion as women and if you are considered big and tall you really cant care about your appearance. “I mean come on fatty who do you think you are?”
So I thought it was high time that I shared my views on the Big and Tall scene! I look forward to sharing my thoughts and my wardrobe with ya’ll and I hope ya’ll are ready to receive.