A Fat Man Dresses For Work
Article originally appeared on Creedy Commentary
“My name is Alan and I am overweight!”
Last week I was shocked when someone said to me, “Alan, you are always well dressed and so professional looking.” It really took me aback. I certainly don’t see myself that way.
But I DO see myself as a professional who has a responsibility to myself and employers (when I wasn’t self employed) to present a professional image. Too often I see people with my same problem in funeral service who look absolutely terrible. So here are some lessons I have learned on the way.
Lesson 1: You will have to spend more on your work clothing than thinner people. Joseph Banks isn’t going to work for you. I am just below the upper size limit at Brooks Brothers. It costs more but it makes a difference in how clothes hang on me.
Lesson 2: It may be embarrassing but big men’s stores “get me” and are very helpful.
Lesson 3: We can’t wear pleated pants because they blouse out and look like jodhpurs.
Lesson 4: We can’t wear suspenders because they frame the problem and make us look much much worse.
Lesson 5: When we wear a tie our shirt collars should be the non button straight type that have a normal spread. Button downs on a fat man wearing a tie will blouse out too much.
Lesson 6: When we go business casual it is the opposite. We need to wear button down collars so they won’t spread out and look sloppy.
Lesson 7: If you are over 16 collar size get extra long ties. The end of your tie should come to your belt line even if you can’t see it.
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