I know Nina as “Roonak” or “Rooni” I first met Roonak through a very good friend of mine when we were demolishing his bathroom for a fresh renovation. We were all clad in clothes for work. Dust, paint and sewerage flying everywhere. Then Nina showed up.
Even in her work clothes Roonak oozed style. I wondered to myself, “surely this chick hasn’t done a day of dirty work in her life if she is wearing that” but she was in old rags. I can’t say what it was? Just the way she put things together. Everything fell perfectly on her. I was insanely impressed by her look and she wasn’t even trying!
Now we are a crew and I found out that Roonak works at the pointy end of the second largest global clothing retailer in the world. Reaching over 61 countries and more than 3000 stores and there is no wonder! If I was employing anyone on their skills to put an outfit together Roonak would go straight to the head of the class.
I asked Roonak what the most common mistakes were for the larger gent. What she would recommend for us and how to avoid “trying too hard” but still make it seem like we are attempting to do something. Making an effort to look like we care.
Ladies and Gents, please welcome Roonak:
Roonaks 5 Tips for the “Larger Gent”
To be fashionable doesn’t have to cost much money. There is so much out there that there is definitely something for everyone. It just needs some confidence and a little bit of planning. Try to consider an entire outfit and not just one piece. Don’t buy a great shirt and ruin it with an ordinary pant and shoe combo.
Another thing to consider is what you see mostly on TV, Social Media and even day to day doesn’t make it a good choice. Fashion, like music is so individual. Be creative, express yourself and dare to wear. Most of all though make an effort. Just like your sport you don’t become amazing in a day it takes time and practice.
- Skip the Skinny jeans.I know, I know its super hip and all the kids with beards and top knots are doing it and finding jeans that fit requires a little bit of effort but you guys spend more than 50% of your life in tights and lycra so why not try and be a little creative when you put your outfit together. Use layers and contrast. A more comfortable fit of jeans/pant with a well fitted shirt and looser long sleeve shirt and some accessories is far more appealing than looking like Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc or this chap…
2. No Short-Shorts!
In all instances avoid short shorts ESPECIALLY in skin colour. This should actually be a rule for all human kind but as you can imagine, skin tight, skin colour short shorts on a larger gent looks well…Ridiculous. (editors note: I am guilty of the short short myself. I apologise)
If you have an old pair of loose jeans or boot cut jeans all the wonderful wear is already done. Cut them off rugged at the knee and hey presto. You look amazing and we can’t see the shape of your balls.
3. Deep V Neck is a strikeout.
As a female I should really like this but I am so far removed from even thinking it looks nice its not funny. Just look at these fools! Loose relaxed neck sure! Deep V neck-I can see your pecs and belly button gets -50 out of 10.
4. Tickets to the Gun Show aint selling!
I remember a few years ago there were some shirts made pre or post Ron Burgundy era with arrows pointing to the biceps and “Get your tickets to the gun show” in larger font written across the chest.
Tight shirts are just not attractive. Ladies or Gents know you work out, they know you are proud of your body but let us have some imagination. Let us seek to find that out later rather than display it like a placard so we can’t avoid it.
Walk tall. Walk proud. But FIRST! make sure your shirt fits. “Its science” 😉
5. 70’s is back! Or is it?
70s fashion is to be avoided. hmm NO! you know what I changed my mind, go for it! Go all In! I think the world would be a better place with more guys dressing like this…
Why not post your own outfit choice on insta and use the hashtag #Throwfashion I’ll post some entries here next week!
Much Love and Thanks to Nina for sharing her knowledge with us!
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