Fleece – The Underrated Fabric
Fleece isn't just for pajama pants or blankets. When the cold weather hits, nothing keeps you warmer than fleece. Although named for the wooly coat of a sheep, fleece is an entirely man-made material designed for warmth and comfort. This material works wonders in the winter, keeping you warm in even frigid temperatures. Let's take a look at some underrated fleece wardrobe pieces.
The Classic Look of a Leather Jacket – and Why It Will Always Be In Style
You might be hesitant to buy that leather jacket you've been eyeing because of the price tag, but we're here to tell you that it will be worth it. A leather jacket is a classic, timeless piece that will never go out of style. If you choose the right one, you'll get your money's worth and then some. Here's why the classic look of a leather jacket will always be in style.
The History of the Tommy Bahama Brand
When you hear the name Tommy Bahama, you think beach, fun and relaxation. The creators of the Tommy Bahama brand have worked hard to create that image. Featuring casual menswear, Tommy Bahama is so much more than just Bermuda style shirts.
Big and Tall Fashion Forward Celebrities
You may not realize it, but big and tall men are ever present in the fashion world. Several celebrities are representing the big and tall community proudly, wearing bold outfits that step outside the norm. Here are some of our favorite big and tall fashion forward celebrities.
Boxers, Briefs or Both Combined
Ah, the age-old question. Boxers or briefs? When it comes to underwear, it's all about personal comfort. Every man knows what kind of undies they prefer. Or do they? If you haven't explored the many different options when it comes to your unmentionables, maybe you should. Here are the three main underwear styles explained.
Style Stealer - Idris Elba
Idris Elba is most known for his iconic movie roles in blockbusters like Thor, The Avengers, American Gangster, and many more. However, his style and charm come in at a close second as to why everyone loves him so much.
Netflix Shows to Binge
Netflix and other online streaming networks have been a major game changer these last few years. It’s no wonder people are binging all different types of shows and watching the newest movies. We have compiled a list of the top 5 Netflix movies/shows you need to watch ASAP.
What’s the Difference Between a Dress Shirt and a Sport Shirt?
You may have heard the terms "dress shirt" and "sports shirt" used interchangeably, but the truth is they are two different shirts. Here's a look at some of the sometimes subtle differences between them.
Shoes for All Your Winter Activities
Finding the perfect shoes for winter can be tricky. The icy, slippery outdoor conditions are not the best for typical dress shoes or sneakers, and you can't wear snow boots for every activity. Here are some tips to find the best shoes for all your winter activities.
Why A Vest Is a Smart Option to Keep Warm
Vests are a classic clothing piece in menswear. A vest can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit, even if you're wearing jeans. Not only are vests stylish, but they are also functional as well. In the colder months, a vest can add a layer of warmth to your ensemble by keeping your core toasty warm. Let's take a closer look.
Our Favorite Winter Fabrics to Keep You Warm
Winter clothes are designed to keep you warm in the frigid cold temperatures. So winter is the time when some of our favorite fabrics become the centerpiece of your wardrobe, fabrics that don't make an appearance until you can see your breath in the air. Here are our favorite winter fabrics to keep you warm.
Dressing Up for The Holidays
The holidays are upon us! This means family gatherings, holiday parties and lots and lots of photo ops. To get you ready to look your best this holiday season, let's look at some tips for dressing for the occasion.
Essentials for Your Weekend Winter Getaway
Going on a weekend winter getaway? Let's take a look at some winter weekend getaway essentials you should have in your wardrobe, so you're always prepared for a last minute trip.
Our Favorite Cold Weather Jackets
The cold weather is here, which means it is time to prepare your wardrobe so you can stay warm and dry while still looking fashionable. A winter staple that every man should have is a good quality jacket. Here are some of our favorite cold-weather jackets that can work in a variety of situations.
Socks - A History of Warm Ankles and Dry Feet
Socks have come a long way over the last few centuries. Did you know the first socks in ancient Greece were made from matted animal hair? Thankfully, socks today are a little less rustic. Let's take a look at the history of some popular socks.
Accessories to Keep Your Favorite Jacket In Style
Jackets are a necessity in the cold weather, but they can sometimes be bulky and shapeless. To keep your favorite winter jacket in style, accessorize it with items that are up to date with the latest style trends and get as much life out of it as possible. Here are some great ways to accessorize your favorite jackets.
One Week - Thirteen Items
You don’t always need a thousand shirts per week to match with 600 of your favorite slacks. Sometimes, it’s easier to utilize a capsule wardrobe. Additionally, it can be a fun challenge to think outside of the box and create simple and unique outfits out of only a handful of items. (It’s the little things in life like this that make getting up in the morning bearable.)
Popular Fall Prints
Fall men's fashion is full of earthy colors and deep tones. It's a perfect time to play with prints. Fall prints work best on sweaters and button-down shirts and can be worn with several different styles of pants. Let's look at some popular Fall prints.
Face Shape and Tie Knots
Your face shape matters when it comes to figuring out how to tie your tie. Surprising, we know- you’d think it’s just some way to be creative but it can actually change the way you look! Slimming a rounder face down, or accentuating a defined jaw can take your 100% look to a 110%. In this article, we talk about three of the most popular and generic face shapes, round, angular, and oval. Stay tuned to see how you can tie these knots too!
Wardrobe Essentials for Cooler Weather
Cooler weather brings the need for all sorts of new items in your wardrobe. Being able to layer is an excellent way to prepare for dropping temperatures, so pieces that fit well together are always smart things to stock up on. Let's take a look at wardrobe essentials for cooler weather.
Three Fall Activities and What to Wear to Them
A day out with your partner, family, or maybe you just wanna hang out on your own or with friends- pumpkin or apple picking is a great well-known way to pass the time on a beautiful fall day. With the weather getting colder and the days melding into each other- take a weekend and do some fun fall activities!
DIY Halloween Costumes
Pop culture gives us some of the best costumes year after year and this year, we’re showing you the top 4 easiest DIY costumes you can pull off this year. Grab your keys and head over to your local Frank’s for these items and throw your look together in a snap.
How To Layer Up In Style
Layering is essential for cold weather fashion. You need to be able to stay cool during unexpected warm days and warm during the evening when the temperatures drop. So how do you layer appropriately in the colder months? Here's how to layer up in style.
How To Properly Match Your Shoes to Your Outfit
You’ve got your outfit, but now what?
You look incredible, but now deciding on what pair of shoes to wear is your current dilemma. We get it, we’ve been there. Your faithful pair of shoes are the comfiest, but you can’t exactly wear sneakers with your suit. We wanted to solve this problem by giving you an easy go to guide on how to match the best shoes with your rockin’ outfit.
Shoe Color VS Pant Color
Now that you know what shoes go with your outfit, what color goes with what? Sometimes we think, “Oh, a black shoe- it goes with everything right?” Wrong. There are a number of different color combinations that not only work but will look like you’re working the runway.
Great Fall Accessories
Fall is the perfect time to stock up on accessories. The temperatures are dropping, and the weather is becoming more unpredictable. Time to freshen up your closet with warm accessories like scarves, hats and gloves. Here are some of the best fall accessories.
Frank's Big and Tall Article in The Asbury Park Press
We were honored to have an entire article dedicated to our business in the Asbury Park Press. It discusses our rich history as well as the exciting services and products we offer today. Below is just a small excerpts from the article but you can read it in its entirety on APP.com.
Sweaters for Everyday Wear
Sweater weather is here! At Frank's Big and Tall, it's our favorite time of year. Cooler temperatures mean more layers and rich earthy colors and patterns. Sweaters are a perfect Fall staple. They can be dressed up or down and are appropriate for almost any social situation or event. Let's take a closer look at sweaters for everyday Fall wear.
Guide to Athleisure
The term “athleisure” may seem unfamiliar but it’s the trend that has been taking over the fashion world. Athleisure is a mix of form and function; it’s the cross between style and substance. Being comfortable is key but maintaining the performance of your clothes is important to keep the integrity of athleisure.
3 Pieces of Style Advice to Live By
If you're obsessed with fashion, it's nothing to be ashamed of. Fashion makes an impression in every aspect of life, from work to family, and wanting to look your best is an excellent quality to have. Here are three essential pieces of style advice to live by.
Twitter and Big and Tall Fashion
Social media has a significant presence in our everyday lives. It shapes trends in pop culture and even fashion. One of the biggest players in social media is Twitter. So what can Twitter teach us about fashion trends, specifically in big and tall clothing?
3 Big and Tall Blogs to Follow
Staying on trend, especially if you're a big and tall guy, can be difficult. Thankfully there's the internet. Blogs are a great way to find relatable fashion news and info that keeps you ahead of the game. Having a community of people to go to with similar experiences and challenges can really take the stress out of simple everyday things like planning an outfit. Here are three of our favorite big and tall clothing blogs to follow.
Guide to Business Casual
What does business casual even mean? Sweatpants with a blazer? Sneakers with your suit? That’s a no on both of those ideas, by the way.
Top 3 Mistakes When Outfit Planning
Let's face it, big and tall men have to approach fashion a little differently than average size men. You can't just walk into any old store and pull an outfit off the rack. Let's take a look at the top three mistakes big and tall men make when planning outfits.
5 Tools for Fashion Forward Men
Fashion is a great way to express yourself and make a good impression. Staying on top of trends can be tricky, especially in today's fast-paced world. Luckily, there are several different tools for fashion-forward men that can help you stay on trend and look your best.
What it Really Means to be Fashion Forward
In today’s society, there’s a lot of pressure on everyone to be fashion forward and free thinkers when it comes to style and what everyone else on the streets is wearing. Getting lost in all the fabric and patterns is easy to do, and being a big and/or tall guy doesn’t add to the equation. Sometimes it can feel like you can’t find anything to wear at all. We want to let you know- we get it!
One Pair of Jeans, Three Ways
Think about your wardrobe. Now, think about those one or two pairs of jeans that you’re obsessed with, it’s one out of the 15 you own but it’s the only one you gravitate to--yeah, we know the one. But you must be tired of always pairing it with the same thing over and over again, right? We’re here to help. Here are a couple of ways you can style your jeans.
How To Keep Your Sanity While Getting Dressed
There’s nothing like waking up in the morning, finishing your breakfast, going to get dressed for the day and realizing you have absolutely no idea about what to wear. In the morning, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not have enough coffee yet to function properly and color coordinate for the big meeting you have in a couple hours. This is why Frank’s is here to help you out- here are some tips and tricks to make your outfits look incredible in no time at all.
Different Types of Socks for Your Everyday Needs
Socks are a necessity that have been around for thousands of years. Did you know the ancient Greeks wore socks made of matted animal hair? Thankfully we have moved beyond that and wear socks made from soft materials like cotton and polyester. Nowadays there are different varieties of socks for different occasions and different shoes. Let's take a look at different types of socks for your everyday needs.
What To Wear To A Concert
Concerts are a time for everyone to get along and bond over one shared interest: the band on stage. There’s not another feeling like being around like minded people enjoying good music. The getting there can be fun but what to wear is always a bit of an issue, agreed?
The Flattering Effects of Vertical Stripes
It's common knowledge that specific styles are more flattering than others. Wearing these pieces can slim you and help hide any problem areas you may have. Simply put, they just look good. The best style for this effect is vertical stripes. Let's take a closer look at what this look can do for you and your wardrobe.
Three Pieces to Invest In
The idea of investing in clothing is not something we normally think about. Typically, it’s just the usual, “Oh I like that, I want to buy it.” But, there are some staple items that everyone needs to “splurge on” to keep in their closet.
What No One Tells You About Big and Tall Clothing
I’m sure a lot of us have been there: bullied in school, teased, or made fun of because of our size. But, your size is the number one reason you like and decide to shop at Frank’s Big & Tall. Believe it or not, there are some things that not a lot of people realize about our clothing and big and tall clothing as a whole.
Best Outfits for Outdoor Activities
Outdoor activities require specific kinds of clothes. You want to look the part while remaining comfortable and authentic. Whether it's playing sports, hanging out at a barbecue or going for a walk on the beach, you have to have the proper attire. Let's take a closer look at the best outfits for outdoor activities.
The Best Summer Prints
Summer is a laid-back season. It's the time to have fun with your friends and family, or just relax in the sun. Fashion is a little laid-back in the summertime as well, and it's the perfect time to branch out a bit and wear things you wouldn't usually wear during the rest of the year. It's also the ideal time to experiment with fun prints. Let's take a look at the best summer prints.
Summer Accessories to Compliment Your Outfit
The summer requires a certain kind of outfit, as well as certain kinds of accessories. This is the season where you get to have a little fun. Everything is a little lighter, a little bit more fun - so your accessories should reflect that as well. Let's look at some summer accessories to compliment your summer outfits.
Trends To Leave Behind
Every once in a while, we all look back and think, “Wow, I miss my old get-up from high school.” Here are some noteworthy trends from the last three decades that we suggest leaving in the last three decades.
One Button Up - Three Ways
We all have that one signature button up that we can never live without. Typically, it’s a white button up, or maybe it’s your favorite color plaid one. Whichever button up it is, we want to make sure you’re getting the full use of the versatile shirt.
Tucked vs Untucked
We've all heard "Tuck your shirt in!" at least once in our life, most likely from our mothers, but when is it appropriate to leave your shirt out as opposed to a tucked-in look? The truth is some shirts are made to be tucked, and some are made to be worn loosely, let's take a look at the difference.
Best Fabrics for The Summer
Menswear in the summer can be tricky. You want to look appropriate and put together, but also want to be able to stay cool in the heat. Several different fabrics make this entirely possible and your wardrobe should be stocked full of them. Let's take a look at the best fabric for summer looks.
What To Pack for A Weekend Down The Shore
So, you're spending the weekend down the shore? Are you wondering what you should pack? Beach clothes should be versatile and casual, with the ability to go from a hot day to a breezy night on the beach. Layers are essential, as well as light, breathable fabrics. Let's take a look at what clothes to bring for your weekend trip to the beach.
Packing Advice for A Golfing Destination
Sometimes you just need a night away, or maybe it’s that kind of a week and you need a weekend away from the stress of your daily life. A golf trip is just what you need to relax and perfect your swing. We’ve offered a little bit of guidance on what to pack for that perfect golf getaway.
Different Styles of Ties
Ties have been in style in America since the beginning of the 20th century. They are still required for several different dress codes including one with its namesake, "Black Tie." No matter what kind of work you do or where you live, a man should always own a few different ties. Let's take a look at the most common styles of ties.
Travel on A Boat in Style
Whether you’re traveling on a yacht or you’re headed out with some buddies for a fishing trip, there are certain essentials for heading out on the water. At Frank’s, we have just what you need for your next journey out to sea.
The History of The Polo Shirt
The polo shirt has a classic look that never seems to go out of style. It's an incredibly versatile wardrobe staple that works for many different occasions and events. Let's take a closer look at the polo, from its humble beginnings to how it fits in with today's style.
The Colors You Wear and What They Mean
Think about your typical daily wardrobe. Now, think about what color you see repeating almost everyday. You may not realize it, but the colors you choose to wear say a lot about who you are. Being that Frank’s serves up just about every color in the book, it’s easy to think a color is just a color. Find your favorite color and see what the hue says about you.
What To Pack For A Business Trip
Business before pleasure has always been the mantra for many, but what if we took a little pleasure in the packing process? Packing for a business trip, however long your journey may be, seems a little daunting, but we want to make sure you’re not forgetting anything--check out our suggestions and tips for packing for a business trip.
Right and Wrong Places to Wear A Baseball Cap
Baseball caps will always be in style. They are a great way to dress down an outfit and have plenty of practical benefits as well, like sun protection and hiding a head full of messy hair. But where is it appropriate to wear a baseball cap and where is it not appropriate to wear a baseball cap? Let's take a look.
How To Pack Your Luggage
It’s a no brainer that travelling anywhere, whether it be on a business trip, a vacation, or just a little weekend getaway can be extremely stressful; you have to plan the days, get itineraries ready, and most importantly: pack your bags.
How To Add More Color To Your Daily Wardrobe
We know that day-to-day fashion is often normalized to the same old suit, sportshirt, trousers, etc. so you typically don’t look much different from Monday to Friday and all of the days in between. One of the number one things that often gets overlooked is the color that you add to your wardrobe on a daily basis
5 Trends to Follow for the Summer
Summertime is always a breeze and the hot days are usually filled with sunshine on the beach and plenty of ice cream and barbecue. But, the fashion always seems to shift just a little as time goes by. Here are some summer style essentials that have shown up on our fashion radar and how you can copy the look:
How Your Black Clothes Are Your Secret Weapons
It’s no secret that black is a staple color for just about everyone. It’s easy to match with and it looks perfect on all shapes and sizes. There are so many ways to use the color with your daily wardrobe, but, did you know that it could actually be your secret weapon?
The Art of The Pocket Square
Pocket squares seem like they are out of date, but don’t be fooled because they are making their comeback as we speak. If you’re unfamiliar, pocket squares can be intimidating at first glance: How do you fold them? What colors to get? Does it go with my shirt? Does it have to match my tie? There are more than enough questions that come up as you step into one of our stores and see the layout of the plethora of colorful squares. Here is your ultimate guide to the art of the pocket square.
Date Ideas and What To Wear
It’s easy to get in a funk when it comes to figuring out what date night should consist of. Whether you’re a newbie looking to impress or a routine date night fanatic looking for something to liven the mood, at Frank’s we have just the tools to spice up your wardrobe for date night as well as the itinerary.
Men's Summer Fashion Trends
This year, men's summer fashion trends are all about comfort. We're seeing a lot of casual styles in fun colors to celebrate the warmer weather. Whether it’s bright plaid shorts or a pastel polo, this year summer is laid back and casual. Let's dive deeper into the most popular trends this season.
How To Go From Day To Night In A Pinch
We all know the infamous, “Let’s go out to happy hour after work,” phrase, and while we always want to go, nobody wants to go to the bar in a suit. You’ll overheat, get dirty, and it just isn’t a great look for the casual event. No worries though, we have some quick tips and tricks for how to ditch the work attire and go for a night look in just a few minutes.
Three Celebrities You Can Model Your Look After
Check out these three celebrities that you can model your fashion after!
Job Interviews: What to Wear
People always say, “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” And quite frankly, they’re right. But, what they don’t tell you is that it all depends on what job you want to have. Job interviews are hard as it is, Frank’s Big & Tall Shops have just what you need to make sure your wardrobe isn’t one of the many things you’re thinking about before the big day.
How To Stay Cool In Outdoor Weddings
Outdoor formal events in the summer are fun, but they can be tricky. The usual suit and tie that you would normally wear to a wedding are just too much in the summer. Who wants to be sweaty and uncomfortable while dancing and mingling with people that you probably don't get to see very often?
Great Outfits for The Beach
The beach is the best part of summer. And now that it’s finally time to hit the shore, what should you wear? Outfits for the beach should always be kept simple and comfortable. You need to be ready to hit the waves and walk the boardwalk without having to change in between. Let's take a look at the two basic staples of a great beach outfit.
5 Ways to Style Your Baseball Cap
We all have that one special baseball cap that we can’t seem to get rid of. No matter how worn, torn, and tattered it may be, you still wear it every single week. Regardless of how many times your friends and family have begged you to at least get a new one, you still gravitate back to it.
A Guide to Wearing Shorts - Are Cargo Shorts Still In?
The style trends in 2018 are filled with a lot of comebacks. We're seeing casual wear with hints of the 90's, with a big emphasis on cargo pants and shorts. Shorts, in general, can be a tricky item to style appropriately, but this year the casual and laid-back style is in. Here's a guide to wearing shorts in 2018.
A Men's Guide to Footwear
It’s really easy to buy a pair of shoes and get so comfortable with them that you don’t realize it has been years since you’ve gotten new pair. Worn out but still wearable, forgetting that your favorite shoes have probably seen better days is common.
Exploring in Style - Hiking Fashion
The weather’s getting warmer, which means it’s time to get outside. Adventure awaits for the Big and Tall man who’s looking to venture into nature and be outdoors. Whether it’s a camping trip, a daily hike, or a nice walk around the park, having the proper clothes to be active in can really facilitate your experience.
10 Best Hiking Trails in New Jersey
Whether you’re looking for a new spot to take a morning walk, you’re looking for your next challenge, or you’re trying to find a good family park for a picnic, New Jersey’s local and state parks have the best spots for every person.
Great Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
Everyone is always looking for new music to listen to, or the ease of reverting back to your classic oldies is way too tempting to not pass up. But, podcasts are one of the best ways to kick back and relax but also engage in a heated discussion, laugh till your face hurts, or learn something new about the world. Below are the best podcasts you didn’t know you needed to listen to.
The Top Ten Essentials For Your Wardrobe
When cultivating a certain look, searching for the best pieces to establish your style can get tricky. It’s great to dress for the here and now, if you’re able to do so, but one might argue that while sticking to current fashion trends is great, there’s nothing quite like a classic.
The Right Way to Iron A Dress Shirt
Ironing clothes is a daily task that doesn’t take much thought. Usually, it’s early in the morning, you’re immersed within your morning routine, and it’s easy not to think twice about taking out that old ironing board and taming those pesky wrinkles.
Different Ways To Wear Jeans
Jeans are a staple of most people’s wardrobe. While they are typically worn casually, you can dress them up or down as needed. When dressing jeans up or going for a look that is more put together than throwing on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, there are some things to consider. If you can wear jeans to work, there are even more things to keep in mind.
A Men's Guide to Hats
Most men don’t think of a hat as an integral part of an outfit. Some of us don’t wear hats. Others grab the trusty, old baseball cap to block out the sun and forget about it. There are so many styles, fabrics, and shapes of hats that it’s easier to say forget it. However, you may want to stand out from the crowd with a touch of style. You will find that there’s a hat for everyone.
Guide to Color Matching
Color matching isn’t something most of us think about very often. It’s easy to grab a t-shirt, a pair of jeans, sneakers, and call it an outfit. With that combination, you don’t have to worry about colors clashing because jeans usually come in neutral colors. However, that doesn’t make for a fun or interesting look.
Your Guide to Street Fashion
Passing people in the streets, its nearly impossible not to notice the ways they put themselves together to head out into the world. Dressing fashionably every single day isn’t easy, especially if you’re just running to the store. However, street fashion is the perfect blend of a fashionable and relaxed look that is perfect for doing exactly what it says; hitting the streets.
Spring Cleaning: Why it's Important to Clean Out Your Closet Every Year
Every year it seems we build up more clutter than before, and when it comes time to get rid of the old and replace it with some new, the task can be pretty daunting.
Get Inspired: Three Big and Tall Fashion Influencers You Should Follow
In the past, finding the latest trends was no easy undertaking. Today, however, social media has made it simpler than ever to find fashion inspiration, and more importantly, to find people who dress just like you.
The Importance of A Well Tailored Suit
Buying a suit off the rack may seem easier and cheaper than buying a custom-tailored suit. While we can’t deny that it usually is cheaper, it’s not necessarily easier because you can spend hours trying to find one that’s “good enough.”
The Right Tie for Your Body Type
Picking out the right tie can be made complicated, but it really shouldn’t be. Most people look at it from the wrong direction. Finding the right tie isn’t about what’s fashionable; only the pattern is and, as far as that’s concerned, there’s a lot of leeway allowed for personal style preferences. It’s about finding the right shape and length for your body type.
Why You Need A Tailor
Finding the right size can be complicated. Unless you’re into custom made clothes, you want to be able to walk into a store, grab something off the rack, and leave having the item look perfect on you without any adjustments. While this is a nice fantasy, off-the-rack suits, pants, and jackets tend not to fit well for anyone.
Top 4 Ways to Stay Warm this Winter--In Style!
Looking bulky and staying warm go hand in hand this time of year. At Frank’s Big and Tall, we want you looking sharp and staying cozy during the chilly days and nights of Winter...
Black Shoes With Black Belt and Other Fashion Basics
Every day it seems like there’s a new fashion. While some people are comfortable trendsetting and ignoring the fashions of the day, most aren’t. Instead of worrying about whether or not you’re keeping up with the latest trend, keep these fashion basics in mind and you’ll always be in style...
5 Big and Tall Athletes
We’ve compiled a list of 5 big and tall athletes, who dominate in their sports. The following athletes would easily be able to find all their fashion needs at Frank’s Big and Tall...
Best Breweries Near Our Locations
After getting new clothing at Frank’s Big and Tall, celebrate with a beer from one of these 5 local breweries...