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Why DXL Is the Best Big + Tall Place for Guys to Shop (and the Coolest Products We’re Buying)

From an impressive range of sizes to an array of designer brands, DXL is your one-stop sartorial destination


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Shopping for big and tall apparel? Your options are few and far between, with a lack of cool clothing to choose from, not to mention an outdated range of available sizes. That’s where the men’s clothing store DXL Big + Tall comes in.

The shop, which has 250+ locations all across the United States, carefully curates each and every item in its stores, online at DXL.COM and on its app to give dudes a more stylish, well-designed shopping experience. Here’s what you need to know about the company, and our favorite pieces you can buy online right now.

What Is DXL?

If you haven’t been to its stores in real life or shopped its stylish online inventory just yet, DXL is a men’s Big + Tall clothing retailer that offers a wider range of sizing, from 1XL to 8XL and waists 38” to 70”, and fits that you might not be able to find anywhere but DXL. As the brand puts it, you’ll get “menswear designed for your build and your proportions. While other stores end at size XL, that’s where we begin.”

So What Exactly Can You Find at DXL?

Maybe it’s easier to put it this way: What isn’t available on DXL’s online shop?

The apparel and accessory options run the gamut from designers like Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Robert Graham, and include a selection of button-ups and polos, tees, sweats and plenty of denim cuts and dress pants.

DXL also has a solid stock of activewear, including running and golf gear, and exclusive styles from Reebok, plus a whole section of its shop dedicated to suiting and footwear available in a larger variety of sizes and widths. In other words, if you’re, say, getting married, or just want to dress up for your return to the office, DXL just made it a hell of a lot easier to check at least a couple things off your to-do list.

But you won’t just find shoes, suits and shirts there — DXL even has an assortment of licensed NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA merch. And don’t worry, you can even stock up on basics like underwear and socks, too.

Have a question about how a specific piece really fits or what it looks like? You can easily chat with a Fit Specialist right from your device or leave a message if they’re unavailable. Or you can visit one of DXL’s over 250 physical stores all over the country to browse the brand’s selection yourself (just use the Find a Store tool on the DXL site to locate your nearest shop).

The Best Apparel to Buy On DXL

Ready to invest in a few staple pieces for your wardrobe this fall and winter? Take your pick with any of our favorite pieces below. Pro tip: Don’t miss out on all the DXL exclusives.

1. True Nation Sherpa-Lined Flannel Shirt Jacket


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Looks like you just found your new go-to jacket for the colder months. Designed in a stylish gray flannel pattern, this shirt jacket will keep you warm through the fall and winter, and is the perfect layering piece over hooded sweatshirts or simply on its own. Even though it’s your typical jacket, it still comes with plenty of snap pockets throughout, plus a cozy sherpa polyester lining that’ll offer all the insulation you’ll need on slightly chilly days. You can shop it in 2XL, 2XLT, 3XL, 3XLT, 4XL, 4XLT, 5XL, 5XL and 6XL sizes.

Buy: Sherpa-Lined Flannel Shirt Jacket at $90

2. Harbor Bay Long-Sleeve Slub Henley Shirt


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We don’t like to pick favorites, but henleys somehow always make us feel — and look — pretty damn good. That’s how we feel about this soft, lightweight henley from DXL’s own Harbor Bay. It offers the same comfort as your typical sleeved tee with its slub jersey woven cotton and polyester. But unlike your T-shirts, you can wear this top to work or tucked in with a blazer for date night thanks to the buttoned placket up top. Shop it in three colors and up to 14 sizes, starting at 1XL and 1XLT.

Buy: Long-Sleeve Slub Henley Shirt at $40

3. Reebok Speedwick Hooded Fleece Jacket


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One of the biggest reasons to shop at DXL? You’re going to find clothing on its site that you can’t buy on other online shops. That’s the case with this Reebok Speedwick fleece jacket, which is made with sweat-wicking polyester mesh that’s fit for fall running or your trips to train at the gym. You can choose among six different colors, from heather gray to our favorite maroon camo, above.

Buy: Reebok Speedwick Hooded Jacket at $59.50

4. Reebok Athletic-Fit Fleece Joggers


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Stylish sweatpants aren’t always easy to find. That’s why we love these lightweight polyester Reebok athletic-fit joggers. They’re a great match to go along with the hooded fleece jacket above, but just as good on their own with a tee for lounging around the house or grabbing a coffee on the weekend. They’re slightly sharper than other sweats you might find, but they’re still comfortable thanks to an elastic waistband and drawstring. Available in six different color variations and sizes from 1XL to 8XL.

Buy: Reebok Athletic-Fit Fleece Joggers at $49.50

5. Lucky Brand Relaxed Fit Stretch Jeans


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With a more casual, relaxed fit and a light wash you can rock all week long, these Lucky Brand jeans aren’t available anywhere but DXL. A blend of cotton, polyester and elastane offers next-level comfort, and just enough stretch. In other words, you won’t be sacrificing style or mobility with these jeans.

Buy: Lucky Brand Relaxed Fit Jeans at $115

6. True Nation Athletic-Fit Stretch Jeans


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Dark-wash denim jeans are a must-have for any guy’s uniform. That’s because they add a sophisticated touch to whatever you wear, from graphic tees to blazers, but they don’t look like you take yourself too seriously either. These jeans feature a slightly more tailored look, but still offer the stretch and thigh room every guy wants. They’re available in a mix of sizes, starting at size 36 waist and up to a size 66, with inseams available from 28 to 38 inches.

Buy: True Nation Athletic-Fit Jeans at $64.50

7. Lucky Brand Fender Jaguar Graphic Tee


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Show off your guitar skills (or just that you’re a music fan) in a stylish way with this screen-printed Fender graphic tee from Lucky Brand. The back of the T-shirt reads: “Supporting the Electric Sounds of Jazz, Surf, Punk and New Wave Rock Since 1962.” It’s machine-washable, made of a blend of cotton and polyester and feels super breathable. But don’t expect every aspiring guitarist to own one: It’s a DXL exclusive. It comes in 1XLT, 2XL, 2XLT, 3XL, 3XLT, 4XL and 4XLT.

Buy: Fender Jaguar Graphic Tee at $49.50

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