How To Find The Perfect Summer Jacket For Large Men

For most people, summer represents a time to loosen up, strip down, and enjoy the sun.  But for those of us living in the UK and Ireland, leaving home without a jacket is like playing roulette.  Over the next week, the UK will see Spring-like temperatures during the day, chilly nights, and tons of rain.  Northern Ireland has seen horrific flash flooding throughout June.  Though it’s summer, there’s no guarantee that you can toss aside your jacket.  It’s a necessity year-round.

If you’re a large man, shopping for a jacket can be quite difficult.  You care about your style, and you want an outerwear piece that represents that.  But all too often, choices for large men are limited and lackluster.  Bearwear specializes in top-quality apparel for large men.  Our full offering of jackets includes rain jackets, oxford jackets, and microfleece.  And our sizes range from XL to 8XL.


Once you’ve landed on the right place to buy your jacket, you need to decide on style and fabrication.  Though summer can be a bit unpredictable and mild at times, it’s important to choose a transitional fabric.  The jacket should serve as a protective layering to weather the elements or add some warmth.  But it shouldn’t be so heavy that it becomes a burden.

Cotton is almost always a sure bet.  It’s a breathable fabric that’s light and versatile.  It’s sure to keep you cool when temperatures rise.  However, if you’re expecting to encounter rain, a waterproof jacket (usually made of polyester, synthetics, or tech fabrics) is the way to go.  You need to stay dry, and umbrellas don’t always withstand the force of a torrential downpour.  Our Large Men’s Waterproof Hooded Jacket is lined with heavy fleece to add warmth during chilly storms.  This is a jacket that can stick around for fall and even early winter.

More important than the function and fabric of your jacket is the fit.  For large men, fit is the key to looking stylish.  Opt for a jacket size that rests lightly on your body.  You don’t want it to be too tight or too big.  Lots of loose fabric will make you sloppy.  Size up your new jacket the same way you’d approach a suiting blazer.

Keep it simple.  Our full jacket selection is full of well-made pieces that come in solid colors.  Unlike crazy patterns and graphic designs, solid colors help complement your shape.  Your goal is to find a jacket that helps present the best version of yourself.  Solid hues help achieve just that.

When it comes to style, consider your personal aesthetic and your lifestyle.  If you’re a guy who spends a great deal of time outdoors, the Outsized Men’s Waterproof Rain Jacket is a strong bet to meet your sartorial needs.  If you lead a trendy lifestyle that involves more indoor activities, the Big Men’s Oxford Casual Jacket is sleeker and more contemporary.  This is a jacket you can wear for Happy Hour or for a date.

You need a great jacket in your arsenal year-round.  For large men, look no further than Bearwear to find the perfect choice.

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