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Old 1st September 2009, 18:40   #31
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With a waist size of 42" and shirt size of 46" I faced much the same problem. But there's this chain called "All" from Pantaloon that's targeted at "plus" sizes (the politically correct term for "fatso"). Most Pantaloon showrooms have a small collection from All, but there are dedicated outlets too, such as the one opposite Fame Adlabs on Andheri Link Road. On the flip side, they don't always have a wide range of styles or colours. Fortunately I'm not picky -- I don't mind having three pairs of jeans or shirts all in the same colour!
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With a waist size of 34 and shirt size of 42, I have problem with pants. Now I get them from USA, and only shirts from India.
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if you have a pantaloons near your place check out a brand called ALL in them they stack larger sizes.
Yes, Pantaloon have a brand call ALL, however it's too damn expensive, for what it is, they make you feel even more bad about being plus size, moreoever it's a very limited range. I too have difficulty finding cloths my size.

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Old 2nd September 2009, 15:25   #34
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There is a store in Pune at MG Road called "So What" -The Plus Size Store. The sizes there start from XL onwards. They have colthes for men as well as women. And from the display the clothes look stylish too.

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Well i am not a plus size. but I didn't want to clutter by creating a new thread and clutter for a small query.

Do we get Kangol stuff in Delhi or mumbai.?
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Old 1st December 2009, 14:56   #36
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Frank,

I'm a tall guy and can understand your frustration. Whenever I like a pair of shoes they're ususally not available in my size. Same goes for shirts as well. Sometimes I feel that the retailers should put up a notice saying "we only cater to midgets and liliputians" (no offense to all of you average height folks)

Anyway I suggest that you try "Clothes Rack". They sell the export surplus stuff and not only would you get plus sizes but you'll also get a good variety of clothes. They have an outlet in Laxmi industrial estate and a smaller one in Irla lane (near Alfa).
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Sometimes what used to happen in the good old days is best.
Remember what we did when we were kids in school?
Our parents took us to a textile shop where material for shirts, shorts and trousers were bought and then we went to a (proper) tailor, (not one of those that we get in 'stylish n cosmopolitan' Mumbai nowadays- with strange beards, coloured hair, stranger hairdos and ungrammatical English- why speak such English when one can speak perfectly in the vernacular? but that's a separate debate) and get these stitched.

I think that is still the best solution and not necessarily for people who are generously endowed only.

Ready made clothing is easier to buy but is not necessarily good value.
I get my trousers and suits stitched and they suit me fine. Getting good shirtmakers is a little more difficult in Mumbai.


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no body answering me!!

this is what happens when you jump into unrelated thread.
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no body answering me!!
Maybe because none of us here is a fathead.
Actually, I had no clue what Kangol was till I checked it on Wikipedia.
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^^^
Dude! that lolz!

Actually i had to gift somebody a barret cap. that too in blue color, like that of UN.
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For my regular formal & informal wear, I am able to find clothes my size without any difficulty. However, at night while sleeping, I like to wear very large T-Shirts. I used to buy cheap XXL T-Shirts in the USA (5$ - 10$ max) & this served my purpose well & even today I wear them. But most of them are at their end-stage.

In India, in the cheaper variety, I found Proline XXL T-shirts, they were fine when I wore them, but after washing they became XL & not suitable. They don't seem to have XXXL. Anyone knows where I can find cheap XXXL T-Shirts or XXL which will remain XXL. I don't care what they look like coz I wear them only before going to sleep.
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For my regular formal & informal wear, I am able to find clothes my size without any difficulty. However, at night while sleeping, I like to wear very large T-Shirts. I used to buy cheap XXL T-Shirts in the USA (5$ - 10$ max) & this served my purpose well & even today I wear them. But most of them are at their end-stage.

In India, in the cheaper variety, I found Proline XXL T-shirts, they were fine when I wore them, but after washing they became XL & not suitable. They don't seem to have XXXL. Anyone knows where I can find cheap XXXL T-Shirts or XXL which will remain XXL. I don't care what they look like coz I wear them only before going to sleep.
I am not sure which part of Mumbai you are in but if you are in the west then you can check out Raghu Leela Mall at Kandivli W next to Poisar Depot.As such the mall is pretty ordinary but every second shop there is a shop that sells plus sized shirts tshirts jeans abd trousers.I buy from shops there off and on as I myself need the so call plus sized clothes since Indian shops have chosen to classify me as as "not normal Indian size"!!
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I am not sure which part of Mumbai you are in but if you are in the west then you can check out Raghu Leela Mall at Kandivli W next to Poisar Depot.As such the mall is pretty ordinary but every second shop there is a shop that sells plus sized shirts tshirts jeans abd trousers.I buy from shops there off and on as I myself need the so call plus sized clothes since Indian shops have chosen to classify me as as "not normal Indian size"!!
Am in the eastern suburbs, so that's rather far for me. But it's good to know. If I am on that side, I can check it out.
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Ok, it's been over three years and I am STILL the plus size I was not supposed to be. LOL.
Anyway, I DID manage to find a good shop that stocks DECENT shirts and trousers and jeans for obese people, and it's a shop called B&M at Atria Mall, Worli. They are slightly on the expensive side, but quality is good. Their T-Shirts are horrible, though.
Just go to the customer service desk and ask them for the PLUS SIZED store. They will guide you.
Besides, ALL comes up with yearly sales, and that's when I go buy their stuff.
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and it's a shop called B&M at Atria Mall, Worli.
For a moment I thought you said B&T, hoping he did not leave the audio business.

Think you guys should try Tirupur, our member Harrie had earlier posted that he has a manufacturing facility there and that he could help. The stuff that comes out of there is awesome and they do have the PLUS sizes of many popular brands, the quality too is just great.
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