In comparison, males from other countries may have an easier difficulty finding plus-size apparel than women. If you're under 6 feet tall and slim, you'll only have small issues–for example, Japanese shirts are narrower in the shoulders than many Western guys are used to, and long sleeves and pant legs are occasionally just a bit too short. The majority of these issues may be resolved by simply sizing up one size in the problematic item.
However, if you are 6 feet tall or more, you may have difficulties finding clothing and shoes. Knowing your size and adjusting properly may obviously save you time and aggravation.
Please also refer to: Tokyo Tailor Services to Help You Look Your Best
If you are looking for large-sized men's clothing, please refer to: Japan's Plus-Size Clothing for Women
Fortunately, there are physical stores in Japan that offer huge men's clothes in addition to internet sites. We've created a list of stores to save you the trouble of making several unsuccessful excursions across town.
GrandBack has stores in Yurakucho and Aoyama which stock larger sizes and carry a variety of brands.
MID International Co., Ltd. – An online store based in Gifu that carries up to 10L and has a wide selection.
Isetan’s “Super Men’s” department in Shinjuku carries plenty of designer and upscale clothes for men over 190cm tall or with waists bigger than 90cm. Mid-range to high-end apparel.
Ring Jacket in Aoyama is a Japanese ready-to-wear and MTM brand that stocks some top-notch suits, jackets, shirts and accessories
Azabu Tailor offers cutom-made suits and shirts at a reasonable price sand have multiple retail outlets in Tokyo
Uniqlo carries a wide variety of men’s sizes that fit larger frames both online and in-store. There are many branches around Tokyo with Ginza being the largest store.
Marui (0101) in East Shinjuku is an option and carries larger sizes and wide selection.
Aoki, a store with shops across Japan that focuses on suits and formal wear, has tall and plus size clothing for men
MD (Mido) carries plus size men’s clothing, up to 8L
Sakazen is a large-size men's clothing retailer with locations around Tokyo, including Bakurocho (Nihonbashi), Kamata, Ikebukuro, Urayasu, Shinjuku, and even Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture. They also offer an online store with maps to all of their locations on the home page. Please select English from the drop-down menu (top banner).
You can also shop on Amazon Japan.
At H&M, Gap, and Old Navy (Shinjuku, Shibuya), they all tend to carry the larger sizes and are definitely worth a look.
It might be tough to find larger-size apparel in Japan, but it is not impossible if you know where to search and what to expect. Knowing your size in Japan ahead of time will help you shop more efficiently.
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