Canadiana Menswear: Nailing Fall’s Big & Tall Trend

It’s Canadiana season guys! AKA fall - the season we all look forward to. It’s not as temperamental as the other times of the year, giving you the luxury to layer in ways that YOU want to. You’re not discarding clothes like in the summertime or bundling up to thwart off freezing winds in winter.

Enter “Canadiana”. You know the vibe; part outdoorsman, part urban explorer. It’s lumberjack-chic. As if Paul Bunyan decided to have a social life. Think flannels that you can chop wood in, but also hit up your local dive bar.

This season we’re seeing more and more continuations of this trend and it’s perfect for big and tall guys. Gone are the days of choosing between warmth or style - now we can have it all.

Canadiana Outerwear: Shacket / Overshirt

The shacket is our choice for OOTY (Outerwear of the Year). It’s a shirt and a jacket - are you not entertained?! Well, more like are you not entertained and warm?!

It gives you more than enough space to layer with your favourite hoodie, crew neck sweater, or mock-neck sweater.

Quilted Shacket | Projek Raw

Shearling-lined Shacket | Projek Raw

Canadiana Shirts: Plaid Flannel Shirts

Don’t get it twisted, guys. A plaid pattern does not mean warm. Make sure you’re grabbing flannel plaid shirts. Flannel is a fabric that’s been combed to give it more loft and fluff, keeping your body warmth in. Unlike traditional workwear flannels, Canadiana styles are less baggy and offer a flattering look.

Green/Navy Plaid Flannel Shirt | Jack and Jones

Muted tones
Navy / Black Plaid Flannel Shirt | Projek Raw

Orange / Blue Pocketless Plaid Flannel Shirt | Projek Raw

Canadiana Pants: Jeans

It goes without saying that the men’s classic do-it-all pants are jeans. They’re your trusty pants when you need to run errands and also when you need to look nice.

Originally made for Paul Bunyan-type folk, everyday guys everywhere rock their denim. If you’re having a hard time finding the right fit for you, check out this guide to every guy's favourite pair of trousers.

If you’re new to buying a nice pair of jeans, we suggest going for something in a dark wash or completely raw. This gives your jeans more versatility in style and, since it hasn’t gone through as much processing, some “extra legs” of life.

541 Athletic Fit | Levi’s

Relaxed Fit | Britches

Extra Layer: Puffer Vest

On those moments that you need a little extra warmth, but not so much life becomes an insufferable sweaty mess, throw on a puffer vest. Lightly insulated and breathable, vests are a lifesaver on those unpredictably chilly fall nights.

Lightweight Puffer Vest

Heavyweight Puffer Vest

Stay Warm This Fall

Fall is a time where the unpredictable can happen - cool mornings, warm afternoons, frigid evenings. Being prepared will help you enjoy the changing leaves and all the holidays that come with this time of year.

Find the looks that match your style at George Richards Big & Tall Menswear - sip your pumpkin spice lattes without a bother in a dose of Canadiana.

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