17 Sustainable Clothing Brands for Big and Tall Men

As the demand for sustainable fashion continues to rise, it becomes increasingly apparent that we don’t live in a one size fits all world. According to the CDC the average man over 20 has a waist measuring 40.3 inches.

The push for plus size women’s clothing has gained a lot of attention in the media, but big and tall men need clothes too! While promoting inclusivity in sustainable fashion, we had to address the needs of our big and tall friends.

Here’s a big list of 17 sustainable clothing brands for big and tall men:

Note: sizes vary by brand so we recommend always using a brand’s size guide for the best fit.

1) Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective is all about being comfortable and more sustainable at the same damn time. While they may be new to the menswear game, size inclusion is in their DNA.

All of their mens and unisex pieces come in sizes up to 6XL.

Brand Rating: Silver

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2) Known Supply

Known Supply is the brand that lets you meet the person who made your clothes. But that’s not all they’re doing.

Check out their graphic and blank men’s and unisex pieces. Available in sizes up to 4XL.

Brand Rating: Certified

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3) Adelante Made-to-Order

If you are a big guy looking for a quality leather shoe, Adelante is the place to look. Their shoes come as big as a size 15 and come in very very wide (EEEE) sizes.

Adelante was created “from the realization that capitalism can be both the cause of and the solution to our greatest social challenges.” Looking at all aspects of the fashion industry, Adelante continues to create quality goods and encourages consumers to put their money where they want to see change.

Brand Rating: Gold

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4) The Classic T-Shirt Company

Look no further for the perfect tee. These high quality expertly crafted tees come in sizes up to 3XL.

What’s more? They’re made from GOTS organic cotton, saving water and eliminating harmful pesticides. They’re also ethically made in a Fair Trade factory in the US.

Brand Rating: Certified

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5) 8000Kicks Hemp Sneakers

US based sneaker company 8000Kicks is all about transparency and high quality hemp shoes. Their stylish sneakers come in sizes as large as 14. Elegant, yet simple, 8000Kicks makes an extremely versatile shoe for walking, the gym, and everyday life. And the hemp V2 sneaker is waterproof!

8000Kicks makes their shoes with more sustainable materials like hemp and algae blooms. They also pay their shoemakers living wages.

Brand Rating: Certified

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6) Ministry of Supply

Boston based Ministry of Supply makes quality clothing with technical performance top of mind. They offer Long sizes in their pants (up to 36 inch inseams), XXXL in their shirts and blazers, and some shirts have a slim or standard sizing option.

Ministry of Supply is great for pants, shirts, polos, and blazers with a business casual or business professional vibe. The brand is Carbon Neutral certified.

Brand Rating: Certified

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7) Kotn

If you’re looking for staple menswear with a little edge Kotn is your brand. They’ve got everything from tees to turtlenecks, sweats, chinos, and hoodies, always with an interesting design element or color option.

Their sizes go up to 3XL in some items, and 2XL in most everything else.

Brand Rating: Silver

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8) Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch does not settle for less when it comes to quality and manufacturing. They offer a variety of shirts, outerwear, and knitwear in sizes up to XXL, and pants up to a 38 waist. Additionally, all of their pants come in 34 or 36 length and they will hem your pants for free at any of their storefronts.

Taylor Stitch works off a crowdfunding business model that reduces waste by only making what consumers demand. They also work hard to incorporate recycled materials into their production to lower their carbon footprint. Promoting quality over all else, Taylor Stitch will keep you sleek and sustainable.

Brand Rating: Certified

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9) Patagonia

Patagonia has been a leader in both inclusivity and sustainable fashion. They offer shirts, jackets, fleeces, hoodies, sweatshirts, pants, board shorts, shorts, and snow wear up to a XXXL.

Moreover, they use slim, relaxed, and regular fits that are tailored to men of all different shapes and sizes. Their array of quality goods and sustainable practices makes them one of our favorite brands.

Brand Rating: Gold

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10) Outerknown

Simplicity and style go hand in hand when creating a sustainable wardrobe. Outerknown sells shirts, t shirts, and shorts as big as an XXL, and pants up to 38×34.

The great thing about their style is that the pieces are versatile and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. With just a few of their garments, you can be ready for almost any occasion.

Brand Rating: Silver

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11) Nudie Jeans

Finding jeans that fit can be a challenge, especially if you typically shop in the big and tall section. Nudie Jeans makes their jeans in sizes as big as 38×36.

Nudie’s wide selection of fits and styles comes more sustainably made, and every pair includes free repairs for life.

Brand Rating: Gold

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12) Cotopaxi

Finding athletic wear as a big and tall guy can be a struggle, but don’t fear because Cotopaxi is here! Cotopaxi sells quality clothes for the outdoorsman.

They sell jackets, activewear, tees, and bottoms up to a 2XL. Cotopaxi is a certified B Corp and tie 1% of their annual revenues to their foundation, the Cotopaxi Foundation.

Their foundation supports global poverty by “boost[ing their] grantmaking, democratizes [their] impact, and helps [them] make a bigger difference in the communities [they] touch.” Touching every aspect of their company, they promote doing good in all aspects of life.

Brand Rating: Certified

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13) Tentree

Are you into planting trees? Well even if you’re not, Tentree will plant 10 trees for you with every purchase.

Check out their shorts, joggers, hoodies and more in sizes as big as 2XL, with pants up to a 40 waist.

Brand Rating: Gold

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14) Suit Supply

Sizing aside, finding a sustainably made suit is no easy task. Suit Supply over delivers with great suit options for conscious consumers available in custom sizing and men’s dress shirts available in Long sizes.

Don’t be fooled by the name, Suit Supply offers more than suits. Also check out their other apparel such as jackets available in long sizes and shorts available in 4XL and long.

Brand Rating: Silver

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15) Asket

Just because you’re a tall guy doesn’t mean you can’t look dapper. Asket has your back with their dress shirts that come in Long sizes as large as XL. Their coats also come in Long lengths and their pants go up to 36 inch inseams.

Asket sizes shine for tall guys but not as much with big sizes. We wish they had more extended sizing but the long options definitely add some good choices for tall folks.

Asket excels in transparency, even sharing their product level transparency and areas for improvement. What this means in practice is they’ll tell you something like “this product has 80% traceability and we’re working to fully trace the buttons and zippers.”

Brand Rating: Certified

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16) prAna

If you are a yogi who never seems to fit into the smaller sizes that yoga brands cater to, you’re in luck. prAna has big and tall guys covered not only for yoga wear, but also for casual wear.

They sell some flannels as large as XXXL and some of their shirts as big as XXL. prAna’s pants go up to XXL and have a long 34” inseam, while their shorts go up to a 42” waist.

prAna believes that in every step of their manufacturing, they should strive to create the most sustainable fashion.

Brand Rating: Certified

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17) Unspun

No matter what size range a brand offers, you can’t beat custom sizing that’s made just for you. Enter: Unspun.

This brand is the go-to for denim lovers looking for sustainably-made jeans and shorts in custom sizing. Unspun excels when it comes to reducing their environmental footprint! Take Unspun’s fit quiz to get started.

Brand Rating: Certified

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More Sustainable Clothing Options for Big & Tall Guys

Thrifting can also be a cheap sustainable way of shopping for our big and tall friends. You never know what you’ll find thrifting, especially online!

Let’s face it; if you’re a big guy shopping for clothes can be a hassle, let alone shopping for ethically made clothes. Now with this list, you can find big and tall clothing that’s not only super stylish, but also made responsibly.

What is your favorite brand from the list?

*Article updated 10/29/22

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16 thoughts on “17 Sustainable Clothing Brands for Big and Tall Men”

  1. I was a bit disappointed because only one of the websites have pants longer than 34. My tall, but not big, son is a 34×36.

    1. Hey Rachel, thank you for your comment. I hear you there – all of Taylor Stitch’s pants come in 36″ inseams (I’m sure that’s the brand you referenced) and are really great pants. One brand we didn’t mention – Nudie Jeans offers 36″ inseams for jeans: https://shop.ecostylist.co/6lH

  2. This list is not even remotely catering to true big and tall sizing, nothing over a 40 waist or beyond a 3x. It’s really disappointing to see that even menswear companies can’t seem to get on the plus size fashion band wagon.

    1. M, we hear your frustrations and agree that more options are needed for plus size men. As our brands list grows, and as the brands themselves grow and offer more sizing, we will update the article with more options.

  3. I wish you would have put in a little more effort when researching these brands. Take Organic Basics, for example. Look at their size charts. What they call ‘XXL’ isn’t even ‘XL’ in most other brands. This article would be a lot more useful (and accurate) if you looked up actual sizes rather than ambiguous ‘XXL’ designations.

    1. Beckfield, thanks for the feedback – it’s a fair point about Organic Basics. I went through all the brands and because the size charts vary by brand and I don’t think most people know their chest measurements, etc. off-hand, we added a note at the beginning recommending folks check each brands size chart for best fit. I know that’s not as easy as what you’re suggesting, but it’s a step in the right direction. I also just updated the full article – replacing a few brands that had limited sizing options with brands that have larger sizes like Girlfriend Collective (6xl), Known Supply (4xl), Tentree and Nudie Jeans. I hope you find it a bit more useful with the updates.

  4. As mentioned, to create a truly useful list like this, it will take a little more time and engagement than just looking at “lettered” sizing. I’m in the tricky tall and slender category and so it’s necessary to look at measurements – especially sleeve and body length measurements on shirts. This is where I decide if a company makes clothes for tall people – not pants where it’s relatively more common to find 34-36′ inseams. For example, I love Outerknown’s fabric! I wish it wasn’t made for shrimpy mofos! I want just about every shirt they make, but no way is that for tall people (unless you like 3/4 length sleeves and to show off your tramp stamp!) 😉
    I know they’re a bit main stream, but they do some organic stuff: Scotch & Soda. Half my clothes are from S&S. The other half: Woolly.

    1. Hey Ethan – thanks for your thoughts!
      We recognize that this guide is far from perfect. Our first priority is the research we do on brands’ ethics and sustainability. It’s also important that our resource is inclusive (size being a very important dimension there) and we hope to keep making this guide better as we add more brands to our directory.

      We recently added a couple brands that you might find useful:
      1) Unspun does custom sizing jeans. Check out our Brand Rating or shop here:
      https://www.eco-stylist.com/ethical-brand/unspun/

      2) Suit Supply does custom suit sizing. They also offer shirts in Long sizes. Check out our Brand Rating or shop here: https://www.eco-stylist.com/ethical-brand/suit-supply/

      Also thanks for sharing those brands! I’ll add them to our research cue.
      -Garik

  5. This guide is almost entirely focused on the big part of Big and Tall. Recognized there’s more of a market for big and tall clothing than small and tall clothing, but is there any chance you’d publish a guide for the small and tall guys?

    1. Hey Alex – thanks for your question!
      I appreciate the idea and will consider it—especially as we add more brands.

      In the meantime here’s a few brands I’d recommend checking out:

      Unspun does custom sizing jeans. Check out our Brand Rating or shop here:
      https://www.eco-stylist.com/ethical-brand/unspun/

      Suit Supply does custom suit sizing. They also offer shirts in Long sizes. Check out our Brand Rating or shop here: https://www.eco-stylist.com/ethical-brand/suit-supply/

      And Adelante (noted above) does custom shoe sizing. I hope that helps as a start!

      -Garik

  6. This writer obviously doesn’t understand the concept of big and tall🙄 how is 2xl even remotely big? And most of these brands in pants?! It a joke. My guy need to do more research

    1. Hey Donnie – I hear you there and we recognize that this guide is far from perfect. Our first priority is the research we do on brands’ ethics and sustainability. From those brands we’re highlighting the best options we have available but it’s also very important that our resource is inclusive (size being a very important dimension there) and we hope to keep making this guide better as we add more brands to our directory.

      That being said we more recently added brands with 3x, 4x, and 6x. And we’ll be adding a couple new brands here soon:
      1) Unspun does custom sizing jeans. Check out our Brand Rating or shop here:
      https://www.eco-stylist.com/ethical-brand/unspun/
      2) Suit Supply does custom suit sizing. They also offer shirts in Long sizes. Check out our Brand Rating or shop here: https://www.eco-stylist.com/ethical-brand/suit-supply/

      I hope the additions help and we’ll continue to update this as we get new options.
      -Garik

  7. It’s not on you guys and this post has helped me learn a few brands. But you should at least acknowledge that there IS a big AND tall sizing convention- I am 6’6” 300lbs- so I wear XXXLT casual shirts and outerwear. Just like a more mainstream size, different brands fit differently but the “T” typically means that the sleeves and body will be long enough. XXXL will fit me sometimes until I wash the item and sometimes not at all.
    As for pants, whether I have my dad/beer belly or not, the issue is usually thigh diameter and rise. I can buy a pair of 38-42” waist pants with 34-36” inseam and not be able to pull them to my hip even if the waistband is loose. I’m no Halfthor but it is a struggle and quite speedy to have to buy WAY oversized and have it tailored- and almost always it’s conventional fashion and not sustainable that can fit me. Thanks for the “vent” space lol.

    1. Hey Nate, thanks for sharing your thoughts! You’re absolutely right that more of the brands cover big versus tall, and big & tall is harder to find. We aim to keep adding more brands and keep making this list better over time. In the meantime I think some of the best brands above would be Unspun (custom size jeans), Adelante (made to order shoes in any size, even different sizes for the left and right shoe), Suit Supply (has some big & tall) and Ministry of Supply (which has a little less but some options).

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