About Big Man Clothing


Large and Plus Sized Clothing for Big Men at Big Man Clothing

Big Man Clothing specialises in plus size menswear, offering plus sized clothing and big size clothing for the larger man.

New Zealand's leading large men's clothing retailer, Big Man Clothing specialises in plus sized clothes ranging from 2XL up to 9XL. Our large clothing products range from socks and underwear to mens suits and ties—and everything in between. Our extensive range of quality casual and dress clothing for the bigger sized man has something for every style and physique.

So if you are big on style ... shop online for big clothing with Big Man Clothing.

Out of Season Large Mens Clothing

Unlike other mens clothing retailers, we keep a small stock of out of season items all year round. So if you happen to be travelling overseas and need an overcoat in the middle of summer or board shorts in winter, we’ll have you covered.


The Big Man Clothing Family


Tim & Pam

Sometime, many years ago, Tim left school and began working in Rex’s shop: Economic Menswear. Some of you may still recall this earlier shop name and you may have dealt with Tim on a number of occasions over the years.  It goes without saying then that Tim has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the business of plus size men’s clothing.

In 2003, after Thorpe’s pharmacy closed down next door, Rex took over their lease and expanded the plus size menswear shop.  Economic Menswear underwent a big transformation, doubling in size.  The move allowed this big size clothing business to thrive.

Many of our customers referred to the shop as the ‘Big Man’ shop, so the name Big Man Menswear was introduced.  2003 was the beginning of a new era for the shop with a bigger store, a new name and new staff.

In 2008, after running the shop for over 30 years, Rex retired. This allowed Tim and his wife Pamela to take over the reins. In December 2008, Big Man Clothing was born.

Tim is very active and hands on in the day to day runnings of the business.  Pam plays an active part in the business behind the scenes. She manages this in between running around after two children, being involved in school activities, along with trying to run the household and find some time for herself.  Sometimes you might see her out at the shop, but she’ll usually be in the office, keeping the boys in order!


Ian has had a lot of experience in sales and retail prior to joining us in May 2016.  He is a genuinely helpful and friendly guy and it is a pleasure to have him working with us.



Trev is Tim's dad and since retiring is now working for us part time.  He helps out wherever needed and is great to have on hand on occasions when Tim wants some time to attend the kids school activities and sports days.