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Clothing for a big man in SE Asia?

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1. Posted by ellador (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Hello,

I am travelling RTW anticlockwise, so will reach SE Asia 6 months after setting out from the UK. I figure by this time my clothing will be nearing it's sell by date after this time, the thing is i am 6foot 5inches tall and not skinny and am wondering how easy XL clothing is to find in SE Asia, (or India).
If clothing is not available I will buy in advance in Australia before flying to Malaysia, but feel that it would probably be cheaper in Asia. I'm not talking suits, just t-shirts, trousers, sandals etc.

cheers

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

A large buddy of mine(260lbs.) did find some clothes at the Central Market, Phnom Penh, but most clothes are for Asian sized people. I think you will find something, but selection is limited.

3. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 10y

Dont worry. You will find your size cloths.

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1594 posts) 10y

Quoting ellador

Hello,

I am travelling RTW anticlockwise, so will reach SE Asia 6 months after setting out from the UK. I figure by this time my clothing will be nearing it's sell by date after this time, the thing is i am 6foot 5inches tall and not skinny and am wondering how easy XL clothing is to find in SE Asia, (or India).
If clothing is not available I will buy in advance in Australia before flying to Malaysia, but feel that it would probably be cheaper in Asia. I'm not talking suits, just t-shirts, trousers, sandals etc.

cheers


You will be able to find clothes in your size in Thailand, however check the neck size.

I have been able to find XL shirts to fit my chest and waist but I couldn't always button the neck.

It's almost like the people who make the shirts have only a couple sizes for collars and some shirts get a collar that is much too small for an XL or XXL or XXXL shirt.

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