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Large and Tall Men's Clothes from Leamington Spa. An independent retailer for over 120 years we supply big and tall men’s clothing in plus sizes ranging from big sizes XXL to 8XL, tall sizes LT to 4XLT and shoes sizes 12 to 17.

Who Was Ben Sherman?

THE MAN Ben Sherman was a legend in his own right. A man described as ‘always embracing the new and the different’; someone constantly searching for the best of things. He disliked regularity, preferring to search out things that were perceived as unavailable to him. He was a passionate businessman with an artist’s soul. Born Arthur Benjamin Sugarman in Brighton in 1925, at just 20 years old Arthur left a post-war torn Britain for America w here he saw a land of hope and promise; he was full of drive and   ambition. He raised a...

Grab The Raging Bull By The Horns

Our spring/summer 2019  Raging Bull rugby inspired range of big size menswear is now in stock.  Founded in the foothills of the Severn Valley in Gloucestershire, Raging Bull is the brain child of Former England Ruby International Phil Vickery. At the 2003 World Cup, Phil was part of that momentous victory in Sydney to lift the Webb Ellis trophy. He also captained England to the 2007 Rugby World Cup final.Phil's nickname was bestowed on him by Sir Clive Woodward when, during a game against an Italy, an Italian commentator called one...

Large and Tall Has It All Tied Up

New to the largeandtall.co.uk website is a range of men’s extra long neck ties. Measuring 172 cm (68") these ties are suitable for both taller and bigger men. The range include plains and patterns as well as the all important basic black funeral tie. This new range sits alongside the existing extra long pre-tied and self-tied bow ties that we have sold for a number of years as well as our bestselling bow and cummerbund sets.   Three simple ways to tie a men's neck tie. How to tie: Simple Knot 1  Start with...

Another Reason To Visit

National Parks Week Sunday 22th to Sunday 29th July 2018 Its National Parks Week next week, but you don'’t need to travel out of Leamington Spa to visit one of Britain top parks. Jephson Gardens is a beautiful formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington Spa and within easy walking distance from our Large & Tall Menswear retail shop. It's the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic with lots of colourful flowerbeds and interesting sculptures. The gardens were first laid out in 1831 as informal riverside walks along the River...

360º Virtual Tour

Check out this cool 360º tour of our Large and Tall Menswear Leamington Spa Store...  ...

Ten Years Ago

This year Large and Tall Menswear celebrates its 28th anniversary and today – April 14th 2018, marks 10 years since they purchased their current building at 113 Warwick Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4QZ. Moving to these premises in 2008 enabled the company to grow, hold larger stock and welcome customers in a modern air conditioned environment. Business owner Roger Green said “Buying our own premises was a big financial commitment for us and one that has proved to be very beneficial in the intervening years”. Shortly after the initial development of...

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

All this week, at 1.30 pm, you can hear our very own Roger Green on the Brody Swain radio show on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. Roger is taking part in the Coventry V Warwickshire quiz where he goes head to head with another independent trader answering 10 questions in 90 seconds. Roger says “It is a nerve racking experience which requires very quick reactions. Not only do I have to think of the answer quickly but remember to shout out my ‘buzzer’ word (Warwickshire) before I give the answer.” He went...

When we were lads...

When was the last time the British weather behaved itself? When the largeandtall.co.uk team were lads the weather was always just right, at least that’s how we remember it. Long hot summers, cold snowy winters, crisp autumns and a promising spring. We have seen plenty of April showers this month… shame it’s already May, but however this year’s summer shapes up you can be sure that Large and Tall Menswear, of Royal Leamington Spa, will do their best to kit the big or tall man out in everything he needs to...

Ben Sherman is BACK!

Ben Sherman brand is coming back with Shirts, Polo’s and T-shirts up to 5XL. We have already received our first delivery with a range of tipped collar polo shirts in sizes 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL plus a great range of target and flag T-shirts also available for the bigger guys up to 5XL. Due in later this month is the classic Ben Sherman oxford button down collar shirt in a range of colours together with a neat collection of check shirts. Keep an eye on the website for details. So what...

Sunday Opening

Well the Christmas window is in, the shop has been decorated, Black Friday is behind us and the festive season clock is ticking. For the next three Sundays: 4th December, 11th December and 18th December we will be opening our shop in Leamington Spa  from 10:00  to 16:00. This is in addition to our regular opening hours of 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you into the shop soon for a no obligation wander round. Large & Tall Menswear is synonymous with quality menswear and impeccable personal...