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Plus-Size Guys Tried ASOS' New Plus-Size Line For Men And Totally Slayed

"Seeing myself in this outfit honestly opened my eyes to a world of opportunities that I thought weren’t possible for me before."

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UK-based clothing brand ASOS recently launched their first-ever plus-size collection for men (7 years after their women's plus-size line!), and damn, it's filled with some seriously cool streetwear staples.

http://us.asos.com/barneys-originals/barneys-plus-premium-washed-leather-biker-jacket/prd/7351889?iid=7351889&clr=Black&SearchQuery=&cid=25997&pgesize=35&pge=0&totalstyles=35&gridsize=3&gridrow=8&gridcolumn=1
http://us.asos.com/noose-monkey/noose-monkey-plus-skinny-shirt-with-gold-spot-and-collar-bar/prd/7466483?iid=7466483&clr=Gold&SearchQuery=&cid=25997&pgesize=36&pge=1&totalstyles=221&gridsize=3&gridrow=8&gridcolumn=2
http://us.asos.com/asos/asos-plus-extreme-longline-t-shirt-with-shredded-check-hem-extender/prd/7450937?iid=7450937&clr=Black&SearchQuery=&cid=25997&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=221&gridsize=3&gridrow=11&gridcolumn=3

ASOS' collection ranges from XL to 4XL and includes casual-cool pieces (like tees and joggers) and trendy workwear (like button-up shirts and trousers) in an assortment of plus-size brands.

So, four plus-size guys who are always on the lookout for more trendy pieces above a size XL decided to try out the line for themselves. Here's how it went down:

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Pablo's typical sizes: Shirts, XL; jackets, XL; and pants, 40.

Pablo's ASOS sizes: Biker jacket, 2X ($375); button-up shirt, 2X ($60); skinny jeans, 40x32 ($45).

Pablo's thoughts on the collection: "I know it’s dramatic to say that this shoot changed how I see fashion, but what the hell, I love a little drama. Seeing myself in this outfit honestly opened my eyes to a world of opportunities that I thought weren’t possible for me before. Since gaining a bit of weight in recent years, I thought the only option for me was to make choices that hide my body, not show it off. I’m glad this outfit taught me otherwise. Also, I felt like a bad-ass bitch."

Nick's typical sizes: Shirts, XL; jackets, XL; and pants, 38.

Nick's ASOS sizes: Denim jacket, XL ($68); white tee, XL ($9); and straight leg jeans, 38x30 ($113).

Nick's thoughts on the collection: "I felt really confident in the final look, which was a surprise. I'm used to using structured, tailored pieces to give the illusion of having a more traditional masculine shape, so wearing something with a less of a defined silhouette was definitely a departure for me. I actually liked the jacket so much I bought it! It's great knowing that there is an online retailer whose sizing isn't way too small for me as a lot have been in the past. It's really liberating for me to feel like I can pull off a more relaxed style."

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Chris' typical sizes: Shirts, L; jackets, L/XL; and pants, 36/38.

Chris' ASOS sizes: Bomber jacket, 3X ($60); long-sleeve shirt, 3X ($13); and ripped jeans, 40x36 ($53).

Chris' thoughts on the collection: "I love the fit of my ASOS look even though the sizing was off for me. Overall, I think the color and style are up to date with what's in now, but I would like to more work on the fit. My jeans fit amazing but were tagged as a 40, and I typically wear a 36/38."

Troy's regular sizes: Shirts, 2X/3X; jackets, 2X/3X; and pants, 42.

Troy's ASOS sizes: Hooded bomber jacket, 3X ($68); camo tee, 3X ($28); and skinny joggers, 2X ($28).

Troy's thoughts on the collection: "I LOVED my final look. It's super on-trend and bold. I feel confident and stylish — two things ASOS has always been able to make me feel, and I'm so glad they're continuing to do that with this ASOS Plus collection!"

Models:

Nick Holliday

Chris Anthony

Troy Solomon