Big and tall: As disposable income rises and unemployment falls, industry demand will rise

The rapidly expanding market for plus-size men's clothing has not translated seamlessly into revenue growth for the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores industry over the five years to 2016. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, over the past three decades, the percentage of American men that are overweight or obese has steadily risen to over 70.0%, a factor which has expanded the industry's core market. However, the majority of purchases of plus-size clothing occurs outside of the industry through a variety of more popular channels, including e-commerce websites, department stores, mass merchandisers and wholesale clubs. Consequently, industry revenue has grown relatively slowly during the five-year period to more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As more American men become overweight or obese, industry demand expands
  • Retailers are expected to benefit from a decline in operating expenses
  • Improving economic conditions are expected to fuel industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Casual wearThe casual clothing segment comprises t-shirts, polo shirts, casual slacks, jeans and sweaters. In 2016, IBISWorld estimates that this product segment represents 34.8% of industry demand. Over the past five years, this category has increased as a share of revenue due to more relaxed work dress codes; more and more, offices are allowing their employees to wear polo shirts and jeans instead of suits, and this change has resulted in increased demand for this causal products segment. Demand for this category varies significantly within different demographic groups. For example, less brand-conscious retirees favor more casual clothing with an emphasis on comfort, increasing the share of older consumers who purchase clothing in this product segment...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry are

  • Ability to sell goods currently favored by the market
  • Ability to carry top quality brands
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Healthy eating index in the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry?

    This industry includes brick-and-mortar retailers that specialize in plus-size men’s clothing, which is commonly referred to as big and tall clothing. This category includes apparel that is proportioned specifically for men with a waist size of over 40 inches or a height of six feet two inches tall.

    Industry Products
  • Casual wear
  • Activewear
  • Suits and formal attire
  • Coats
  • Accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing big and tall-sized pants for men and boys
  • Retailing big and tall-sized shirts for men and boys
  • Retailing big and tall-sized suits and formalwear for men and boys
  • Retailing big and tall-sized activewear clothing for men and boys
  • Retailing big and tall-sized footwear and other apparel accessories for men and boys
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Healthy eating index
  • National unemployment rate
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
  • Tailored format
  • Belt loosening
  • Fashion forward
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving conditions and internet competition
  • Competitive pressures
  • Table: Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Suits and formal attire
  • Casual wear
  • Accessories
  • Coats
  • Activewear
  • Other
  • Chart: Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Men between the ages of 45 and 54
  • Men between the ages of 35 and 44
  • Men between the ages of 55 and 64
  • Men between the ages of 25 and 34
  • Men over the age of 65
  • Men under the age of 25
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Destination XL Group Inc.
  • Table: Destination XL Group Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Plus-Size Men's Clothing Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Big And Tall Clothing
  • Clothing that is designed for men with a waist size between 40 and 70 inches or men that are taller than six feet two inches.
  • Generation X
  • The demographic of Americans aged 30 to 45, who follow the baby-boomer generation.
  • Generation Y
  • The demographic of Americans aged between 10 and 30, who are born to baby boomers and follow Generation X.
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