Bigger, not better: As more retailers increasingly target key customers, industry revenue will fall

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 2018. 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 over the five years to 2018...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The majority of purchases of plus-size clothing occurs outside of the industry through a variety of more-popular channels
  • Several operators have deemed big and tall stores too costly to operate
  • Although the incidence of obesity is expected to stabilize, it should remain high
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The capital costs associated with establishing plus-size men’s clothing stores are relatively low, and the only substantial barriers to entry are establishing brand awareness and keeping pace with the competition. The industry is highly fragmented, with a large number of small players operating in the industry. There are no regulatory or licensing requirements to set up plus-size men’s clothing stores; while this lowers the barrier to entry and encourages industry entrants, it also encourages industry fragmentation and leads to fierce competition between industry operators. There is also a high level of external competition, particularly from department stores and big-box retailers, like JCPenney and Walmart. Whi...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 under the age of 25
  • Men between the ages of 35 and 44
  • Men between the ages of 25 and 34
  • Men between the ages of 55 and 64
  • Men over the age of 65
  • 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 competitionExternal 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 (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • 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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