Another mistake is to use a collar extender that allows you to wear a too-small shirt. That flexibility might feel good but your collars won’t lay right and you might pop some buttons.
As for pants, buy bigger ones as your waist grows, maintaining the same style and color so it’s not obvious that the others are too small. The same goes for suits and sport coats.
My wife says a better title for this piece might have been “what to do when your hunk becomes a chunk.”
Keith Kappes is a columnist for The Morehead (Ky.) News. Contact him at email@example.com.