UK department store Debenhams is stocking menswear up to size 5XL to match growing plus-size needs across the country. Previously sizes stopped at 3XL, but demand for larger sizes of shirts, suits, tops, casual jackets and trousers had soared 170 percent in the last two years, it said.

The retailer said it was "delighted" to offer the bigger sizes after requests from customers.

A spokesman for the retailer told The Daily Mirror that one in nine of all menswear purchases in its stores nationally are now larger than size 2XL (50-52 inch chest and 18 inch collar).

"Our expanded range with more items in longer lengths, bigger chests and waist sizes is keeping pace with those changes,” a spokesperson said.

 

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