14 January, 2023
Original big rig launches new brand
FED up with clothes that just didn’t fit right, a local Mareeba couple have taken it upon themselves to design and sell a special brand of clothing designed for the “big rigs”.
Big Rig Clothing is an enterprise spearheaded by Raymond and Raylene Srhoj and is aimed at people who struggle to find clothing that fits their frames properly.
Being well above six feet, Raymond would always have to go a size above in any shirt he wanted just to get the length right and when sizes started moving above 3XL, options became limited.
The name of the business even came from one of Raymond’s regular monikers, “Big Rig”.
“Because Raymond is a tall gentleman, we have always strug-gled to find clothes that fit him – everything that we would fine we would always have to go up a size to get the length,” Raylene said.
“We would often have to go to Western Australia or Brisbane or Melbourne to shops like Big and Tall to find clothing, we can get some stuff from places locally but when you get up into 3XL, 4XL and 5XL it is always hard to find something.”
After over two decades of talking about it the couple decided to give it a go late last year and launch Big Rig Clothing with a basic line-up of shirts, caps and jumpers with plans to expand the range.
The community feedback has been positive and Raylene said people are excited to have new options available.
“We have talked about it for 20 something years and we have thrown it around for a long time and we finally decided to give it a go ourselves,” Raylene said.
“We have started with a very small range because there are issues finding stock and we have plans to expand and give people more options.”
To find out more and to order your own piece of Big Rig clothing visit www.bigrigclothing.com.au