Fashion is fascinating to me, because it intersects and connects art, commerce and politics.
Particularlyyyy body politics.
As body positivity and body autonomy have become more popular, alongside the rise of plus size fashion bloggers – there’s been a noticeable lack of plus size men! (Or “husky” or “big and tall” or “fat” – whatever descriptor you want to use!)
Because women’s bodies are more policed, it makes sense that women would be leading the charge! However, when you look at straight size creatives, there does seem to be a noticeable difference in the number of straight-size verses plus size men!
So, I thought I should share some of my fave big and tall guys, and help y’all mix it up a little bit.
#1: Kelvin Davis @NotoriouslyDapper
Okay, so chances are you have probably seen Kelvin.. somewhere. Like on a Target ad or in a catalogue. I met Kelvin IRL at The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo in Atlanta this last August, and I was a liiiiittle starstruck. (Yes, he is that beautiful in person!)
Kelvin was so charming and down-to-earth, and I love how he layers looks!
Kelvin is also a published author when it comes to men’s style, having published, “Notoriously Dapper: How to Be a Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence,” which is currently $15 on Amazon.
#2: Ady Del Valle @AdyDelValle_
I stumbled across Ady’s instagram last year, and it has been a joy to watch him take on the world of modeling. Ady’s iG Story is regularly peppered with a discussion of self-love, going after your dreams and MAKING SHIT HAPPEN. Plus, his contouring skills are amazing.
Also, Ady just has a lovely presence in-person. You feel like you’re in a fluffy cloud just by being around him!
3 . Bruce Sturgell @Chubstr
Bruce is the founding force behind Chubstr, a “style destination for big and tall or plus size men.” If you’re looking for helpful blog posts on everything from formalwear to pajamas, Bruce has got you covered!
4. Claus of @ClausFrankfurt
I love gay bears, and Claus represents the identity BEAUTIFULLY. I love his urban pics, and the flair he adds to photos!
5. Akeen Kimbo @keenzao
Akeen is another plus size model, with some ink that I love! I love how this Brazilian creative mixes in selfies with modeling content.
6. Troy Williams @ABearNamedTroy
Honestly, I had a REALLY hard time picking my fave photo of Troy. Troy is a plus size creative and gay man living in Los Angeles, who is doing a fabulous job of breaking down gender norms and stereotypes.
Troy isn’t afraid to shop in the “women’s section” and has a really keen eye for mixing colors and textures.
7. Scott @ScottBayliss_
If you also shop the Men’s section of ASOS, you have likely seen Scott’s face. in the word’s of my BFF, Sarah, “Scott is a SNACK.”
8. Zach Miko @ZachMiko
It could be argued that Zach Miko is the male equivalent of Tess Holiday. I appreciate that Zach engages with intersectional issues on his feed, and I love the jet setting pics he shares!
9. Michael-Anthony Spearman @thebigfashionguy
This man understands the power of a pocket square! Michael is a blogger based in Detroit, who gives style inspo for days! He also has a joint blog with his significant other, Lissa!
Did I Miss Anyone?
Did I miss someone in the roundup? Comment below with their info, and I’ll do my best to add them!
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