It’s Friday and that means another Thing of the Week. We come across a lot of interesting products, services, and ideas throughout the course of the week, and they don’t always fit into articles we’re writing for the site. Thing of the Week is the place for us to share those items, whatever they are, with you. Some of them are related to the things you’d expect to find at Chubstr, while some aren’t. You never know what you’ll find.

Grenson Fred Boot in BrownBruce’s Pick: I came across Grenson Shoes for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and I find myself going back to the site every few days looking at 5 or so pairs I’d like to buy. My favorites are probably the Fred in honey (they also have tan and black). They’re big and they look good and I need a new pair of boots terribly. Here’s how Grenson describes them:

Fred is the boot version of Archie. He’s our biggest baddest boot and one that you wear if you don’t want to take any nonsense. Triple sole, oversized punching and nice big eyelets, Fred is all boot.

Grenson has shoes for just about every occasion, and they’re launching a women’s collection any time now. I see a few pairs of their shoes in my future.


Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace PaperbackLindsey’s Pick: Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace’s seemingly infinite tome. A week or so ago, the Decemberists released the video for their new single Calamity Song, directed by Michael Schur (co-creator of Parks and Recreation). The video is based on a portion of Wallace’s book and it sparked new inspiration for me to go back and finish it. I’m reserving my thoughts and opinions on the book until I finish it (I’m about halfway through), but it’s constantly referred to as a modern classic and so I’m determined now to complete it and hopefully, finally understand what all the fuss is about.






Another Earth FilmBrandon’s Pick: Another Earth is incredible. It’s only in smaller theaters right now, as I saw it at The Moxie in Springfield, Missouri. Here’s the plot:

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

I highly recommend it if you’re able to find it at a theater near you.





The Baby Bullet by Magic BulletJessica’s Pick (By way of Bruce): Jessica was due to give birth to a bouncing baby girl a few days ago, but the baby tells us she isn’t ready to come out. Nevertheless, Jessica is kicking back and playing the waiting game, but she did tell me via text that she was interested in and a little confused by the Baby Bullet. It’s supposed to be for making organic baby food. You can see the happy little faces and all the cups that make it kid friendly. The confusion? Why would you buy the Baby Bullet when you could just buy the regular Magic Bullet?

If you’re sold on the Baby Bullet, you can get it here.

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Kelly Glover
Kelly Glover

Yes!!! I love him. You all need to watch Gavin and Stacey!!!!

anthonymg Same here. Sizes run the spectrum since they're not universal, so sometimes a 42 fits and sometimes a 46 fits. I feel you on being on the line - you can't go to a lot of the mainstream stores and find what you're looking for, but you also can't find the styles you want at B&T unless you really search. Have you checked out or Both offer sizes to something like 60 waist and 5X shirts with styles from well known brands. I've been really happy with what I'm finding at those places. Hope this helps!
Very handsome.
Alden L. Jackson
Chubstr,  I find that Sizes vs fitment to be wide open when it comes to clothes for my body type.  I am 6'3" 320lbs  Which for my style ends up being a 40"x32" waist slim fit,low rise jean and anything from a 2XLT to a 4X depending on the cut of the shirt.  See the problem a guy like me has is what I call the "in-betweener"  I can't shop at most normal stores because everything is "FAT man in a little shirt" and then stepping into a Big and tall store (read: Conservative and Frumpy) and I'm the guy that is now tall enough, but not wide enough. Destination XL has done a good job re-branding themselves with more fashionable clothes, but they still are not fashion forward enough for me.
anthonymg Thanks for the comment Anthony! If you can tell us what your sizes are, we can point you in the right direction. We definitely try to feature clothing in sizes as large as we can find them available, but sometimes they are difficult to find. You'll see a lot of options on the site that go to 5X or 6X. This particular post is a reader photo submission, so this guy has shared specifically what he's wearing and where he got it, which isn't always available in every size. Since it's a reader photo submission, the clothing is based on the size of the gent in the photo. Hope this helps! Check out our resources section and feel free to tell us your sizes and what specifically you're looking for and we'll help you out. Thanks for checking out Chubstr!
Werd!  6'3" 320lbs seems to be to big for most of the fashion that I am finding here.  To big, yet to small for "Big and Tall"