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Welcome to Answerland, the place where Chubstr answers your burning questions about everything. Questions about clothing, style, grooming, food & drink, entertainment, art, or anything in between – if you have questions, we’ll do our best to help you out. Click here to ask us a question, or leave it in the comments below.

Adam from Ireland asked: I’m looking for a spring jacket, nothing too expensive, any suggestions?

Thanks for the question, James. Take a look at Nordstrom’s spring jacket selection (with sizes to big 4X) for jackets in literally EVERY style imaginable.

Nordstrom spring jackets

Well, maybe not EVERY style, but you get the idea. Prices generally start around $80 and go up from there. If that’s not your thing, take a look at Altrec (with sizes to 5X) for something more outdoorsy, or Eddie Bauer spring jackets for something a bit more put together and mature, pictured below.

Eddie Bauer spring jackets

James asked: Hello. My name is James. Im 22 years old and I’m a bigger guy. I was trolling the internet on male modeling, and i came across your site. I was wondering if you knew where one could get into modeling as a big guy. Im definitely interested in it.

Well, James – it’s difficult to break into the industry. Why? Because with a few exceptions, the plus size male model is a myth right now. Big guys are even less represented in fashion than plus size women. There are, however a few places that employ plus size male models – such as Indi Denim and Brigitte Models in Germany. Not a lot of options.

Is this changing? I believe so. Even fashion writer (all stylish big gent) Corbin Chamberlin believes the tide is slowly turning. In our interview with him last week, he said as much. There are, however, some things brewing here when it comes to the plus size male model. I can’t say much more about it right now, but keep an eye on Chubstr and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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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
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!
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"
anthonymg
You are an absolute hottie!
MelanieStragandReynolds
I like him, need that in my life.
Moses Mccurdy

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