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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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Gimpson
Gimpson

The slim fit jeans were great, at a 46x32 they're a bit long for me, but bunch nicely or can be rolled. And they're not baggy enough that I end up stepping on the cuffs. And now I can ride my bike without having to roll my jeans up past my knees. I ordered two pair in my initial order and just went back and ordered three more, these are going to completely replace my Levis. (They stopped stocking slimmer fits in big sizes about a year ago it seems.)


The shirts were pretty much a complete bust for me, though. I generally wear a 2XLT, and they didn't have any of their shirts available in Tall. Besides that, the 2XL shirts (short sleeve button up and T-Shirts) seem to run a bit small, none of them worked for me length wise or tightness wise. I just ordered some 3XLs with the jeans and we'll see how those work out.


I did notice this shopping round that a lot of items were out of stock or showing low stock. Hopefully this means that they're seeing good demand? I'll shoot some pictures over once the next shipment comes in.

Gimpson
Gimpson

Well, I'll definitely follow up once the order comes in, but the selection was phenomenal. Just place the biggest clothing order I think I've ever placed online... So much good stuff!

Chubstr
Chubstr moderator

@Gimpson That's great! Please do let us know what you think of their clothing, and how it fits. We'd love to see photos and share them with our readers!