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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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Chris Liberti
Chris Liberti

I paid for it on my blazer and trousers although neither fits great after losing 20 pounds

Chris Liberti
Chris Liberti

It's all about tailoring. Proper tailoring will look good on any body type. Spend and extra $50 to make it fit right

Ivan Diaz
Ivan Diaz

Where did you buy this coat at?

I've shopped old navy and seems like they are one of the only people that try remotely to cater to plus size mens clothing, however i find their jeans fit wonderful through the thigh area but not so much through the legs... i wear a 46 to where the jeans fit they look good, but i have found that the leg area they use too much fabric... even when I've tried their slim & skinny jeans. I just wish that they would test more and try making them look more tailored, without them being to tight or to big through the leg. I feel like a lot of stores really don't pay attention to this side of the size spectrum, probably because it costs them money. You don't see very many extended sizes in store for some reason and what you do find a lot of the time is over sized generic clothing basically drapes which seems like they guessed at what the size it might look like. Although stores like Casual Male XL has decent clothing... and you can find most extended sizes, its completely over priced, and since I'm young i do feel like they don't have styles current with younger generations, feel sorta like shopping with my dad. Although  it might seem like I'm bitter, not gonna lie kinda am I'll take what i can get and make it work, just wish some of these companies would pay us big guys and gals a little more attention and give us something stylish current and with a great fit!
TroiScales
I love wearing socks but sometimes wanna try to not wearing it but still doesn't find the shoes that match with pants. Yea brogues is nice. Great explanation and answers U0001f44d
Azharul Azhar
Yeah Mathew!
Azharul Azhar
You're making me blush - thanks!
Chubstr
You are the best Bruce!
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