Posts for Features

The Chubstr 2014 Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 17, 2014
Chubstr’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, the men of Chubstr have put their heads together to come up with the ultimate gift guide. Perfect for every (and any) man in your life. Bruce Sturgell Editor in Chief 1. Willoughby Cologne from Ursa Major ($40) – It smells like the best of the great outdoors, it’s...
Jeremy Howard talks life as a plus size male model
Dec 01, 2014
Jeremy Howard Talks Life as a Plus Size Male Model
This week we’re continuing the series that chronicles our search for the illusive plus size male model. Meet Jeremy Howard, an L.A. based model and actor. He talks about trying to break into the business, being too big for the mainstream and not big enough for the big and tall modeling, and how he thinks plus...
Seth Rogen and James Franco are Naked and Afraid
Nov 18, 2014
Seth Rogen and James Franco Get Naked and Afraid
Seth Rogen and James Franco could have chosen to do the same old interview and promo tour to get the word out about their new film, The Interview. Instead, they decided to try something a bit more…personal. They decided to take part in a special episode of the Discovery Channel Show, Naked and Afraid: The...
Bruce from Chubstr at Ryerson University
Oct 28, 2014
TALKING DIVERSITY IN FASHION IN TORONTO
Last week, I had the pleasure of heading to Toronto to speak about diversity in fashion at Ryerson University’s School of Fashion on a panel moderated by Dr. Ben Barry. Joining me on the panel was Valerie of Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, Sharon Hayward of Adios Barbie, and the amazing Marie Denee, of The Curvy Fashionista. Each...
Lesmouches: plus size male model
Oct 18, 2014
Rikard Olsson Talks About Baring it All for Art
One of the biggest complaints we hear from readers about big and tall clothing is the lack of representation in models. Most of the brands selling this type of clothing use models that don’t exactly reflect their big and tall customer. You’ll often see the tall side of big and tall, but not the big side....
Help fund the Pudge PDX Pinup Calendar
Oct 15, 2014
Only a Few Days Left to Help Fund the Pudge PDX Pinup Calendar
Remember the Pudge PDX Body Positive Pinup Calendar campaign we told you about a few weeks ago? The end date is near, and they need your help to meet their goal. If you missed our article about Pudge PDX, here’s what it’s all about: In 9 months, 100+ volunteers, 69 models, 10 hair stylists, 6 makeup...
Join Chubstr for Diversity NOW 2014
Oct 04, 2014
Join Chubstr in Toronto for Diversity Now 2014
I’m very excited to be part of the panel at this year’s installment of Diversity NOW, an event put on by the Ryerson University School of Fashion in Toronto. Diversity NOW is a yearly event that discusses the need for diversity in fashion, and the many issues surrounding that. Diversity NOW 2014 takes place on Tuesday, October...
Scott Spolverino Talks Spirits
Sep 29, 2014
Scott Spolverino Talks Spirits, Style and Blogging
Few people love spirits as much as Scott Spolverino. After earning his Masters Degree in Brewing and Distilling, he picked up a job at a top New York distillery, began writing for industry magazines, and started the blog In With Bacchus. We talk to Scott about his favorite drinks, starting a blog, and what exactly one does...
Markus Persson, Man of the Week!
Sep 15, 2014
Man of the Week: Markus ‘Notch’ Persson
This morning Microsoft confirmed plans to acquire Mojang, the studio that created the sandbox indie game Minecraft for a cool $2.5 billion. By the end of the year, the deal will be done, and the founding members of the game studio will step down – including game creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson. Persson originally released an alpha version...
Curves and Chaos
Sep 12, 2014
Curves and Chaos Chooses Chubstr as a Favorite Resource
Thanks to Monique from Curves & Chaos for naming Chubstr one of her 7 Favorite Resources for Plus Size Fashion! There aren’t a lot of options out there for bigger gents who want to cultivate their style, so it’s always awesome to see someone spreading the word. If you’re unfamiliar with Curves and Chaos, it’s time...