Posts for Features

Man of the Week: Nathaniel Rateliff
Aug 24, 2015
Man of the Week: Nathaniel Rateliff
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats released their soulful, energizing, self-titled debut, and if you caught them performing S.O.B. on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, you’ll understand why Mr. Rateliff is this week’s Man of the Week. A Missouri native, by way of Colorado, Rateliff got into music a little later than most, spending the early years of...
Why are brands ignoring plus size men?
Aug 20, 2015
Why Are Retailers Ignoring Plus Size Men?
Where are the plus size men’s clothing brands? It’s a problem that most people reading this have been aware of for a good portion of their lives, and now the rest of the world is discovering it: retailers are ignoring plus size men. I spoke with Toronto’s Globe and Mail about this very issue in an article that...
Kevin Owens WWE
Aug 17, 2015
Man of the Week: WWE Superstar Kevin Owens
A recent chorus of voices joining the body positive movement is resounding from a most unlikely of places: WWE fans, in support of rising Superstar Kevin Owens. At 6 feet tall and 266 pounds, Owens isn’t breaking any barriers with his stats. Nor is he the first fat guy in the game. But compared to the...
Cora Avillar of Vintageortacky
Aug 14, 2015
Chubstr Crush: Cora Alvillar of VintageOrTacky
Chubstr Crush features profiles of and conversations with women who inspire us. VintageOrTacky is a wildly popular makeup and plus-size fashion blog and YouTube channel hosted by Cora Alvillar. Cora gave us the scoop on making a career out of sharing makeup tips on the internet, what it means to be Vintage Or Tacky, and...
Stanley Adventure Cooler
Jul 20, 2015
Testing Out The Stanley Brand Adventure Cooler
It’s handy to have a go-to cooler you can grab and take with you on a trip to the beach, a campout, or walk through the woods. I took the Stanley Brand Adventure Cooler on a trip to Tryon Creek State Natural Area, a state park here in Portland to find out how well it’d...
We Tried Apple Music So You Don't Have To
Jul 08, 2015
We Tried Apple Music So You Don’t Have To
It’s been a little more than a week since Apple Music went live, offering a 3 month free trial to anyone interested in trying it out. Now that I’ve had a few days to fiddle with the service, I’ve got to say that there are a lot of things here to be proud of, and...
Chef Kevin Gillespie
Jul 06, 2015
Man of the Week: Chef Kevin Gillespie
If you’re a fan of Top Chef, you probably remember Kevin Gillespie as the season 6 contestant who, after beating almost all the other chefs to make it to the finale, lost out to Michael Voltaggio. He took his newfound fame and turned it into two successful restaurants, and now he’s taking things back to his roots with a new venture,...
Josh Lamon - an actor featured on Chubstr
Jun 04, 2015
Chubstr is growing, and we’re looking for people to write guest posts for the site. Writers will be able to cover plus size style, big and tall clothing brands, entertainment, issues that are relevant to men of size, and more. What we’re looking for Our mission at Chubstr is to “help men of size find, create, and...
Tyler, Spencer, and Bruce
Jun 02, 2015
Dining with Spencer Pablo
One of the best things about being part of something like Chubstr is the community that has grown around it. Getting the opportunity to learn about our reader’s stories is so fulfilling – it’s the reason that the site is still here after almost 5 years. Last week, Mr. Tyler Jacobs and I had the opportunity...
Man of the Week: Ben Ancheff
Jun 01, 2015
Man of the Week: Pitcher Ben Ancheff
The internet has been abuzz about Miami’s St. Thomas University Bobcats pitcher, Ben Ancheff. At 6’2 and 300 lbs, he’s not what the mainstream considers your average baseball player. @STU_Athletics Ben Ancheff stretches out before tonight's #AvistaNAIAWS Final against @LCWarriors — Zachary Simonar (@mrsim21) May 30, 2015 His team played Lewis-Clark State in the...