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Matthew Simko takes a spin (class)
Feb 05, 2015
Matthew Takes a Spin (Class)
Spin class. Not exactly what you would expect to read about on Chubstr. But when Marshalls asked me to participate in a blogger spin session at Flywheel Sports, I apprehensively said yes. We’ve written about fat guys on bikes before, so that was encouraging, but to be honest, it was a daunting idea to be...
Bruce Sturgell from Chubstr
Jan 12, 2015
Bruce Sturgell Kicks Off #MCM on Big Curvy Love
I’m honored to be the first gent to get the spotlight in the new Man Crush Monday feature over at Big Curvy Love. L.A. based Kelly Glover interviewed me for the article, in which we talk about the state of big men’s fashion, shopping tips for men of size, and of course, Chubstr. If you’re unfamiliar with Big...
Dean DeBlois - Man of the Week
Man of the Week: Dean DeBlois
Our latest Man of the Week, Dean DeBlois, had a pretty good weekend. The writer and director of How to Train Your Dragon 2 took home a Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. Hailing from Quebec, DeBlois began his career as an animator in Ottawa, working on various animated TV productions. In the 90′s, DeBlois...
Tyler Jacobs makes the cover of Pose Magazine
Jan 06, 2015
Man of the Week: Tyler Jacobs in POSE Magazine
We didn’t have to go very far to find 2015′s first Man of the Week. You might remember our friend and contributor Tyler Jacobs from this interview or his contributions to our holiday gift guide - now, you can catch him on the cover of POSE Magazine! In their January 2015 issue, Tyler talks about being a Dad,...
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...

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