Posts for Features

Ashley Nell Tipton
Nov 06, 2015
Spotlight: Project Runway Winner Ashley Nell Tipton
In case you missed it, Ashley Nell Tipton didn’t just take home the win for Project Runway Season 14 at New York Fashion Week last night; she blazed trails with the first-ever plus size collection in the show’s history. We caught the young designer’s attention amid the finale win celebrations (and the tears – so many tears)...
Alber Elbaz - Man of the Week
Nov 02, 2015
Man of the Week: Alber Elbaz
After 14 years at French fashion house, Lanvin, Alber Elbaz is out as creative director. The charismatic designer helped put the company back on the map, making it more modern and accessible through collaborations with the likes of H&M, while keeping beauty and luxury front and center. By all accounts, Elbaz was fun and energizing, with a...
photo: Chrissy Metz
Oct 21, 2015
Chrissy Metz Talks Music, Acting, American Horror Story
Chubstr Crush features profiles of and conversations with women who inspire us. Most people know Chrissy Metz from her role as “Ima Wiggles” on American Horror Story: Freak Show, but she’s really a slashie – an actress/singer/comedian. With new singles out from her band Chrissy and the Vapors, we got the chance to get the...
Man of the Week: Jack Black
Oct 19, 2015
Man of the Week: Jack Black
Many of you reading this probably grew up with R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books. It wouldn’t be surprising if the series was your introduction to the horror genre, considering that for a while, they were selling at a rate of millions of books per month. Our latest Man of the Week is none other than Jack Black, who...
Nick Frost - Man of the Week
Oct 05, 2015
Man of the Week: Nick Frost Writes His Memoir
Nick Frost probably should have been a Man of the Week a long time ago, what with his sheer awesomeness and body of work. We’re featuring him this week because he’ll be releasing his memoir in a few days, aptly named Truths, Half Truths and Utter Bullshit. It looks like Bullshit is being replaced with Little White Lies at...
Charley Koontz: The Chubstr Interview
Oct 02, 2015
Charley Koontz’s Style Renaissance
Actor Charley Koontz is feelin’ himself. And rightly so; since 2011 he’s starred in two hit TV shows, CSI Cyber and Community, and now he’s the US ambassador for the Be Real body positivity campaign. After several years in the public eye, Charley has prioritized developing his personal style. He sat down with us during a recent fitting at...
Happy Birthday George R.R. Martin!
Sep 21, 2015
Man of the Week: Happy Birthday George R.R. Martin!
On Sunday, novelist and all-around amazing guy George R.R. Martin celebrated his 67th birthday. How did he spend his special day? Attending the Emmys, of course! Host Andy Samberg took a moment during the broadcast to wish him a happy birthday, and talk about how Martin attended the very first Emmy awards – as a...
Chubstr goes to the sumo meet
Sep 08, 2015
The Next Big Thing: Loving and Living Sumo
There’s an unexpected hot new professional sport to follow, where the champions aren’t chiseled, size matters, and athleticism defies appearances. Sumo wrestling’s growing popularity and presence in the United States is an exciting and affirming sport for men of size. No longer simply an air-filled goofy suit to dress up in at the fair, sumo...
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...