Posts for Features

Ask Bruce your Style Question on the Big Curvy Love Podcast!
May 19, 2015
Ask Bruce Your Style Questions on the Big Curvy Love Podcast
Kelly from Big Curvy Love is kicking off her brand new podcast, and I get the honor of being one of the first guests! We’re going to talk about a variety of things, including YOUR questions on style, finding clothes in your size, how to wear the things you already have, and how to dress for...
Introducing Indochino's Essential Blue Suit
May 14, 2015
Catch Chubstr on HuffPost Live TODAY!
If you’re around a computer at 1:40 Eastern (10:40 Pacific), head over to HuffPost Live to watch yours truly talk about #dadbod, and the lack of plus size male models in the mainstream. We might even talk a bit about Chubstr! Help support your favorite plus size men’s style blog by tuning in!
Noble Brewer
May 12, 2015
Is Noble Brewer the World’s Most Unique Beer Club?
Did you know there’s a beer club out there putting a spotlight on homebrewer’s best creations? Meet Noble Brewer, an Oakland, California based company with a mission sharing “high quality, single-release beers inspired by our homebrewers’ very best recipes” on a quarterly basis. Doing something like this is pretty tricky, partially due to laws that prohibit...
Check out DXL's new TV spots
May 07, 2015
Destination XL Releases 3 New TV Spots
Our friends at Destination XL put together some fun new TV spots focused on how finding clothes that fit well and look good can make you feel great. Check them out below: Superhero: Rock Star: Football Player: It’s good to see bigger guys portrayed positively in commercials. Check out the supercut of all of the spots over...
Amzer Crusta iPhone 6 Plus case
Mar 22, 2015
Hands On With the Amzer Crusta iPhone 6 Case
I love my iPhone 6 Plus. It’s the perfect size for someone like me, who spends a lot of time working and taking photos on the go. Though I haven’t dropped it yet, I feel like it could happen at any time. The simple translucent case I picked up the day I got it is...
Chubstr Crush: Alysia Angel
Mar 13, 2015
Chubstr Crush: Writer Alysia Angel
Chubstr Crush features profiles and conversations with women who inspire us. Alysia Angel’s Twitter profile description sums her up better than we ever could: Published queer femme writer with grit in her teeth and pearl handled guns in her pantaloons. Lambda Lit Fellow. Hair twirler. Day dreamer. We talked to Alysia about her upcoming book Holy Roller:...
Man of the Week: The Dancing Man
Mar 09, 2015
Man of the Week: The Dancing Man
Many of us have had to deal with body shaming and ridicule on the internet. We’re unfortunately aware of the trolls and the fat-shamers – two of the downsides of this amazing tool we use daily to stay connected and share our lives. Last week, photographs began circulating online of a big guy dancing in a crowd...
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...