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N. Maxwell Lander x Chubstr Fall Collaboration
Nov 01, 2016
Fall Colors with Photographer N. Maxwell Lander
We’re continuing our photo collaboration with N. Maxwell Lander. The goal of the series is to spotlight men of size in an upscale, fashionable way. This time around, it’s all about oranges, browns, greens – colors that remind you of fall. Adam Guzkowski and Chris Blair are this month’s models. See our past collaborations here and here.  ...
Mourning the End of Summer
Oct 04, 2016
Photographer N Maxwell Lander Says Farewell to Summer
In our ongoing collaboration with photographer N. Maxwell Lander, we’re putting a stylish, upscale focus on plus size men, something that we don’t see enough of. See our first, street style focused collaboration here. This time around, we mourn the end of summer with the last warm weather shots of the season with model JP Kane. You...
Chubstr Spotlight: Tinder Badesha
Sep 27, 2016
Spotlight: Plus Model Tinder Badhesha
From New York Fashion Week, to work with brands like Kohl’s, plus size model Tinder Badhesha can strike a pose anywhere, any time. So what’s it like to be a plus model in a time when Ashley Graham’s on the cover of Sports Illustrated? We got together with Tinder on an LA parking lot rooftop to put her...
ABearNamedTroy's #BearItAll
Aug 19, 2016
In LA Tomorrow? Attend Troy Solomon’s #BearItAll Event
It’s getting easier to find communities that promote body positivity online, but in the real world, events and safe spaces are few and far between. This is one of the reasons that plus size actor, model, and style enthusiast Troy Solomon is kicking off #BearItAll, a campaign/multi-city event promoting self-love, body positivity, acceptance, and inclusion....
Virgie Tovar Lose Hate Not Weight Founder
Jun 24, 2016
Spotlight: #Losehatenotweight with Virgie Tovar
Where do we even begin with fat activist and #losehatenotweight founder Virgie Tovar? Between being an advice column writer, published author, Buzzfeed contributor, novelist, poet, speaker, fatshion queen, body image expert and coach, and Babe Camp founder, Virgie is also just really, really cool. We played around on a mini golf course with San Francisco’s favorite “fat babe” on...
How to do Father's Day on a Budget with Sears
Jun 15, 2016
How to Do Father’s Day on a Budget With Sears
This post is sponsored by Sears. All opinions, however, are my own. Father’s Day is coming up on us quick, and if you’re like a lot of us, you might not have a ton of money to lay out to show your Dad that you care. We teamed up with Sears to bring you a...
N. Maxwell Lander collaborates with Chubstr
May 25, 2016
This Photographer Offers a Positive View of Stylish Plus Size Men
We’re all well aware of the glaring lack of plus size male representation in media, magazines, and advertising. Though this is changing little by little, there aren’t a lot of places to go to see compelling high quality photos of guys looking great and feeling good about what they’re wearing. That’s why we’re kicking off a monthly collaboration with...
Notorious B.I.G. - Notable Man of Size
May 18, 2016
Notable Men of Size: The Notorious B.I.G
We’re continuing our look at big men who have had an impact on history and popular culture in a variety of ways. We call them Notable Men of Size. You can read our 1st article, featuring President Theodore Roosevelt here. This week we move from politics to music, by featuring none other than Big Poppa himself, Christopher Wallace, The Notorious...
Harvey Guillen goes to Palm Springs
May 13, 2016
Harvey Guillen’s Palm Springs Road Trip
Take a look at these shots of our good friend Harvey Guillen during a recent trip to Palm Springs. As you can see, he’s already prepared for summer. One of my favorite things about Harvey is that he’s willing to be adventurous with his style. He’ll go high fashion, laid-back casual, or even vintage, and still –...
Notable Man of Size: Teddy Roosevelt
Apr 27, 2016
Notable Men of Size: Teddy Roosevelt
Men of size have been part of the fabric of history since the dawn of time. These gents have been our entertainers, musicians, athletes, and leaders. At Chubstr, call these badasses “Notable Men of Size”. Since it’s an election year, our inaugural installment honors none other than our 26th President, Teddy Roosevelt. Vice-President Theodore “Teddy”...