Posts for Features

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”...
Breast Cancer Awareness Video Avoids Censorship With Man Boobs
Apr 24, 2016
Breast Cancer Awareness Video Avoids Censorship With Man Boobs
Macma, an Argentinian breast cancer awareness group knows that social networks have a tendency to remove photos of female breasts, so they found a way around the issue by using a shirtless man of size to demonstrate how to detect breast cancer. The video, which features a man named Henry standing in front of a woman...
GQ slams fat guys, we just laugh
Apr 20, 2016
British GQ Slams Plus Size Men
You probably saw last week’s British GQ article slamming men of size for calling themselves plus size. The author argues that calling yourself anything other than fat is a way to glorify obesity, which We Simply Cannot Have. He goes on to say that identifying as plus size is a “prissy, tip-toeing [way] around whether someone is...
Aerie Man April Fool's Joke?
Apr 07, 2016
Was the Aerie Man Campaign Really A Hoax?
Last week, we posted an interview with Notoriously Dapper’s Kelvin Davis, one of the models in American Eagle Outfitters’ Aerie Man campaign which featured men representing a range of body types. Seeing such a large and reputable brand promote body positivity and diversity felt like a step forward, until April 1st, when the company put out...
Mar 21, 2016
Zach Miko Talks Becoming a Plus Size Male Model, Dispelling Big Guy Myths
Last week, actor, comedian, and model Zach Miko became the first plus size male model to sign with IMG Models new Brawn division. I chatted with Zach about signing with one of the biggest modeling agencies in the world, becoming the face of the plus size men’s modeling movement, and dispelling one of the most annoying big guy myths. ...
Hopsy Delivers the New Best Thing in Beer
Mar 20, 2016
Hopsy Delivers The New Best Thing in Beer
We live in exciting times if you appreciate convenience. With just a few clicks or swipes, you can have dinner delivered, movie streamed, laundry picked up, masseuse at your door, dog walked, and kids picked up. The only thing missing from this most epic Netflix and chill night ever is a tasty adult beverage. Thanks to...
Zach Miko Signs to IMG Models Brawn Division
Mar 16, 2016
Zach Miko Signs to IMG’s New Plus Size Male Model Division
Remember last year when we found a photo of model/actor Zach Miko on the Target website? It’s been a wild ride since then, culminating in yesterday’s news that international modeling agency, IMG Models has signed him as the first model in their new body positive men’s plus size division, called Brawn. Ivan Bart, president at IMG...