Posts Tagged ‘style’

Swag & Valor gets the Tyler Jacobs treatment
Feb 18, 2015
A “Pants-On” Review of Swag & Valor Boxers
The friendly folks over at Swag & Valor recently sent me a pair of their boxer briefs in exchange for my opinion. I had the pleasure of giving them a test-run and picking them apart. The Fit My first impression was that the fabric & waistband feels a little thick and heavy. But once I...
Sweet Paul talks cooking, crafts and big men's fashion
Feb 12, 2015
Sweet Paul On Cooking, Crafting, and Big Men’s Style
When Paul Lowe moved from Oslo, Norway to New York City, he had no idea he’d end up creating Sweet Paul, the amazingly successful cooking and crafting brand that bears his name. With millions of website visitors per year, magazines printed and released seasonally, and an army of followers on social media, he’s showing no signs of stopping....
Scout Underwear Relaunches!
Feb 06, 2015
Your Dream Drawers are Back – Scout Underwear Relaunches Site
Remember Scout Underwear? The brand with the mission to make a better pair of underwear for big guys relaunched this week, with more options for men of size. With a goal of providing support and comfort where men need it most, Scout unveiled trunks, shorts, and jock straps made with the thoughtful details that make the...
Parallel Revolution organic hemp shirts
Dec 11, 2014
Parallel Revolution Makes Organic Hemp Look Good
When many people hear the phrase “organic hemp clothing,” they probably think about clothes for hippies. Turns out, you can make more than one kind of look with the fabric. Meet Parallel Revolution, a California based clothing brand specializing in great looking organic hemp shirts. A few months ago, the company did a photo shoot with two of...
So You Want to Smoke a Pipe?
Dec 09, 2014
The Well-Rounded Gent: So You Want to Smoke a Pipe
The Well-Rounded Gent is the Chubstr feature that focuses on the finer things in life. From fashion to grooming to etiquette, we cover it here. This week, we take a look at smoking tobacco in a fancy pipe with someone who knows all about it – Scott Spolverino from In With Bacchus.  The briar pipe is a luxurious...
The Gent's Guide to Dressing for Thanksgiving
Nov 25, 2014
The Young Gentleman’s Guide to Dressing for Thanksgiving Dinner
Well you did it. Graduated from college in the spring, got a job that uses that degree over the summer, and all through fall you’ve been buying your “first adult” everything. Now it’s Thanksgiving, the first holiday you get to go home and rub all of the above in your underachieving cousin’s face. You’re living the...
Win a Year's Supply of Boxers from Swag & Valor
Win a Year’s Supply of Boxers from Swag & Valor
There aren’t many brands out there focusing exclusively on big and tall clothing, so when we come across one, we’ve got to spread the word. From the Pacific Northwest comes Swag & Valor, a company dedicated to helping big men find comfortable clothing they actually want to wear. How Swag & Valor Started Like some of the...
Parker & Pine dress shirts for big men
Nov 20, 2014
Help Parker & Pine Bring Style to Big & Tall Shirts
Remember Parker & Pine? They’re the Canadian brand making boxers with a mission to help big men look their best by focusing on solving the problems that men of size have with most of the clothing they wear. Now they’re taking that problem solving knowhow from boxers to premium dress shirts, and they need your help. They’ve...
Diversity Now 2014 with Bruce from Chubstr
Oct 17, 2014
If you missed the original announcement, I’m very excited to be on the panel for Ryerson University School of Fashion’s Diversity NOW 2014 event. We’ll be discussing the state of diversity in fashion with some amazing people like Marie Denee and Dr. Ben Barry (who will be serving as moderator). I’m really excited to meet everyone and have the...
Corbin Chamberlin-Randall answers your questions
Sep 13, 2014
Ask Corbin: Snobby Salespeople, White After Labor Day and Short-Span
A few years ago, I wrote a story about Chubstr for The New York Times, in which I examined the history and content of the site, as well as my own struggles with squeezing, stretching and searching for clothes that fit my more-than-husky frame. After a round of appearances on morning TV shows, interviews and...