The Gentlemen’s Curb The ‘Curb Year In Review
It’s The Gentlemen’s Curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. First, I want to Thank God for this opportunity. I have been a blogger that models every now and then. I have been blessed with some amazing opportunities and to be absolutely honest, I am super humbled. Humility is the catalyst that helps me to push forward. You are only as good as your last post. You shouldn’t stay in the past because time is always moving. There have been many sacrifices and many ups and downs that I have been blessed to overcome. Some struggles I made public and some struggles I made private.
However, this lookbook started out as a crazy idea. I stand a man that is 6’1 and 324 pounds. The idea seemed impossible and insane. I would think to myself “it would be dope to have a lookbook for men of size.” I haven’t seen a lookbook for big and tall/plus size men. (To be fair, we have lookbooks with specific brands, but not a book highlight brands for men of size exclusively.)
It’s Isn’t Always About You
Because there are things that are bigger than me, I have to push forward. As I child, I was always bigger than a lot of my peers. Too many times, I got the “fat” jokes. So, it made me insecure. Insecure about myself, my body and especially my abilities. I felt as I had to be one of the people that pushed for size inclusion so that those behind won’t have to experience what I went through. There are people just like you doing amazing things!
But, we worked through my frustrations to bring you a book that’s the first of this kind.
Celebrate Your Accomplishments
It’s a huge accomplishment and I am extremely happy and privileged to share it with you. The pictures selected are some bold and historic photos that highlight some points of 2018.
This is an accomplishment not only for men of size but the modern man. Let’s continue to break barriers and shatter stereotypes all while being ourselves.
I want to thank all of the WOMEN who have been on the front lines of body advocacy, body positivity movement. Your courageous actions will never go unnoticed and unrecognized. Thank You.
The ‘Curb Year In Review: The Official Big And Tall Lookbook
We made it to week three! I hope that you are enjoying the #bigandtall lookbook. I know some of my readers will tell you that I am not a fan of a blazer. That statement isn’t necessarily true. I think that there is more to big and tall fashion. I want to show a lot more diversity.
It’s rare that we see #menofsize in patterns. In too many instances we are told that certain patterns will make us appear to be larger. It’s time to get rid of stereotypes, especially stereotypes that are forced on us from people who aren’t our size. I decided to break away from the stereotypes. The blazer is from SOS Denim and Eyani Couture. The button-down is from Large Lad Clothing. The pants are from Shaq XLG from JCPenney.
This look was inspired by Siya Kolisi. (An awesome South African rugby player. I drew inspiration from the pic, it’s not recreation. (I know that I will get some flack and critiques. So, I had to make it clear. LOL!) I thought how dope would it be to wear a dope floral pattern unapologetically. I thought that it would be awesome to highlight an athlete during #BlackHistoryMonth
What do you think of the lookbook so far? Feel free to leave a comment and or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure that you follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Until next time it’s The Gentlemen’s Curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way.