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.
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This look is one of my favorite looks from the lookbook. The Gentlemen’s Curb Year In Review: The Official Big & Tall Lookbook. I mean, to be absolutely honest I love them all, but this particular inspiration is one of my absolute favorites. I know some of yall may ask why? Well, I love the work that Michael B. Jordan. The accomplished actor is a character that I remember from the television series called “The Wire.” But, 2018 was an incredible year for Michael B. Jordan (and many other actors as well.) I loved the actor’s roles in the films “Creed,” and Marvel’s “The Black Panther.”
Michael B Jordan
Michael B Jordan’s shoot for the Men’s Health magazine was the inspiration for the latest look. I felt that the look should have been done from a big & tall lens. I was a little nervous with this, but I am embracing my body. It’s something that I should have done years ago. The denim shirt is from Society of One (I love this brand! I feel like it’s a brand not too many of us know about) that could be found at Destination XL. The jeans are from Boohoo Man. Make sure that you check them out. I hope that you are enjoying the lookbook so far. Make sure that you tell us what you think by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you. Until next time, it’s The Gentlemen’s Curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way.