Another Brand For Big And Tall Men

This is part of an article taken from FASHION, by Marcy Cruz

Brandon Kyle (+Menswear) Launches Contemporary Plus Size Men’s Clothing Brand

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We love seeing the emergence of more fashion lines and brands dedicated to the stylish plus size/big & tall/brawn man. In the midst of the evolution of plus size fashion over the last two decades, it seems men have gotten lost in the shuffle and are now getting the fashion they yearn for and deserve.

Brandon Kyle (+Menswear) is answering that call and throwing its hat into the fashion arena as the first contemporary lifestyle-clothing brand made for the modern, fashion-forward Big and Tall Man.

The brand’s website launched today and they will also be celebrating that launch with its first fashion show in NYC tonight during NY Fashion Week, which will feature male models of varying sizes and shapes on the runway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brandon Kyle Coates is a former creative director for Women’s plus size brand Monif C.,         he is well aquainted in the plus size fashion industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Coates said in an official state ,“Having been a plus-size man for most of my adult life, I understand the struggles that larger men face when looking for flattering clothes that are fashion-forward. Starting a plus-size menswear line is the natural next step in my life-long journey to help make plus-size fashion equal for everyone.”

I think starting a plus size menswear line is such a great thing and I hope to see more. Tremendous  progress is being made for plus size women also, they are strutting down the runway like bosses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This goes to show, you do not have to sacrifice style because of your size. I love to see well dressed big men and women, just know what looks good on you. Concentrate on what feels good on you and what makes you feel good.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Most of us are a little vain in how we look, regardless of our size, clothes, when chosen right, boosts our confidence, making us into more sociable beings. Go ahead and strutt your stuff and look good doing it!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you like this or (not), please leave a comment @ https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com, either will help me improve.

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6 Reasons Exercise Is Good For Big Men

jogging-1529803_1280                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Some form of physical activity is good for everyone, whether you have a big body or small body. In this post I will focus mainly on the benefits of exercise for big men.  There is a certain group of people who, after gaining a lot of weight, for some reason, become less mobile.
The more weight they gain, the less they want to move. Over time, this has a great impact on the body and a regiment of regular physical activity is required to get you back in good physical shape.
The first order of business is to see your Doctor and find out what his recommendations are. Once you and your doctor work out what kinds of exercises will benefit you, map out a plan to include these exercises in your everyday activities.  The results, a healthier and better you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          walking-1305111_1920              
Here are 6 benefits you will definitely notice.                                                                               

1.    You feel better, you have  the energy to get up and do things, your breathing is better and you have a greater desire to be out and about.
2.     The next thing is usually when you carry a lot of weight, it wears on your back, your knees and other body joints. Certain exercise ease a lot of pain. you are moving muscles that had been dormant and not used. This makes you a more pleasant person to be around.
3.    Another great benefit is it makes your heart healthier, carrying a lot of weight can be a tremendous strain on your heart, being inactive makes it even worse. Knowing( as well as we can know) that we have a healthy heart makes us feel real good about our body.

4. Exercise can sometimes prevent or lessen those itises, arthritis,  tendonitis,and   bursitis. If we live long enough, whether you’re big or small we are apt to suffer from one or all of these, exercise helps lessen the pain of these ailments.
5.  If you are a smoker, exercise can help you quit. Sound far fetched? Well, exercise is addictive. If you exercise enough, you will become addicted to it, you will find that you cannot deal with both your exercise and smoking addiction, so exercise is an aid in quitting smoking.
6.    Last but not least, exercise can aid in lowering blood pressure, it  relieves stress.
Remember, before you start any exercise regiment, SEE YOUR DOCTOR.   

I would like to hear your comments, what you think about this post and how I can improve it.


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Big Men And Women With Big Personalities

I got the idea for this article from  How To Change Your Personality, can it be changed? By Scott Barry Kaufman from The Atlantic. It made me think of people I am aquainted with that I have always been curious about, especially big and small men, big and small women also. In the small circle I grew up in (and loved), I found that this particular group had very distinctive mannerisms. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/07/can-personality-be-change                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This does not by any means apply to all big people, just some, as I said, who are in my circle, thoes I grew up with and others I met while growing into adulthood.                                                                                                                                                                                                        I observed that the very big and the very small both possessed very LARGE personalities.  If you’ve read any of my posts, you would know that my Father and my Husband are large men, not the largest but…big men. My Mom was a tiny woman, I guess I am in between, 5’3, 146lbs.  Both of these men were Giant Teddy Bears, lovable, enjoyed life and wanted all who was around them to be happy and enjoy life also. As with most of the others I know, they had a sense of wit that drew people to them. I found most of them to be very generous and kind and was not the lest bit conscious or apologetic of their size.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In observing the small man, they have HUGE personalities. They also possess a sense of wit, are very confident and competitive,  They will tackle almost any task and conquer it. I found that most of them, the men and women are very smart people.                                                                                                                                                                                                                I observed that the women, large or small, are especially smart and are not afraid of anything. One of my longtime friends, who is obese, possess all of the above personality traits I’ve written about, told me that she had been taunted throughout childhood for being overweight, this, she said made her determined to always be one step ahead of her tormentors, in her way of thinking, she made herself better and smarter. When she was called names pertaining to her size, she would come back with, ” I’ld rather be fat and smart than dumb.”                                                                                                                           punctuation-marks-1019729_640                                                                                                                                                          None of us picked who we are, we did not pick our parents, our gender, where we were born, none of these things. Did we choose our personality? Oh boy! I believe we are born with certain traits as well as genes (we know this) given to us from our lineage, as we develop, we pick up whatever is in our universe, as our mind matures and we begin our personal growth, along with many, many fluctuations, our personalities develop, part intentional, part because it’s in your blood.(as the old folk use to say) and part because of the environment you live in.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This is a very interesting subject to me, I’ve always wondered what makes people act the way they do. I know that there are so many variables for all people, but my main curiosity has been what makes you good, what makes you bad, what makes you so likeable, what repels you from a good person or draws you to a bad person, why are most big people happier than than most?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I am really interested in what others think, please comment or send me a reply @ https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               shop@emails.macys.com

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Size Discrimination or Gender Discrimination?

Just read an article by Kristine Solomon, Style and Beauty writer, about a study done on plus size women being forced to wear men’s workout clothes. This hit pretty close to home. I’ve written about the big men in my life and some of the struggles I’ve had finding good looking clothes that would fit them and I may have mentioned my daughter who  had similar problems, finding clothes that  fit.

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Even though finding clothes for different body sizes has improved over the past years,                                                                                                                                                                          my daughter still go to the men section to look for workout pants because she is tall and the                                                                                                                                                              pants found in the regular women section are too short.

In other words, according to Kristine Solomon, a plus-size woman who wants to look good and feel good about her workout can’t pull on some cute activewear and head to the gym like a thinner woman could — even though the average American woman is close to a size 18, according to other research by the study’s co-author, Assistant Professor Deborah Christel of WSU.

Instead, the study shows that plus-size women have no choice but to shop the men’s department for workout gear. “There’s a societal expectation that I think is communicated in clothing availability,” said Christel to NBC. “Companies are saying it’s OK for a guy to be big because we are offering guy clothing, but it’s not OK for a woman to be big because we are cutting it off at a certain size.”

Big sized women want to look cute in their workout fashion, high end designers need to                                                                                                                                                                  be aware of this.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    woman-1510254_1920                                                                                                                                                                                            Imagine  an overweight teenager realizes that working out is good for the mind, body and soul and decides to join a good exercise program but cannot find pretty clothes to work out in, this sounds petty to some but can be very discouraging to a teenager.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Swim suits are designed to be flattering to the plus size body, why can’t the                                                                                                                                                   fashion designers do the same with workout apparel?                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How about this article from AllHipHop News, which is all good, my point is you see more positive things about big men than you see of big women. I must say, It’s much better now than when I was growing up and clothes was a very important part of my life, I’m just saying that I hear a more positive, accepting vibe when big men are the topic as apposed to women being the topic. This is only my opinion.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AllHipHop News) Maybach Music Group rapper Fat Trel will flex his modeling skills during New York Fashion Week this September.

Fat Trel is among the models who will hit the runway to promote Troy Adkins’ Volare collection for the Big & Tal men’s category.

On Wednesday, September 14, Adkins will debut his latest collection at an exclusive, private location in New York.

In addition to Fat Trel, Jamal “Gravy” Woolard and Comedian/actor, Faizon Love will walk down the runway representing big and tall men.
Volare bills itself as an upscale streetwear brand “for the Big & Tall fashion enthusiast.”

Yes, I am aware of the fashion shows for the big woman, and I appreciate the awareness they bring, it just seems more accepting and popular for the big man.                                        I think big women as well as big men look great in clothes designed for their body size and type. When advertising for men or women apparel. I think all sizes should be included.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Have you encountered this problem or one similar? please leave a comment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com

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Big Men Fashionfootwear-looking your best

    We all want to look our best in what we choose to wear. Big men fashion footwear intend to  help make this an easy task.  Know your size. I found a site, http://www.wikihow.com/Measure-for-a-Suit, that gives simple and easy instructions on how to get measured for a suit, it even has picture illustrations.

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                                               Make sure you have room to move comfortably, sleeves long enough, landing just about where the wrist bones meet the hand bones. You want to make sure your jacket or blazer hang flat, in a fluid motion and the flaps do not stick out, no gapping or bulging in the chest and stomach area. You want your pants to hang in a fluid motion also, long enough to touch the top half of your shoes. For the big man, be very careful of colors, you want your basic suit to be versatile, suitable to wear to church or out on a date with your favorite girl. Choose a basic subtle color being very careful with plaids or stripes, which in some cases cam make you look round, boxed in or shaggy. This is what you want to start with. You can build from this basic suit, look for accessories that complement you wearing the suit, shoes, shirt, socks and tie. You can build your wardrobe now, you know your size, the cut that hangs nicely on you and colors that compliment you.  fashion-1029438__180                                                                                                                           Big men who read my post, please comment on problems you may have encountered when shopping for a suit or any other clothing item.   contact me at https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com


     

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    Big Men Who Are Disabled

    I struggled getting my thoughts together for this post. My brother who is disabled and also a big man confined to a wheelchair, is my inspiration for this post.                                                                                                                             165901_2183163316654_746447898_n                                                                             My brother is the man in the wheel chair, my sister-in-law, and my three hundred pound husband who is in better physical shape than I am. Still, he knows it is wise for him to lose weight. He’s going back on the New Aikins Diet.                                                                                                                       Let me be clear, I know their are big healthy, happy men out there who enjoy life and are very satisfied with their bodies. Men and women who are probably in better health than we are, they just happen to be big, same as some of us, have a great looking body, or what we label as great looking and are in very poor physical health.  There’s also the disabled or ones with limitations who are in the very best physical shape that they are able to be and then there are the ones who suffer very poor physical health.                                                                                                                                                                                                      There are things that as humans we take for granted, things we never give a second thought about. Every day things such as, needing a drink of water, brushing your teeth, washing your face, taking a shower, using the restroom, finding that perfect spot or position to sleep or rest comfortably, this is just a few, the list is long. What if you are unable to do any of these things for yourself and depended entirely on someone else to do them for you?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I live this life everyday. I am blessed with fairly good health which enables me to be able to do these things for my brother. He has depended on someone doing all of these things and more his entire life. He suffers with epilepsy and delayed development. I am aware that people who suffer with epilepsy can and do live normal lives, treatment and medication for this illness have come a long way since 1944.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             There are a lot of reasons my brother is in the condition he is today but that is another story, no fault of anyone, just life circumstances. But he is the way he is and have to be taken care of. Up until now we’ve managed not to have to put him in a fulltime  facility mainly because my parents did not entertain it as an option when they were alive and now. me being his caretaker, know that most places are too understaffed to provide the twentyfour hour care that it would take for him. I am also aware that there may come a time when I will have no choice because his condition could worsen wherein they would provide the better care,  I know, sounds backwards, but if you ever go through this experience then you’ll understand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I am thankful for the care facilities we have access to in this great country of ours, I’ve worked in some and if I live long enough I will probably spend the last part of my life in one. Some reasons I hesitate to put him in one are, we’ve coddled, catered to him and unknowingly spoiled him his entire life, his ability to understand what goes on around him is slow, but he eventually understands, his ability to verbalize is very limited, if he hurts, he is not able to tell you where, sometimes you have to feed him, he have mood swings and does not have the ability to control his emotions, the list goes on and on.                                                                                                                                       On a happier note, my brother is in a wonderful adult day care facility. This facility is a Godsend for my husband and I. It frees up a part of our day and they are equipped and staffed wherein they are able to take excellent care of him. They have an inhouse Doctor, certified nurses and trained health care workers. I would recommend them to anyone needing special care. For more info about them, just e-mail me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Everyday Free Shipping from Belk.com on Orders $99+ or more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You may wonder why I am writing this post in Big Men Fashion Footwear, well nothing makes my brother happier than being dressed up. He love clothes, he like to think he’s dressed in the best fashion and he is a big man also, over two hundred pounds.  I am going to be using him as one of my models when I learn how to post my pictures and videos to my site.                                                                                                                               trendy-1030996_640                                                                                                                                                                                                             I would love to hear from anyone who would like to comment on my post, add to it or ask questions about it. Holla at me.                                 https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com

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    Trending Suits For Big Men

    Shop Amazon Fashion – Extra 25% Off Men’s Suits & More                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I grew up in a time  and place where clothes, except for work clothes and the one Sunday suit, was of little interest to the men who was in my world.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Things have changed. Men everywhere, in all walks of life are a little more conscious  of what they wear, or their wives are partners certainly are. This is a struggle for me at times because my other half is not very interested in the latest fashion.  I like for him to dress up for some occasions, so I have to be his fashion patrol.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not so for this younger generation, they like to dress it down and they love to dress it up also. Either way, they go all out to dress. Regardless of what they wear, their clothes are a serious thing to them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       To some men,  fashion is as dear a thing to as to most women, we want to look our best whether we are at work or at play. I’ve been to lot’s of fashion shows where there were men and women and know that most men are as fashion conscious as women.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Of course my personal experiences thus far has been local showings. I would to attend one of the BIG shows such as Men’s fashion week.

    Men’s Fashion Week is an event usually held twice a year in major cities around the globe, typically in January (Autumn/Winter) and June (Spring/Summer). The fashion industry event is held for fashion professionals and fashion occult. It is an event for designers and brands to showcase upcoming collections to press, media, stylists, buyers, fashion trailblazers and, in some cases, the public.

    In January 2012 London[1] announced that it would dedicate an entire weekend to menswear fashion designers. Singapore dedicated a few days to men’s shows. Los Angeles followed suit launching Men’s Fashion Week LA in 2012. Additionally, Vancouver does Men’s Fashion Week. Among other cities, New York has supported the developments in the menswear segment, but has yet to announce a Fashion Week dedicated entirely to menswear fashion designers. Paris promotes its men’s runway shows as a part of its regular Fashion Week schedule.

    In 2012, 2013 2014 and 2015 Men’s Fashion Week presented shows in Puerto Rico.

    The events are produced by World Events. This information is from WApedia encyclopedia, this is one of my dreams.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I love clothes and I love to see my big man dressed in nice clothes. They do not have to be the most expensive thing in the store, and they can even be bought second hand. If you know what to look for, what fits you and how to put it together, we can all look good in what we wear.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I would love to hear from others who have a passion for clothes. Please leave me a comment @https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com

     

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    Some Weird Trends In Fashion

    Have you ever wondered how some forms of fashion attracts and catches on to certain groups of people? Or maybe out of astonishment, you  wonder “where the heck did that style of fashion come from? I have.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     punctuation-marks-1019729_640                                                                                                                              Growing up in the fifties and early sixties, we had to put together outfits, meaning we had to take the few clothes we had, mix and match or borrow.  My mother would make us gourd skirts, taking three pieces of material cut in a sort of triangle, left wide at the waist, sew them together and there was your skirt.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My mother, my aunts all sewed. They knew how to sew well. My aunt would take a pair of jeans,  (worn out) and make a skirt from them, In those days we were not allowed to wear pants to school.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I know to some, our clothes looked weird, but we wore those clothes because we had no other choice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Our fashion sense is formed by many things, the media, our peers, our environment, the list goes on. Many people want to stand out and be noticed, one of the ways they accomplish this is by the way they dress.         Many want to create their own unique fashion style, while others concentrate on what will remain stylish regardless of what’s popular or in vogue.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Today, I believe, trends are made to make a statement, to be defiant, to offend, to draw attention and the list could go on and on.  How in the world does a person think wearing you pants hanging off your behind can be attractive and stylish?  How does a young lady think she look attractive wearing a dress three sizes too small? I believe it’s all about sending out the message of I don’t care.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fashion has taken a turn that is not becoming to some, not attractive, and very offensive. I am aware that most of the outrageous trends are among young people, my peers and I had certain fashion trends, but it’s another ballgame when you need to present yourself for things, such as a job. Bottom line, if you are not dressed in what we call ‘a decent’ way, you will not be considered for a job.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I know that some young people use fashion to convey a statement, we all did, for different reasons, just know the ones to shy away from. Would you want to sit in a restaurant seat that someone wearing his pants below his butt, had just vacated?


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    My Review- The New Atkins For A New You

     A life changer for big men and big women

    Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think Again. The New Atkins is…

    Powerful:
    Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine.

    Easy:
    The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind.

    Healthy:
    Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food — a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains.

    Flexible:
    Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you’re eating out — wherever you are.

    Backed by Science:
    More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins.

    But Atkins is more than just a diet. This healthy lifestyle focuses on maintenance from Day 1, ensuring that you’ll not only take the weight off — you’ll keep it off for good. Featuring inspiring success stories, all-new recipes, and 24 weeks’ worth of meal plans, The New Atkins for a New You offers the proven low-carb plan that has worked for millions, now totally updated and even easier than ever.

    I personally know this is a good diet for anyone wanting to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. A nutritionist from the Veterans Hospital recommended this diet for my husband. I prepared his meals, along with being coached and monitored by his nutritionist, developing a walking regiment and changing his snack foods to healthier recommended snacks, he lost a total of 45 lbs in 1 year.  

    This is an easy and simple diet to follow because it mostly consist of foods you eat every day,

    protein, leafy vegetables, nuts, fruits and whole grains.

    This diet is easy to follow at work, at home, on vacation, anywhere.  This diet focuses on a healthy, enjoyable, and doable lifestyle of eating and getting satisfaction and fullfillment from what you eat. I highly recommend this diet, especially if you are a big eater.

    “For once, a book where the scientific facts outweigh the hype and where the results fulfill the promise. Once you have read the book, your diet and lifestyle will never be the same.” — Dr. William J. Kraemer, professor of kinesiology, University of Connecticut

    If you’ve been discouraged trying one diet after the other, give this one a try, I believe you will love the results.

    You will be able to enjoy most of the foods you like, there are some you will have to eliminate, the one’s your Doctor has probably warned you about anyway, you will learn new ways to prepare your favorite foods that is going to be healthier and more nutritious, you will become more inclined to try new foods and in the process, discover a new, favorite food.

    The Authors of this book,  Eric C. Westman Stephen D. Phinney and Jeff S. Volek has made this dieting experience for big men, or big women to be a lifetime guide to eating healthy, losing weight and enjoying it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    If you are on this diet or have tried this diet please give me your feedback on it. If you are interested, try it, it will be life changing.

    Review On Double Breasted Men’s Suit-Big Men Looking Good

                       My husband sings in the choir at my church, Durning the summer months they sometimes wear white suits, I thought this would be hard to find in his size, but here it is. this is a well made suit for the big men in your life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This suit is lightweight made of lightweight material, perfect for summer and also a quality fit. It is easy to clean, keeps that fresh and pressed look.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   As in most suits, the pants are not always the same size as the jacket, so be aware and check for this. Make sure you get your right measurements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sewing-1229731_640                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I like the solid, tailored to your body fit this suit displays. If you would like to see this suit for big men in action, check out this video by sgvalleyman,  sgvalley+an+evening+with+colonel+sanders.  This suit is worn in the video and looks fantastic. Check it out and see for yourself.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This suit is very flattering to the big man, if you own one and would like to add to my review, please do, or leave a comment.                             

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