Finally, the fashion industry has a male plus-size model

  • metta

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    Oct 08, 2015 5:39 AM GMT
    Finally, the fashion industry has a male plus-size model

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    http://www.hexjam.com/uk/news/finally-the-fashion-industry-has-a-male-plus-size-model
  • metta

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    Oct 08, 2015 5:40 AM GMT
    It is not the first time I have seen this. Some labels use regular looking people (American Apparel for example) and some of the really small labels I have seen use friends and staff to wear their products.
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    Oct 08, 2015 12:23 PM GMT
    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! By today's standards he's anorexic! Just look at the average person on any crowded street in any American city.
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    Oct 08, 2015 4:32 PM GMT
    The irony is to see "athletic fit" on the label of XXL t shirt .
  • Sincityfan

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    Oct 08, 2015 5:59 PM GMT
    gross. but it's only for the big/tall section anyways.
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    Oct 08, 2015 6:28 PM GMT
    I think he's a great looking guy, especially w/ his hair ungreased and over his forehead! And, at 6'6" and a 40" waist, he's nicely proportional. Oh yeah!
  • FRE0

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    Oct 08, 2015 8:21 PM GMT
    I wouldn't buy any of those things that models wear. Unless I see models about may age wearing them, which never seems to happen, I assume that they would not be appropriate for a man my age.

    It's odd that garment manufactures don't seem to realize that we older men also buy clothes. If they realized that, perhaps they would have some older models.
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    Oct 08, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidI think he's a great looking guy, especially w/ his hair ungreased and over his forehead! And, at 6'6" and a 40" waist, he's nicely proportional. Oh yeah!


    I prefer to tuck my shirts in. I wonder how he would look if he did that.
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    Oct 08, 2015 8:48 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    MGINSD saidI think he's a great looking guy, especially w/ his hair ungreased and over his forehead! And, at 6'6" and a 40" waist, he's nicely proportional. Oh yeah!

    I prefer to tuck my shirts in. I wonder how he would look if he did that.

    See for yourself:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=zach+miko&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMIk_P8id-zyAIVg5mACh1Qngfb&biw=1088&bih=652
    He's still A-OK w/ me.
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    Oct 09, 2015 12:58 AM GMT
    Sincityfan saidgross. but it's only for the big/tall section anyways.


    Exactly! You'll never see those sizes at a Banana Republic, J Crew or Kenneth Cole.....unless you're at an outlet store.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 09, 2015 1:21 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidI wouldn't buy any of those things that models wear. Unless I see models about may age wearing them, which never seems to happen, I assume that they would not be appropriate for a man my age.

    It's odd that garment manufactures don't seem to realize that we older men also buy clothes. If they realized that, perhaps they would have some older models.
    There is a lot of age discrimination in the modeling business. Sad but unfortunately true. There are a large number of 40 something and 50 something men that are in far superior physical shape compared to these 20 something boys that the modeling business prefers.
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    Oct 09, 2015 1:57 PM GMT
    This may become a trend. We always see, slim attractive models, modelling clothing. On the Catwalk, on the covers of magazines (photo shop'ed). Even pic's of guys on the Internet are (photo shop'ed). Bigger bulge, great tan, great ab formation, etc. This gives people a false sense of perception and sort of a complex. It is time that we had larger, overweight people, who are not so attractive, maybe even Elderly people, modelling clothing for real people. Maybe a guy modelling a Speedo, with a big flabby tummy and a not so impressive bulge. Maybe an old Granny, modelling a bikini, with sagging tits and a sagging ass. Let's get real.
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    Oct 09, 2015 5:55 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Sincityfan saidgross. but it's only for the big/tall section anyways.

    Exactly! You'll never see those sizes at a Banana Republic, J Crew or Kenneth Cole.....unless you're at an outlet store.

    Wrong. E.g., the 3 stores you cite carry mens sizes up to XL, which in boxers is a 40-42" waist, a perfect fit for this guy. Sure are a lot of inverse size queens scurrying around this thread.
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    Oct 09, 2015 5:56 PM GMT
    Fine_Young_Cannibal saidThis may become a trend. We always see, slim attractive models, modelling clothing. On the Catwalk, on the covers of magazines (photo shop'ed). Even pic's of guys on the Internet are (photo shop'ed). Bigger bulge, great tan, great ab formation, etc. This gives people a false sense of perception and sort of a complex. It is time that we had larger, overweight people, who are not so attractive, maybe even Elderly people, modelling clothing for real people. Maybe a guy modelling a Speedo, with a big flabby tummy and a not so impressive bulge. Maybe an old Granny, modelling a bikini, with sagging tits and a sagging ass. Let's get real.

    Save and reread this post 20-30 years from now - if you're still alive - and reflect on just how ridiculous it is.