This is a safe space for the fashionable men who don't fit into the mass media's image of the "ideal" body type. CGS is dedicated to bringing savvy tips, fashion advice, and sending a signal boost to the fashion industry for an underrepresented demographic.
Melissa McCarthy, Rex Reed, and Fat Shaming is Absolutely Not Okay.
This video isn’t part of the CGS YouTube channel - it’s from my personal vlog - but I think the message is pretty universal. Hollywood has some pretty distorted views about bodies and sometimes this silly obsession with the “ideal” becomes so absurd that someone in the biz oversteps their boundaries.
Watch as I analyze the most recent misstep in the film industry and try to make sense of it all.
Made a photo of this because I got something in my ask about getting this in photo form. So here you go, CGS.
is this to encourage people to lose weight or commend them for gluttony? Just curious.
First of all, it should never be another person’s job to encourage someone to lose weight. That is entirely up to the individual to decide and that all comes down to what their own personal relationship is with their body which, to be quite frank, would never be any of my business much like how my personal relationship with my body is none of your business nor is it your job to tell me what to do with my body seeing as it’s mine. As the founder and co-admin of this blog, I feel it would be negligent and a sign of gross disrespect to my followers to even fathom those actions as appropriate.
Now, onto that snarky bit that you added. About whether or not I “commend them [my followers and those who submit] for gluttony.” This is a body positive blog for plus size men i.e. men, the majority of whom, do not fit culture’s idea of the “ideal man” (which, to be absolutely honest, is an absolute mockery of the human experience as there should be no qualifiers for what makes an “ideal man”). Your question is not only disrespectful and condescending, but it completely goes against the idea of body positivity and it upsets me that you would take the time out of your day to disrupt a safe space like this one even if it’s just a little bit. And it doesn’t upset me because you tried to hurt my feelings or because you were trying to be rude or whatever. It upsets me because in a world where more important things are happening, you felt like this was the right thing to do and it was a good expenditure of your time and it really wasn’t.
My name is Dustin Buck and I am the founder and director of Vintage:Nine Studios, a fashion film and photography studio located just outside of Dallas Texas. www.vintageninestudios.com
I wanted to take a brief moment and tell you how thrilled I am to see this current movement in men’s fashion - A movement that you and all your wonderful followers and submitters are contributing to.
I myself am a chubby guy, always have been, probably always will be and that’s just fine with me. However working with modeling agencies and designers I am constantly reminded not only of how lacking men’s fashion is in comparison to women’s but I am also reminded - in my own industry - that I do not ‘fit’ in.
Men’s fashion is evolving before our eyes. We’re shifting back to our vintage roots and creating, from our lack of options, our own styles and looks.
It’s a beautiful thing!
This movement must continue. The only way the industry will accept and meet the demands of the plus size men is to put that market out there.
We have to show the industry that we care and that we look damn good doing it.
Dress for yourself, dress to smile and to be comfortable. The clothes can help, but that great personality is what will win ‘em over in the end.
This is my first submission and I can only hope to see this blog grow.
Follow my tumblr vintagenine.tumblr.com
The wardrobe pictured is a $15 outfit all thrifted in a single visit.
1. Engage in romantic love 2. Say “please” & “thank you” 3. Carry a handkerchief 4. Eat red meat 5. Get a hobby 6. Go outside 7. Don’t look in the mirror — avoid them 8. Maintain a relationship with Jesus Christ (if it’s getting you sex) 9. Use intoxicants 10. Paddle your own canoe
A lovely 5 minutes of your time simply for the suit he’s wearing alone.
We are planning on doing another vlog for Chubby Guy Swag TV.
In the name of Fatshion February, we want to give you as much content as possible. What we need from you are ideas for our next video. What topics do you want us to cover? Do you have any specific comments or queries? Do you want Zach to do a tutorial on his famous hairdo? Would you like us to do a video on health and body image?
Leave your questions or comments in our askbox or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also post comments or message us on our YouTube page. Will post links below.
This is a submission we received via e-mail from CGS follower Rafael Juarez:
I am not classy, but its cleaned up a bit.
Leather jacket was bought in the Los Angeles fashion district ($50), t-shirt is from LAX ($25), boots are Harley ($150), wallet and chain ($22), bandana ($1), spike bracelet is from Hot Topic ($22). The guitar is an Ibanez RX series.
I don’t know about you, but this guy brings the idea of a rock and roll attitude to a whole new level. You can find his blog here.