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, including our own plus size male contributor Kavah King of the blog The Gentlemen’s Curb.
Brandon Kyle (+Menswear) was founded and is designed by Brandon Kyle Coates, former creative director for women’s plus-size brand Monif C. Therefore, Coates is well-versed in the plus size fashion industry as someone who has extensive knowledge in designing and executing a successful brand.
The collection is available specifically for men sizes 1X – 4X. This is a major deal for a contemporary men’s clothing brand and we applaud Coates for offering above a size 2X.
Coates said in an official statement:
“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.”
According to the press release:
“Coates designed this collection to fill the void in the industry for up-market clothing that not only fits impeccably true to size, but also showcases the same level of contemplation and stylish flare that can be found in straight size menswear. Offering exceptionally engineered garments that can give the cosmopolitan man the edge and sophistication needed to navigate his robust lifestyle.”
We LOVE that Coates uses visibly plus men on his website to model his brand and we are so inspired over his passion and dedication to making accessible fashion for everyone.
If you’re not sitting front row tonight at his first runway show introducing the brand’s Spring 2017 collection, make sure you are following us on Instagram. PMM will be at the show, posting updates and key moments straight from the runway on Instagram stories.
To check out the Spring 2017 collection from Brandon Kyle (+Menswear), click here.
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