When Wilfork graced one of the covers in the ESPN body issue this year, it truly sent the message that athletes come in all shapes and sizes. It was inspiring to see ESPN embrace body diversity and make a positive statement via its cover and issue.
Plus Size Men’s Fashion
This year, many brands emerged on the scene, dedicated to big and tall/plus male/brawn fashion. Men of size have been largely ignored when it comes to fashion so this year was major in that respect.
Another designer fashion line that launched for men of size is Volare. The brand and its designer Troy Adkins aims to be the “Balmain for big men,” launching during NYFW as well and also having a show at Philadelphia Fashion Week.
With clothing subscription boxes becoming more popular, such as Gwynnie Bee and Dia & Co, plus size men weren’t ignored this year in that department either. The Maximus Box, a style box for men of size, launched this year, offering curated fashion boxes tailored to each customer and the comfort of trying on new clothing at home.