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4 Reasons Why 2016 Was Such An Incredible Year For Men of Size

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2016 was a phenomenal year for men of size.

More fashion, more representation and most of all, more diversity.

Here’s some of our favorite moments in 2016 for plus size men:

Vince Wilfork

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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.

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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.

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Brandon Kyle Coates, former creative director for plus size women’s fashion brand Monif C., launched his own contemporary fashion line for men of size in mid-September. Brandon Kyle Menswear debuted during New York Fashion Week with a stunning runway show and has not looked back since.bk_billboard1

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.

Read moreDesigner Troy Adkins Debuts Volare at NYFW

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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.

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This month, ASOS launched their clothing line for plus size men. This was a major move in fashion as ASOS is a popular clothing brand worldwide offering on-trend styles.screenshot_20161211-212936

More Plus Male Models

More fashion means more male models and we were happy to see brands using visibly plus men of size on their websites, campaigns and on the runway.IMG Zach main PMM image

From Zach Miko being the first model signed to IMG Models new men’s plus size division called “Brawn” in March to Bridge Models launching their own plus size men’s division in May, it has been a great year for plus size male models.

The Emergence of Plus Male Bloggers

Bloggers were not to be left out this year either! We saw the emergence of plus size male bloggers on the scene, showing us that they can dress just as well as their plus size female counterparts.

Read more7 Male Bloggers Show How They Transition Into Fall With Style

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These male bloggers impress us with not only their style but their message of body diversity and brotherhood.

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Unfortunately, we were met with the deaths of athletic men of size Muhammad Ali and MMA fighter Kimbo Slice. RIP.

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All in all, 2016 was a great year for men of size. With all of these milestones in 2016, we look forward to what 2017 will bring.

What were your favorite moments for men of size in 2016? Follow us on social media @plusmodelmag or check me out at @gentlemenscurb and let us know!

Many blessings and happiness in the upcoming year.Kavah footer image

Kavah is the editor in chief of gentlemenscurb.com, a Lifestyle Blog That Aims To Focus On Fashion And Fitness. We Promote Mental And Physical Wellness All While Looking Your Best.

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May 23 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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Style Moments of the week

Plus Size Fashion Inspiration from YOU! Our fabulous readers share plus size fashion inspo on Instagram!

…Want to share your style inspo? Click here to follow us on Instagram and hashtag your pictures with #CelebrateMySize. You may be featured on our Instagram page or website.

@cambrekc

@joyfullybebe

@_lealen_

@hollieplus

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@richmond_rockson

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See Who We’re Crushing on This Model Monday…

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See Who We're Crushing on This Model Monday...

Model Monday… Here Are the Plus-Size Models We Are Crushing On!

The plus-size modeling industry is an ever-changing landscape and we are so excited to see veteran models continuing to grace us with their beauty, alongside some newcomers.

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Check out our PLUS Size Model Crushes Of The Week:

@anna.krylova

@isabel_hendrix

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@zarriaimone

@austenpowers

@biancamitsuko

@jessica.vitug

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May 16 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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Style Moments of the week

Plus Size Fashion Inspiration from YOU! Our fabulous readers share plus size fashion inspo on Instagram!

…Want to share your style inspo? Click here to follow us on Instagram and hashtag your pictures with #CelebrateMySize. You may be featured on our Instagram page or website.

@tonsablush

@loralyee

@schmoalert

@sabrinastyled

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@ikoniknikole

@wagyu_beff

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Remembering Mia Amber Davis: A Pioneer in Plus-Size Fashion

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Remembering Mia Amber Davis: A Pioneer in Plus-Size Fashion

Remembering Mia Amber Davis: A Pioneer in Plus-Size Fashion…

Thirteen years have passed since the world bid farewell to Mia Amber Davis, a beloved figure whose vibrant spirit and unwavering advocacy for plus-sized individuals left an indelible mark on the fashion industry. Mia’s sudden departure at the age of 36 sent shockwaves through her family, friends, and the fashion community, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire and uplift.

Mia’s journey was one of resilience and determination. Born with a passion for modeling and acting, she fearlessly pursued her dreams despite the challenges that often accompany unconventional beauty standards. Her magnetic presence graced the screens and pages of entertainment, most notably in the cult classic film “Road Trip,” where she fearlessly challenged stereotypes in a memorable love scene alongside D.J. Qualls.

Yet, Mia’s impact extended far beyond the silver screen. As a trailblazing plus-size model based in New York, she shattered boundaries and paved the way for future generations of curvy models. Her work transcended mere representation; it was a testament to self-love, confidence, and empowerment. Mia’s advocacy for body positivity resonated deeply with audiences worldwide, earning her the adoration and respect of countless individuals.

In the wake of her passing, the fashion industry mourned the loss of a true icon. Madeline Jones, editor of PLUS Model Magazine, encapsulated the collective grief, expressing how Mia’s absence left a void that could never be filled. Mia’s commitment to celebrating diversity and inclusivity was not just a profession but a way of life—one that touched hearts and inspired change.

Though Mia’s time with us was cut short, her legacy endures through the countless lives she touched and the barriers she broke. Her journey, marked by triumphs and challenges, serves as a beacon of hope for those striving to embrace their unique beauty and pursue their dreams against all odds.

As we reflect on Mia Amber Davis’s remarkable life, let us honor her memory by continuing her legacy of acceptance, kindness, and unwavering self-belief. Though she may no longer walk among us, her spirit lives on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her, reminding us to love ourselves fiercely and unapologetically, just as she did.

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May 9 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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Plus Size Fashion Inspiration from YOU! Our fabulous readers share plus size fashion inspo on Instagram!

…Want to share your style inspo? Click here to follow us on Instagram and hashtag your pictures with #CelebrateMySize. You may be featured on our Instagram page or website.

@panamakish

@felicityhayward

@nizzymacc

@danielle_nekole

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@tiffythefashionslayer

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Unveiling the Power of Self-Care Rituals: Insights into Mental Wellness

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Unveiling the Power of Self-Care Rituals: Insights into Mental Wellness

Unveiling the Power of Self-Care Rituals: Insights into Mental Wellness…

For some of us stress seems to be an inevitable companion, and prioritizing mental health has become a crucial aspect of our lives. As the spotlight on mental wellness intensifies, individuals are increasingly turning towards self-care rituals to nurture their minds and souls. In this exploration, we delve into the realm of self-care practices, unveiling their significance in promoting mental well-being.

Self-care goes beyond pampering oneself with occasional treats; it embodies a holistic approach to nurturing our mental, emotional, and physical health. It encompasses activities that recharge our batteries, soothe our souls, and rejuvenate our spirits amidst life’s demands.

Discovering the Tapestry of Self-Care Rituals

  1. Mindfulness Meditation: Engaging in mindfulness practices such as meditation or deep breathing exercises can help anchor our minds to the present moment, fostering a sense of calm and clarity amidst chaos.
  2. Nourishing Nutrition: Fueling our bodies with wholesome, nutritious foods not only sustains physical health but also nurtures our mental well-being. Incorporating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins into our diets can bolster our mood and energy levels.
  3. Creative Expression: Whether through art, music, writing, or any other form of creative expression, channeling our inner creativity can serve as a therapeutic outlet for processing emotions and fostering self-discovery.
  4. Physical Activity: Regular exercise not only benefits our physical health but also has profound effects on our mental well-being. Whether it’s a brisk walk in nature, a yoga session, or a dance class, moving our bodies can release endorphins, alleviate stress, and enhance our overall mood.
  5. Digital Detox: In an era dominated by screens and constant connectivity, unplugging from digital devices and immersing ourselves in offline activities can provide much-needed respite for our minds, allowing space for introspection and relaxation.
  6. Quality Sleep: Prioritizing adequate sleep is paramount for mental health and overall well-being. Establishing a bedtime routine, creating a restful sleep environment, and practicing relaxation techniques can promote restorative sleep and enhance cognitive function.

Embracing self-care rituals isn’t just about indulgence; it’s about cultivating resilience, nurturing self-compassion, and fostering a deeper connection with ourselves. By prioritizing our mental well-being and incorporating self-care practices into our daily lives, we empower ourselves to navigate life’s challenges with grace and authenticity.

As the discourse around mental health continues to evolve, integrating self-care into our collective consciousness is imperative. By embracing self-care rituals as a cornerstone of our lives, we not only prioritize our mental wellness but also contribute to the creation of a culture that values compassion, authenticity, and holistic well-being. So, let’s embark on this journey of self-discovery, one self-care ritual at a time, and pave the way for a brighter, more resilient future.

In the tapestry of self-care, let us weave a masterpiece of mental wellness—one nurturing gesture, one mindful breath, and one compassionate act at a time.

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What are your favorite self-care rituals? How do you prioritize mental wellness in your daily life? Join the conversation on social media and share your insights!

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