XL’s Featured Tribe Men Of The Week Theo Anderson
1.What are your biggest fashion obstacles?
There is no symbol of what style should be for men of size. When you go into any major store there no eye-catching, mainstream fashions being portrayed. If you do happen to find clothes in such stores, they tend to be dull and oversized.
2. Where are you from and what are biggest fashion trends in your city?
I’m from a small college town in South Carolina called Orangeburg. So as far as fashion trends, there aren’t many. But I tend to travel which is where I see different displays of fashion.
3. Tell us about your biggest fashion nightmare and if it came true do explain. (attach a picture if you can)
About two years ago while I was at work. I bent down to pick up some papers, and as I was reached for the papers, I felt my pants loosen up, at that moment I knew I had to find a way to leave with no one seeing this new rip in my favorite suit pants.
4. What are some of your biggest style inspirations?
Rick Ross & Michael Anthony. Both of them display versatility in fashion for men of size. One is more urban, and the other more tailored. Both are looks I tend to display.
5.Where do you see yourself in five years and how do you see yourself accomplishing it?
I’m currently a professor, and l plan to stay in that role while I pursue and obtain my PhD.
6.What do you feel is missing in fashion for the men of size?
Representation and versatility. There are no trends for men of size. When you search for clothes you have to be meticulous in what you find. All of the tailored type clothes don’t fit your shoulders. And if you go up a size it won’t give you the look you’re going for.
7.If you could swap styles with one celebrity who would it be and why?
Donovan Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He shows that clothing for men of size don’t have just one look. You can be versatile if you have access to it.