XL’s Featured Tribesmen’s Of The Week Micheal Moss
1. What are your biggest fashion obstacles?
The biggest obstacles are stores that do not understand the complexities of fitting Big and Tall Men. For instance, stores make clothes using an XL template/pattern and then stretch it to a 3XL. Then they say we have “Big and Tall! There is not a “one size fit all” for every fabric. Big Men have a different fit to clothing than smaller men. Big Man Culture provides Big and Tall Men a custom clothing and active wear experience tailored for Big Men of all shapes, lengths, and sizes.
2. Where are you from and what are biggest fashion trends in your city?
I am from Atlanta, Georgia. The Biggest fashion trends, especially in the Spring/Summer season, are colorful and vintage patterns.
3. Tell us about your biggest fashion nightmare and if it came true do explain. (attach a picture if you can)
The nightmare would be to have clothes that do not fit properly. It came true when I had a custom piece made 3 months prior to an event. I took it to the event without trying it on and it felt so uncomfortable because I know the fit was wrong. Needless to say, it was a nightmare and an event I want to forget!
4. What are some of your biggest style inspirations?
Regular, hard-working, fashionable BIG Men. I see and follow Big Men on social media who inspire me because they carry a unique style. What I tell clients is Fashion is a Fad; Style is Stable. So versatile, fearless and fashionable Big Men inspire my style and allow me to add a few enhancements from what I observe from them.
5.Where do you see your brand in five years and what do you see yourself doing?
In 5 years, I see Big Man Culture being the Big and Tall industry standard for Big Men to shop for Business, Business Casual and Active Wear. The goal is to provide a catalog of items that will fit their everyday style, fashion and lifestyle needs.
6.What do you feel is missing in fashion for the men of size?
Versatility! Most Big and Tall stores make clothes that are outdated and not cross-culturally. Big Men want to have the same clothes, style and fit that they see provided for smaller men. They do not want to have limited options that most Big and Tall stores offer. Hence, Big Man Culture focuses on versatility and options that cater to our clients’ style needs and not what they are forced to choose from.
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Hola Mi Tribesmen I guess I’ll start by introducing myself. I’m Kirklan Hawes the Founder and creator of XLTribe.com. This site was birthed from an old idea I had to create a community of like-minded guys that was tired of being miss represented and wanted to be displayed in the truest form. Changing the way Big & Tall Men are perceived is the goal for XLTribe.com.