XL’s Featured Tribesmen Of The Week: Myles Haydel
What are your biggest Fashion obstacles? •
I think it’s a little cliche but, finding clothes that ultimately fit properly is one big obstacle. Everyone has their own unique build and shape and a lot of clothes are built with one body shape in mind so that can be a little tough. Thank God for brands that carry extended sizes and great tailors!
Where are you from and what are your biggest fashion trends in your city? •
I’m from a tiny city right outside of New Orleans, LA & course we get some of the hottest and most humid weather in the country so Big trends in the city are loose flowing tops, destroyed denim, bold colors, and just about anything you can get your hands on that’s not too heavy but still looks like you put effort into your look.
Tell us about your biggest fashion nightmare and if it came true, do explain. •
One of my biggest fears in fashion is ripping my pants while I’m actually out wearing them and unfortunately it happened not that long ago! I like my chinos or jeans to be a little more form fitting and sometimes that can be a double edged sword. I was headed to an orientation for a job straight out of college and before I could even make it into the building, a nice woman stopped me and told me I had a rip in the back of my pants! My grandmother always told me to keep an outfit in the back of your car so luckily all was not lost but those pants sure didn’t stand a fighting chance!
What are some of your biggest style inspirations •
I really appreciate some of the stylings from the 90s. Like the Will Smith Fresh Prince of Bel Air era. The hats turned to the back, loud colors, plaid tied around the waist, all of that! I try to incorporate that into today’s more cool and casual style like the looks of Michael B. Jordan or Kofi Siriboe. The clean polished look but, still with a little bit of intrigue going on.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and how do you see yourself accomplishing it? •
I hope to be in a leadership role at a university or college institution. Director of Student Admissions or a Student Affairs Counselor, something along those lines. I’m currently about to embark on my Masters at CAU so that’s the first step to accomplishing that goal. Hopefully, I can bring a sense of style into whatever office I’m in as well!
What do you feel is missing in fashion for the men of size?•
I feel like a lot of variety is missing sometimes. Big men don’t just come in one note and we’re more than a big and tall polo and some slacks. Those things are great basics but we’re only just now touching the surface of the different looks a man of bigger stature can pull off. Everything from the “romphim”, duster costs, distressed jeans, fitted suits, stylish shoes in bigger sizes, all of those things are on the come up for us.
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August 23, 2017