In this XL’s Featured Tribesmen Of The Week Tavares Teel we chatted about finding clothes for his style as well as his futures goals and more.
1.What are some of your biggest fashion obstacles?
Some of my biggest fashion obstacles are finding things that fit my size but also fit my style. I’ve come to realize that
2. Where are you from and how do you describe your style?
I am from Houston Tx, born and raised! I would describe my style as daring. I’ve never been known to be put in a capsule of what society says is right. I’ve always thought outside the box when it comes to
3. Tell us about your biggest fashion nightmare and if it came true do explain. (attach a picture if you can)
I can honestly say I haven’t really had a fashion nightmare but if I did it would be being apart of a fashion show or something of the sort that I thought represented one thing but found out later or right before the show that it went against what I believe in morally. I pray this would never happen, because it would be a battle between my reputation and my moral compass, as in do I stay and do something I know will not sit well with me after, or leave and not do the show!!
2019 has been a great year for who I am as a model. I
5. Where do you see yourself in five years and how do you see yourself accomplishing it?
In 5 years I see myself being on both sides of the camera as a model and photographer. I see myself having a photography studio where I would have my own little place of peace and comfort, a place where people can come and be influenced no matter their size. I plan on continuing mentoring others to love themselves, be great, and be who they are no matter what. I also see myself being a published model on some of the
6. How long have you been on the journey of being a Big & Tall man? What’s the biggest misconception you hear about Big & Tall Guys?
Being on this journey of becoming a plus-size male model has definitely been a bumpy road, needless to say, there have been up and down moments. Rather it
7.If you could swap styles with one celebrity who would it be and why?
If I could switch styles with any celebrity it would be with Winston Duke. I feel like his style is simplistic but not simplistic as in boring or bland but simplistic as in leave the mind wanting more. The swagger he exudes doesn’t scream “look at me”but you just can’t help but to stare in awe as he struts and basks In his own greatness with no worry or care.
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