Look y’all XL’s Featured Tribesmen Of The Week Jonathan Jackson and he doesn’t disappoint. You all will learn about some stylish men that were not even on my radar but are now. So with out any further of due read on to Mr Jonathan Jackson interview and leave a comment about what you’ll took away from this.
1. There are so many fashion brands available now, what do you still think is missing in menswear?
Interesting question. I think we are in a very unique time in fashion, dare I say unprecedented. We are starting to embrace the beauty in all shapes and sizes publicly, which I think is long overdue! Now, the paradox in all of this is that we are so early in this process that it’s still relatively difficult for men and women of size and/or stature to find what they need to be on the bleeding edge of fashion without having a billion dollars or being clothier. To more directly answer your question, I think fashion needs to continue this push of catering to all shapes and sizes, we need boutique brands specifically focused on Big and Tall (Not DXL), and we need the major brands to provide a wider array of sizes in things other than shoes lol
2. What are some of your personal 2020 goals?
-Establish an alternate source of income that generates $1200-$1500 monthly
-Decide if I’m getting another degree
-Extend my brand representation and secure at least 2 sponsorships
-Enroll in a cordwainer, cobbler, or sewing class.
3. What are some of your favorite brands and why?
Thom Browne (loving the striped sleeves), Christian Dior Men (I had a really insightful conversation with a brand rep and I love the new direction), Amiri, All Saints, Louis Vuitton
Joseph Abboud, Banana Republic, Ted Baker, Amazon (you sleep if you not looking there too, one the low Fashionova Men.
Axel Arigato, Sia Collective (Almost impossible to cop a pair lol), John Gieger, Adidas, Saks 5th (they have a line of shoes and they are solid), Balenciaga, Brioni, Allen Edmonds, Johnston Murphy
4. 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?
Well, I came from a big and tall man, my seed will probably be a big and tall man, so basically my whole life lol. On the note of misconception, this may be a personal thing, but I think people perceive me as arrogant and it’s honestly the furthest thing from the truth. I’m super approachable and will literally talk to anyone.
5. If you could swap styles with one celebrity who would it be and why?
It’s hard to say… If we are talking streetwear I immediately think ASAP Rocky or Luca Saabat. If we are talking everything from casual to business attire I’m thinking Nick Wooster, Chadwick Boseman, or David Beckham. It all just depends.
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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.