Because fashion has no boundaries, we want to highlight men who in their own country help change the mentalities regarding + Size Men Fashion. This week, let’s move to Germany to meet Claus plus size men mannequin and fashion blogger.

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Plus size men mannequin & Fashion blogger

Hallo Claus ! Our readers already know you, from your appearances on some posts from our blog and Instagram account. So, we wanted to learn what’s behind the blogger that you’re also …

You are currently, Plus size model in Germany. Tell us about your background and your beginnings in this profession. Is it easy to make a name for yourself in the fashion industry ?

Everything started by coincidence… I worked for a plus size fashion brand happy-size and was in the team that organized our companies appearence at the Plus Size Fashion Days in Hamburg 2015. As my company has clothes for woman and men, the organizer often asked me if I wanted to walk on the catwalk – as a surprise for the audience, cause until this time the show was only for female plus size fashion. I said yes ! And got to know my agent on that evening too. After that, everything happened without really taking care of it. I think I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.

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Germany x Plus Size Men Fashion

According to recent studies, Germany is among the ten countries with the most plus size men in the World. For all that, would you say that German society stigmatizes them or does it try to incorporate in itself? Are they particularly visible in the media for example?

Depending on fashion, there is still a lot of work to do. You get clothes, but it’s most of the time, not the pieces you get on the high streets. But it starts to get better and you find young and trendy stuff. In general, I guess that it is a bit easier for men than it is for curvy women. If you are a big guy, people think you are a big teddy bear, and a little belly is a thing that a man may have. In the media, the fitted and muscled guys are the one who dominate the scene.

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Fashion diktats still die hard, and especially in France. What about Germany? Can we easily find clothes that fit us even when wearing  3XL ?

It is easy to find clothes, but not that easy when you want to find trendy and stylish clothes. You have to search for that and make compromises, cause you just can´t walk in a shop and buy the cool outfit you have seen in the shopping window…

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Ping Pong Interview

To contine, let’s go for a Ping/Pong interview (short questions, short answer) to discover the day to day life of Claus :

FASHION

  • The must-have of any good Plus-Size Men dressing-room ?  A great fitting Jeans and a leather Jacket
  • Your timeless fashion piece ? My black leather jacket
  • Your essential accessory ? A Louis Vuitton Scarf
  • The worst Fashion faux-pas for u ? White socks in Sandals
  • Your favorite brand of clothing ? ASOS
  • A Fashion tips in Plus-Size Men ?  Wear what you want! Don´t take care of what society wants plus size men to wear and how to behave.

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BEAUTY

  • Your daily beauty ritual ? Not that much… a shower in the evening, and in the morning just brushing my teeth, wash my face and make my hair… I need about 10 min in the bathroom in the morning !
  • A tip to properly maintain his beard ? Look for a good barber shop and use beard soap and beard oil.

FOOD

  • Your little weakness in term of food ? Pizza
  • A good address in town to recommend ? Solzer – typical Frankfurt Style food restaurant in Frankfurt.

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LIFESTYLE

  • A trip, an unforgettable place ? New York – I loved the vide of the city.
  • A motto ? There are two sides to every story.
  • Any projects for the future ? Stay happy and do more for my blog.
  • What can we wish u for the next couple of months ?  That I can go on doing amazing new things and meet great people like last year.

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Thanks a lot to Claus for the time u gave us for this interview ! You can follow him and discover his blog and his career as plus size men mannequin at www.extra-inches.de and in the different social networks.

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