We recently caught up with US based award winning Big & Tall style blogger XL Tribe to find out his inspiration, his biggest shopping pain points and what he thought of his latest Fortmens gear. Check out the interview below.
Fortmens: What inspired you to start XL Tribe?
XLT: My inspiration for starting XL Tribe was simply based on not having enough resources for big and tall men of colour. During my six months of research, I ended up coming across one other big and tall brand that was representing us and I thought, I have a unique voice that I can add to this space, so I was truly excited to join the ranks and create a brand for us, by us.
Fortmens: What are your biggest pain points when shopping for XL clothing?
XLT: This is definitely the top question that I get all the time and one of the biggest pain points when shopping believe it or not it is shoes. Now, granted, that’s not to say that it’s not hard to find jeans or dress shirts or just regular t-shirts but shoes are definitely the number one pain point for the big and tall guy.
Fortmens: How do you find the polo and chinos you got from us?
XLT: I love the polo and chinos look - it is a new look for me but I love it. I think when I put on the outfit the first thought was it reminded me of my days living in New York. It was the way I styled it, it kind of made me reminisce on the vibe of how we used to dress when I lived there - so it brought back a lot of memories wearing this outfit!
Find out more about what XL Tribe thought of his latest Fortmens order check out his article here.
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