So if you haven't heard of Big Boy Vintage (BBV) then I'm about to drop some hot knowledge I think you'll love. BBV is a Los Angeles based clothing and accessories company for big boys. They carry nothing under size large or 38
waist. And they're going to be in San Francisco for a pop-up this week! (click for the Facebook invite for the launch party + location deets)
In anticipation of their tres exciting arrival I asked Big Boy Vintage's Rudy Bleu some Qs:
Virgie: What is your fav outfit and why?
Rudy: I don't know if I have a favorite outfit but more like favorite pieces.
I love my Daddy hat (which I got made at Swap Meet), Siouxsie and the
Banshees sweater, new BBV sweater, Mickey and Minnie Por Vida sweater, Peach short shorts, Selena Shirt, Raiders Jacket, i could go on forever.
Virgie: How would you characterize your look?
Rudy: I would say my look is influenced by my Mexican and punk roots and also by all the cholos I grew up around in East LA and an obsession with short shorts
Virgie: Is fashion political?
Rudy: I believe so.
Virgie: Who needs to come to this pop up?
Rudy: All the chubby boys and girls in SF and all the fun punk and qpoc peeps.
Virgie Tovar, MA is one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp (a 4 week online course focused on helping people break up with diet culture) and the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012). She writes about the intersections of size, identity, sexuality and politics. See more updates on Facebook.