Big Boy <3
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.
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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.