Big & Tall Style Crush: Balaji

So here we are again A-Team! Indulging in a little bit of big and tall style crush because I wholeheartedly believe the big and tall community deserves just as much shine as the plus size community! I am a fan of style whether it is U.S based or elsewhere. And that’s why it pleases me to be able to switch it up a bit today.

Meet Balaji Pillai (IamDarkLord)

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Hailing from Mumbai, India; Balaji took time out of his busy schedule as a Freelance Event Manager and Social Media Influencer to chit-chat with me about his sense of style!

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1. What inspires your wardrobe choice for the day? Is it music, weather, mood?

My Mood inspires my wardrobe for the day, and when i add music to my mood.. i choose best color.

2. What are some of the challenges you face (if any) shopping for your body type?

Though I am plus size, I love to wear regular fit clothes with style. But my biggest challenge I face is, no proper fits at thighs for bottoms and no proper fits at shoulder for shirts. And vibrant colors are less to choose from. If I find good style but there is no size available it it.

3. Who are some people who have influenced your style?

Some of best Instagram profiles who inspire me:

a) Kirklan – He brings Confidence,

b) Reginaldsherard – never hesitates

c) Notoriouslydapper – elegant style

d) DgHramm – Plus size is Vibe

e) Builtuprealnice – Style is possible

4. Who are some of your favorite brands to shop and why?

In India, three brands are most famous to buy from > aLL Store > Alto Moda from Pantaloon > John Pride . But i buy my most comfortable fits from John Pride – their clothes style my size.

5. What word would you use to describe your style and why?

It took me 7 years to fight with my confidence and wear the style as i want to. i will always describe it as Style Has No Size.

Plus is my size, Plus is my Heart.

Keep up with this awesome fella on Instagram: @iamdarklord

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