Big & Tall Style Crush: Michael Roan

Hey A- Team hey! I know it’s been a little time since I brought you all a Big & Tall Style Crush; but as life would have it I’ve been crazy busy. At any rate, I’m back and better than ever!

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When I bring you guys the Big & Tall Style Crush; I like to look at it as curating art. Bringing you a collection of aesthetically pleasing big and tall men who have the capability to inspire. So if it takes me awhile to bring you one; it’s because I’m being selective.

Welp, I’m pleased to say that while my very first Big & Tall Style Crush is off spreading his wings into the plus big and tall arena; I happened to stumble across a young man who is bound to shake up a thing or two.

Meet Michael Roan


Yep that’s right, take it in. If you’re familiar with how the plus community works; then you know it’s not that big. So often times you’ll see a lot of the same faces in a lot of the same spaces. Michael was a newer face and I saw him in a video clip for Essence of Curves that was held in New Orleans a few weekends ago. Turns out, he’s an unfamiliar face that I think is going to be getting a whole lot more familiar. I decided to make him the next Big & Tall Style Crush so we could learn a little more about the new kid on the block.

Shall we?

Who is Michael Roan?

I am 31 years old father of 1 from Baton Rouge, La. I am a a part of of a few organizations such as modeling for Unapoligetically Plush, singing in a gospel group called Gerald Washington and Fully Restored,. Also, I am in the process of starting a Mentoring program here in Baton Rouge.

What inspires your wardrobe choice for the day? Is it music,weather, mood?
The weather plays a huge part, because it changes at the drop of a dime. It can be hot and muggy one moment and a downpour the next. So when I’m getting dressed I have to be sure that whatever I’m wearing can be versatile through the day.
What are some of the challenges you face(if any) shopping for your body type?
The majority of my clothes are easy to find, UNLESS I’m looking for suit jackets. That is usually hard for me as my shoulders are very broad, and most department stores, or boutiques here don’t cater to the Big And Tall that has broad shoulders. I would usually wear a vest instead of a jacket.
Who are some people who have influenced your style?
I know this is a different answer but, I grew up with my mom and sister, so going into a store shopping for clothes has been something that I had to learn early. They taught me what I know, a long with Daymond John. I try to reflect his style if I can.
Who are some of your favorite brands to shop and why? 
I like Ralph Lauren, Levi Jean’s; really anything that catches my eye, and fits the way I like  to wear it.
What word would you use to describe your style and why?
Versatile, because not only can I rock some sneakers, Jean’s and Jersey; I can change it up and put on a nice pair of loafers, slacks, and A button down as well. I enjoy changing it up, because no one ever knows how I’m coming until I’m there.

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Keep up with the greatness that is Michael Roan on Instagram @mickdewayne!