Riccardo Onorato, born in 1987. Growing up in front of the sea of Naples, where I lived for 23 years, now I live in Rome. As a child I liked paint. Today I am an UX/UI Designer, and I’m involved in projects related to creativity. I love sweets, music and Internet. Talkative by nature, I can’t stand the prejudices and that’s why I approached to fashion, going beyond the cliché of style as vanity.
So in May 2012 I founded the fashion blog Guy Overboard as a place for sharing my ideas on streetwear and urban style, expressed through news, inspiration, personal outfits, lifestyle and beauty. Overboard is synonymous with exaggerated, extravagant. Because men’s fashion can not just focus on the “balanced” sartorial style. Bu overboard means also that fashion can’t stop to the usual sizes.
Why a blog dedicated to plus size men?
As I started writing articles and sharing news, I realized that many of the clothing I was talking about were not accessible to me in terms of size. I shared information about brands and collections that I could never wear.
So I decided to start from my experience, because that’s what happens to me when I enter a store: understanding if that clothes exist in a size that I can wear. Because there are many fat men like me who strongly feel the desire to be able to dress expressing their identity, but who live the limit caused by sizes. From there I felt the need to analyze what was behind this problem and that’s when I approached the world of Body Positivity.
Today Guy Overboard has these two faces: one dedicated to the idea of men’s clothing that adapts to body without compromising style and the other dedicated to reflections on the world of Body Positivity and Self Acceptance.
I would like fashion to finally get rid of the stigma of fat, allowing people to express themselves through clothes. Because bodies are different and all are worthy and valid, regardless of shape and size.
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