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Plus-Size Fashion Advice From Plus-Size Model Zach Miko

Here's what you need to know to look good and feel good
by Emmanuel Calingacion | Nov 10, 2018
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You may not know about Zach Miko, but there’s no doubt you’ll idolize him once you get to know what he stands for.

At six feet and six inches tall, one cannot miss Zach Miko. But it’s not just his height that gets him noticed, it’s his wholesome charm and regular guy appeal that will make you take a second look at him. In his podcast, Big Things With Zach Miko, he represents the big-and-tall or plus-size market who hopes to finally have a positive outlook when it comes to their built.

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“We highlight body positivity, just because that’s the world I come from,” Miko said. “The whole idea behind it [body positivity] is that who you are right now in this moment is valid, beautiful, and wonderful. So many people spend their whole lives waiting to be happy, waiting until they lose a certain amount of weight until they workout or do whatever.”

Miko added that body positivity is learning to love the body you have right now.

“It doesn’t mean you’re not in a journey, and it doesn’t mean if you want to lose weight, you can’t lose weight at all. It just means your body is doing a lot of amazing things for you. It takes you everywhere in this world and it’s worth celebrating, in any size and any shape.”

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Miko also added that he’s always been a big guy, and was always picked on when he was a young boy. Instead of harping on the hate, he found the good in all of these challenges and became the very first Brawn model of international modeling agency IMG.

As a matter of fact, Miko came to the Philippines for a one-day shoot for his second campaign with SM Men Plus, and he couldn’t resist asking for a few pieces to take back home to the U.S.

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SM Men Plus sees the need to fulfill the dreams of the plus-size market: to dress better and feel better about themselves. The brand offers wardrobe essentials and trendy pieces that rightfully fit their body. SM Men Plus carries everything from classic and sophisticated to modern and fashionable styles, and sizing starts from 1XL up to 5XL.

When asked what’s the one style tip he lives by, Miko credits it to getting a good fit. “The most important thing, especially for big guys, is to know your true size,” Miko said. “I spent a lot of time wearing clothes that didn’t look good on me and didn't fit me, because they were a smaller size. And once I embraced the fact that I am bigger and I needed a larger size, everything looks better. I felt better.”

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