This whole menswear blogging this is having a good moment these days. Obviously, within the category there are a number of different types of bloggers and styles. For the purposes of this post, I am referring more to the guys who focus on helping guys dress better without breaking the bank; whether it be casual clothing or tailored clothing. Obviously, I would put The Fine Young Gentleman in that category. But there are many other guys who run similar operations, who, also like me, are getting into the design and brand side of things. Now, there are the bloggers who want to monetize their blog and blog audience (which there are a number of ways to do) and then there are those who want to start a different venture, such as a brand (like Jay Butler), in order to pay the bills. Within the last few years we have seen a few guys follow the latter path:
-Myself, here at The Fine Young Gentleman, started Jay Butler
In the past few weeks two other guys have thrown their hat into the ring as well. In similar businesses as each other, but slightly different approaches.
And on a related note:
So why do I bring all this up? For a few reasons:
-Menswear, both tailored and non tailored is having a moment. I hope that moment turns into an era, I plan to do what I can to make that happen.
-As bloggers we have been hearing from readers and customer for years what men want. We are now taking that knowledge and converting it into tangible products. Good products. All of the guys that I have spoken with who went from blogging/writing on men’s style to starting a brand are not just in it to make money but we also believe we can offer a better product to consumers and that we can, through our designs and products, help guys dress well. Readers and consumers should know this and they should also know that many of us bloggers are friendly and sometimes work together to some extent. One could argue that we’re in this together.
-The word needed to be put out for the new MSP and Estuniga collections, both of which are very strong and both are made by solid mtm companies (Dragon Inside and Point Click Tailor). I highly recommend you all take a look at them. I wish Jose, Juan and Sabir the best with their new endeavors.
-I wanted to see how I feel writing in bullet point format. Potential foreshadowing… Do you guys like it or not, your thoughts would be appreciated, thanks! And as always, thank you for reading!