Something Bespoke Welcomes David Chen

  • July 22, 2014

Let me go ahead and take this chance to announce that David is going to be a contributor to Something Bespoke from this day forward. He will be releasing content every Thursday at 10:00AM CST.

David Chen is a friend I made a little bit over a year ago through MaleFashionAdvice on Reddit when he responded to a post about a Houston meetup. Read below to find out who he is and what he has planned for Something Bespoke.

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Myth & Symbol on Taking Risks and “Just Doing You”

  • July 15, 2014

My first encounter with Chau and Trang of Myth &  Symbol was at a social media branding talk hosted by The Class Room for their Lifestyle Class Series.

Myth and Symbol is a women’s boutique located in Rice Village near the heart of Houston, Texas whose mission is to bring expertly crafted works of style and beauty — especially from independent and responsible sources — into their patrons’ lives. They carry brands such as Demylee, Ilana Kohn and Steven Alan displayed in a beautifully curated space.

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Thom Browne: The Iconic Pull Tab Longwings

  • July 8, 2014

For about a year, I spent a lot of time scouring the “buy, sell, trade” sections of forums and eBay looking for these shoes in my size. I was reluctant to spend the $895 for the shoes and was adamant on trying to find them used for cheaper. Problem is, I have small feet and trying to find a size 7US was near impossible.  I only saw one listing and I was not blessed by the eBay gods that day.  I ended up losing the auction by just a few dollars. I felt more and more inclined to pay the retail price as the months past by. On October 30, 2013 I finally made the plunge and enlisted in the Thom Browne army.

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Gracia Ventus of The Rosenrot on Unconventional Style

  • July 1, 2014

Gracia Ventus is someone I look up to immensely. Based out of Singapore, The-Rosenrot is a blog that not only has amazing outfits but also a great resource for information. I first came across Rosie (a commonly used nickname which is a shortened version of Rosenrot) on Reddit. I was immediately fascinated by how unique her style was compared to anything I’ve seen. My first actual encounter with her was on a fashion IRC channel, where we got to know each other a little bit. Inspired by her writing, I knew I had to reach out and ask a few questions.

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