Interview with Sloane Condé: Menswear and Masculinity

  • February 28, 2015
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Ari of Sloane Condé to speak about the blurring lines between menswear and womenswear. Click the link below to check out our conversation on the increased femininity in menswear designs. Link to it after the break.

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Pop Up Flea NYC Fall/Winter 2014

  • February 24, 2015
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

“A short-term shop for long-term goods”. That’s how Pop Up Flea, an appropriately named store that opens for only a weekend at a time in NYC, Detroit, Tokyo, and London, describes themselves. Each opening, or event, hand selects a number of designers in order to create a momentary wonderland for the menswear enthusiast. This past December, I had the fortune of attending their last event of the year in NYC.

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Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

  • January 12, 2015
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

We want to start by thanking everyone for their ongoing support of Something Bespoke. Although it only started out as a place for us to just share our hobby is beginning to evolve into something much larger and there is no way we could have done that without our readers.

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Thom Browne Sample Sale 2014

  • December 23, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

In November I booked a December trip to NYC for the Thom Browne sample sale (had some insider info about the dates of the sale). About a week after booking my flight I find out that the sale was moved up to November 14-15. I was absolutely heartbroken because attending the sale was my main intent.


Fast forward to December; I am buying a tie from the Thom Browne flagship and someone calls in and my ears immediately perk up to a conversation about a sample sale. Thom Browne is holding a second sample sale this year.Thom Browne Sample Sale 12-14

Info about pricing and the whole experience after the break.

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  • December 2, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

Mia of GlassOrganelle was gracious enough to take the time to talk to us about how she discovered of designers like Rick Owens and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. In our interview she discuses the development of her own style as well as the transition into sharing her perspectives on her blog. Click the jump to read more.

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Wax + Cloth: Designed and Built in North Carolina

  • November 11, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

Wax+Cloth is a one-man operation run by Paul Kwiatkowski out of Raleigh, North Carolina that focuses on handmade products like canvas backpacks, duffles, and totes. He was kind enough to send me some of his work so I could have a first hand experience with them. The quality and build of the products is great overall so stay tuned after the jump to hear a little bit about how Paul started and what’s next for Wax+Cloth.

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Something Bespoke’s New Official Instagram

  • October 28, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

We wanted to announce that we have launched @SomethingBespoke as the official Instagram!

Please follow us there and on Twitter for the latest news and updates about

Don’t worry! Our personal profiles will still be open for you guys to follow as well!

David Chen: @dxchen_8

Levi Lemaster: @le_master

Timothy Nguyen: @Tim_Nguyennn

We appreciate everyone’s continued support of Something Bespoke!

“Beyond The Suit & Tie” Menswear Event Announcement – Presented by FGI Houston

  • October 25, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

I am excited to announce that Levi and myself will be a part of the official press for this upcoming event hosted by FGI Houston.

Levi will be doing the photography and I will write a breakdown for all of those who couldn’t make it or aren’t in Houston.

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Brandon Mahler on High-Low Style

  • August 7, 2014
  • Written By David Chen

Just over a year ago, I met Brandon Mahler at an event held by The Houston Collective at The Class Room. He was running the 3Sixteen pop-up shop and noticed that I was wearing the indigo dyed 3sixteen X Converse. For awhile I thought he worked for 3Sixteen but it turns out he works for Gucci.

He is known around town as the guy who is super into fashion but kind of follows the beat of his own drum. He wears what he wants and looks cool every single time. Brandon discussed his opinion on High-Low style and took us through his fashion phases.

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Thom Browne Spring Summer ’15

  • July 31, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

Thom Browne is known as a showman who showcases a glimpse of what is going on in his mind to the public with his runway shows. The core of the Thom Browne aesthetic is the grey cropped suit but during fashion week that all changes. The cropped suit will always be at the center of every show but it is re-appropriated in wild ways under a single theme.

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