Yeezy 350 Boost Pirate Black: First Impressions Review

  • December 27, 2015
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

The Yeezy have been some of the most sought-after sneakers of 2015. Each limited release brings out hoards of people anxious for a pair. On August 19,2015 I entered three in-person raffles for the Pirate Black colorway. Luckily enough, my submission was drawn the next day.


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Jack Erwin Ellis Chelsea Boot

  • December 23, 2015
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

Jack Erwin is a shoe company started by two best friends tired of not being able to find shoes within their budget. Co-founders Ariel Nelson and Lane Gerson’s struggle was transformed into a line of simple and cleanly designed dress shoes at affordable prices.

The brand offers 2 lines of dress shoes and boots and another for loafers:

  • Foster – Blake-stitched soles with a tapered toe box priced from $195-220.
  • Sullivan – Goodyear-welted soles with a rounded toe box priced from $195-220.
  • Wright– priced at $175 for a bologna constructed leather penny loafer and $95 for suede driving loafers.

Jack Erwin provided a pair of Ellis brown suede Chelsea boots to Something Bespoke for an unbiased review.

More after the jump.

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Care-Tags Podcast # 19 with Timothy Nguyen of Something Bespoke

  • April 21, 2015
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

Care-Tags is an internet culture forum for fashion and friends. I am honored that Adam, Mic and Ryan reached out to be to be featured on the Care-Tags Podcast.

Be sure to check out this interview where I talk about what it’s like running Something Bespoke, fashion in Houston, and my opinions of Thom Browne and the Thom Browne aesthetic. Link to it after the break.

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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!