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

  • October 25, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

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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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David on Tall Ramones (Mainline, of course)

  • July 24, 2014
  • Written By David Chen

This is a story that Tim, the blog owner; Levi, our SLP built photographer; and Jesse, the best men’s sportswear salesman in Sak’s history, have come to love.

There’s one thing you gotta know about me and it’s when I want something bad, I’m extremely obsessive about it.

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Something Bespoke Welcomes David Chen

  • July 22, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

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
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

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
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

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
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

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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Moncler Gamme Bleu SS15 – Milan Fashion Week

  • June 24, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

To briefly describe Moncler Gamme Bleu, it is a collaboration between the French-Italian clothing company Moncler and American designer Thom Browne that was debuted in January of 2010. Twice a year, Browne showcases his work at the F/W and S/S Milan fashion weeks.

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Andrew Neidinger on Boutique Life and Being a Menswear Martyr

  • June 17, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

I met Andrew through Levi mid 2013 when I was invited to a Mortar sale here in Houston. He’s the kind of guy who when you look at him, you know he has style and presence. I was really looking forward to this interview because I have never worked in a high end boutique, so it was definitely an eye opener for me. Andrew delivers an interesting outlook on what his journey through menswear has been like as well as his experiences working at Billy Reid/Mortar. He also takes us behinds the scenes of how an upscale men’s clothing boutique operates.

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