Shohei on Luxe/Grandpa and Japanese Style

  • June 10, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

I met Shohei a few months ago at a Whiskey Wednesday hosted by The Class Room. Shohei actually approached the group when he noticed that my buddies Levi and David were wearing Rick Owens. It was easy to notice that Shohei had a different style from everyone else, you could easily feel his Japanese vibes. Shohei recently returned from a trip to Japan so we met up to talked about what’s hot in Japan and his own personal style he calls the “luxe-grandpa”.

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“Blogger” and The Negative Connotation Behind It

  • June 3, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

What is a blogger? Are they defined by content quality? By commercial success? Readership? What’s a proper blog to people and what’s just a stream of reposted content?

Recently, there has been a significant amount of articles and discussion around the death of “blogging.”

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The Class Room – Bringing Style to The New Houston

  • May 27, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

The Class Room is a menswear boutique out of Houston, Texas, which stocks brands such as 3sixteen, Rogue Territory, Gitman Vintage, Norse Projects, and APC. Typically constrained to online shopping, I was surprised to find such a well curated store in the Houston area. I feel that trying on and handling pieces in person can make all the difference in a shopping experience, so I was very excited to see the space. After getting to know both the store and its founders, I am consistently impressed with their philosophy and sense of community. I recently had the pleasure to sit down with two of the founders, Jon “Cabby” Caballero and Alan Javillonar, to learn more about The Class Room. Enjoy!

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Suitsupply Made-to-Measure Program: Final Fitting (Part 3 of 3)

  • May 20, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

In case you missed it here are links to: Part 1 & Part 2


So it’s finally time to reveal the final product of my Suitsupply “Suit Up” made-to-measure experience.

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An Interview With Melissa Farmer of Farmtown Denim

  • May 13, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

Farmtown Denim, founded by Melissa Farmer, specializes in handmade denim goods that are manufactured by hand in Sacramento, California.  MF02A friend recently brought the brand to my attention and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about her work since. Of all the items she has to offer, the dopp kits in particular are what really piqued my interest.  I was quite impressed by the amount of detail and craftsmanship that goes into everything she makes. I knew that I had to reach out and find out more about Melissa and her work.

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Suitsupply Made-to-Measure Program: Styling & Personalization (Part 2 of 3)

  • May 6, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

Last time, we talked about fabric selection and the initial fitting of Suitsupply’s made-to-measure “Suit Up” line.  This time I will break down the various styling and personalization options available with this service.

After the measurements were entered into the system, I sat down with Clinton and began reviewing the seemingly endless list of available options.

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Grailed: Making the Hard to Find Hard to Resist

  • April 29, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

If you’ve been looking for a simple way to sell or buy designer clothes, Grailed.com not only offers an easy way to list your items, but is also a great resource for buying highly sought after clothing. Since its launch on December 28, 2013, the site has been growing in popularity as an alternative to the usual eBay and forum selling methods you would typically resort to if you wanted to sell your Thom Browne longwings or Visvim Ballistic 20L .  Personally, I really enjoy listing items on Grailed because of the extremely simple interface for both buyers and sellers that keeps the transaction straight to the point. I figured since I love the site so much, it would be interesting to pick the mind of  25 year old Yale graduate and the creator of Grailed, Arun Gupta.

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Guarded Goods: One Man’s Leather Dream

  • April 22, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

Guarded Goods is a made-to-order service that focuses on delivering high quality and well constructed leather accessories. Guarded Goods offers exceptional products at a fraction of the price of other retailers. They make great handmade wallets, cardholders, and iPad holders. Guarded Goods is also open to creating any kind of custom leather project. I got a chance to ask the owner a few questions about his business. Definitely stay tuned below for it.

We also want to announce that we are giving away a Free Guarded Goods Aegis cardholder. The rules and the widget to enter is below. As a heads up this is open to everyone in the world. Also check out the bottom of the article to see an exclusive discount code for Something Bespoke readers as well!

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Suitsupply Made-to-Measure Program: Fabrics and Fitting (Part 1 of 3)

  • April 15, 2014
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

There has been a lot of talk about Suitsupply as the best entry level off-the-rack suiting brand but if you search for a review of the MTM program the only things you will find are forum entries or articles without sufficient information. No one has anything that really broke down the whole experience. I figured since I need a suit for an upcoming wedding that it would be the perfect opportunity for me to share my experience.

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Welcome and Thank You!

  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

I would like to formally announce the launch of our new blog. A lot of work has been put into Something Bespoke and I will focus on delivering high quality interviews, discussions and reviews.

Please check back often. I have a lot of content planned, rest assured there will be plenty of stuff to see soon.

I would like to personally thank Devin Fountain of http://devinfountain.com for designing the site, Jessica Mcdonald | @minjeelove for creating the logo, and Levi @le_master for taking all the photos.

Regards,

Timothy Nguyen – Owner/Writer at Something Bespoke

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