Just wanted to let you know that we are not gone and we are not dead but unlike others who make their living blogging, we really do have jobs! I am a marketing communications specialist for a mid-size manufacturer and I handle their day-to-day marketing programs.
I work on the company website writing code and doing updates and maintenance, designing print collateral and handling SEO, Google Analytics, Email marketing campaigns, and managing trade shows and vendor relations. On the flipside, I also handle their IT purchases and in-house tech support, so my job keeps me busy and while it is not my passion it pays the bills and my kids eat.
Throughout the years, I have worked in several market sectors, banking/financial services, aerospace, power, industrial, and structural, always handling marketing, juggling design and programming functions
I am well-versed in many marketing disciplines. However, clothes have been my life-long passion and have always considered myself well-dressed, wearing made to measure and from time to time bespoke suiting. My father and some older male figures that I respected were good examples.
I am writing this post to help you find your passion, write and blog about what you like, for instance, I have had The Dicky Bow for over 15 years and I have held events, wrote blogs and even commented on men’s wear sites. I have even done reviews and acted as an image consultant for a number of people but I have yet to break through and make a living out of it. So before it’s too late, find your passion and run with it. Don’t follow my lead and allow the day-to-day minutia of everyday life hold your passion back! Find it and run with it.
I am trying to devote more time to what I have a passion for and that is writing about classic men’s wear. In the meantime, check out these little tidbits on men’s wear and bespoke clothing that you can review from what I feel are some of the best sources of men’s wear on the Internet (not necessarily in order).
- hespokestyle.com – Brian Sacawa
- permanentstyle.com – Simon Crompton
- articlesofstyle.com – Dan Trepanier and his team
- Brooks Brothers Magazine – Surprisedly good reading on classic men’s wear
- The Rake Magazine – My favorite men’s wear magazine
- parisiangentleman – Hugo Jacomet
Probably my most favorite to read about is an iconic figure in men’s wear, G. Bruce Boyer. Here is an excellent article on him in the Parisian Gentleman. If you find yourself in New York, I believe he is the Co-curator at The Museum at FIT if you check the website you might be able to catch one of the interviews that he does live. I attended his interview with the famous Rubinacci family, Mario and his son Luca which I enjoyed.
Find your passion, and I hope this information will help you make better choices on what you wear and by doing that you may help me continue pursuing my passion.
Hey check out this video on Pitti Uomo (I hope to go one day)!