Don’t worry, nothing bad is happening to the blog. We’re actually thinking of making it better.
First off, I want to remind everyone that Dapper Day at Disneyland is coming up! It is April 23 (a Sunday), which means it might be a packed day. You can subscribe to their mailing list for a slight discount in tickets; I always get the Park Hopper since I like going to both Disneyland and California Adventure. Anyway don’t fret, the guys and I will still be attending. Instead, I am announcing the end of the Street Style feature that we do for Dapper Day.
While I do enjoy meeting people and taking their picture, I ultimately found it exhausting especially due to the hectic nature of the day. My friends and I pay to go to Dapper Day and we find our experience tied between meeting other friends, going on rides, attending the expo, and taking street style pictures. If I’m being completely honest, I felt bad forcing my friends to follow me around chasing people instead of taking the time to enjoy the park and the festivities together as a group. Additionally, I’ve found that most people (at least last dapper day) have even declined to have their picture taken. Both of these facets have resulted in me deciding to end that coverage for Dapper Day, at least as a big focus.
Now that isn’t to say that I’m not open to meeting new people and taking pictures. Instead of seeking people out for the sake of street style, I’m going to let it happen naturally! If you recognize me or my friends, feel free to say hi and I’ll definitely snap a picture and put it on the blog. I would love to spend time document the myriad of style that is present on Dapper Day, but I also want to enjoy my day as well!
I am excited to announce a new type of content for my blog: interviews. This facet of my blog will be spearheaded by Spencer, who is actually studying journalism (as well as history). His talents will be quite useful for us as we expand our content!
I realized that I’ve talked about many people on this blog; Benny (the vintage dealer) and Ruben (the amazing tailor) are a select few. In our journey through menswear, Spencer and I have met some of the most amazing people. Some of them are sellers of vintage, others are craftsman, and some are simple enthusiasts who definitely have a life apart from clothing. Since these are people you won’t hear about on Gentleman’s Gazette or Permanent Style, I thought I would utilize what small reach I have and share their story! It’s been a great pleasure to tell the world about the small community that I’ve been apart of for the past 3 years.
If you guys follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I randomly do live videos. Sometimes it’s just me answering questions and other times I’ll be joined by Spencer! It’s been a small success, with around 20 people tuning in each time. Through some talks with Spencer, we decided to see if you guys would be interested in listening to a podcast! In order to keep things distinct between the blog, my instagram, and now the podcast, this medium will be more of a conversation or talk show.
The focus will be for us to talk about our personal experiences with menswear. Most podcasts out there are more informational or feature established members of the menswear community. However, I haven’t seen any that are for the “regular guys” who enjoy menswear! Spencer and I have numerous anecdotes about random people on the street commenting about our attire as well as the customers and co-workers that we’ve had working in retail. I think that it would be a great way for you to learn more about us and see what we’re like apart from the blog! Additionally, I’d love to feature guests on the show that you’ve seen before on the blog(Blake, Benny, etc) to give you a chance to learn more about the vintage community and see this niche area of menswear.
I hope that you are as excited as I am as we continue to improve this blog and the content that we provide! As always, I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any suggestions or if you have any questions. You can always DM me on Instagram or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Always a pleasure,