Seriously, Fok is real-deal ”Rushmore” status…Co-owner of StyleForum, aka the teat that nursed #menswear.
Caught the last Bart train back in to the East Bay…What a great time was had at tonight’s StyleForum party. Mil gracias to the eternally gracious Fok for helping to start the whole thing in the first place, all the folks who help keep SF up and running, and a great thank you to the many kind women and men I met tonight…including some real SF legends like PTWilliams who was dressed like Sherlock Holmes, only better; PocketSquareGuy who was generous with the drink tickets; Urban Composition who looks as straight out of Mad Men in real life as he does in his pics; emptym (MTM) who is a real life scholar and general super-nice dude; Label King, who is a gentleman, scholar, eccentric, and overall Renaissance man; and Manton—whose Santa Cruz roots and Berkeley undegrad degree belie the intense sophistication he brings to the menswear game. It was an honor to be in such rarified company.
I also finally got to meet some serious bloggers in the flesh over the weekend: Jesse Thorn at Put This On, The Silentist, ThisFits, Edwin Zee, and several others who help make this thing great fun to do.
Also, I’m not gonna lie…it was pretty sweet to see some things in the flesh: Carminas, St. Crispins, the new Southwick for Epaulet jackets, Kirby Allison’s Hanger Project hangers, Louis Walton hand-sewn ties, a genuine circa 1994 RL Indian Head sweater, etc…Though beautiful, everything at the showcase was a little above the brokeandbespoke budget, which maxes out at about 15 large…Conversion rates these days make 1 large=~$1
Here’s raising a glass to another decade of StyleForum!