We get a ton of inquiries from readers. Most of them are style questions, but a lot of guys are also interested in TSB as a business and life as a full-time blogger.
I’ve always had a “grassroots” approach with TSB; sharing our journey (as style enthusiasts as well as entrepreneurs) with our readers. After all, I’m just a regular guy who grew up on a farm and played college bball, so part of me still thinks it’s funny that we’ve become a major player in menswear publishing.
Therefore, every Sunday we’re going to try to share a “TSB Weekly Recap”: a behind-the-scenes look at our lifestyles and the moves we’re making to grow the blog as a business.
One of the first things we did when we got to LA was cruise around the city looking for some awesome shoot locations. Alex somehow stumbled upon the LA river – an enormous deserted concrete drainage. We did a shoot there the other day (coming soon) then Alex showed off a few of his skateboard tricks.
Networking at Saks Beverly Hills
Along with the move to West coast came some strategic goals that I set for TSB. One of them: develop a relationship with a major retailer in LA for stylist pulls. As a professional stylist, it’s key to have retail partners who’ll allow you to borrow clothes for shoots when needed…especially when you begin to work with celebrities.
Saks invited us to an event at their Beverly Hills store that they were co-hosting with one of the largest talent agencies in Hollywood. Alex and I worked out a deal with Saks, talked shop with some potential agents, drank some whiskey, and played a couple rounds of pool with our lovely ladies.
Surfing in Malibu
Scratch this one off the bucket list: go surfing in Malibu.
Special thanks to our friend and surf coach Sean Spear, who’s a big supporter of TSB and has been connecting us with all kinds of people in LA.
We finished the week with a cute little double date to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Meanwhile in NYC…
Wes has been doing some networking in my absence in NYC. Trying to get Carmelo Anthony featured on TSB…
Thanks to our boy Louis and Degree for inviting us to Carmelo’s Clinic.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,