Introducing the project I have been working on for the last nine months. Please follow me at nomanwalksalone on tumblr as I will be posting mostly there going forward. And don’t forget to sign up early to our Founders Circle to get discounts and invites to early sales and events.
Before you answer that question, let me tell you a little bit about No Man Walks Alone and why it’s worth a look for anyone who values quality craftsmanship, thoughtful design, honesty, and passion from the people who make their clothes.
No Man Walks Alone borrows its name from a Humphrey Bogart line and is a site with a point of view. It’s an online space that will showcase makers and products that we would like to share with others.
We want to offer a selection of great looking products - ones that are honest in their design and their make, from casual to formal - all in one place. In the last nine months, we’ve scoured the world over to define our assortment. We’ve made multiple trips to Italy, France, Japan, and the UK; visited workshops, design studios, and trade shows; and met loads of talented and passionate people.
Our site and store will open in September and we will offer a carefully selected (dare I say “curated?”) assortment of clothing, footwear, and accessories. We don’t want to be an online department store with hundreds of brands, nor do we want to offer only luxury bespoke products to a happy few. We know every item in the store, and each was selected for a reason. In fact, many were specially commissioned by us – we picked the styles, materials, and details, and let each maker perform their magic. From the unique series of suits made for us by a Neapolitan bespoke tailor, to a carefully selected line of footwear from our favorite Hungarian shoemaker, our offering reflects our taste and point of view.
I believe that you will like our selection. There will be handsewn shirts from Puglia; cashmere scarves and sweaters from Scotland; neckties from London, Milan, and Naples; jackets from England, Italy, and Japan; rainwear from Sweden and Scotland; knitwear from the Aran islands; handmade belts and trousers from Parma; handmade shoes from Northampton and Budapest; sneakers and boots from Tuscany and Alsace; casual shirts and outerwear from Japan; leather goods from Italy, England, and Spain; and handcrafted umbrellas from Naples and Milan.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be giving you a taste of the makers and products we’re carrying by posting photos on our Tumblr and Facebook pages. So, follow us to stay updated, and spread the word to your like-minded friends.
If you head over to www.nomanwalksalone.com now, you can sign up to become part of our Founders Circle, which will carry benefits reserved only for those who register before our September launch. There’s also a nice surprise when you sign up …
Looking forward to serving you soon,