A Brief Blog Profile: The Urban Gentleman
by Thomas Hynes
I don't think it's a stretch to say that the bulk of writing done on fashion is done more specifically on women's fashion. And I get that. Having two older sisters, I can tell you there's a market for it. But, hey, I wear clothes, too,' says just about every guy in the world. Surely, there must be fashion blogs for me. Well, there are. And The Urban Gentleman is among the very best.
In their own words, The Urban Gentleman is here to "easily help men of all backgrounds transition from a baggier basic style of dress to a cleaner, more tailored and trend-pushing style." It's a blog of 'style, class, culture, and a little bit of swag.' And it's not all clothes. The site also covers entertainment, design, culture, fitness and gadgetry. They even have this great post on different grooming products. It's as if to say, 'alright, gentlemen. Your clothes may look fine, but don't forget your face.' (Ok, so technically these products are not just for the face. But this is a work blog, and we've got to move on.)
I like the Urban Gentleman because it portrays style within reach. And more importantly, it promotes a style within your comfort zone. You don't have to buy and wear everything promoted on here. First of all, it would be pretty lame to bite someone's style so specifically. And secondly, that's not how fashion or style work. This site has great ideas and examples. But at a certain point, you've got to forge your own look. Let your clothes and your gear be an expression of who you are. Be your own person. Be your own gentleman.