Nothing in particular for today's article, but I would like to express my gratitude to all of you readers for an amazing 2019.
This year marks an interesting development for the blog for two particular reasons.
Firstly, I had the pleasure to attend both winter and summer Pitti (more on the latter here), and to visit various artisans in Florence.
Secondly and more importantly, I have been able to include more content on sustainability into our conversation; a topic that I am truly passionate about.
In fact, I want to quickly highlight the decision behind this transition for those of you who may be curious.
Far from just a typical greenwashing PR stunt, the idea of sustainability works particularly well for classic menswear.
Apart from the usual reasons, say, quality and timelessness of the garment which I frequently talk about on the blog, wearing classic menswear is also beneficial for sustainability especially since it requires us to be more conscious of each one of our purchases.
And it all comes back to the point which states that classic menswear is less about acquiring random statement pieces just for the sake of it, but rather getting what works great for the individual's needs.
Of course, the reality is not that straightforward and there are certain caveats to this argument, but we will continue to examine this at a later time.
In any case, the direction of the blog will be fairly the same in 2020. More conversation on sustainability while keeping our regular content on style and craftsmanship.
In fact, I will be starting off the year by commissioning a jacket made using Tengri's yak cloth (more about its backstory here), as well as trying some uprising tailors towards later the year.
In the meantime, if you have anything particular that you would like to see on the blog, you are more than welcomed to provide any feedback.
Happy New Year in advance, and see you next decade.
Photography by The Suitstainable Man team. Shot at Arad, Romania during my Christmas trip.