I only mention this because I believe we are all in this together and that I could not have accomplished what I have steadied myself to without a helping hand in no small part due to the fact that you are all at once my vocational lifeblood as well as the very reason I am where I am today — the continued relevance, growing influence and ultimate success of M+E is forevermore indebted to you.
Perhaps it is because we continually gain a better understanding of the reality that time indeed waits for no man (or woman as it were) and as such are acutely aware that constant reflection, lifelong learning, and goal planning are all essential gentlemanly tasks that can better prepare, steady and prime us to be capable of seizing every day and opportunity in the moment (and in style) as they present themselves.
Or perhaps it is simply because we would like to revel in/celebrate all our little victories or otherwise mark such notable milestones in stone so as to better take measure of our growth as individuals by means of strictly adjudging any such yearly progression by the merits of the last 12 months past successes/failures — this can be both quite insightful and alarming.
Whatever it may be, be it prevailing social mores, optimistic belief or personal drive that hastens you to taking stock of life, celebrating its victories and personally reflecting upon your place in this world, its important to remember that January 1st is simply but another day, albeit one that ushers in what is yet another year, another dawn as they say.
Howbeit, and as we put a finishing touches upon a rollercoaster 2017, I nevertheless took to hastening myself to combing through the M+E archive’s so as to unearth and present before you (just in case you missed any that is) the most popular features/posts on the Journal whilst also tabling for discussion my humble opinion on the year’s finest and worst trends as well as crowning picks for best dressed and most sartorially inspirational fictional gentlemen (alongside a few further sartorial ad libs and selections worth note).
To that end, and in falling in line with my personal goal of continually providing you with the sort of sartorial intelligence and inspirational content that will actively equip you to grow (and dress better) every single day of the year (i.e. not just the resolution pitfall that is January), herewith is the M+E Sartorial Retrospective of notable menswear hits and misses from the year that was.
— Cheers! --
To wit, it should come at no surprise as to why I prefer regularly espousing upon the endearing virtues of permanent style as well as the enduring merits of cultivating a signature uniform (and wardrobe at-large) whose ageless foundation is flatteringly fashioned from a stately contingent of timeless essentials that are (nearly all) plucked from the evergreen stable of classic menswear staples — those that are not merely universally flattering but that deliver style and substance in resplendent equity.
To that account, I do hope you have enjoyed this Sartorial Retrospective on the year that was on the monk + eero as well as my personal picks on whom it was I believe were the best dressed/most stylish gentlemen, the timeless styling advice you can always bank upon, and a few choice selections on the best and worst trends to have lined store shelves in 2017.
Beyond that, well it is my promise to you that I will continue to endeavour to the best of my ability to crafting only the finest informative, inspirational, and entertaining content that comes to mind (or that you may well request/propose).
Share your thoughts, anecdotes and opinions below…
As for the future of monk + eero, what type of features/collaborations would you like to see more/less of? And, what was your personal favourite post from 2017?
Give your predictions and chime in below if you so desire…