About

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bespoke (adj.): made to individual order; custom-made; one of a kind

unit (noun): a single thing or person; you, the individual

Bespoke Unit’s mission is simple: combine encyclopedic knowledge of classic gentleman’s style with current topical content to deliver the most comprehensive, easy-to-search, approachable men’s lifestyle resource on the web. Our aim is to help men improve their style, broaden their horizons, and live their best lives.

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Paul Anthony – Founder & CEO

Paul Anthony is an enthusiast of all things gentlemanly. Unsatisfied with the men’s blogosphere, he was inspired to create Bespoke Unit to fill the void of well-organized, deep content, written in an approachable way. A firm believer in truly living while you’re alive, his passion for international travel is rivaled only by that for his shoes, of which he owns upwards of 130 pairs. His love of watches and micro-mechanics is boundless.

He writes about watches, suits, shoes, and fragrances.

Read the latest articles by Paul Anthony.

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Charles-Philippe Bowles – Editor-in-Chief

As a trained commercial audiovisual producer, Charles-Philippe has a rich experience in content creation. After working with a variety of luxury Parisian and international clients, he pursued writing and combined his two passions as Bespoke Unit’s chief editor. Today, he lives in Champagne with easy access to both Paris and London but you can usually find CP loitering on Instagram.

He writes about just about anything and everything but has a particular penchant for the vices such as fragrances, cigars, wine and spirits.

Read the latest from Charles-Philippe.

Other Contributors

Michael Oxman

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Philadelphia Correspondent

Michael Oxman is a husband, father, menswear fanatic, pit bull owner, and Asian food enthusiast. Having spent many years in the footwear and custom clothing industries, he’s obsessed with appearance and takes much longer than his wife to get ready in the morning. A veteran musician, he plays bass guitar and sings in a Beatles tribute band when he’s not blogging or playing peek-a-boo with his son.

Read Michael’s latest articles.

Robert Raymond

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Whisky Editor

Robert is an aficionado of brown vices: cigars and whiskey, to be specific. A husband, father, entrepreneur, and frequenter of cigar bars, he’s always excited to talk about the latest thing he’s tasted. He’d be happy to talk to you about his experiences over a glass of the good stuff.

Read Robert’s latest articles.

Damien Currano

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West Coast USA Correspondent

Damien is just beginning his journey into men’s fashion. As a producer in the video game industry where the accepted dress code consists of oversized shorts and an old t-shirt, he’s striving to set himself apart and find his own personal style. With some social capital to burn, he’s willing to try new things, even if they don’t work. It’s all in the name of his sartorial self-discovery.

Read Damien’s latest work.

Carlos A. Valdez

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Miami Correspondent

Carlos is a pilot, self-published poet, and design consultant for Cesar Renuan Bespoke. Carlos’ style comes from watching James Bond films every weekend of his childhood After a brief political career, Carlos became enamored by the art of wearing a suit. A lover of shirts, Panama hats, and a denim expert, Carlos brings a unique voice to the menswear space.

Read Carlos’ latest articles.

6 Comments

  1. chb January 31, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    That looks a great team producing very well thought though articles. Keep it up guys, some good reads and good advice given.

    • Charles-Philippe February 3, 2018 at 4:09 am - Reply

      Thanks, CHB! Delighted that you’re one of our most regular readers. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

      Best,

      CP

  2. Ddddd1111 March 26, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    What are your thoughts on double breasted suites? Are they out of fashion? I’m not so interested in the modern interpretation. The modern versions I’ve seen have very narrow lapels and the jackets seem to be very short.
    Thank you for your thoughts.
    Bryan

    • Charles-Philippe March 27, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Hi there!

      As Yves Saint Laurent was known to say “fashion is fleeting, style is eternal”! Although the current trends do favour narrow lapels and short jackets, we feel that the classics are timeless. You can read our guide to jacket styles to learn more about this!

      All the best,

      CP

  3. FerguleFerguleMoooo June 25, 2018 at 3:55 am - Reply

    I loved the entire website. It is one of the most informative style / fashion pages on the web.

    • Charles-Philippe June 25, 2018 at 6:35 am - Reply

      Thanks, Fergule!

      Best,

      CP

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