Can Kickstarter Fix Menswear?
Some ambitious entrepreneurial tailors and underwear manufacturers seem to think so.
Most Kickstarter projects — the successful ones at least — aim to solve problems we didn't know we had. Did you know the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn needed a seafood shack? Or that people would go wild for a watch that can send messages to an iPhone? Perhaps not — but projects like those convince people they're suffering without them.
Naturally, a whole crop of men have decided to try "fixing' menswear, having decided that all of it — pants, shirts, blazers, even underwear — are problematic.
Here are their solutions.
1. Krammer & Stoudt Menswear
...men in turtlenecks!!
....and blazers like these!
2. Pants By Bluff Works
Watch the Bluff Works creator run in the ocean with his cute kid, wearing the pants — which he also wears to work the next day — in this video:
3. Ministry Of Supply
The shirt looks nice but WHAT is the deal with that tie?
4. Flint and Tinder Premium Men's Underwear
5. BR4SS Premium Men's Underwear
6. Sir New York
7. Avid Ymer
8. NEXT NEW BIG LOOK IN MEN'S FORMAL WEAR IN 2012!
The vests are really quite something.