As many of you will be aware, Mr Porter launches today (cue loud cheering all around the MB studio). The brother site to Net-A-Porter stocks luxury men’s fashion from the likes of Gucci, Lanvin and YSL, but is so much more than just an online store. There is a Wardrobe Manager section, a full Style Directory, and The Journal – which features events, profiles and ‘how to’ advice on manly subjects, like how to shuck an oyster.
And while all this is incredibly exciting – the real reason MB boys and girls are glued to the site is the Style Council section. The Council provides “insider tips from the worlds most stylish and well connected men,” and its members include some of the world’s most incredible photographers, musicians, editors and designers, as well as MB’s very own CEO and Founder Ben Wolstenholme . Ben spoke to Mr Porter about some of his favourite things – like his Tricker’s Brogues (“I think you could probably murder someone in them and they’d still think you were a perfect gentleman”), and his style icon (….Chevy Chase?!).
MB’s close pal Mr Bingo also makes a splash on the site, with his delightful illustrations in the Stylepedia section. His sketches sit perfectly alongside the informative and tongue-in-cheek fashion encyclopedia. Our favorite images are for the shoe-wearing goat and for the Jackass pants.