For the last seven years I have worked for the largest credit union in Utah. I started out as a teller right when I got home from my LDS mission and planned on only working with the company for a year or so. However, they were great about schedules, the hours were predictable, and the benefits were nice so I stuck with it while I went to school. Now, three years after graduating with a near-worthless degree I’m finally moving on to bigger and better things.
Here in Salt Lake we have an awesome custom suit company named Beckett & Robb. They’ve been around since 2009 and just opened up a San Francisco store a couple of months ago. They are expanding and doing a lot of great things to make custom menswear available at department store prices. Without going too much into detail, it involves the proper sourcing of materials and manufacturing along with being able to make a more modest profit on each suit than most other luxury brands. What this means is you can get a suit that would cost you $3k at the shop down the street for $1.5k from these guys. Their model is also scalable and they’re planning on taking over the US and then the world within the next couple of years.
Over the last few months I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Jason, one of the partners. I was in the shop last month working on sourcing some suits for a client from one of my consultations when he asked me what I was still doing at the credit union. We talked for a while about where I currently am and what my goals are and then decided it would be mutually beneficial for me to come work their Salt Lake storefront and help them better develop their online and social media presence.
So, on this upcoming Tuesday I’ll be working with B&R full time. I couldn’t be more excited about the company and the position they’re poised to take in the menswear world. I also couldn’t be more excited to be getting involved with them early on and helping the company grow and expand.
What does this mean for Masculine Style and my consulting services? Hopefully just more growth. Beckett & Robb and Masculine Style are not competitive or mutually exclusive entities. Because I stand by the mission and quality of Beckett & Robb I’m excited to have a new source to whom I can send my clients looking for higher-quality suits. At the same time, I’m excited to be able to help Beckett & Robb clients expand beyond simply improving the suit aspect of their wardrobes and being able to make connections that will help Masculine Style become more and more prominent, both locally and online.
The only down side I can project initially is that I will have a lot less down time than I do currently. This means my posting schedule may lag a bit. I’ve done my best to give you guys an update every weekday for the last year and a half and have done pretty well. However, with my having less time available to me, it may prove to be worth it to scale back on quantity while scaling up on post quality. I’m going to have a lot of new resources at my disposal and that means better posts in the future.
If you’re one of my Salt Lake readers, come see me next week or in the future. B&R is located at 150 S Main Street and I’ll be there Tuesday-Saturday each week.
PS. I am now selling ad space on the site. If you are interesting, please get in touch via the contact page and I can give you a break down of what the space is and its price.