I started writing a blog called The Dicky Bow in 2006. I just posted content about what I learned about men’s wear for a few years. I was not a guy that wore flashy, poorly designed modern clothes.
I like classic men’s wear, beautifully cut suits, jackets, trousers, and beautifully crafted shoes. I like the period of the ’30s and the 40s when men dressed for every occasion and even dressing down or casual was smart looking.
However, in 2021 after slightly emerging from a pandemic, I decided to shut down the blog. Between 2015-2019, I started an event company called EDB Cravatta and its forerunner Papillon Cravatta (I had a few partners). These web-based companies were outlets that I used to throw live catered events for providers of bespoke and made-to-measure men’s wear.
I still provide the service when a maker of bespoke or made-to-measure men’s wear needs the service. However, EDB being more successful allowed me to display bespoke and made-to-measure clothes made from fabrics from mills like Dormeuil, Reda, and Vitale Barberis.
I had to rent spaces from warehouses, private showrooms, public areas, and art galleries. I hired staff, catered the event, provided security, designed and printed the marketing materials, placing banner ads, created email blasts, purchased keywords, curated wines, and was in attendance overlooking the entire event in a made-to-measure or bespoke suit.
It is always exciting when I handle these events, and while I do not do as many as I once did, I learned a lot about the business of bespoke men’s wear and made-to-measure. I work as a corporate marketing specialist and do everything above, but on a different level in another industry.
I hope to throw or sponsor an event in CT, probably in October 2021, featuring a firm that provides made-to-measure at a perfect price point for the entry-level person who is just beginning to understand his wardrobe.
So here is the history of The Dicky Bow, and hopefully, it provides a little insight into my passion for men’s wear. I will still write tips and post images but on this new site.