Firstly, I wish to ex­press my

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grat­i­tude. There is truly no word to bet­ter de­scribe the way I feel while writ­ing this text. And, if you would in­dulge me, this is why.

For those of you who do not know me yet, I have been in­volved in the clas­sic menswear busi­ness for a cou­ple of years, both as a part­ner in a menswear com­pany and as a free­lance writer. My in­ter­est in clothes has al­ways been there, but I have Bern­hard Roet­zel’s book “to thank ( or blame, depend­ing on how you look at it) for the deep- seated ( some would say nerdy) in­ter­est in qual­ity cloth­ing. It was the fi­nal shove that sent me down the rab­bit hole I’ve been tum­bling through ever since.

The dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of knowl­edge has crafted ties and built bridges. These bridges ex­ist be­tween peo­ple all over the world, shar­ing an in­ter­est in some­thing that may seem like mere van­ity to the lay­man. To the con­nois­seurs though, like the read­ers of Plaza Uomo, it’s quite ap­par­ent that it is an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the things of last­ing beauty that con­nect us.

We meet on so­cial net­works, and thanks to wa­ter­ing holes for the sar­to­ri­ally in­sa­tiable, like Pitti Uomo, we also meet in real life.

We share a pas­sion for crafts­man­ship, cloth and her­itage. It makes this busi­ness dif­fer­ent, that we rec­og­nize each other as fel­low en­thu­si­asts, rather than com­peti­tors for buy­ers or fame.

Plaza Uomo has, like no other magazine, man­aged to tap into this world. That’s why it’s been my favourite magazine since the first is­sue hit the shelves. This is why I feel both thank­ful and hum­bled to be ap­pointed as new ed­i­tor in chief of Plaza Uomo. As such, I want to ex­press my deep­est grat­i­tude to Kon­rad, who has done such a bril­liant job in this role up till now. Also, I feel grate­ful to Plaza’s owner Christo­pher, who has en­trusted with me the fu­ture safety of this magazine’s le­gacy. Plaza Uomo is the best menswear magazine in the world and I look for­ward to ex­pand­ing on the con­cept of Plaza Uomo and what it stands for. With the help of old and new contributors I’ll look to de­velop the dig­i­tal side of the magazine and to fur­ther sa­ti­ate the in­ter­na­tional read­er­ship.

Oh, and re­gard­ing the in­flu­ence of Bern­hard Roet­zel. I am ex­tremely proud to an­nounce that I am par­tic­i­pat­ing in his most re­cent book, as is our con­tribut­ing ed­i­tor Olof Nithe­nius. In fact, you can read a brief in­ter­view con­ducted with Mr Roet­zel in this very is­sue.

I am al­ways in­ter­ested in all read­ers’ opin­ions and en­cour­age a di­a­logue. You can reach Plaza Uomo via so­cial me­dia, my email, and soon via sev­eral other dig­i­tal fora.

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