Firstly, I wish to express my
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.