New York Fashion Week may be over but fashion is all year round! I was able to ask some questions to New York fashion blogger Shane Samuel recently. He talks about why he started his blog, being a fashion blogger in New York City, who he was keeping an eye on at this years New York Fashion Week and much more. Check it out.
When did you first decide to start a men’s fashion blog and why?
I decided to start a fashion blog as an honor’s project during my sophomore year of college. I always had a thing for fashion, but I didn’t know how deep it went until I got to college and saw that almost all of the guys dressed the same.
Can you explain to people who might not have seen your blog before, its aim and what it’s all about?
I created Men In Style Society to serve as a platform for men who are looking for ideas to update their look or inspiration to create a new one. I view fashion as an art and style as a way of expressing it to the world.
Is fashion something you’ve always been passionate about? What is it that you love so much about it?
Yes, I have always loved fashion. For me, it’s more about style. With style you can be creative, you can be whoever you want and I feel that fashion serves as a platform for one to create style.
Have you received any big opportunities through your blog?
Oh, have I! I was given the opportunity to work with brands such as Lacoste, MOSCOT, and GH Bass. I was even invited to participate in a campaign, with 6 other fashion bloggers, for Land’s End Canvas
Do you think it has been beneficial living in New York and being a fashion blogger? What it’s like living in one of the top fashion focused cities in the world?
It is definitely beneficial. I am exposed to an array of styles and people with their own take on fashion. It’s inspirational! It’s amazing; there is no place like New York City.
What has been your favourite photo shoot so far? What do you aim to achieve in a photo shoot?
My favorite photo shoot was the first one that I ever did. I loved it because I had no idea what I wanted to do and how I wanted to look. I just took my camera and just started taking pictures, turns out I did a good job. Well, at least I think so lol.When I do photo shoots, I want to tell a story. I want the pictures to be visually captivating and evoke a response from the viewer.
What is your favourite item of clothing in your own wardrobe?
I love my ALLSAINTS Italian wool peacoat with leather sleeves. It’s very versatile and classy.
Which designers were you keeping an eye on at this New York Fashion Week?
Michael Bastian, ALLSAINTS, and Mark McNairy.
If you could describe your blog in just one word, what would it be?
What advice would you give to other fashion lovers who might want to start their own blog?
Do it! There is no downside for trying. If you want to start a fashion blog, make it happen.
Check out a some photos from Men In Style Society below or visit the website at meninstylesociety.com