Things My Father Taught Me: Michael Kiser

I’d just apologized for something. Again. I have a bad habit of using the word “sorry” when what I really mean to say is, “I let you down” or “that wasn’t my best” or “give me another shot. I can do it better.” As Kiser’s pointing this out, I’m thinking about this guy, this man,…

Things My Father Taught Me: Matt Springer

Kindness. Mr. Matt Springer has it in spades. A deep baritone. Soft-spoken. Well-spoken. Even-keeled. Matt Springer is a good friend. Matt is one-fourth Made Right Here. He’s the one moving the meter on the little TV Pilot we put together with Joe Gannon and Rick Page. He’s father to two beautiful children and husband to an even more…

Things My Father Taught Me: Andrew Romano

I first became aware of his writing in 2008, when he was blogging from the campaign trail on something called Stumper for Newsweek. Then, I learned he runs this incredibly involved and well-honed design and music tumblr, Covenger + Kester. Though we’ve only run into one another a handful of times, and each encounter has…

Things My Father Taught Me: Sean Callahan

Sean and I work together. I sit in a division of the office lovingly referred to as “Callahan’s Corner.” I can’t tell you just how happy it makes me to come into work every morning knowing I’m a member of Callahan’s Corner. Sean does that to people. I no sooner started, and Sean made me…

Things My Father Taught Me: Tyler Thoreson

Tyler Thoreson. Today, he’s the VP of Men’s Editorial, Creative & Customer Experience for GiltMan. At the time I learned of him, he was co-hosting a web series called “In the Closet” for MenDotStyle. And around that time, I recalled a photo of him showing up on The Sartorialist. There he was, this guy at a runway presentation wearing…

Things My Father Taught Me: Jerry O’Leary

Design Director at IDEO and co-founder of central standard timing, a watch company which was successfully launched on Kickstarter earlier this year, Jerry O’Leary is keen to wear many hats, figuratively speaking. Earlier this year, my girlfriend attended a talk referred to as “IDEO Stories: An Evening of Storytelling at the Intersection of Design, Creativity…

Things My Father Taught Me: Sean Hotchkiss

Sean Hotchkiss is a handsome devil. He is fearless. I admire the way he is always putting himself out there in new and different ways. I first learned of him while he was crafting posts for the Khaki Crusader, and later the GQ Eye and J. Crew, and it’s been great to follow along as…

Things My Father Taught Me: Skip Brooks

Since 2009, Skip Brooks has written about men’s clothing and style on his blog Alex Grant. I’ve been fortunate to follow along as he’s turned his passion into his career. As a loving father and husband, it was great to read his reflections on his own father. I’m looking forward to spending more time with…

Things My Father Taught Me: Claire Bidwell Smith

“What about you? How are you? What’s new with you? Tell me more about your projects. And how are things with Jess? No, really, how are things with Jess?” Claire. She is a best-selling author. She is about to have her book turned into a movie. She is the wife of a truly kind and…

Things My Father Taught Me: Jamie Yuenger

I met Jamie Yuenger at work. We both worked on the floor of a shop in New York. From the moment I met her, I adored her. She’s so full of life, seemingly recording all of life’s little moments, celebrating each in her own special way. She brings so much of her intelligence to every…