Dear Gilt MANual readers,
Back in June of 2010, when we started dreaming up this site, we had what felt like a pretty audacious goal for an e-commerce outfit: to build an editorially-driven site with utility, integrity, and wit—something that people would actually, you know, read. And with help from an amazing cast of characters including Joshua David Stein, Jared Flint, Andy Comer, Josh Peksowitz, Chris Wallace, Michael Dougherty, and Jonathan Evans—not to mention Michael Williams, Mordechai Rubinstein, Craig Bridger, and the great Gay Talese—we somehow managed to insinuate ourselves into the men’s style conversation, helping countless guys improve their own style in the process.
We also laid the groundwork for something even bigger and better: Park & Bond, the retail destination we launched in 2011 that combines the world’s best brands with authoritative, irreverent advice in the spirit of Gilt MANual. As Park & Bond has grown—winning a 2011 Racked Award for best new e-commerce site in the process—we’ve decided that it makes most sense to focus our editorial energies on one property, not two. So, as of today, we will stop publishing new content to Gilt MANual and focus on Park & Bond. Gilt MANual will live on as a library of useful and engaging style content, and we’ll be making a few subtle changes to the site over the coming weeks to reflect that revised mission. In the meantime, we invite you to shop Gilt MAN every day at noon ET just as you’ve always done, and to consider Park & Bond your new go-to destination for smart, useful guidance on looking good and living well.
Gilt MANual was created to help guys develop and perfect their own personal style, and Park & Bond—with its innovative mix of content and commerce—takes that mission to a whole new level.
How can we help you look your best? Drop us a note and let us know.
My best—and be sure to keep in touch / Tyler