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To address this specifically, from what I understand, the men's is just sorta there as a placeholder.  It's not a growth area, so it's not a focus.   As for being tunnel vision - this is part of the problem with taking VC funding.  VC funding can allow you grow tremendously, but it also means that you need to concentrated in growth, whether in audience, or revenues, or however it's defined for your company, constantly.  I was talking to Mike at Epaulet last night, and he...
Want part of the Friends and Family funding round.  I'm gonna be rich!
I really hope that the next big thing to come out of menswear is "Fucboi.com" That would keep me amused for months, and I'd actively pursue a contract with them.
I have to say that I love the name.
yeah, I understand that.  But developers?  I mean, the cultural image of a developer is a fat guy with 5 days of beard and a string ponytail eating cheetos.  
Pretty much.  And they buy at retail.   Think about it.  NYC could not sustain Altelier New York.  Karlo Steele attributed the failure to their prices being undercut by European retailers.  Atelier NYC was one of the most lauded avant garde menswear retailers in the USA.  And even in the largest fashion market in the USA, Karlo Steele cited that 70% of their sales were online.  
Who are these clients who will be shocked and dismayed that developers, of all people, are wearing tees?
What do you mean by "Styleforum?"  If you mean me, I mostly already do. If you mean the core members, that's a thousands of guys.  Maybe?  But unless those guys all have aligned interests, probably not.  I mean, at Pitti Uomo this past January, there were 24K buyers.  So, more buyers than core members (about 6-7K). If you include the habitual lurkers, then we are looking at tens of thousands.  I suppose that could make a dent.  But even then, you'll find that most guys...
Men are not going to go to Everlane to buy an awesome leather jacket - they'll go to an Aero, or a Schott, or a ToJ, or SLP, or an Acne, or Epaulet, or whatever, because those brands have compelling narratives.  This is not news to anyone.  It's also the reason that Zara is so much more successful in their women's offerings than their men's, even though their men's offerings are as strong and trend driven and competitively priced.  The same reason that make's men's...
Here, this is one of the big successes in the tech'fashion sector (at least, as of last time I talked to someone about them, things change so fast): http://www.nastygal.com/   I think that they were doing something like $100MM in annual revenues.     Do you really feel that there is a male audience for similar site?  I was in Vancouver the other month, and there are about 3 "fashionable" mens' stores: Roden Gray, Neighbour, and Haven.  That'a a major metropolitan area.  
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