My name is Ben. I live in Austin Texas. I'm a creative director at a product design firm. Reading Put This On was my gateway drug into this whole world. I suppose finally joining styleforum is an indication that I'm committed. :)
Austin is a pretty casual town. Forgoing flip flops is seen as dressing up and wearing a sport coat is downright odd. Nonetheless, I love clothes, so I'm glad to finally join styleforum and be among like-minded folks. Given the casual nature of Austin and my job, I rarely wear suits. I'm heavily influenced by the Tumblr crowd: Put This On, C Benjamin, and L.A.S. I like to mix traditional menswear with casual items like denim and sneakers. I'm a big fan of Billy Reid, Howard Yount, L.B.M 1911, and Grenson.