Hi, I'm in the industry, I'm a NYC based designer who came to menswear late. I joined to learn about & gain some insight into menswear as over the last 10 years or so my customer base has done a 180 from womenswear to menswear. (I design and make custom-made leather clothing) I've found I enjoy creating men's wear much more than women's wear. Overall guys seem much more discerning and less hung up on Label for Label's sake. They know and understand quality and fit much better than the majority of women I have dealt with and I guess it's because the ideal of having something made or tailored to fit has never disappeared from the masculine style lexicon. The idea of investing in a piece that will take them through years, as opposed to instant gratification and a single seasons wear seems more the norm than not. As a craftsman I appreciate this tremendously. I also realize there is always more to learn!