Sharpened Lead joins The Guardian’s fashion bloggers network
Back in December I threw my name into a hat with a few other hopeful fashion writers to be considered for The Guardian’s proposed fashion blogging network, their aim being to bring some new voices to their fashion coverage. I’m pleased to announce that I was selected, and the network was officially launched this week.
There are lots of great writers onboard, covering topics from academic studies on dress and clothing culture, to beauty. On the menswear front, I am joined by David of Greyfox blog. David has written a very eloquent post recently, putting forward his hopes and reasons for wanting to be part of The Guardian’s plans. It’s worth a read, and I can only echo his sentiments, my own biggest hope being to be read by more people. The Guardian has had a patchy history with menswear coverage from the great and good (Charlie Porter and Simon Chilvers) to the rather miserable Alexis Petridis days. Thankfully, I feel a new era is beckoning. Whilst I fully expect to be occasionally shot down for supporting designers who push the menswear agenda forward, especially by new readers who are not so convinced by fashion, I hope to encounter more open minds than closed ones.
There may be some duplication between posts here and on The Guardian, until I hit my stride, especially as The Guardian are keen to give a flavour of Sharpened Lead to date to new readers. So, if you have enjoyed my posts here, I hope you will check out The Guardian when my first post launches later today, and I look forward to being able to share more stories, insights and views from my menswear adventures with you from this exciting new platform.