Official Launch of Gotstyle MAN

June 8, 2015

“It’s the same look I got from people over 10 yrs ago when I said I wanted to open a menswear store. They said retail is dying; soon people will only be shopping on-line; men don’t care how they dress; you can’t compete with the big guys; you don’t know anything about running a business; you’re crazy!

They say the same things about launching a magazine – print is dead; no one reads anymore and if they do it’s only on a kindle or iPad; you can’t compete with established publishers; you don’t know anything about running a magazine; you’re crazy.

Call me old fashion, but to me there is still something special about holding a book in my hands or flipping through the pages of a magazine (and tearing out the pages I love or the items I want). I have things on my kindle, but I never go back to them to reference or re-read. They certainly never become part of my library or my home.

I feel the same way when it comes to specialty stores and restaurants. I love going to my neighborhood spots where everyone knows my name (or at least engages me with welcoming conversation). Not everything has to change as the world moves faster.

We can embrace change and still hold on to the familiar things we love. Gotstyle Man is an extension of the store. It’s an educational, informative, and inspirational guide to obtainable style for every man. At its core, it’s a celebration of the city we love and the men who make it great.

As we continue to show the naysayers wrong with our 10 year anniversary celebration, the successful opening of our second location and the launch of our on-line store, we thank everyone who supported us through the years. I can hardly wait to see what the next 10 years will look like, but I know they will be bigger and better than ever. This magazine is a testament to all that is possible when you believe in your vision and are fortunate enough to live in an amazing city with amazing people that bring it to life.” – Melissa Austria, GOTSTYLE FOUNDER