|All photos by Ward Rubrecht|
Sven Raphael Schneider does not do things in half-measures.
"Early on I thought, 'Let's do this right,'" he says.
The "this" he's referring to is Gentleman's Gazette
Schneider's online magazine (and, as of late, online retail site)
dedicated to classic men's style, with a focus on the aesthetic of the
first part of the 20th century.
"A lot of people start on
Wordpress or another free site, but I wanted this to be a serious thing,
not just a blog," Schneider says.
In February 2010, Schneider bought his own domain, and drew on his existing knowledge to
start penning blog posts. Pieces have included product reviews ("Albert Slipper by Del Toro in Velvet and Linen
"), academic-yet-accessible explanations of men's fashion phenomena ("The Drape Cut Explained
"), and discussion of classic masculine fashion in film ("Great Movies - The Damned
Man on the Street: Sven Raphael Schneider