This is an interview with Eric Pangburn of Dude Living.
In this podcast, I talked a bit about my background and how I started up Real Men Real Style on the heels of my first successful site, ATailoredSuit.com, with the goal of enhancing the scalability of my business endeavors, and addressing questions that future clients may have about men’s style and fashion.
By building Real Men Real Style, I produced a comprehensive and well-organized online library for men’s fashion. But more than that, it serves as a hub for authoritative content that serves as a solid foundation for professional dressing.
Eric asked me about Men Style Con. I explained how it started with the help of my good friend Aaron Marino. Some think that we are competitors but we became good friends and decided that we should have something where we could be together. Thus, Men Style Con was created. This year, it is going to be on May 1st until the 3rd.
Then I proceeded on answering how my experience as a Marine carry over to what I am doing now. I think the Marine Corp taught me a lot about how a uniform should fit, and how clothing should fit, and what it means to, in a sense, be able to send a message with image.
I told Eric that I don’t have entrepreneurial background but I have been constantly learning. I have an instant connection with people and I think that is very important.
I also talked about Major Lee who was my mentor in the military. He helped me during my down point in my military career.
Eric also asked about what made me decide to create a men’s wear style business. There were a lot of things that led to this moment but the first thing was losing my job as a CFO for a manufacturing plant.
I concluded this interview with the thought that connecting with people in the industry is always a good thing. I think people should reach out and attend more conferences…go out and meet people and help each other.