Frequently Asked Questions?
WHY WORK WITH ME?
Because I get results (guaranteed) and personally practice what I preach, by which I mean that I choose to lead by (stylish) example as it were. Howbeit, it goes without saying that I take my style (as well as life in general) rather quite seriously due to a firm belief in the notion that there is (arguably) nothing at our disposal — that we have complete control over that is — that has the immediate power to both alter perceptions and broaden prospects.
Be that as it may, my promise to you is that I will not leave any (proverbial) sartorial leaf unturned nor aesthetic avenue unexplored in the singular pursuit of ensuring you look your best so that you can indeed become the finest, most confident, refined and cultured modern gentleman you can be.
Insofar as such, by opting to work (or rather collaborate) with me you are directly choosing to invest in yourself and your future — and that is truly the more intelligent and commendable investment( or pursuit) that you can make!
Your successes are my successes after all, which is why there is no other individual out there — aside from yourself — who is more dedicated to your cause (read: who wants you to look your best and succeed as a result) then yours truly.
WHO IS MY AVERAGE CLIENT & HOW DO I ADVISE/STYLE THEM?
As an image consultant/stylist my work often routinely revolves around coaching/advising/styling young professionals as well as university/college students—with exceptions on both ends of the age spectrum—in enhancing, refining, or editing their personal wardrobes/styles/branding. This can include anything from 1-on-1 personal styling and wardrobe edits through personal shopping and event consulting.
On the journalistic front, I have been (and continue to be) commissioned to pen everything from blog posts and newspaper columns through print editorials and product/catalogue copywriting for a variety of online style portals, traditional print media mediums, brand websites and blogs (including my own).
WHAT DROVE ME TO THIS PROFESSION AND WHAT SUSTAINS IT?
The first thing I tell people is that I'm following my passion… and that's truly it!
Simply put, since a young age I've always had an affinity for clothing and personal style, being acutely aware and smitten by its transformative power as well as drawn to its ability to positively influence and alter (not to mention enliven) all facets of ones life (as a whole).
And it is from those basic foundational seeds that the realization that putting smiles on peoples faces and helping them quite literally put their best foot forward, of propelling them into a brighter more successful future (both socially & professionally), is a calling worth answering to and pursuing. That being said, being a stylist and fashion journalist has allowed me to accomplish just such a feat, bringing me great joy and pleasure as I believe there are no greater feelings in life than those relating to confidence, love, and success — all of which I attempt to bestow upon any hungry and wayward sartorial soul that crosses my path.
In that regard, you could say waking up in the morning believing that I can help — even if it is only just one individual — succeed in life is what makes it all worthwhile.
WHY DOES YOUR UNIQUE PERSONAL STYLE MATTER?
For me, the road to personal success (in any avenue of your life) starts with— and is contingent upon — your style. It is your first means of communication and lasting impression with the world around you.
Before you can even open your mouth you are expressing to strangers what kind of man you are by the way you dress and carry yourself. Your career, future aspirations and desires, current lifestyle, personal interests, and how much you respect yourself are all reflected in one form or another by your chosen form of expressive style.
Simply put, your personal style immediately defines you to any stranger you meet! And for the wise man seeking to improve his station in life, nearly nothing is more powerful than self-refinement, and in particular, in harnessing ones own style to best befit ones ambitions — to knocking them off their feet the moment you meet them, as it were.
Why? Because you are (without question) the leading and consummate personal brand ambassador (the walking billboard really) for your life, which makes you alone aesthetically responsible for its proper visual marketing and ultimate successes. Be that as it may, the way you choose to attire yourself will most often (perhaps most assuredly) be a determining factor in regards to where you go in life — to what doors are either opened and invariably closed as consequence.
LIFE SUCCESS THROUGH STYLE?
I feel that the best way of achieving success in life is by fully preparing for it. And the first step to that is in discovering who you are and what suits you stylishly.
Why? Because I feel that by simply suiting up in the morning that I can take on the world, which makes me a more productive, energetic, and jovial individual as immediate consequence. And I want the same for you.
Ergo, I endeavour to help you accomplish just that by offering the same steadfast commitment to personal investment — to sartorial detailing and styling — that I afford to myself; from my prospective styling clientele to the casual reader just looking for unsolicited tips and advice on my blog, if I can change just one life a day then I am content. And that is why I walk-the-talk, so to speak. I do it because I know if I was on your side that I would only accept help from somebody who leads by example, proving that they truly know what they are talking about.
WHY HIRE A STYLIST? IS THAT NOT WHAT A STORE EMPLOYEE/SALESMEN/THE INTERNET IS FOR?
In short, working with me is an investment in yourself — the best kind you can make. I bring a continually expanding and expansive menswear and style knowledge base from years of personal study and professional refinement.
With that said, I, unlike a store salesman or in-store stylist, won't pressure/push you into buying any gaudy seasonal trends or from a specific brand or store. Furthermore, I will tell you why you need a specific piece, how to wear it and take care of it — all matters in which they are indifferent or ignorant too.
As such, what I advise, the knowledge I provide, and the finished product I deliver will last you a lifetime because I style AND educate you (they will just sell to you without explanation) so that even after our working partnership has concluded, you will be ably prepared to handle your day-to-day wardrobing needs with ultimate confidence.
My consul is both individually tailored and uniquely specific, fashioned to best befit your lifestyle (which they do not know) and your overarching aspirations in life; I have only your best interests (not sales targets) in heart and my job does not end the minute you leave the store with something that, while it very well may be useful, you have no idea what to do with it or how to put it to best use in a variance of ways.
Simply put, what I provide is timeless styling that is culturally tangible, fully functional, and befitting of your unique lifestyle and all its personally formative moving parts. Our partnership will almost assuringly position you for future success in all your endeavours — personal (dating/social life/etc.) and professional (career).
MONK + EERO?
An odd moniker it is, but one that is personally relevant all the same. EERO itself is indeed my (real) given middle name and is pronounced EH-ROH, and the MONK, while at first I wanted to establish it as an acronym, in actuality comes from my love of monkstrap shoes (double-monkstrap brogues to be precise). Nothing more, nothing less. Plus, I've always been attracted to simple monikers and minimalist designs.
HOW MUCH DO I CHARGE FOR MY SERVICES?
The simple answer would be that it varies and that it is highly contingent upon the nature of the work (styling, writing, curating) and the services rendered. As such, I offer a myriad of differing payment plans ranging from lump sums paid upfront per job/special event services, an hourly or daily rate, as well as yearly retainer services. For specifics, please contact me via my contact form below, by messaging me via any of my social media profiles, or by reaching out via email.
WHY SHOULD I CAN ABOUT MY STYLE + LOOKS?
Because people judge you the minute they see you. And while this is a snap judgement in itself, it is difficult to fight this natural human tendency — it is inherently hardwired into our very psyches.
We judge strangers based on what we initially see and perceive, without reason nor in spite of any moral intent. And it is for this reason that I want you to completely invest in yourself by taking the small (yet significant) step to refining your wardrobe , which as consequence would have it, will help mould you into the most confident and successful man you can be .
First impressions matter and by taking that to heart, by investing in your style, you will be positioning yourself for future success. Newfound confidence and boundless ambition will be the fruits of just such an admirable pursuit . And if you require a guiding hand in doing so, do please feel free to reach out to yours truly as a collaborative partnership with me will take out all the guess work and will get you to where you desire in an expedited manner — with the finished product being a new you, one who will have an immediate leg up on your otherwise disheveled competition (in all walks of life). My services and (hopefully) blog can help you achieve just that. So, whether you want a guiding hand or just have a simple question, feel free to introduce yourself and start up a discussion with me on any of my social media profiles, below my blog posts, or by simply filling out the form situated at the bottom of this page.
A better life awaits!
You just have too willing to put in a little effort (or to allow me to do so for you)…
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