Welcome to The Modest Man 👋🏼
If you want to look and feel like a million bucks, you’re in the right place.
From building a wardrobe and learning what colors to wear, to buying the right cologne and finding your next favorite hairstyle, TMM has you covered.
Want to learn more about this site and the people behind it? Read on…
A Word From the Founder
Hello! My name is Brock.
I started this blog after realizing in my early 20s that I was a poorly dressed young man, and it was affecting my professional and social life.
My dad used to say, “Your clothes are either working for you or against you, but they’re always working.”
All throughout high school, college and my early professional years, my clothes were working against me.
Why? Because no one ever taught me how to dress well.
I never knew what colors to wear, how clothes should fit, or how to put together an outfit.
To make things worse, I’m 5’6″ in boots and 125 lbs after dinner, so most clothes don’t fit me properly. Pants are too long, shirts are too baggy. They make me look like a kid wearing hand-me-downs!
When I decided to start dressing better, I did what any self-respecting Millennial would do circa 2013:
I Googled it.
I found lots of solid advice, but nothing was geared specifically toward me. So I started themodestman.com to document my style journey and share what I was learning.
Fast forward to today, and The Modest Man has grown into one of the most popular men’s style publications in the world.
TMM reaches millions of readers each year and has been featured in Esquire, Huffington Post, Men’s Health, WWD, Fortune and more.
None of this would be possible without you, dear reader, and for that I’m grateful 🙏🏻
Can you trust this site?
Let’s be honest: most online content sucks. No doubt, you’ve come across sponsored product “reviews” written by people with no expertise or passion.
You’ve seen the “buying guides” that are really just lists of affiliate links, written by people with no hands-on experience with the products.
We hate this stuff as much as you do…
Here’s our editorial promise:
- We don’t accept payment for reviews, ever. We do sometimes receive press samples.
- Every review is hands-on, meaning we actually test drive the products.
- We only recommend products we believe in and would buy for ourselves or a friend.
- We cover brands regardless of our relationship with them (i.e., brands that don’t offer payment for traffic).
Our approach to content is the same as our approach to building a great wardrobe: it’s about quality, not quantity.
Your trust is our #1 priority, always. Please reach out with any questions, concerns or suggestions (editor at thethemodestman dot com).
We appreciate you 🙏🏻
Meet the Team
Ryan is from Horseheads, NY— the only town in America named in honor of military packhorses. When he’s not writing about menswear, he enjoys woodworking, running and perfecting his penmanship.
Asfand is a WordPress developer and SEO expert. He makes sure every article is laid out just right so it looks great on your screen and is easy to read. Oh, and he loves basketball ⛹🏽
Ellen Rubin uses her experience as an owner of a custom clothing business, plus her law, history and library degrees to write heavily researched content about fashion and sustainability.
Ian is a freelance writer with a penchant for men’s hair and grooming. He’s also TMM’s resident expert on vegan menswear and vegan leather goods.
From food and drink to hiking and EDC, Brian looks for that special quality in everything he does. You’ll often find him with his backpack and an old book, hitting the streets or the trail in search of inspiration.
A lifelong watch enthusiast, Karlton is TMM’s resident expert on vintage and luxury timepieces. He was born in LA and studied art history in Boston. He loves rugby, football, and optimism 😀
Tony is a market research professional by day and a style writer by night. He also enjoys working out, craft beer and spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog.
Marcus Mears III
Marcus Mears III is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for exploring the intersections of health, lifestyle, and men’s fashion. He’s interested in amateur bodybuilding, cooking up new healthy recipes, and laying winning cards down in Texas Hold ‘Em.
Donny Korman is a freelance writer from the Midwest. He’s a project manager by day, and a product reviewer, fashion connoisseur, and marathoner by night (he may have a bit too much lululemon in his closet).
When he’s not trying out the latest and greatest gear and gadgets, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, playing with their dog, and getting reps in at the gym..
Love watches? Check out our other website, The Slender Wrist 😉