Dan started Articles of Style (formerly The Style Blogger) from his college dormroom after being named “America’s Best Dressed Real Man” by Esquire magazine. He grew up on a small-town farm in southern Ontario Canada where he was recruited to play NCAA basketball for Columbia University in New York City. He studied psychology at the Ivy League institution but spent most of his time on the streets of NYC falling in love with fashion and style. After graduation he worked briefly in the buying office at Saks Fifth Avenue before going back to school to study fashion history and menswear design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Throughout his design studies he apprenticed with a bespoke tailor in NYC, learning the ins and outs of the high-end tailoring business. In addition to his work as creative director of AOS he also serves as a freelance writer, personal stylist, and creative consultant to a number of menswear related businesses.
Alex grew up on a ranch outside of Houston Texas, spending his weekdays shoveling manure and his weekends hunting. He studied photography at Belmont University in Nashville then got his Master’s in Fine Arts at Pratt University in Brooklyn. He’s a talented photographer, a true southern gentleman, and an all-around crafty son of a b*tch. In his spare time he’s also a sought-after freelance photographer – see “services” below for details.
Wes was born and raised in NYC; playing ball, listening to hip-hop, and generally trying to stay out of trouble with his brother Widmark. He started to re-invent his wardrobe as a reader of Articles of Style, then joined the crew in the summer of 2011 as a style assistant and part-time photographer. He immediately made an impact on the team with his fresh urban perspective and his unending loyalty. When he’s not shooting or styling for AOS he can be found selling bespoke suits at Michael Andrews Bespoke or drinking whiskey in a dark bar in Brooklyn.
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After 18 years in Blue Point, New York, Patrick took his talents to Manhattan, where he studied history and played basketball at Columbia University. Aside from giving Dan buckets on the daily for three years, he was selected by ESPN as a member of the Academic All-American First Team in his senior season. After college Patrick spent 4 years at Google in online advertising before leaving to help build Articles of Style. In his spare time he can be found practicing yoga or farming in his backyard.
Will was born and raised in Seattle before heading east to New York for college. After four years of studying International Relations and grueling early mornings with the Columbia Heavyweight Crew team, he started working for Google in online advertising, and later on the Global Business Strategy team. Getting back to his West Coast roots, Will moved to Los Angeles where he reunited with Dan and Pat to build Articles of Style, started working with Ford Models, and is pursuing his passion of acting.