It can be helpful, at the start of a great party, to make a few introductions. And while some of the gentlemen featured in this spread may already be known to you, please allow us a bit of formality. We’re at the beginning of something big.
This month, Modern Luxury launches mensbook.com. We decided to start conversations with the fellows in L.A. who have a strong hand in making the city such a vibrant place to live. Please meet film producer Jonas Bell Pasht, who also happens to have one of the greatest collection of men’s vintage clothing in the city. Say hello to photographer Gray Malin, who never misses a chance to hop on a helicopter to shoot his latest travelogue. And, of course, there’s decorator to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who always has the design world atwitter with his fab collabs. Speaking of stars, restaurateur Nick Mathers is raising the bar on destination dining with his celeb-packed hot spots Élephante and Kassi Club. And last—but certainly not least—is George Esquivel, whose new shoe atelier downtown is putting the kick back in bespoke boots and brogues.
In the coming months, you’ll be hearing a lot more about them—and from them. They have been tapped as inaugural members of The Committee, a council of gentlemen across the country who will lend their knowledge to mensbook.com: a curated resource, a go-to for the finest products the luxury market has to offer. We’ll bring you the latest watches, wine and spirits. We’ll take the latest automobiles for a spin and try on the newest collections from top men’s designers. We’ll deliver gorgeous spaces designed to inspire your own home. Maybe even offer some gift-giving advice.
Please say hello. We look forward to seeing you again soon. –David Zivan, editor-in-chief, mensbook.com