Man of the World Matt Hranek Names His 7 Men’s Essentials
Plus: A preview of his new indie magazine for gents
If you want something done right … do it yourself.
In this case, that’s Matt Hranek, Upstate native, photographer, director, editor, travel host and author of bestseller A Man and His Watch. In Hranek’s mind, it’s tough to find a decent gentleman’s glossy these days. So he recently launched his own: Wm Brown Magazine.
On shelves now, the first issue is an ode to tweed, steak, cars and cocktails.
“I had been looking to find a men’s magazine that speaks to the whole version of myself and I had not found that, so I decided to create it,” said Hranek. “The mag spends a fair amount of time concentrating on the above. So I’m basically looking to make connections with like-minded gents. I know I am not alone.”
Hot on the tail of the launch, we tapped Hranek to get his take on the seven essentials every gent needs — and the seven that simply must go.
The 7 Essentials …
- A partner in crime
- A sense of humor
- Good shoes
- A watch you love
- A go-to recipe
- A sharp knife
And the 7 You Should Dispose of Immediately …
- An uncooperative partner
- Square-toed shoes
- A dull knife
- That cheap ill fitting suit
- A bad barber
- A bad attitude
- Not doing what you love