In the introduction to his 1996 book, Style and the Man, designer Alan Flusser wrote, “…the most expensive clothes a man will ever buy are those that he rarely wears…” Though the quote was made more than a decade ago, Flusser’s notation holds true today, if not more so. With jargon like “hipster” to “dandyism”, merchandisers and marketers made attempts to corral men’s styles into refined categories. However, with the abundances of selection, plethora of labels & designers, and expanse of price ranges, there is a democratization of personal styles, more than ever. On the streets of New York and other major urban centers around the world, you would see stylish man rocking pairs of Visvim’s, the tried and true Levi’s 501s, the nifty plaid shirts from J.Crew with a shawl collar sweaters from Nom de Guerre over it. And to top off the outfit, a down puffer from Aether. They don’t fall into any demographics, focus groups, and etc… Instead, they are of their own styles. And so, on this crossroad of ideals and interests, of trends and values, of individualism and pluralism, we introduce Juncture Magazine, our new endeavor which gives a curated look at contemporary style of men.