The Essential Man began as an anonymous blog in 2009. A semi-autobiographical guide on topics such as work, style, business, love and everything else. It became wildly popular within a short period of time, pulling in thousands of unique visitors daily.
After 2 years it closed, much to the disappointment of readers.
In late 2012, the original author, Peter Nguyen, decided to relaunch The Essential Man. True to its original form.
About the Author
Peter Nguyen is a designer, writer and illustrator living in New York. Originally a Fine Arts major, he moved to New York from California to study Fashion Design at Parsons. He left his senior year to work as an Assistant Designer with GQ/CFDA award winning label Robert Geller. After 5 years, he left to start his own leather outwear company LÉON and relaunch The Essential Man.