The Essential Man is the open men's journal of LÉON, documenting and exploring the essentials to living well.

I photograph, write, travel, shop, eat, interview and share things that interest me. The concept is simple, yet it is often surprising how I can continue to discover new things (and rediscover a lost love for another). It is only fitting to believe then that living well is an endless pursuit. 

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. During this time, he began writing The Essential Man as an anonymous blog. After 5 years, he left to start his own leather outwear company LÉON and relaunch The Essential Man as an online men's journal.