A few months ago, the folks at Woven Society, a start-up e-retailer that aims to “simplify your life, one item at a time,” approached us about featuring some of our favorite possessions on the website they were creating. The site, which just launched in beta earlier this week, is focused on “high-quality, well-made” men’s apparel, products, and gear and includes everything from limited-edition knives hand-forged in South Carolina to custom skis made in Telluride to slim-fitting Harris tweed sport coats.
The way they pick and present the stuff is pretty cool: Instead of just featuring items they like, they tapped an eclectic array of experts and influencers to be “curators” on their site. Jim Moriarty, the CEO of Surfrider Foundation, is one; Brad Bennett, the founder and editor of the very cool product blog, Well Spent, is another. The more time we spent on the site, the more we liked it—especially the slick line drawn profiles. So when they forced us to submit the recommendations of just one editor, we knew we needed to pick someone who would look good stenciled onto the interWeb. There was clearly one choice, Buyer's Guide editor Sam Moulton.