You’re a contributing writer for one of the world’s most circulated menswear magazines. You wake up every day, brush your teeth and pick out your version of a fire outfit. You write about celebrity style, fashion forecasting.. you know, cool guy stuff, in general. You’re not corny. You make allusions to popular rap songs every now and then. You’re not lost or without rhythm on the dance floor. You can spot a pair of Air Max 95s.. hell, if your editor asked you to run a piece on ‘em, you could probably do it… but you still don’t get it. You’re not all the way there.. and it’s okay.
See, you’ve had some ethnic friends, fulfilled your ethnic studies course requirements in college. That’s all cool… But you still don’t get it. You don’t get why The Bellwether Project is necessary.. the gap it fills, the people it speaks to. You don’t listen to “Suck It Or Not” in front of housing projects while wearing selvedge denim and Italian-made loafers. You don’t got the club going up on a Tuesday – hell, you could’ve sworn Bobby $hmurda was the name of a cartoon character.
We need people like you. You reach a worldwide audience that is hard to even quantify. You provide them with fire information and give them pretty good advice. Again, you are needed. But.. you need us, too. You need us for the actual trend forecasting. You even need us for your street style shoots. So, as we ready ourselves for the scramble that is New York Fashion Week, just know.. equal footing is a beautiful thing.