I’m the style editor at Esquire, which means I’m constantly conferring with authorities more stylish than myself on what’s happening in the world of menswear. That could include anything from another Supreme collab to an affordable tailoring program to the leather duster Ryan Gosling wore in Blade Runner 2049. I moonlight in my own office as a wellness neophyte, interior design looky-loo, and a very tough horror movie critic.

I’m interested in: the history behind the clothes we wear, and how that gets subverted; masculinity, toxic or otherwise; how simple upgrades in what we own and how we live can vastly improve our lives; weird/failed/forgotten people/places/projects from the past; and any brand that successfully cultivates a #bigmood, because I've seen a lot of failures and a few successes cross my desk.

Before this, I was a freelance writer, and before that, I was an editor at Details and Out. I like to write as much as I like to edit, and when I’m not doing those things, I’m reading, messing around on the piano, crafting, cooking, or writing again, just about something else.

Say hi.


Email me at jrothjr@gmail.com.