We covered out friend Lorenzo at the end of last year with a story about his project The Essential Man. He has now created a kick starter page for TEM. and needs our support. Check out the video and messages from Lorenzo. Be sure to donate what you can.
$20 Reward: TEM Coffee
With this reward I had the opportunity to partner with LA Coffee Club in order to get a very fresh supply of locally roasted coffee to accompany your new TEM Coffee Mug.
$25 Reward: TEM Canvas Tote
With this reward, I simply wanted to offer an item that could be used over and over again, and these canvas totes are exactly that. They are the perfect size for everything from running daily errands to simply shopping at your local farmer’s market. Plus they are thin enough to fold and store away while still being durable enough to carry heavier items. A true essential piece.
30 Reward: Original TEM Printed Artwork
With this reward I had the opportunity to partner with my friend Victoria of Paper & Type in order to present you guys with some original artwork to beautifully accessorize the walls of your home. These prints are produced on premium recycled paper using eco-friendly inks.
$40 Reward: Limited Edition TEM x CP Graphic Tee
With this reward I had the opportunity to collaborate with Los Angeles based artist, Simon Fobi (better known as Cheese Politics) in order to create a special design specifically for you guys (the backers), and this is what we came up with! Please don’t sleep, ONLY 60 t-shirts will be made.
$50 Reward: Limited Edition “The Essential Cap”
With this reward I simply wanted to offer something that could be worn over and over again, and this limited edition 5-panel camp cap is that and more! It is created specifically for you guys (the backers) out of a striped Japanese denim fabric with a contrast under visor using the same red/white gingham plaid as the ties (below). Only 50 will be available, and they will all be individually numbered…so please don’t sleep!
$75 Reward: TEM Pocket Square Set
With this reward I simply wanted to offer something essential to accessorize your sport coat/blazer for those summer weddings you’ll most likely will be attending. Since the pocket squares are apart of my Spring/Summer collection, I decided to produce them all using cotton chambray fabric- which is the perfect weight for the hot weather. I chose colors that will ultimately look great with the essential khaki and navy summer cotton suits. They also look great in the back pockets of your raw denim too!
$100 Reward: Limited Edition TEM for Tailored Essentials Tie+Pocket Square Set
With this reward I had the opportunity to collaborate with the new men’s accessory company, Tailored Essentials, by designing my own tie and pocket square set. They were made here in the USA out of a premium Japanese patchwork cotton fabric. Please don’t sleep, ONLY 25 sets are available.
We wish you the best of luck Lorenzo. Go get em!