Working from home may have put some distance between us, but we’re using this time as an opportunity to get to know our employees—the people behind the products you know and love—even better. To start, we interviewed John Webb: Senior Product Manager at Drop, and the man behind our Style Community. Enjoy!
John Webb (Senior Product Manager at Drop)
Surfs and meditates for an hour every morning
Speaks “truck-driver-meets-California-surfer” Spanish
Attended fashion shows since age 8
Loves dachshunds, like his 9-year-old piebald, Olive
Can you introduce yourself?
I’m John Webb, Senior Product Manager at Drop. I’m a San Francisco native. I grew up in the city until I was 14, but I’ve lived all over the world. I was in Mexico for 10 years—my dad lives there—and I’ve lived in France, Ireland, Italy, and Thailand. Now I’m back in San Francisco right across from Ocean Beach.
What’s your background in the apparel industry? What drew you to fashion?
My dad made clothes when I was a...
Really love this new age of ecommerce websites. Have had great experiences shopping here. I know I'm in for a treat whenever I order something from Drop or Ohness.de (More like a Germany based Drop). Hats off to the people working in these places to cater to people like us who don't like mainstream products.
A Review of Solid State for Men's Wayfarer Solid Cologne
Solid State is a company that produces solid fragrances for men. I can’t find too much history on the company online, but they’re based in Australia, and produce a range of fragrances, body and face washes. Their major USP is the fact that their fragrances are ‘solid’, in some kind of a wax base, so the product should last longer, and is much more convenient for taking out and about with you, to ‘top-up’ (which according to almost every review I read), is a necessity.
But hey, these are the days of the metrosexual male, and there is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t too become accustomed to pop off to the loo ‘to refresh’ our fragrance, just as women have been doing for years. Having been bombarded by their UK Facebook advertising campaign, I thought I would give it a go.
So I placed an order from their website. I thought I’d play it safe, and go for the variant which has attracted the most positive reviews, ‘Wayfarer’, which is ‘inspired’ by Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille, which...
I used to enjoy checking the style shop and find SAXX, Darn Tough, PARC City shoes, etc. I haven't seen these brands lately and have noticed a decline in the variety of offers in the style community. Is there not enough demand for these products or is there some other issue in getting more than belts and denim offerings there?