As of this moment, Street x Sprezza does receive any revenue from any brands or companies. Because this is a free wordpress account, advertisements do appear on reader’s screens; please note that we are not in control of that experience and we highly suggest using an Ad-Blocker if you do not wish to see ads. We also do not have any official paid sponsors, whether they are on-going or single-use. Basically, we’ve never been paid money for an article.
Most of the reviews on this blog are about products that were paid completely by us for our own purposes. Things like the SJC Two-Tone Waistcoat and the Indochino DB were paid by me out of my own pocket. While they aren’t exceedingly expensive, they certainly weren’t cheap. They were bought because I liked them at the time and wanted to own them.
With that said, I have definitely received a few items for free. Some were in exchange for an article (like Meermin and 51Label Co) and others were gifted to us without any terms. In all cases, a disclaimer will be stated outright at the beginning and end of the article. The brands have absolutely no say in the editorial content. All opinions are ours alone and no articles have any extra monetary compensation apart from the gifted garment.
I believe that transparency is key for keeping a high quality blog and we’re always happy to answer any questions regarding this policy. Please let us know if you have any concerns over any products. We also do not do any articles about products I have not handled my self. I believe that a hands-on experience is the best way to get to know a product; simply seeing pictures does nothing for me!
I will also admit that as a guy who works in the menswear industry, I’ve made a few colleagues who work at different places or have started their own line. Through these friends, I have had a few discounts and gifted items given to me. As always, these will be disclosed in the article. One example is the complementary Drake’s MTO tie, which was given to me by my friend Chris who works for Drake’s.
While I’m no stranger to doing reviews of products, I’m also incredibly picky, which is why I don’t talk about everything. I (and my blog) have a very defined aesthetic (which has honed in over the past few years) and that will always play a part in this sponsorship/ad policy. A lot of things have changed lately, especially with the advocation of more “luxury” items like Alden, Drake’s, and Ascot Chang. That has just come about due to evolving taste and my desire to save for pieces that I like rather than to simply get the budget option. I will always be completely honest with any review since don’t want to advocate something that we wouldn’t normally buy on our own!
With that said, I do expect that this may change in the future. Die, Workwear, PTO, and Permanent Style all have regular sponsors. I could see myself going down this route, but I like being independent and free to write about anything I want. I would never want my editorial direction to be influenced by others! I’ll review gifted products yes, but I will never let them have a say in what I write.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.