LONDON — Mr Porter, the men’s wear Web site that’s set to launch early next year, has hired British Esquire editor Jeremy Langmead as its editor-in-chief, overseeing editorial content, style, and tone.
Langmead has been editor of British Esquire since 2007, and was previously editor of Wallpaper magazine and Sunday Times Style in London. He begins work on Oct. 11, and will report to Natalie Massenet, founder of the Net-a-Porter group, which is launching the standalone site.
“This role combines the three elements that excite me most: Digital, content, and commerce,” Langmead stated Wednesday.
Massenet said: “We have one of the foremost editors leading Mr Porter’s editorial team in defining the style and direction of the site from its launch. The founding principle of Net-a-Porter.com is to create the balance between content and commerce, and this will be instrumental in the Mr Porter business.”
Mr Porter is the partner site to Net-a-Porter, and aims to offer an edited selection of men’s wear from designer labels to niche brands as well as editorial and style advice.