Let Me Introduce Myself

Let Me Introduce Myself

Posted by Carlee Benito on

For the past month, I have been sharing two of my loves with you—fashion and coffee. Unfortunately, it seems that I may have gotten a little ahead of myself. I was so excited to share these passions with you I completely forgot to introduce myself. Shame on me. Let’s rewind and start from the beginning.

Fashion has been with me since I was a kid. I remember watching sports and being fascinated with the uniforms just as much as the game itself. I constantly wanted the latest jersey or the freshest sneakers. You name it, I probably lusted after it.  Back in the days before the interwebs, my mom would call all the sports stores around the county seeking out my latest gear request. She was even on a first name basis with a gal at the Lakers Forum team store. And in the rare instance when she couldn’t find the hot trend, she made it for me. Talk about dedication.

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Needless to say, my love of fashion extends way back. But my style has evolved, focusing more on functional and fashionable wear such as denim, boots and well-made goods. Through my fashion Instagram and blog, I have sought to meet amazing artisans creating quality products, which is how I came across Richer Poorer. About two years ago, my fiancé and I attended Northern Grade in Los Angeles and we met Vince, who was heading the vendor table for RP. Upon meeting him and seeing the product, we were sold.


Since our first encounter, I have been an advocate and true fan of all things RP. Taking them with me on my many trips for work, adventures, and dressy occasions. Beyond making a quality product, the thing that I love about the brand is the connection to the community. For me, Outlined Cloth and style blogging is about meeting new people who share this common interest of men’s fashion. I have had a chance to adventure, share laughs and drink coffee with a handful of these fashion enthusiasts. I choose to align my style with brands like Richer Poorer because they are more than just socks to put on your feet.



Fashion closely parallels my day job. When I’m not curating a killer Instagram feed I work on telling stories (in the form of reality television). What we choose to wear each day tells a story. Personally, I choose to tell a story that highlights well-made goods and classic pieces.

So follow along as I tell stories of my everyday life, drinking coffee, and looking good while doing it @outlinedcloth . Regularly scheduled program will resume in two weeks time. Once again, sorry for not introducing myself earlier.

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