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Have you ever thought to yourself…

My style is BORING. But when I try something new I feel like I look stupid.”

“No matter what store I go into, nothing ever fits. I have ‘weird’ body proportions.”

“I hate shopping. I get overwhelmed and just end up leaving empty handed.” 

If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Hi, I’m Peter Nguyen

I’m a Private Personal Stylist and Image Consultant in NYC.

I’ve spent the last 17 years helping successful men look really fucking good.

First as a high-end menswear designer. (You might have seen my designs on men like Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, and Kanye West.)

And now as a Private Personal Stylist – designing versatile, capsule wardrobes for my clients that make them look good and feel confident.

Aren’t Personal Stylists for celebrities?

Not anymore.

I started The Essential Man because I was annoyed with all the bad style advice men were getting from magazines, blogs, and random “influencers.”

Do you care what Justin Beiber is wearing when he’s out getting his green smoothie?

No? Me neither. (Also, green drinks are such a scam!)

I help “regular” guys who just want to look good, without spending hours shopping.

Guys who are sick of wasting money on the wrong clothes.

Guys who feel frustrated trying to figure out how things should fit them.

Guys like you.

Check out some of my client transformations

Drew S, Serial Entrepreneur, NYC

“Biggest success has been a look that defines my brand and gives me confidence. I speak at a lot of marketing conferences. The first one donning Peter’s look had five Instagram posts from members of the audience complimenting my look. Exactly what I wanted in order to position myself as a premium consultant.”

J, Entertainment Industry, NYC

“[Working with Peter] is always fun and informative. His insight have been a game changer for me. I wanted to look good all the time, and now I have all the tools to accomplish that.”

Lekan N, Software Engineer, NYC

“Working with you completely upped my style. I felt that I dressed well before, but I get so many compliments now. I feel like I dress my age now and am able to put my own twists to it.