Right now we're working on a few partnerships:
Hosford & Co
The newest partnership is with the metalworkers at Hosford & Co.
Thomas and I are connected by a mutual friend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We met there briefly a few years ago when I was working as a journeyman with the brilliant blacksmith Mike Wolfe.
Our discussion began with the shape of the business arrangement and we got talking design on a few products he's been developing. We hope to have some launched soon, so stay posted!
Another partnership in the works is with with Filson. TMAP will choose a few of their products to make available from the site.
If you're a fabricator or wholesaler of excellent products, and are interested in selling through TMAP, please get in touch! We're always interested in working with makers of fine goods. As yet our store offers mostly gifts for men, but our broader goal is to offer all kinds of legacy-grade products with a purpose. So, if you think you have a product that suits us, please get in touch using the contact link above.
Also: semi-incorporation achieved!
As of February 14, 2013, These Men Are Professionals, LLC is officially registered with the Washington Secretary of State.
That's pretty exciting to me. Soon I will be paying taxes on time, winning credit applications from manufacturers and wholesalers, and writing ongoing operational agreement admendments.