Director/Artist Jeffery Plansker had long felt a gap existing in LA’s menswear stores. For all the ex-Brits, east coasters and citizens of the world who have relocated to Southern California there was little to no “go to” shop to find the Anglo-Ivy or Mod lifestyle /// Bespoke suits and shirts, bench made UK shoes, accessories, record store and books. Enter The Bloke, a concept store formerly located in Pasadena’s historic Burlington Arcade. Managed by retail veteran James Guzman, The Bloke has since closed its physical doors due to the pandemic but remains online in a broader form by clicking SHOP. The Bloke is a Pocket-Studio project.