Our Nomination for best Internet Start Up Company

Our Nomination for best Internet Start Up Company

First of all,apologies to all our regular blog readers as it has been a while since I have updated our weekly blog.It has been a very busy couple of months for me personally and my blogging duties have been neglected.I am hoping to get motoring again and keep you all updated on the riveting goings on and happenings in the world of mens fashion and clothing.Well maybe not quite the world but at least what is happening down here in Cork.

Since I last blogged a few interesting things have been happening.Firstly our company was nominated for best Irish internet start-up company of 2011 by the Irish internet association.Unfortunately we did not win the coveted first prize but it was a great honour to be the only representative from the fashion industry.We recieved great exposure from the nomination and I am sure it will lead to even more recognition for us.The publicity we recieved from the nomination led to a lot of extra ciricular work for myself.I appeared on a few radio programmes talking about the use of technology for small businesses and have to say i thoroughly enjoyed the experience.As well as that I was honoured to be asked by Social Media Ireland to give a presentation on the use of video to increase brand awareness amongst small businesses.The picture is included below.

Our online business is continuing to develop and it has been an absolute pleasure to see orders coming from all over Ireland and international countries as well.A recent article on the well known website Silicon Republic featured an article on us recently and genererated more publicity for us.This is what they had to say about us.
Online menswear store proves fashionable overseas

A Cork-based online menswear store that launched last April, www.tom-murphy.ie, has already had orders from overseas, including from Bolivia.

Its founder Tom Murphy said the site specialises in selling men’s suits, shirts, ties and shoes online and believes there is no other site like it in Ireland.

“We also offer an online made-to-measure service, where people have to wait eight weeks for a wedding suit of their dreams to be produced,” he said.

“It is early days yet but we have already made quite a few sales. We have sold suits to customers around Ireland and we have had sales overseas, as well. We sent an order for a couple of suits to Bolivia. We also have recently done a made-to-measure suit for a customer in the US.
Massive international potential

“We feel there is massive potential for an Irish menswear store to reach into other international markets, and the Irish-American segment is particularly interesting. We try to give a unique online service based on what the independents do best — service and quality”

For more of this interview,you will be able to get it on the Silicon Republic Website at this link

Tom Murphy giving presentation on the use of video for business in Radisson hotel

Tom Murphy giving presentation on the use of video for business in Radisson hotel

5. Alex Ferguson – Manchester United


Fegie has been around for years but he has always remained old school and insisted on wearing a
suit on match days unlike a lot of newer age managers. He consistantly wears the red and white of Manchester United with either a navy or black suit. He doesn’t have the style of his Italian counterparts but he definately has the style and he certainly knows how to wear mens clothes well. The pensioner certainly looks better than his biggest rival Arsene Wenger who is normally seen walking the touchlines in a jacket that resembles a sleeping bag.

4. Fabio Capello – England

The Italian who is known for his stylish trademark glasses is only ever seen in designer Italian suits.
To be honest if I was getting paid over £6 million a year by the English football association I would
constantly be wearing those suits too. Capello doesn’t look out of place standing next to David
Beckham in the above picture either, they could even be mistaken for father and son on the way to a
fashion show in Milan with their matching suits.

3. Roberto Mancini – Manchester City


Mancini who has been given the title “the best hair in football management” is another stylish
Italian, although he is best known for his scarf. Ever since his arrival in Manchester his trademark
scarves having been flying off the shelves. This fashion accessory is now a must have for all
Manchester city fans and this has led to his club planning to launch a Roberto Mancini range of
clothing that will include scarves, t-shirts, polo tops and hoodies. Next thing we might see is the club
launching a Mancini hairdresser’s salon…

2. Pep Guardiola – Barcelona


Guardiola hasn’t been a manger for a very long time but he has already won everything with
Barcelona. Pep is another man who knows exactly how to rock a custom made designer suit along
with his trademark skinny black tie and knitted coat. His fashion style has been seen as very similar to that
of pop legend Justin Timberlake. I don’t know how he does it but he gets away with wearing formal
suits while standing on the sideline of the Nou Camp. Some would wonder what Pep wore on his
wedding day.

1. Jose Mourinho – Real Madrid


When you nickname yourself “The Special One” you would want to make sure there is something
special about you to live up to it to the glorified title. Luckily for Jose he has won nearly every major
trophy in football with some of the biggest clubs in Europe and he has a charming fashion sense
to go with it. Mourinho’s grey overcoat has been come iconic, much to the delight of Armani. “The
Special One’s” ability to wear a suit and tie well along with stylish overcoats is the reason why he is
the best dressed football manger.