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Net-a-Porter appoints Mr Porter editor-in-chief

Designer e-tailer Net-a-porter has appointed former Esquire editor Jeremy Langmead as editor-in-chief of its new menswear site Mr Porter, due to launch in January.

Langmead originally joined Esquire in March 2007 and subsequently founded the Esquire Man At The Top Awards as the Best Dressed Real Man competitions. He has previously headed up Wallpaper, The Sunday Times Style magazine and Life and Style at The Evening Standard.

Langmead said: “I look forward to working for such a visionary as Natalie Massenet and the team on a project as exciting and innovative as Mr Porter. This role combines the three elements that excite me most: digital, content and commerce. This is a unique opportunity to help define the future of the global menswear business.”

Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet said: “In Jeremy we have one of the foremost editors leading Mr Porter’s editorial team in defining the style and direction of the site from its launch. The founding principle of Net-a-Porter was and is to create the balance between content and commerce and this will be instrumental in the Mr Porter business. Jeremy brings with him great vision and exceptional knowledge of the menswear industry.”

Last month, Net-a-Porter appointed Toby Bateman as buying director for Mr Porter. Bateman has 15 years of experience in the menswear market, most recently as buying manager for menswear for Selfridges.

Langmead joins the firm with Bateman on October 11.

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