The Idle Man

Please note: The Idle Man is no longer trading

In April 2016, TheIdleMan completed its £1,283,974 raise to accelerate its growth.

The story

Oliver Tezcan has worked in the fashion industry for 10 years. During his role as the men’s Buying Manager for ASOS, he realised that shopping choices for men were restricted to predominantly-womenswear sites (, Zalando), high-end sites (Mr Porter, End Clothing) and the relatively poor experiences of “offline” traders with an online presence (Topman). It was then that he had the inspiration for The IdleMan. is the first pure-play retailer dedicated to young men’s fashion. Founded in 2014 after a relatively small seed round, TheIdleMan offers a highly-curated selection of brands (and an eponymous label) to men who increasingly prize quality and identity.

Where are they now?

The Idle Man entered administration in April 2020.

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