Welcome to Manqué. Here, we believe that it’s OK to sometimes take things at face value — that personal taste doesn’t always warrant a defense.

Joan Didion may have said it best when she wrote that “to free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves — there lies the great, the singular power of self-respect. Without it, one eventually discovers the final turn of the screw: one runs away to find oneself and finds no one at home.”

We very much hope that you find someone at home.