When the summer heat beats down, our inclination is to simplify what we wear and drift toward the causal.
It’s an unlikely story – an Italian immigrant becomes a Western icon. But that’s what began in 1883 when a boot maker from Sicily came to Texas.
When Shea Parton booked his flight to Israel last spring, he expected the journey would be rife with bureaucracy like Russia, traffic like New Delhi, and conflict like he’d seen in the news.
Accomplishment rarely lasts when it’s static. When you’ve built, created or achieved something of value, you can almost guarantee that not too far behind will be imitators, competitors and detractors.
In the realm of men’s grooming, these days there are more choices than ever – fueled by their own research-driven packaging, messaging and celebrity endorsement.
Jon Passavant and Benj Lee grew up on opposite sides of the Atlantic – Passavant on a farm in Pennsylvania, and Lee in central London.
Known for its durability, canvas is one of the most rugged materials, ideal for use on boats, hiking gear and military equipment. Yet when applied not only for its sturdiness but also its versatile style, it can become something of an heirloom.
Patrick Woodyard was sitting at a rickety kitchen table in Trujillo, Peru, when he heard the pounding of a hammer coming from the next room. Patrick shared the table with a mound of financial documents and Dorris, a Peruvian woman who’d enlisted his help to manage the accounting of her bodega.