Going a bit out of the box with this series…bear with me. RCS Inspired is a short series of posts on guys that have been an influence in some way shape or form. I hope you like it…
First, Andy Spade – the man behind Jack Spade. What a cool guy. I was first introduced to Andy when I read this feature in the September ’04 issue of Esquire on a plane flying to Dallas:
(Here’s a link to a bigger picture – thanks, Skip)
Here’s what I took from this:
1. Keep it simple. Bic pens.
2. No black suits.
3. Minimal. Find what you like and stick with it.
Another nugget of knowledge from Andy: “I like my clothing with character. Things that have been lived in – imperfect and with stories”. Evidence NOT to look ‘just off the rack’. I can’t think of better advice. It is all over his Jack Spade store…the offerings have a character all their own.
Oh – and check out his place in The Hamptons. The brother of David ‘did I catch a niner in there? Were you calling from a walkie talkie’ Spade is doing something right…