BOSSIP: What are you seeing trending in men’s fashion?
M.R.: “My favorite men’s trend is denim on denim. Denim jackets are back (again) and are often paired with their favorite pair of denim jeans or even a denim button-up shirt. Another trend I love to see is casual or evening-wear dressed down with sneakers or baseball cap.”
BOSSIP: What new brands are emerging for the autumn season?
M.R.: “A couple of brands that made an impact this year to me are Unraveled Project, Y Project, and of course Off White and Vetnements.”
BOSSIP: Tell us about your work and what you do day to day.
M.R.: “A day for me as a business owner involves a lot of emails, trips to FedEx/Post office, fittings, fabric swatches, comparing qualities, prices, availability, comfort. Also, some of the products I offer, like phone cases, I get manufactured in China. So my workday doesn’t end at 5 P.M., lol. I have to set alarms to wake up/stay up at midnight which is when I began my second shift, taking Skype meetings with my partners overseas. Those last to about 4 A.M., 5 A.M. Then my work day here begins at 9 A.M.”
*This interview was edited for clarity and space.