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Stud of the Month

Meet May’s Stud of the Month: Duncan Quinn, New York’s bespoke suit designer.

If tomorrow you could go on a trip somewhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?


The Future.

Who is the coolest client you’ve ever had?

They’re pretty much all cool in their own way. So it makes it very tough to pick.

What’s your favorite beverage? What would you never drink?

The right one at the right time? Never say never.

When did the obsession with cars begin and which is your favorite?

By age 11 my bedroom walls were effectively covered by supercars. I’ve never driven one, but given the choice right now I’d take a Lamborghini Miura SV. It’s tough as cars are like wine, girls and books. You have to be in the right mood to fully appreciate each one. Otherwise it’s just an experience that didn’t excel.

What is your favorite restaurant in the city?

Lavagna. The nutty owner and I get on well. Mostly fueled by a love of fast motorcycles and good wine. Well, that and the pasta being as addictive as crack. 

What name do you like better Mia or Nina?

Depends on how interesting she is. And what she looks like if I’m honest. 
What is your favorite fairytale?

My own. 

What is the best place you’ve ever taken someone on a date?

Probably a table for two on a small island in the middle of the Zambezi River… But again the company makes for the best date, not the place. 

What did the first suit you ever made for yourself look like?

Very much like one of my father’s Savile Row ones. Just a butchered version thereof. Haha.

Do you have a favorite color?

Yes. But what it depends upon all the other colors it is with. 

What is one men’s trend you cannot stand?

Trends. I prefer style. 

How long does it take you to get dressed in the morning?

That very much depends upon what happened the night before. 

Blondes or Brunettes (trick question?)

One of each? 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee in Italy. Tea in England. 

Tea or strumpets?

Strumpets for sure. 

Harry Potter or Drako Malfoy?

The integrity of Harry, with the looks of Drako. 

Motorcycle or Porsche?

Depends which one. In both cases. 

Pizza or Pasta?

Pasta.

Whiskey or wine?

Wine. Unless it’s time for whisky.
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April Showers ☂

Being unpleasantly drenched yesterday traipsing around Manhattan made us realize this: our shitty street-vendor umbrellas are garbage, and it’s time to buy a real umbrella. This sparked a fun search, and resulted in the follow favorites:

In honor of this ode to April Showers, Emily has created the most ridiculously awesome montage of abandoned umbrellas in New York (that sometimes resemble decepticons)… do enjoy:

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Evening on the Pier

The ice luge was flowing, masks and wigs were tossed about as groups piled into the photobooth, drinks were goin’ down heavy, funnel cakes were flyin’, and someone was walking around with a box full of sprinkles and little cones of ice cream to dip in them….

Just trying to paint a little picture of what could hardly describe the “Evening on the Pier” event at Lifestyle Trimco! We were so happy to be involved with this event, and always have the best time dressing and undressing mannequins, especially when their limbs decide to fall off once you’ve put one in a three piece suit…. .. just kidding.. but the ones with magnetic arms are pretty badass.

Regardless, it was an evening to remember, or at least a beginning to an evening to remember and then photo evidence of the rest :) Stay tuned for the party photos, which will include a male bathing suit runway show, put on by yours truly ;)

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