RCS – Andy Spade Inspired

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…

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  1. Ron Ward
    08/12/2011 / 9:01 AM

    I had no idea Andy is the brother of David Spade. Never would have connected the two. I like the LOSER belt buckle…I have both sterling and gold slide buckles with my initials on them and I don’t think I’ll look at them the same every again.

    RHW

  2. ron
    08/12/2011 / 11:04 AM

    First time I walked into Jack Spade, the salesman was wearing a vintage Lilly tie AND vintage white-and-green Stan Smith Adidas. Knew we had a winner.

  3. 08/13/2011 / 9:29 PM

    Absolutely love Andy’s style. I can’t wait until my desert boots are as worn in as his are.

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