Describe your style…
I’m a big fan of classic, laid-back style—I grew up in Southern California, so I’m inherently drawn to a more casual approach to dressing. I’m also inspired by iconic American actors and the male leads from French New Wave films.What do you do for J.Crew?
I help find the latest and the greatest men’s footwear and accessories for all our J.Crew stores.What did you do to make the Ludlow your own?
I threw on my favorite chambray shirt, an old tie and my favorite summer boat moccasins from Quoddy®. I’m a big fan of Quoddy moccasins! I love the story behind the Maine-based company,
and they’re simply the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever own—and they only get better with age.
I wear them with just about everything but had never tried them with a suit before. So just for fun,
I decided to throw them on with the Ludlow and loved how it looked: kind of a mash-up of California beach guy and big-city slicker. It’s an outfit I’d wear to a summer wedding on the beach or to a
rooftop cocktail party.What do you like best about it?
It’s incredibly classic yet at the same time has a modern slim fit, so I feel confident wearing it with just about anything in my closet. It’s great for work, but it’s so lightweight that I also wear it with old chino shorts and one of our broken-in tees for laid-back summer brunches.If you could pack one suitcase to take with you to a deserted island, what would be in it?
My pug Duke
(luckily, he likes close quarters), a solar-powered iPod dock, my Saturdays swim shorts, tons of sunscreen, my vintage aviators and anything written by Vladimir Nabokov.Any hidden talents worth revealing?
It’s not so much a talent but an obsession: I am a walking encyclopedia on German culture.
Check out all our Ludlow-wearing J.Crew staffers here
, and stay tuned for more Q&As.
(post by Dana Wagner)