To help you get to know the people behind our Staff Picks collection, we asked each team member a little about themselves, how they got interested in their favorite community, and what else they’re doing these days. Read the Q&A, check out their picks, and use the comment section to ask questions or just say hello.
Meet Blake, who’s all about the Men's Apparel Community.
Q: What do you do at Massdrop?A: I manage the very talented Creative team. Together, we’re responsible for creating all the copy and imagery found on site and in marketing materials.
Q: What do you like most about working at Massdrop?A: My coworkers! Everyone works really hard and are really passionate about building a better community for our members.
Q: How did you get into men's apparel?A: I got into style after visiting my first thrift store in high school. I went to an all-male school with a dress code and was looking for anything other than the mall brands everyone else was wearing. Back then thrift stores weren’t picked over like they are today so I've built up quite a collection of vintage flannels and jackets.
Q: What are some of your favorite products in that community?A: I love quality boots and denim. My favorite boots are the Thorogood 1892 Dodgeville. For jeans I am really looking forward to receiving my pair of Massdrop x Naked & Famous Ichiban Selvage Denim. Out of all the Massdrop Made products to date, this is easily my favorite collaboration.
Q: What are some of your other hobbies/interests?A: Right now I'm really into fermentation. I started home brewing about 7 years ago but after stumbling across /r/fermentation through r/hotsauce I realized the type of ingredients to play with are endless. I find the preparation and patience to be one of the most rewarding experiences. I’m currently fermenting two jars of peppers for hot sauce, one jar of sauerkraut, and will be prepping a batch of mead this weekend.
Check out Blake’s picks:
▶ Companion Denim 14oz Neppy Selvedge Denimhttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/companion-denim-14oz-neppy-selvedge-denim
▶ Bermudes Hambourg Waterproof Raincoathttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/bermudes-hambourg-rain-coat
▶ Casavva Woven Shirtshttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/casavva-woven-shirts
▶ P.A.C. Clothing Everyday Zip Hoodiehttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/p-a-c-clothing-everyday-zip-hoodie
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