When most people use the phrase “you are never too old,” they are usually referring to major life milestones, such as earning a degree or a high school diploma, but for seventy-two-year-old, Japanese-born, American-based, fashion mogul, Tadashi Shoji, fashion continues to be his life pursuit, regardless of his age. 

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Earlier this month, men's fashion week for Spring/Summer 2020 dominated the runways and the streets of Paris, France. Brands like Valentino, Dior Hommes, and Givenchy debuted their newest collections, vying to capture the critical and commercial spotlight. Streetwear enthusiasts tried to catch the eyes of photographers by splashing through puddles in handcrafted leather boots. One brand certainly made a lasting impression, perhaps more than any other fashion house, and for all the WRONG reasons. 

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It isn’t every day that four guys give a 140-billion-dollar industry a run for their money, but, in 2010, that’s exactly what the creators of the New York City-based online eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker did. The brand is ubiquitous with cosmopolitan hipsters, and it's boutique frames with names like “Wilkie,” and “Darby,” evoke the feeling of walking down halls of an Ivy League University.

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