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We met up with Mark McNairy on the streets of New York to take a closer look at what it means to be a master in the field of design. Outfitted in his regular wares, Mark pairs his signature look with a pair of coveted headphones from B&O PLAY. With one focused on fashion and the other on audio, both take classic design elements and infuse them with new truths brought about by constant change.

Sticking to a dark color palette overall, McNairy opts for a laid-back look consisting of a jacket and sweatshirt by Champion Japan, vintage Vietnam-era military boots, and a feather chain by GORO. The New York designer wears some of his own creations as well like the “Regular” cap done in collaboration with New Era, a white “Miami” belt produced in conjunction with Heather Grey Wall, and a pair of glasses from his own eyewear collection which he claims “enable me to both see good and look good.” In the trousers department, Mark opts for a pair of Levi’s LVC 505 jeans which allow “stretch for old folks like me.” Invisible to the naked eye is a white undershirt from 7-Eleven Japan and a leopard thong from Riff Raff’s collection for Versace.

All of this, of course, is topped off with a pair of BeoPlay H6 headphones which Mark describes as “super lightweight, super comfy, sound awesome and allow you to ignore people when they ask if they could bum a cigarette.” Classic Mark.


About Mark McNairy

Origin: North Carolina
Current Residence: New York, New York

Mark McNairy worked as the Creative Director for Ivy League-inspired J. Press before starting his own label, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam. Now, the designer’s creations can be seen on the backs of everyone from hip-hop artists to financial masterminds. To learn even more about Mark, check out our in-depth WHAT ELSE? piece.


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  • Photography: Thomas Welch for Highsnobiety.com
Words by Staff
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