William Adler started out as an actor, heading to L.A. after finishing a stint at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. Then the Screen Actors Guild went on strike in 1981 and Adler had to find an alternative way to support himself. He sold “Rainbow Belts” on the Venice Beach boardwalk. He eventually moved to Eugene, Oregon with his family in 1981 and began Will Leather Goods, the company he still helms today. The Manual recently caught up with Adler to ask him what are the five things that he can’t live without.
“Probably sounds so simple, but I have so many of these all over the place. The constant plane travel can dry you, so water and lip moisture are essentials.”
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“I’m a big believer in natural/holistic health practices. I’ve been doing this long before it became a diet. It’s a simple concoction of 2 lemons, a cop of water, some raw giger and a teaspoon of honey. Good for the liver and detoxing.”
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“I believe mine is Steven Alan. I have no hair — no further explanation needed.”
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“Per day. Work long hours and constantly flying through time zones, I have to make sure I am in optimal health at all times. The mix of traditional, and non-traditional natural supplements makes all the difference.”
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“Solid grooming product.”
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