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Worn Out Wednesday – Patrick Janelle

This week we hear from New York based Patrick Janelle about his Spring Street Social Society and personal style.

I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have since made my way to Aspen, Los Angeles, and Frankfurt, Germany before settling in New York. I always knew that I would be in New York at some point, and I think that moving here after having international experience is what makes it a fulfilling experience. Being well-traveled and cultured allows me to keep up with the pace of New York life, because it does not let up.

I studied graphic design and have pretty much worked freelance for the past ten years since leaving school. My most recent freelance gig was a long-term stint designing the tablet app for Bon Appétit magazine. I left that role in February 2014 to pursue a full-time life of freelance art direction, Instagramming and party making.

I run a group called Spring Street Social Society in which I create pop-up gatherings in really fun and unusual spots around Manhattan. My last event was a 100-person dinner in a stripped-down retail space in Midtown at 5 Bryant Park.

The most important thing I’ve learned about gaining a following and building a successful brand is to take the time to connect to people. You never know where relationships are going to take you.

As for my personal style, here we go:

Jeans: When I wear jeans, it’s because I’m in a rock and roll mood. So I love the look of Zadig & Voltaire. Though I’m loving my most recent acquisition, the Paige Lennox skinny jeans in black overdye.

Shirts: I would buy pretty much anything at APC. Their shirts have a slim cut that fits great. Also, J. Crew. But doesn’t that go without saying?

Pants: I’m a fan of most things at Onassis. It seems that everything I try on fits perfectly. 

Suits: Suit Supply. Great cuts at a super price point. And the service has always been top notch.

Shoes: For summer, I’ll be rotating through my Cole Haan Drivers, classic white Converse low tops, and my Nike Free running shoes.

Accessories: Never been a watch person. But I’m loving my Miansai bracelets. I have a few that I cycle through.

Outerwear: I also think APC has the best outerwear. Clean silhouettes and great fabric.

Your favorite App: I’m a big instagrammer, and my photos wouldn’t be what they are without Snapseed and VSCOcam for editing. Both necessary for any pro ‘grammer.

Favorite piece of technology: I hate to say it, but my iPhone. It allows me to be creative, productive, and on task anywhere and everywhere.

Next tech purchase: I’ve always been curious about wearable tech. Like a Fuelband, Jawbone Up, or FitBit. Maybe.

Photo courtesy of Emma Kepley.

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