Here’s what the stylish guys of Warby Parker — the $1.2 billion eyewear startup — wear to work
Warby Parker is one of the most talked-about startups in New York.
And for good reason — it’s hard to take a few steps outside Business Insider’s Manhattan headquarters without running into someone wearing one of their retro-chic frames.
Warby Parker is one of the first startups to be a real competitor to Luxottica, the Italian eyewear company that controls most of the industry. Founded in 2010, Warby Parker’s aim is to produce glasses that are a fashionable, cheap alternative to the norm, and its business is valued at $ 1.2 billion as of 2015.
But learning about such a trendsetting company got us wondering — does that pioneering style translate to a fashionable workplace culture? We wanted to find out, so we ventured to Warby’s headquarters on 6th Avenue to take a look around.
Guys described their office style as “clean,” “relaxed,” and “individual” — after all, Warby Parker has no stated dress code. Basically, there are “a lot of people exercising a lot of their personality through the clothes that they’re wearing”.
Here, 14 guys share their personal office style.
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Title: Social Media Coordinator
What he’s wearing: I Love Ugly pants, Vans shoes, custom painted denim jacket made by a friend, Naval Academy crew neck gifted from a teammate.
His style: “Clean-cut tailored with … elements of street style for a little more edge.”
Title: Home Try-on Program Coordinator
What he’s wearing: Bonobos jacket, Oxford, and jeans. “It’s about the fit, frankly. I found a fit that works for me, and [Bonobos] has most of the styles I’m looking for.” Filmore in Tennessee Whiskey Warby Parker glasses.
His style: “I asked my colleagues to define it and they said things like ‘California casual’ and ‘bookish’. One person said ‘bookish goes to a concert’. I think I’m going to go with ‘classic but laid-back.'”
Title: Product Designer
What he’s wearing: Old Navy shirt, J. Crew jeans, Kidd Warby Parker glasses, Casio watch. “I’ve worn it for seven years, and I buy a new one every time I need to replace it.” New Balance sneakers.
His style: “Simple, monochromatic. Minimal. Anything that’s simple and looks good and classic.”
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