Some guys have an eye for style. But Nick Kim of Warby Parker? He's got the gift of 20/20. After seeing him decked out in Bonobos in Business Insider, we jumped at the chance to find out what makes him tick. Here's what the emerging menswear icon had to say.
What is your nightly beauty regimen?
I brush my teeth and sometimes rub water on my face.
What is your most embarrassing fashion blunder?
My whole first year in New York was an embarrassing fashion blunder. Think oversized polos and baggy pleated khaki pants.
What are your thoughts on necklaces?
For guys? Do less.
If you could only bring 3 articles of clothing on a desert island, what would they be and why?
What's a desert island? Sounds very hot. Probably Warby Parker sunglasses, a large hat, and my Rainbow sandals. The sun is no joke and nobody wants to walk around barefoot on scorching hot sand.
What would you never be caught DEAD wearing?
Do you believe in teeth whitening?
My dad's a dentist--I believe he believes it works.
What is your biggest beauty secret?
I don't think anyone should be coming to me for "beauty" advice, but I shower every day and try to keep my hair clean.
Is the stubble look passé?
Well, I look like a disheveled fisherman when I wear even marginal stubble so it was never "in" for me. Aren't beards more of a thing right now?
Would you ever wear a blazer with shorts?
Never say never, but I'm not sure when this would make sense. Is it hot or not, you know?
Do belts and shoes have to match?
If they're both leather, absolutely. Otherwise, do you.
How do you feel about denim on denim?
Love a good Canadian Tuxedo. Warby Parker had a Denim and Diamonds party last year and we all got real Justin Timberlake and Britney at the AMAs with it.
What's your favorite thing about your body?
I don't smell horrible.
How do you handle split ends?
Don't really think about them, but you're right I should probably get a haircut soon.
Do you have any Asian fashion inspiration?
I occasionally check out Korean street fashion, but I'm more influenced by the places I've lived, like Santa Monica, Berkeley and NYC.
Tuck or untuck?
Herbal Essences or Tresemme?
Man bun or hair down?
I let my hair down on the weekends
Shampoo or conditioner?
Boxers or briefs?
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