Essentials: Alex Drayer of Lexdray
While Alex Drayer may be under the radar, his brand Lexdray and the intuitive bags and cases it produces have already earned him no small amount of respect for their functionality and craftsmanship. His diverse experience gathered from having lived in several U.S. cities over the course of his lifetime and having traveled across the world nurtured his love for street culture and bags in particular. With a background in sales for radio and sports franchises as well as consulting for fashion brands, it was only a matter of time before he jumped in, launching Lexdray back in 2009 and releasing its first collection in May 2011. Since its inauguration, Lexdray has released over 15 different styles with an additional four coming next month and established collaborative relationships with Staple Design, Kid Robot, Red Bull and Boylston Trading Co. to name a few. He’s got a lot going on considering his relatively small-scale operation and diverse interests, and it shows with the amount of tech he packs with him, which includes photography and DJ equipment. He gives love to the home team via his Lexdray-edition Air Force 1s, passport case, luggage tags and Ibiza pack to hold it all.