From a simple first glance, one gets the distinct feeling that Ryan Babenzien is a man of blue-blooded refinement. From helping to revive the tennis-inflected apparel of BOAST to his current venture creating premium shoes for GREATS at a fractional cost, the man has one of those rare abilities to imply a distinguished past of summers in the South Fork. His Essentials are much of the same – a relatively subtle reflection of his life as a traveler, entrepreneur and general man of business. A watch for most parts of the world, a pair of underwear, and the monogrammed money clip set the tone for Babenzien’s globetrotting exploits, while a CitiBike pass, rare handkerchief and custom Terrapin notes are rendered knickknacks. Despite all this, he is also a believer in his own product, and can be seen sporting GREATS’ Royale silhouette anywhere life may take him. Enjoy Ryan Babenzien’s Essentials above, and be sure to check out GREATS’ full line in time for the first delivery, which will start next week.
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