name: tyler thoreson
store: park & bond
role: head of men’s editorial & creative
home town: st.paul, mn
current city: nyc and vicinity
drink: vodka martini before dinner
vice: scotch afterwards
what is your favorite thing about the city you live in…
the fact that so many people are originally from somewhere else. we moved here to be around other people who moved here for the same reason. that fosters some serious creative energy.
when you’re not in the office where can we find you…
standard grill for breakfast, keens for lunch, the john dory for happy hour, or dashing home in time to catch my kids before they go to bed.
what are you listening to right now…
john cale paris 1919, the xx, stone roses stone roses, and el camino by the black keys. i’ve probably listened to that record four times a week since november and i’m not even close to sick of it.
who’s in your entourage…
i find the concept of an entourage absurd, which is another way of saying i’m jealous that i don’t have one. the closest thing i have are my kids: lucia, 5 1/2; oscar, 4; and gunnar, 5 months.
who are you following…
my money is on lawrence schlossman. also, i am proud to serve as acting deacon of the most high church of euan rellie.
how do you hear of new brands…
jared flint. the man is so plugged in his hair stands up on end.
what keeps you inspired…
the amazingly creative, smart, and (relatively) sane men of menswear. also, my wife, allissa.
where do you see yourself in 5 years…
in a townhouse in brooklyn, surrounded by skateboards, artworks (both professional and amateur), basketballs, and donegal tweed sport coats.
what makes park & bond unique…
the voice of the site – which manifests itself both in the products we sell and the way we talk about them.
what’s next for park & bond…
a series of exclusive collabs launching this summer, including, hopefully one with you all.
i think wings+horns is…
the coolest name for a brand since mark mcnairy.
what’s on your list of things to pick up for yourself this season…
a pair of westpoint twill chinos from wings+horns, a linen pocket round from alexander olch, a tie from pierrepont hicks, a seersucker suit from paul smith, vintage iwc dress watch, loafers from mr.hare, and a pair of nick wooster x orlebar brown camo swim trunks, which are exclusive to park & bond.