Grungy Gentleman editor-in-chief Jace Lipstein has a serious New York state of mind.
The 29-year-old Manhattan resident is perplexed when I suggest Drake wears the hip-hop crown. In his mind if it isn’t Biggie, Jay-Z or Nas—specifically the latter—then the head I’m referring to doesn’t fit the conversation.
He’s got mammoth standards, which is why his Mitchell & Ness collaboration is one of New York Fashion week’s hidden jewels. The line balances elegance and street like a Rover design. And the fabrics are rich with a friendly price point. Nas, with whom Lipstein collaborated for HSTRY, would be proud. —Jermaine Hall
FAVORITE BRAND AS A KID: Nike, And 1 and Ralph Lauren
BEST DESIGNER (BESIDES HIMSELF): Ami and Brunello Cucinelli
WHAT EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN: Perfectly tailored navy and black blazers. They’re clean, versatile and reliable. Own one of these and you’re set for almost any occasion, smart or casual.
ESSENTIAL FROM MY COLLECTION: Blazers and bomber jackets
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME: I am a diehard Knicks fan. I grew up with my father watching every single game. Still to this day I don’t miss summer league games, preseason, nothing. Straight dedication to the orange and blue.