What doesn’t Jeff Staple do? As a graphic, web and clothing designer, he has founded the firms Staple Design, Staple Clothing and even the design shop Reed Space. Of course that’s not all, since he also works as a writer, entrepreneur and, even, DJ.
Having grown up in New Jersey, he hopped over the Hudson River in the ’90s to study journalism and found that his heart lay in communications design. Through internships and apprenticeships, he quickly rose up the ranks of Manhattan design firms and found himself as a graphic designer for c.i.t.e. design while he incubated his Staple concept. All it took was some streetwear confidence in his style that launched his t-shirt line, which then grew into the international design firm that it is today, servicing clients including Nike, Gianna Versace and Lotus.
In his guide to New York, Jeff takes us on what could very well be a normal day for him around Lower Manhattan’s chic spots, splitting our time on a step-by-step journey between West Village eateries, Chelsea cultural laboratories and hip SoHo boutiques worthy of any splurge.