Trav: Today we were fortunate enough to make it to The Pop Up Flea presented by A Continous Lean and Urban Daddy , two very successful sites. There were a couple of very interesting brands at the show. Billy Kirk, 3sixteen, Hattan New York and Gitman Brothers were just some of the few brands in attendance. I didn’t know much about Billy Kirk prior to this event but after gaining some knowledge from the man Kirk himself, I strongly recommend you guys to look into them for some premium leather goods and accessories. It is always a pleasure meeting and conversing with Andrew, one half of the minds behind 3sixteen. Keep an eye out for those Deck Chukkas due to drop very soon. My eyes are open. Gitman Brothers, the Master Shirt Makers had a few impressive pieces on display; they actually just did a collab with h(y)r collective that resulted in some insane oxford shirts. It was a very good event altogether. Stay tuned for upcoming related news.
JKISSI: The overall experience of visiting this event was awesome in its entirety. The minds behind this event Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg selected the perfect location to provide shoppers with such good products from vintage finds to well established brands. It’s simply amazing to see how the influence of the Internet can bring these kinds of events to life. The two discussed on how they were thinking of opening a store together, but settled on the idea of organizing the pop up flea at the end. I would have to agree with them on that decision; the event was well worth it. “This is a menswear goldmine!” stated one guy we met at the Pop Up Flea after stumbling upon the show from walking around the area. There is nothing like discussing a brand with people who are actually apart of the team and process. Talking to the individuals behind some of these brands, and their journey to where they are now just gives us more inspiration and hope for the future. I just want to say it was really a pleasure meeting everyone at this event, and wish we could cover each brand there. If you missed this Pop Flea there is no need to pull out your hair there are talks of it taking place in California, and NYC again in the fall. Stay tuned.
Here are the fits below
Hattan New York