Colin The Circus Trainer speaks about Nisus Hotel.
The recent shoot features you sporting Nisus Hotel. Where was the shoot and why did you select the pieces you did?
The latest Nisus Hotel shoot was done at a football field in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The field was empty and had bleachers in a nice area with shade from the trees. And that setting invoked the feeling of hanging out in the bleachers after the game is over and everyone goes home. That led me to choose pieces that embodied that feeling of casual prep. As you can see from the photos I chose the Nisus Hotel cotton “PREP” T-shirt and paired it with the BKc Khaki Chinos that I’ve broken in myself, and clean pair of PF Flyers Center Hi Sneakers.
What are your thoughts on how Nisus Hotel has grown as a brand?
Nisus Hotel is like a good artist, they get better with every new project they release. I’ve seen the brand grow from a simple T-shirt collaboration with The BKc, to now having a full collection, with classic silhouettes, vintage sportswear references, and just a lot of great vintage silhouette references in general. And most importantly they are very keen on the little details that sets them apart from the rest of the pack.
Your look is very Cooley High, Happy Days, American casual Prep, correct me if I am wrong. This is an obvious question, but where does PF FLYERS which you wear allot fit into the equation?
Like you said it’s obvious, PF Flyers just perfectly compliments the look. And they are so comfortable it’s pretty much all I wear in the Spring/Summer.
As a BKc veteran you exude this level of comfort and confidence in your style with everything you wear. Any style advice for our YOUNG and OLD readers? YOUNG and OLD was separated purposely.
For the our YOUNG readers I would suggest studying the time tested rules of style and dressing. Its been said countless times, but that’s because it’s true, and most recently I saw it reiterated by Sam Lambert in his recent Style Profile on The Sartorialist. He said “you have to learn the rules so you can learn how to break them.” And for our OLD readers, I can probably receive more keen advice from them, but I would say don’t be afraid to infuse a youthful spirit into your style.
Any favorite pieces from the current Spring collection?
Nisus Hotel is one of those brands where you see the collection and it’s done so well you want every piece. But I did fall in love with the “Coast to Coast” M-41 Field Jacket. I didn’t wear it in this shoot, but the minute I tried it on I knew I had to have it.
Last Thoughts? Nisus Hotel is currently available in our shops, so stop in. We are also working on launching Nisus Hotel in our online shop, stay tuned for that.