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Man About Town: Things Still Go

Let me wish you a prosperous new year and explain that my lack of updating wasn't the result of me awol'ing; I was missing in action after my laptop was stolen from a friend's car a few months back. Yeah i know i know it sucks, but it could've been worse, and the last thing I was gonna do was author posts from my phone, it was hard enough watching Everyday Struggle (R.I.P) on a tight ass screen. Regardless, the bounce back has been glorious as I type to you live from this Space Grey Air that is so light sometimes I forget its on me. I forgot who I was talking to days after my laptop was jacked, but they said "You may have lost a ton of work but at least you didn't lose your mind." That gospel has stuck with me ever since. Moral of the story is, and I've tweeted this recently: things don't always go as planned but things still go.

K. Roosevelt (Intro)

Towards the end of last year I had the pleasure of directing three upcoming videos for K. Roosevelt, a producer turned sanger from the West Coast who I've been a fan of since Do Me Now. With R&B coming back to the forefront of popular music in a digital era, this is an important time for artists to take control of their own development and presentation.

This upcoming project is somewhat of a reintroduction for K, and I get a sense of fulfillment whenever I can contribute to an artist's output, especially when I'm already a fan of the music. Directing is a role I'm still easing into, I find it has some parallels to fashion design, but I'm grateful whenever I'm trusted to shoot in film — with zero playback. All Def Jam gotta do is plug it in and it's a bop. Release date TBA. On set photos c/o Tyler Adams.


I don't wear my glasses as often as I'm supposed to. I thought I could escape genetics and have 20/20 vision for a lifetime. It was only in the last few years that I became plagued by nearsightedness. Thankfully, thats only in terms of eyesight and not imagination, aaayyyeeee :) It's been said that it's harder to design a chair than a skyscraper, and I can see why, how many more ways can you design a chair? Maybe the same can be said for eyewear? Personally, I try to stay within my own boundaries in hopes I don't regret my design choices in the future.

Initially, when I got the opportunity to design eyewear for BonLook, I had a more elaborate design that referenced Miles Davis, Yoko Ono, and Elton John, being that they all had the most iconic moments of IDGAF eyewear. So I went with something more simple, because up until that point, I was approaching the design as just the object itself, completely disregarding that making the design more personal would be beneficial — being someone who actually needed new glasses lol.

No top bar, metal frame, no curvature wrapping around the face, a cut out on the earpiece, and clear nose-pads to keep it classic — just enough vintage nuance without remaking the pair my dad wore in high school. So far, every friend I've given a pair to, the shape of the frame seems to fit most faces, which I'm happy about. You can order a pair (without prescription) here. Oh, and because you're reading this, use these coupon codes (PRSBROWN1, PRSBROWN2, PRSBROWN3) during checkout for a discount on single vision lenses.