This feature appears in Complex's August/September 2011 issue.


The creator and designer of Mark McNairy New Amsterdam and creative director of Woolrich Woolen Mills talks candidly about his namesake brand and upcoming collaborations. 
 
“I’ve been designing Mark McNairy New Amsterdam for three years. The restraints of the ‘Ivy League’ and my work at J.Press were driving me crazy, and while I love them both, it was stifling "I became the Creative Director of Woolrich Woolen Mills because Jesus was not available, so they chose me."my creativity. To be quite honest, I don’t design for a particular guy, I am really just making things for myself. When I see someone in the streets in one of my shirts, a pair of digi-camo pants, or rocking a pair of my shoes, I get chills up and down my spine. I stole that last line from Debarge. After collaborating with Spiewak, Bass Weejuns, and Pro-Keds, the next collaboration to expect is with BAPE, and a few others that are top secret.”
  
(Photography by J. Shotti; Available at Mark McNairy) 
Tags: style-design-2011, mark-mcnairy
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