As an independent boutique we pride ourselves on connecting with our clients in a way that's a little more intimate than the average big store experience.
Here's an opportunity for you guys to get to know our amazing staff before you meet them in-store (or maybe you've already met them).
Our Fourth installment of Meet Our Staff features one of our new monkeys, Sazeed. A man who with fashion aspiration.
All clothes worn in the shoot are available in-store at IIIMNKYS (except the hat!), and are styled by Sazeed himself.
Brands featured in this editorial: Naked & Famous, Zanerobe
Meet Our Staff - Sazeed
What’s your name and what do you outside of IIIMNKYS?
Hey I’m Sazeed. I study marketing at John Abbott and hopefully I’ll go to JMSB soon.
What do you want to do with your degree?
I want to start my own clothing line, primarily making jeans. I’m really inspired by Naked & Famous and everything that they've done with denim.
What inspired you to think of doing your own thing in fashion?
Honestly, I have a lot of things I want to do in the future: being a director, being in the arts scene and so on.
I sketched a lot as a kid so hopefully I can keep doing that and make the transition to design.
Is that why you started working here at IIIMNKYS?
Yea! I feel like it’s a great learning experience, I don’t know as much as I thought I did. I thought that I knew a lot and when I came here, I found out that I know nothing.
You’ve been here a week, are you comfortable styling people yet? How do you approach styling women?
Yea I feel like I’m getting comfortable and I can sort of tell by what people are wearing how they would like to dress.
Styling women is a tough one, I find that by asking them what kind of music they’re into I can usually get an insight into their taste.
There is definitely a strong correlation between music and fashion.
So what does your musical taste say about your style?
Nothing really, I listen to pretty much everything [Laughs]
Even Taylor Swift?
Favourite artist. T-Swizzay, you know? [Laughs]
Favourite place to go out in Montreal?
Winnies (Sir Winston Churchill), definitely on a Tuesday with that 5 à 8 happy hour.
No in all honesty, SUWU is definitely my favourite place to go, as well as Big In Japan.
I’m usually wearing a wide brim hat, kind of like Theophilus London, and Oliver Peoples sunglasses. I really don’t care what people think and it’s definitely not a fashion statement.
Favourite drink at SUWU?
Gotta be the Wu-Tang. I know, I know, I look like a guy who would drink that. I honestly hate beer.
Favourite thing about working at IIIMNKYS?
The people definitely, coolest staff around. I also like learning about the products in great detail. If I want to make jeans one day, I definitely have to understand the subtleties.
Shout out to Momma Zeed!