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 second installment of Meet Our Staff features the biggest sneakerhead in the store, Julien. The man once owned more shoes than I can mention without getting him in trouble!
All clothes worn are available in-store at IIIMNKYS and are styled by Julien himself. Sneakers are Julien's.
Brands featured in this editorial: Naked & Famous, Zanerobe
Meet Our Staff - Julien
So what’s your name and what do you do?
My name is Julien and outside of IIIMNKYS, I used to be a shoe collector (maybe a little bit still) and I study at University of Montreal in industrial design.
Is there a corellation between industrial design and fashion?
Oh yeah, especially with Naked & Famous. They have some extremely intricate and cool designs. I would say that things like scratch n' sniff jeans definitely have an aspect of industrial design to them
How do you determine how to style clients? Can you figure it out beforehand?
Usually I can tell if a person will be open to something more 'funky' by what they are wearing. I like to propose suggestions that are outside of the box.
How would you describe your style?
I'm pretty much always wearing a plain black or white T. Indigo raw denim.
I really express myself through my kicks.
I'm conservative with my clothes but I can get crazy with my shoes.
So, how many pairs of shoes do you actually own?
At the height of my collecting, I owned way too many pairs of shoes. It definitely became excessive and my parents would kill me if they knew the exact number (laughs). I probably own about half as many now.
What is your favourite shoe of all time?
The Quagmires. The ones you can see me wearing in this shoot.
Why are they your favourite shoe?
The Dunk design has been around since the 80s. It's a classic, sleek silhouette that defies time.
There are so many colourways and designs that are really out there.
The Quagmires are designed based on the character from Family Guy. Everything mirrors the characters' clothing on the show.
What's your favourite thing about working at IIIMNKYS?
The staff deals! (Laughs) In all seriousness, the team is extremely nice and we work in 'street fashion', so it's awesome.
Anything you would like to throw out there as a closing remark for the readers and audience?
Umm...shout out to my mom? I love you mom.
You can follow Julien on Instagram and of course, in the store. Stay tuned for the next blog and of course, follow us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @IIIMNKYS!