Alabama-born Brian Francis is the Founder and Creative Director at Red's Outfitters, a line who's main focus is on sunglasses but also includes hats and shirts. As an original sunglasses brand, the collection is meant to speak to the founders' "American heritage while maintaining Italian, artisanal craftsmanship." According to their site, Red's Outfitters honors one of the original co-founders, who died in a tragic drowning accident, naming the brand after his dog, Red. In addition, "A portion of all [their] profits go to a foundation started in honor of our lost loved one called Shallow Water Blackout Prevention," explains the company. Brian Francis showed up to set sporting an awesome pair of Red's sunglasses, reminding us that "the future is bright," a motto to which he lives by. For more reasons to know Brian, continue reading!
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Occupation: Founder/Creative Director at Red's Outfitters Instagram/Twitter: @donreds
"The future is bright."
What do you actually do all day? Wake up and listen to Enya's "Orinoco Flow" and let her take it from there.
Favorite song growing up? "Wild World" by Cat Stevens
My biggest secret is... I have a Bart Simpson wallet that I use daily.
Why do you live in NYC? LA was taken.
Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Uber, a lot.
My motto is... The future is bright.
That last drink I had was... Titos & ginger beer.
My secret crush is... Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons
What was your first job? Selling shoes retail at age 14 so I could get a discount on Jordan's.
Coming from? Going to? Our showroom in SoHo, after...Bed, Bath, & Beyond, but not sure I'll have enough time.
What is your favorite work of art? "Fishermen in Sri Lanka" by Steve McCurry
Who should we know? Matthew Klein, Jon Feldman, Kris Edelin, Matt Chevallard, Faherty Brothers, Eitan Braham, Jordan Leventhal, Sharifa Murdock, George Merk, Morgan O'Connor, Evan Carter, Kristin Poe, Rameet Chawla, Splurt