You Should Know: The Burkman Bros' Ben & Doug Burkman

by guestofaguest · September 29, 2014

Ben Burkman, Doug Burkman

Ben Burkman and Doug Burkman are the designers behind Burkman Bros, a menswear line that changes every season based on new inspirations and travels. These Canadian Brothers both started out as young paper boys, and, after stints at Gap Inc. in the men's design team, their entrepreneurial success has elevated their careers to much greater heights. "If I wouldn't wear it, I wouldn't make it" is their philosophy and their collections have even been sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Odin in New York, Liberty in London, and United Arrows in Japan. In February 2010, Burkman Bros were nominated for the GQ/CFDA Best New Menswear Designer in America award. You've gotta know the Burkman bros!

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Doug Burkman, Ben Burkman

Occupation: Designers, at Burkman Bros Twitter/Instagram: @burkmanbros, @_digdoug

Ben: "Have fun!" Doug: "Just do it."

Ben Burkman Questionnaire

Doug Burkman Questionnaire

Ben:

What do you actually do all day? Daydream.

Favorite song growing up? Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere.

Why do you live in NYC? 3 E's: Energy, Enthusiasm, Excitement.

Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Subway.

My motto is... Have fun!

The last drink I had was... Nothing.

What was your first job? Newspaper delivery at age 13.

If you had one day left to live in NYC what would you do? Helicopter ride over the city.

Coming from? Going to? Going to Maldives in November.

What is your favorite work of art? My Kaws prints collection.

Doug:

What do you actually do all day? Take on more than I can but manage to do it all.

Favorite song growing up? Voices Carry, Til Tuesday

Why do you live in NYC? Anything at anytime.

Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Subway

My motto is... Just do it.

The last drink I had was... Homemade ginger iced tea.

My secret crush is... My doorman.

What was your first job? Paper boy.

If you had one day left to live in NYC what would you do? Hang peacefully on my penthouse terrace with food and friends.

Coming from? Going to? Coming from Crossfit. Going to Sushi of Gari.

What is your favorite work of art? Lyle Owerko - Boombox.