Damien K. Brown, a representative of Tincati Milano, knows how to dine well, live well, and most importantly, dress impeccably well. To Mr. Brown, also a “Morehouse Man,” the grand idea of being a gentleman in this day and age stands at the forefront of his being. Looking the part is one thing, but being a distinctive man places him in a league of his very own. A&H staff writer Christopher Dam evolved into photographer for an afternoon in New York City’s NoLIta neighborhood for a Sunday stroll with Damien K. Brown. We also had the chance to get his insight on a few topics.
A&H: Do you remember how old you were when you put on your first suit?
Damien K. Brown: Wow. I must have been about 4-5 years old when I wore my first suit. It’s funny you ask. I have recently put together a photo album showcasing my youth.
A&H: How did that moment make you feel?
DKB: I felt like the older individuals I looked up to. I guess you can say it gave me instant sophistication and appreciation for self-presentation.
DKB: A Navy Blazer (Club Buttons Optional)
White Dress Shirt (Preferably French Cuff)
Charcoal Gray Trousers (Flat Front, Plain Bottom)
A beautiful pair of well-made shoes
The Perfect Tux — made to compliment your physique, personality, and character
A&H: Living well means… taking time to enjoy the little things, moving at your own pace, living out your life without living out your income.
A&H: What are your top three restaurants in New York City?
- Le Bilboquet
- Red Rooster
A&H: Tell us about a memorable moment you’ve experienced while traveling?
DKB: While traveling in Scotland, I was honored to play the old course at St. Andrews. It’s one of the oldest golf courses in the world.
A lady always appreciates… a gentleman who pays attention, one who can stimulate her mentally and physically, a gentleman who inspires her to be great, and allows her to showcase her fullest potential.
A&H: Living in New York City has taught me how to…
DKB: Everything you want in life is within reach; utilize your network. Hard work always pays off and always be prepared for the unexpected.
A&H: What’s one of the most important lessons you’ve learned in life so far?
Once you master self, all else is a cake-walk. The hardest thing in life is learning to live in your truest form.