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Strawser & Smith 

James Andrew at Strawser and Smith - photo by Gabriel Everett

In an era where very little is actually made here in the USA, it is truly refreshing to come across a place that celebrates the craftsmanship that this country was once famous for. Enter Strawser & Smith Inc. whose motto, “older is better,” manifests in the repurposing of antique and vintage American industrial relics to create objects with an elegant contemporary twist.

A low console at Strawser and Smith Inc.

We ventured out to the exciting and vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn to meet with David Smith, founder and creator of Strawser & Smith, and to tour his gorgeous gallery. Over lunch at a local haunt we had a chance to chat with Smith about his brand. He had been working for some years as an interior designer until the financial crash of 2008. With clients evaporating, it seemed like a good time to shift gears. Smith had already been creating pieces using reclaimed industrial materials and decided to put all of his energies into developing a gallery to showcase these unique pieces along with a selection of vintage artifacts, all celebrating a made-in-American ethic. Needless to say, the concept has been a huge success, and Strawser & Smith is now a go-to resource for people across the globe who are looking for distinctive, functional, American pieces.

At the Strawser and Smith Inc. gallery.

Stylish AND “green,” Smith’s work is the product of a most perfect marriage—and a quite literal example of opportunity found in the overlooked!

Seated on a 1931 Harley Davidson Model D motorcycle, one of the most exquisite examples of made-in-America beauty and craftsmanship, I am sporting a Tom Ford suit in a olive wool silk tweed over check, pale blue cotton woven herringbone shirt with french cuffs, cream wool knit tie, brown crocodile cap toe suede shoes, “Nicolo” sunglasses and a beige and brown silk pocket square, cuff links are vintage agate, vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual and my fragrance is Creed Windsor.

7 Comments

  1. JelenaR says:

    Hot!!!Big like!!!

  2. Grey Hustle says:

    that is such an amazing suit!!!

  3. Topaz says:

    Wow, super cool place and you look amazing. Love the green tone of your suit and your facial scruff!

  4. jon k says:

    you’ve got me all revved up

  5. Matt says:

    King of SWAG – amazing suit you’re wearing.
    How come we have never seen you wearing it before? New?

  6. Leo says:

    Movie star James. What a shot!

  7. James Andrew says:

    Thank You ALL!

    I am blessed with the brilliant work of Gabriel Everett and a little help from Mr Ford.

    Cheers

    JA

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