Welcome to the fifth chapter of NEPENTHES PEOPLE. In this series we reach out to the customers who embody the essence of our store - in other words, our “NEPENTHES PEOPLE”.
Across age, profession, and background these special New Yorkers each tell a piece of the Nepenthes story.
On a sundrenched Monday afternoon in June, seated at a folding table outside of Vinegar Hill’s Cafe Gitane (the quieter, though still fashionable, counterpart of the Manhattan bistro) Jordan
Thomas sips an iced Fresh Mint tea and makes his case for outlawing umbrellas.
” I think they should be illegal,” he asserts. “The design is outdated, they take up too much space, they prevent us from using our hands. They’re the opposite of human development.” Smartly dressed in a pair of four-way stretch Mont-bell pants, a pristinely white cotton T-shirt, and a South2 West8 Boulder Shirt in Green Poly Stretch Twill, his unassuming appearance contrasts starkly with his big ideas about fashion.