We are proud to announce this project I've been working on with Budweiser. My great friend Cory Roberts always said, "if we can get here, from there, where can't we go..?"
Leisure Life is my baby but at the same time it's me. This is me putting my money where my mouth is and taking one of the biggest risks of my life.
When we first started talking to people about opening a shop, many said it wasn't a good idea and suggested we do something else with our investment. Some people warned us about the pitfalls of entrepreneurship and the difficulties that would lie ahead. Other people, with our best interests in mind, even quoted the buzz-killing percentage of small businesses that close within their first year of opening. I took every piece of advice I could use and threw the rest in the trash. One thing I noticed is, no one said, "This can work and it will change your life." Since we opened the shop I have learned so much about myself and what I want from life. Entrepreneurship pushes you to your limits and begs the question: What are you made of? It forces you to "shit or get off the pot". Many setbacks, roadblocks, let-downs and mistakes have happened but they all informed my next decisions. I found out I had a lot to learn but I also found that making mistakes towards your goals is how all entrepreneurs learn. I knew I had to be willing to live with all the decisions I made. So, I made up my mind to follow the voice in my head and stay true to my vision. I've lost friends and family along the way and there are some people who never got to see the shop. I wish everyone could find the success they are looking for in their lives. Everyone should get to experience the feeling of seeing themselves on a billboard. It is a beautiful thing when people value what you do and see you as an asset. Thank you to everyone who has posted the campaign or sent me messages or stopped by the shop to tell me, "I saw you!!". I appreciate the love so much. Extra special shout out to @budweiser and @vice and all the people who helped make this happen: Vasili Gavre Benedict Evans Adam Mignanelli Tony Mancilla Kevin Kunitake Jack W. Newton
Morgan Av & Gratten St, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
N. 14th St & Kent Av, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
3rd St & 2nd Av, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
Budweiser X Leisure Life Present:
Hustle Life - Fashion Week Afterparty
Join Brooklyn-based designer and Leisure Life owner Charnier Corey for a new York Fashion Week Afterparty in his Clinton Hill boutique for an evening of meet and greets with local streetwear designers and iconic talent plus music, Buds and bespoke clothing.