Who are you?
Ethan Brown, Production Manager and Design Lead for HELM Boots. I also do garment design and alterations on the side. I’ve worked for Zero + Maria Cornejo in the past and I went to college in Athens, GA.
What’s your favorite pair of shoes?
This might sound biased, but definitely the Pablos that we did this year.
I think it’s my ideal boot – it’s very simple, but the shape and design of it are modern and versatile. It looks good with basically any outfit and I think it’s equally great on both men and women. I love anything that’s unisex, really.
I’ve taken a lot of really good trips since I got them this season. I went to New York and wore them that whole trip – they did great and I got to be a bridesman in one of my best friends wedding, so that was a wonderful feeling and a great memory to attach to them. I also wore them on a last minute trip to New Orleans to celebrate a close friends birthday and that trip was great – got to see some shows, Voodoo Fest was going on and we stayed in a wonderful house that made me fall in love with the city. I’ll definitely be taking them with me to DC when I visit my parents and to Italy in the new year.
I’m a Sagittarius, which is why I can’t sit still.