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JACOB BROWN

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  • OCCUPATION

    Features Director of T: The New York Times Style Magazine

  • HOMETOWN

    Atlanta, GA

  • CURRENT RESIDENCE

    LES/Chinatown, NYC

Jacob Brown's editorial pedigree prior to T includes a three-year stint at Visionaire and work as a contributor to The Atlantic and Paper. He also directed a short film, Blinders, starring Byrdie Bell, Luke Worrall, and Nathaniel Brown.

What would the title of your autobiography be?
I’m too shy to answer this.

What can’t you travel without and why?
Good ear plugs for sleeping on the plane and in hotels, and running shoes. Running is a great way to see a new city and I sort of have a fetish for trying out weird foreign gyms. In Europe they never have foam rollers, even at the $100 per visit Armani gym in Milan.

Where is your favorite travel destination?
Copenhagen. Very Scandinavian, but the city’s proximity to the Continent smoothes over its residents’ aloof Nordic edge.

If you could choose one person to show you “their New York City”, who would it be and why?
Can this be an historical figure? Edith Wharton’s gilded age New York would be pretty awesome.

What or who has inspired you recently and why?
I’m developing a feature film right now and one or two of the characters are inspired by some of fashion’s “cool boys”—these skinny, punked-out models with faces like works of art, many of whom I have known over the years such as Luke Worrall, Cole Mohr, Max Kamins, Ash Stymest, Yuri Pleskun. I also fully credit the writing of David Mamet—and to a lesser degree that of Sydney Lumet—with delivering me from a recent bout of writer’s block.