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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Uncrate.com Founder

A little post about the founder of Uncrate.com Larry Angell from Mightygirl.com:


This week’s interview is with Larry Angell, founder and curator for Uncrate, which is a killer shopping site for guys. Of course, this essentially makes him the male me. We’ve never met in real life, but it’s probably for the best, because I think if we collided we could potentially annihilate one another, matter/anti-matter style.
Larry grew up in Ohio, where he settled with his wife Julie, and he’s been interested in design since he was a kid.
“Early on, in first or second grade, I started paying attention to other kids,” he says. “What they were doing, wearing, using. I specifically remember that this one boy, Eric, had a plastic, neon-orange supply box that held his pencils, crayons, glue, what have you. But instead of the normal label where your mom would write your name, he had a large rectangular camouflage label. Camouflage. I couldn’t contain myself. How awesome was this box? This was in the mid-’80s, mind you, so my obsession with G.I. Joe was strong. I had to know where he got this box with the camouflage label. I asked and prodded until I knew exactly what store I could acquire both the box and the camouflage contact paper used to make the label. That was the beginning of my madness.”
Since Larry is a products geek, we mostly talked about stuff. Awesome stuff:

Larry’s Favorite Shops

homage-shirts
Homage Clothing
One of my friends in Columbus makes these handsome tees. The buttery-soft shirts feature terrific, mostly sport-inspired, vintage designs. I wear one almost every day either by itself or under an Oxford.

Please read MightyGirl's complete post at: MightyGirl.com - Born to Upgrade - Larry Angell

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