Garrett Leight x Mark McNairy

Garrett & Mark

Words: Garrett Leight
Photos: Mike Selsky


If you want to know what it's like to work with Mark McNairy, imagine a child. I would say Mark has the most in common with his own seven year old son, Ryder. That's about where the maturity level stops and starts. Even watching him tell a story about some maniacal thing Ryder has done that only a seven year old boy could accomplish gets him laughing like nothing else.

However, once you get past the idea that you are literally dealing with a child, you soon realize that there is a method to his madness. And while it appears insane on the outside, it's obviously quite clear on the inside. What we appreciate most about Mark is that he has his own original point of view. It's not manufactured, copied, or fake. He just makes what's in his head and he doesn't seem to give fuck what people think. And we respect the shit out of that.

He¹s a pain the ass, but he's old, so we'll forgive him.


WE ASKED MARK...


WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
BECAUSE, THAT’S WHY. YOU FUCKIN’ IDIOT.

WHAT IS FASHION?
A WASTE OF MONEY.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE WORLD LEADER AND WHY?
DONALD TRUMP. HE’S GONNA BE GREAT.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
AT THE MOMENT, BRITISH RACING GREEN.

HOW IMPORTANT IS SOCIAL MEDIA TO YOU?
IT IS MY ALL, MY EVERYTHING.

WHICH DO YOU LIKE MORE, MONEY OR FOOD?
IF YOU AIN’T GOT NO MONEY, THEN YOU AIN’T GETTIN’ NO FOOD.


IS THE WORLD THE BEST IT’S EVER BEEN RIGHT NOW?
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT PROBABLY IS...OR AT LEAST THE BEST IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE HUMAN SPECIES APPEARED.

WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE ASPIRING DESIGNERS?
TO ASK ADVICE FROM SOMEONE OTHER THAN ME....

WILLIE NELSON OR BOB DYLAN?
WILLIE PLEASE.

MEEK MILL OR DRAKE?
INDIFFERENT.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU HAVE?
NOT ENOUGH.

SUNGLASSES ARE _____________
A WONDERFUL MEANS OF HIDING YOUR TRUE FEELINGS.


Flip out for Mark and Garrett's newest flip-clip collab, the Valdese.