From Guys Who Would Know

May 26, 2016 9:00 am

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Disillusioned with what they refer to as the “zero sum game” of the NYC finance hustle, Benjamin Early and Evan Fript decided to shift gears … all the way into the world of luxury men’s footwear.

Marrying time-honored craftsmanship with startup moxie, their company Paul Evans now proffers gorgeous handmade Italian kicks ranging from stately wholecut oxfords to glossy Chelsea boots, with a new line of bags and belts just launched. The dream has become a reality.


Out of college, Gary Vaynerchuk assumed day-to-day control of his dad’s liquor store — six years later, he’d grown the business from $3 million to $50 million. In 2009 he founded VaynerMedia, a social-media focused digital agency — today it’s a full-service creative shop with clients like General Electric and Anheuser Busch.

He’s also managed to find time to host everything from TED Talks to his own YouTube show and write four New York Times bestsellers. If that ain’t hustle, we don’t know what is.


Timepiece photos courtesy of TAG Heuer