Tour the Shipley & Halmos Studio

Are you ready to meet the line’s mascot? Oh, good.

When Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos launched Shipley & Halmos, their every-guy line that girls go nuts for too, they started working out of Sam’s apartment in Long Beach, California. “At that time, Sam played music, so he had a whole recording studio set up in his kitchen. There was equipment everywhere, plus clothes,” says Jeff. But a couple of months later, the twosome moved to NYC, taking over a baller studio in Soho. We’ll let them show you around. —alisha prakash

Score the (unisex!) silk scarves the guys made for us from this rad space.

Jeff: “The neon light installation, which drops down from the showroom into our studio, was installed a few years ago. Sitting in the studio and looking up almost 40 feet to the ceiling always reminds us how fortunate we are to work in such a beautiful environment!”

Sam: “This is our company mascot and an international sensation, Ampy the Ampersand. He’s out on the road promoting the S&H brand but occasionally stops by the office to cheer us on in person.”

Jeff: “Meet Sean, our friend and fit model.”

Sam: “This is part of last season’s inspiration board. Typically, it’s more about mood and feeling than it is about fashion. It also heavily influences our color palette. Our boards are just a grouping of random images saved up since the previous collection. It’s incredible how they tend to match up and create a narrative. It’s like a map to the random points of interest of our brand for that time period. There’s never a Great Gatsby theme or anything like that.”

Jeff: “They might look sweet in the picture—but Roscoe loves to dig in the garbage, and Pilot tends to get a little ornery with visitors.”

Sam: “Kate, Sam, and Jeff are gathered around Kylan’s desk to watch the first edit of a film we shot. Yes, Sam is drinking a beer. Nothing wrong with a happy hour!”

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