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Jacob Brown

Occupation Writer. Filmmaker. Creative director at Vogue and VICE

Hometown Atlanta, GA

Current Residence LES/Chinatown, NYC

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Jacob Brown's editorial pedigree includes stints at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, VMAN, and Visionaire. Additionally, he has contributed to such notable publications as The Atlantic and Paper, among others. 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.

Local Favorites

THE FAT RADISH

THE FAT RADISH

Favorite Restaurant
17 Orchard St, Manhattan, NY 10002

Note I wrote about these guys for the Times when they curated the food at the Escape From New York Festival... Everything they do is super fresh and seasonal. Personally, I enjoy going to brunch there, eating soft-boiled eggs with avocado toast whilst reading the Economist alone at the bar. Usually I leave my sunglasses on. The bartender knows my name.

Best Rate Promise
Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

(212) 965-3000
The Roxy Hotel Tribeca

2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

212.519.6600