Gramercy Supply Co. specializes in keeping men’s fashion up to New York’s lofty standards through the sale of handcrafted, genuine full-grain leather bags. Our mission: the complete and utter eradication of the backpack.
It all began on a cool, windy, autumn night at a diner on 21st street. After a night out filled with models, expensive clubs, and a guest appearance from Steve Buscemi (stop laughing, it could happen!), the four of us sat down for some much needed midnight grub. Obviously, Gavin ordered an eggs Benedict and Kyle ordered a full Irish. Sitting just beneath the glowing neon sign on the window, we sipped our coffee and laughed about the happenings of our night, when all at once, the whole world changed. In walked a man, no more than 20 years old, dressed exquisitely. This guy could have had it all… Had he not made one fatal mistake. He was wearing a backpack. But not just any backpack, one of those backpacks that could fit a medium sized child inside of it. One of those backpacks with more pockets than a cargo shorts factory.
We were all speechless. After minutes spent in utter disbelief, Guillaume, like a Belgian Martin Luther King Jr, said, “This can’t go on any longer. We need to make a change.” Kyle chimed in with a, “You’re right. We New Yorkers, nay, men as a whole, deserve better. We need to provide the top quality.” Then Gavin (shocker!), added, “But we need to remember affordability! We can’t hang our fellow fashionable men of the world out to dry!” Finally, Nassim, said, “Guys, we must search the world for proper leather to craft these bags.” We soon left the diner and began walking the neighborhood to work out the details of our new movement. Deciding upon a name, none of us could agree. After things got a bit heated and Guillaume ended up punching Nassim, we turned around and realized our name was right behind us. Gramercy Park, the beloved icon, was to be the namesake of the movement setting out to end horrible fashion once and for all.