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Meet Pete Surprenant of North Menswear

Meet Pete Surprenant of North Menswear

When did you get the idea for North Menswear and when did it all come together?

I had been chewing on the idea for probably 10 years. I have always been drawn to timeless style and clothing. I had worked in retail for a long time and always wanted my own gig.  Through those years I had time to groom my concept. I had so many notes, so many drawings, and so many images saved. It all started to accelerate after I became a dad. I had to make the decision whether to chase a dream and be a dad that lead by example or continue just tread water…the answer was clear.

Who is behind North?

I am the owner and founder but I could not have done it without my family. My wife has been an enormous support and my two sons motivate me every day to be a better person. My shop manager, Drew, has been a huge blessing as well. He's a great ambassador for the brand and one hell of a guy!


What brands do you carry?

3Sixteen

Adam Mar

Almond Surfboards 

Birdwell 

Classics by Elm

Freenote Cloth

Garrett Leight 

Headlands Handmade

Imogene + Willie

J.Stark

Jungmaven

Kato Brand

Kestin Hare

LM Products

Norman Russell

North Menswear 

Outerknown

P.A.C.

Prospector Co.

Red Wing Heritage 

Rogue Territory 

Richer Poorer

SeaVees

Sherpapa

Stan Ray

Taylor Stitch

Tellason

The Hill-Side

Yellow 108


What's your favorite item in the shop right now?

I have not been able to take off the Stan Ray 4 Pocket Fatigue Pants! 


What do you do when you're not in the shop?

If I'm not here, I am spending time with my family. My wife and I have a 2 sons who are so much fun. I can't get enough of those little guys! When time permits, I try and sneak out for a surf. The ocean is like my reset button...puts me right.


Who are your biggest inspirations?

I have a few. My Grandfather, my sons and Paul Newman, of course….

 

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