Adam Taubenfligel (pictured on the right) and his brother Mark (far left) and sister Ania (middle) are proof that, when siblings get along, they are capable of makin’ the family proud… not to mention more stylish. The trio started Triarchy Denim in Vancouver in 2009, and the now Los Angeles-based denim company has been redefining the jean scene ever since. Made with premium Italian and Japanese denim in sunny California, the west coast label is head-turning casual wear at its finest. We caught up with Adam to find out more…
Tell us a bit about yourself. What should people know?
I live for adventure in all its forms and I’ve learned to love pushing myself out of my comfort zone – it hasn’t failed me yet.
What are the biggest challenges and best rewards about what you do?
The biggest challenges are trying to remember that if you aren’t operating properly (mentally and physically) then whatever you put out into the world won’t be proper either. I had to learn that this was as important as my work itself. The best reward for me is being able to do what I love with my family by my side.
What are three things you can’t live without?
My family (this includes my dogs), dark chocolate and great dinner parties.
Finish this sentence: I love Toronto because…
…it’s so alive. There is so much happening to increase Canada’s cultural output.
Finish this sentence: I love Vancouver because…
…my family can be found there. It’s home.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
My favourite restaurant in Vancouver is Gianni’s Italian Restaurant. It recently opened and it’s real Italian cooking, pure and simple. What could be better than that?
My favorite restaurant in Toronto is Sotto Sotto. I’ve always had a great meal and time there… Clearly, I like Italian.
What’s one of your favourite go-to brands?
Besides Triarchy (my brand), I would have to go with AllSaints. They complement our jeans perfectly and they are the only brand I find that makes exactly what I’m looking for time and time again.
What style trends are you obsessed with right now?
I would have to say the same style trend that I’m always obsessed with: classic, timeless and elegant pieces. Not trying to impress with fleeting fashion, and wearing what works for you. In short, being yourself. I basically wear the same thing every day.
What’s your favourite spa or service?
Lorinda at W Skincare in both Vancouver and Toronto for her insane ability to make you look like you haven’t only been sleeping six hours a night for the past six months. I also love the Miraj Hammam Spa at the Shangri-La Toronto for their Moroccan steam.