We’re getting there.  Inch by inch, we’re getting there.  It’s been a slow haul, but piece by piece, we’re getting there.  So, without further ado, please welcome the inaugural starting line up for the 2013 Carson Street Clothiers.

Patrick Doss, Operations Manager

Hailing from Savannah, GA, Patrick brings with him tailoring and retail experience from his time spent at Sid Mashburn in Atlanta and Suit Supply in New York.  Refined and sophisticated, Patrick is the embodiment of the American southern gentleman.  He’s a real life “Stump the Schwab" when it comes to the menswear scene.

Christopher Benjamin (“CB”) Rucker, Client Relations Manager

If you follow men’s fashion blogs, then you undoubtedly know the name.  A Suit Supply (New York) and GANT (D.C.) veteran, CB, a.k.a. “Mr. I Make This Look Good,” is a master of casual tailoring, making the most formal of looks feel dressed down and cool.  Originally from South Bend, IN, CB routs for Notre Dame, but we won’t hold that against him.

Christopher Fenimore, Sales Associate

We had our qualms about hiring two Christophers—we wanted to hold tryouts (our operations are small, but there’s a lot of potential for aggressive expansion)—but we were just too impressed by this young man’s ability and verve for all things menswear.  A Brooklyn native and junior at The New School, Christopher has shot street style for online publications such as Four-Pins and has worked retail while remaining a full-time student.  What did you do in college?

Brian Trunzo and Matt Breen, Co-Owners

From Staten Island, NY and Bucks County, PA, respectively, Trunzo and Breen are former attorneys, sometimes style bloggers and all-the-time nice guys.  Growing tired and unimpressed with the world of corporate law while simultaneously becoming bored with the usual brick-and-mortar NYC menswear options, they decided to make good on a promise they made while law students (that is, to someday go into business together).  After studying the menswear landscape and researching the state of men’s retail both in NYC and online, Trunzo and Breen decided to go all in, and the rest is, as they say, history.


Interested in joining the movement?  We are now in the process of hiring for our spring 2013 launch.  If you or anyone you know satisfies the below criteria, please contact us at info[at]carsonstreetclothiers[dot]com.  Menswear geek a plus, obviously.  And if you don’t satisfy the below criteria but still want to get involved, send us a holler: real recognize real, and you lookin’ familiar.


General Manager (a.k.a. El Capitan a.k.a. Big Boss Man)

We are looking for a passionate, driven self-starter with 3-5 years retail experience to oversee the day-to-day operations of CSC.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sales staff supervision;
  • Inventory management;
  • Visual merchandising;
  • Made-to-measure liaising; and
  • Budget management.

Desired skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Proficiency in LightSpeed POS and Microsoft Excel;
  • Strong understanding of tailoring/alterations;
  • Styling experience; and
  • A deadly smile.

Assistant Manager (a.k.a. Manolo Ribera a.k.a. Number Two)

Our Number Two has to be fully capable of stepping in for the General Manager should he take a vacation, fall sick, die (real talk) or pull a Benedict.  We are looking for someone with 1-3 years retail experience and a deep understanding of menswear.   

The Assistant Manager is expected to have the same skills as the General Manager and the heir apparent to his throne. 


The sky really is the limit here.  There will be plenty of opportunity for growth within CSC and beyond should our future employees so desire.  Now back to your regularly scheduled broadcasting.