The Band of Outsiders Intern Files #4- Michael Vasquez
Another Wednesday, another one of Scott Sternberg's crushworthy interns. This week, in the Intern Files, Michael Vasquez professes an intense love of cookies and a bottomless vault of secrets.
Scott Sternberg: Why did you want to intern at Band of Outsiders?
Michael Vasquez: When I first discovered Band of Outsiders, I liked how classic and clean the designs were. The brand has a youthful approach to timeless American style. Band has an identity that I wanted to be a part of. SS: What do customers say at OC about Band? MV: Everybody loves Band. The fit, the fabrics, the looks. I think Band is such a universal line of clothing. They love it. And want more of it. SS: Name a project you worked on here that you needed to think about and one you could do in your sleep. MV: Unpacking, packing, scanning, folding, and tagging. But the best one would have to be working as a fit model a few times. SS: Who is the most interesting person you met here? MV: I would have to say Scott Sternberg because he has passion for his company and for creating what you know and love about Band of Outsiders. SS: What is your favorite piece of Band clothing you left with? MV: Anxiously awaiting a heather gray double-breasted tweed blazer from the Fall collection. And I had an opportunity leave with some shirts, too. SS: What was your favorite snack in our kitchen? Favorite lunch to pick up? MV: COOKIES!!!! The wonderful assortment of store-bought cookies and the homemade deliciousness that every once in awhile gets delivered to the office in hopes of making it to the much talked-about cookie blog. Also – the Mexican food in the neighborhood is the best! SS: How many cigarettes do you estimate you smoked in our alley over the course of your internship?
MV: NONE, though I've been around plenty of second-hand smoke. SS: Do you know any secrets about my staff that I don't? Did you have a crush on anyone?
MV: Secrets are made to be found out with time. Too many secrets to tell. And yes – maybe one or two crushes. SS: Internships - worth it or forget it?
MV: Worth it! Interning is a great way to see how a business works and a great opportunity to learn. SS: What do you want to do when you grow up?
MV: Be as happy as I am today! Still trying to figure that one out. Aren’t we all?