Meet the Team: Andrew Oman
Go behind the scenes at Mr. Sid and meet our amazing staff of unique individuals. First up, Andrew Oman, Mr. Sid’s executive buyer.
1. How did you get your start in the fashion industry?
When I stopped playing soccer in college, I needed a job. The Chicago-based department store Marshall Field's had a phenomenal training program, and I just began to love the business.
2. What do you enjoy most about buying for Mr. Sid?
The challenge and creativity of predicting, editing, and merchandising the looks and items our clients will (hopefully) want. It's especially fun to go to Milan to find the very latest looks.
3. What are the most common fashion faux pas you see?
Terrible big running sneakers with...well everything. I see them with nice suits, cotton pants, and I hate it even with jeans. If you are going with a sneaker, get a nice low profile sneaker, like the offerings we have from Andrea Zori, Di Bianco, and Santoni.
4. What fashion advice can you give modern gentlemen?
Keep asking for advice; fashion changes all the time and having an open mind when speaking with experts if the only way to keep up. In a modern setting, I think people need the most help and advice in putting together sophisticated casual clothes. Just because you’re not wearing a suit doesn't mean you should send the message to others that you don't care.
5. What is your favorite drink?
Whistle Pig Old World. It's not hard to make, just pour it in a glass!
6. Where would you like to go on your next vacation and why?
London and Sardinia. I would love to see the city and energy for a few days, then go relax with my friends from Castangia.
7. How many pairs of shoes do you have in your closet?
Can I plead the 5th? Not including gym shoes/soccer cleats, etc. 25 to 30 pairs.
8. What do you like to do for fun?
Play music, soccer, and ski
9. What is your dream car?
A tricked out Jeep Wrangler: big tires, ski rack, and a nice subwoofer in the back!
10. What is your favorite movie and why?
American History X. Besides the phenomenal acting, it only gets more relevant and current as a movie everyone should see