A native New Yorker, John is taking his Brooklyn inspiration and bringing it back to his Manhattan roots. He will be opening the second location of Sweet Chick in the former Max Fish space on the Lower East Side in June. This legendary spot lends itself to the legendary life of a guy building his restaurants on his own terms and representing the style of CADET along the way.
In 2007, he and his wife Fallon took over a small hole-in-the-wall burger shack and transformed it into a Pop’s, a new kind of Williamsburg institution for those late night cravings. In 2013, thinking that Brooklyn needed a fresh concept that didn't require old-timey lanterns and handle bar mustaches, John and his partners morphed a Chinese tea joint into a Williamsburg 'chicken and waffles' hot spot – Sweet Chick.
Joseph Coleman splits his time between NYC and the coast of Maine where he shares a beautiful Post and Beam home with his wife of four years – actress Janet McTeer. He has an 11 year-old son also named Joe Coleman. From tending blueberry and rose bushes to fishing for the daily catch, ten generations of family make Maine and Joseph an integral part of each other.
During all this time, Joseph still focused on developing his artistry through mixed media collage work and writing. His collage work has been published in Vogue as well as Bruce Weber All American: Family Album and has had a solo show of his artwork in Provincetown, MA. His poetry has been published in Vogue, Esquire (“A Certain Flair”) and The New Criterion (“Smelt Shacks”).
As he was sent out on more fit jobs and he became the industry standard fit model for brands big and small, he developed an expertise for determining, technically, what was wrong with the fit of a garment. In a few words he is able to communicate what change is needed to ensure the proper fit – which is invaluable for any apparel company. For the past 16 years he has been and remains the fashion industry’s secret weapon ensuring our clothing fits you well.
Working initially as a print model for various luminaries like Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Herb Ritts, Peter Lindberg and with the occasional cater job on the side, Joseph had a chance opportunity that would forever change the trajectory of his career. While working a catering job at Lincoln Center, he sneaked away to fulfill a request from Donna Karan to be the fit model for the 1998 Collection. Although not realizing this work was viable as a career, he realized he was the right fit.
Chris has become known for his characteristic “Gentleman’s Cut.” Essentially, it is a natural side part with a nice amount of length on top to run a comb through, and pretty short sides. “Usually those features are a little more exaggerated to add a little more flavor to the haircut.” Chris prides himself on focusing and fine tuning the cuts of each of his small client list, rather than having a line of clients out the door.
“I started cutting hair almost on accident.” Chris never aspired to pursue a career as a hairdresser or barber in the past, but while accompanying a close friend to a campus tour of Paul Mitchel The School, he couldn’t believe what he had seen. “Besides 200 girls in a room doing each others hair, the work environment just seemed really doable.”