Public School

*In our never-ending thirst for knowledge, we sat down for a few words of wisdom with Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, veterans of urban education and creators of Public School, the rugged, multi-purpose streetwear label that hits stores mid month.*

**Kempt**: What is the inspiration behind Public School?

**Chow**: New York City—of course—and anyone who’s ever survived public school. Our man is someone who’s well-traveled and appreciates details.

**Kempt**: So than who is your ideal model for Public School?

**Osborne**: We are our best models.

**Kempt**: How modest. What parts of New York inspired this line—and don’t say your apartment?

**Chow**: I don’t think it’s any one place. It’s more of the idea of New York, all the five boroughs. Moving around the city and just collecting that energy everywhere you go.

**Kempt**: What are your favorite haunts in the five boroughs?

**Chow**: Max probably goes out more than me—but Bar Pitti and Freeman’s for sure.

**Osborne**: Naw, naw—I don’t go out that much. I just go with the wind. Someone tells me something’s going on, I’m gonna go.

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