Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
A designer millinery in Harlem. Rod Keenan started downtown in the early 90's, selling to accounts such as Barney's in New York and Harvey Nichol's in London and having his designs worn by such male fashion icons as Brad Pitt. These days, Rod is based out of "the castle," which is his home and design studio on West 121st Street. What is amazing about Mr. Keenan's work is that it is very much traditional -- hand-made hats in formal shapes such as boaters, pork pies or bowlers -- but updated with graphic textiles, trims or colors. Custom orders are accepted, or you can order online. Check out the link at the side bar to see the latest collection. Tel. 212-678-9275