We had the good fortune of connecting with Devon Pyles and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Devon, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Initially, it was the realization that law school was not my path whilst recognizing there was an acute lack of environmental awareness specifically in fashion. The toxic repercussions of mass produced, synthetic (plastic) fabrics and disposable clothing was a huge concern to me. This was 15yrs ago.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We use salvaged leather for our in house collection along with other natural materials. We celebrate the craft of a wardrobe-staple garment, meaning the quality of each piece means it will last and remain aesthetically timeless. Pieces are also financially accessible and harmonize with a recurring vintage presentation that changes every few weeks. We always include upcycled and custom vintage pieces in our regular rotations as well. We can also customize most pieces to each client’s unique taste.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A week in NYC: – Eats at Pastis and then the Whitney Museum with drinks on the roof.
– Mosey The Highline at sunset and catch some live music at Little Island’s amphitheater at night.
– Catch the Ferry to Rockaway Beach. You see the entire NYC skyline, the statue of liberty and open water all the way out there. It’s gorgeous and less than $5.
– Restaurant hopping in Williamsburg, then bar hopping after desert.
– Picnic in central park then a private MET Museum tour after dark.
– Afternoon tea at the Crosby hotel and shopping in Soho
– Any performance in Lincoln Center
– Grafitti art tour in Bushwick, dinner at Otis and an underground warehouse party late at night
– Hangs at Dumbo house and wondering around Brooklyn Bridge park, Dinner at River Cafe
– Classic cocktails and dinner at Kean’s followed by a Broadway show
– Russ and Daughters, Katz’s Deli and then drinks in the Ludlow Hotel Lobby in LES

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
So many people! Those who believe in sustainable living, fair trade and the promotion of human rights, and those who support the need for small business it’s surrounding culture. Most notably though, my dear friend, Kevin Drew from the band Broken Social Scene has been a huge advocate and really encouraged me to share my art and passion. He’s the best.

Website: maisonemeute.com

Instagram: @maisonemeute

Image Credits
Alexes McLaughlin

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