Tuesday, May 19, 2009

MoCo's Crooked Monkey

Any of these look familiar--including the guy in the sunglasses? If they do, then you already know about T-shirt company Crooked Monkey, or at least maybe heard that Ryan Seacrest recently wore the company's "gardener" tee on his show. If not, then you need to know about Potomac's Micha Weinblatt who founded Crooked Monkey four years ago at the University of Maryland and now sells his shirts at Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Fred Segal, Lord & Taylor and so on and so on. I like his dad, Stuart Weinblatt, who is founding rabbi of Potomac's B'nai Tzedek and allows his son to spew forth shirts from the family's basement, where Micha runs the biz. Micha recently gave back at a celebrity auction in support of Put Your Best Foot Forward that raised over $3,500 for the charity. He and Elliot Totah were auctioned off for a cool $350 as dates for a bachelorette party, which included a table at Lotus Lounge and a bottle of Absolut. That's just how he rolls. Look for him Friday on People.com's StyleWatch.

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