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-NAME

Decatur Dan

-WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I’ll skip this one, since it’s pretty obvious [laughs].


-WHAT DOES YOUR WORK CONSIST OF?

My day to day job consist of working at Standard boutique in Atlanta, I created and run the standardatl.com for the most part which has gotten much attention in its short existence. I also work with Don Cannon doing whatever needs to be done, and once and every blue moon I’ll contribute to antennamag.com.

-HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

Once upon a time I was was big on sneakers and I worked at Nike-Town for around a year, after being somewhat of a loyal customer there, a position opened up and I was presented with the opportunity to work at Standard. I’ve been with Standard for 3 years, working there has opened many doors for me to do many of the things I have done, and will do.


-WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

I love previewing the new lines before they drop. There is always excitement in being the first, or apart of the first, to see what new sneakers, cloths, and accessories are suppose to drop in the future seasons.

-WHAT IS THE WORST THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

Anyone can find things they don’t like about their life or job. I try to focus on the good things.

-IF YOU WEREN’T _________, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

Who knows? Literally, I would have never guessed I would be doing the things I’m doing, and knowing the people I know at this point in my life.

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-WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Respect is what inspires me. No matter what I do in life, I want to be respected. Being successful, being financially set, those are givens, but being respected by others is the main thing I aim to gain in pretty much everything I do.

-WHERE DOES CREATIVITY COME FROM?

My life, my experiences, my relationships, where I grew up, basketball, movies, music. There are so many things that spark and create my creativity.


-WHO’S WORK DO YOU LOOK UP TO? (Either currently or in the past)

There are many people out there that I respect for what they do. But, currently I look up to a friend of mines work, Levi Maestro. He created a whole new way of showing other creative people through his show. It’s new, refreshing, informative, and good! Through his accomplishments he still remains one of the most humble people I know.

-WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR YOUR INDUSTRY?

I have no idea, like I said there are so many opportunities out there and Im sure they will grow and multiply.

-WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOU NEXT?

Honestly, I don’t know what to expect from me, I just take life as it happens and act accordingly, but just know that somehow it will be documented.

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-WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD ASPIRING TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

Put your head down and work your ass off. Life is a never ending challenge, and those that make it to the top are the same people that are never satisfied with their work.

-ONE DEFINING MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR.

Yet to happen, but it’s coming. Know that.

-WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

As far as new artist go I really enjoy Pill, his latest mix-tape is a instant classic (4075: The Refill). J. Cole is another favorite of mine. Of course my shameless plug would be my brother’s band Ponderosa. Oh and I can’t forget my big homie Mikkey Halsted, I’ve been lucky enough to preview some of his songs off of his album, (not yet out) Chicago: The Photo Album, I’m a fan big fan of his music. There are others, but I don’t want to make the list too long.

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