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21 Questions with… Onia Co-Founder Carl Cunow

2011_12_17_Carl_Shot 6759 We ask Carl Cunow, the co-founder of luxury men's swimwear brand Onia, our 21 questions.

  1. When I get dressed in the morning I think… is it going to rain today?
     
  2. The item of clothing I'm currently wearing most often is… black T-shirt and black jeans.
     
  3.  I'd never leave my apartment without… my watch.
     
  4. The last thing I Googled was… the time in Italy, because I need to call our fabric mill and working in so many time zones all the time, I forget!
     
  5. If my days had one extra hour I'd… be at my desk.
     
  6. When people ask me how many pairs of swim trunks I own I say… a warehouse full.
     
  7. The one luxury item I'm dying to splurge on is… many pairs of Common Project sneakers, which I just did.
     
  8. When I'm stressed I… have a drink.
     
  9. My beauty essentials include… Marc Jacobs cologne, that's it.
     
  10. I'd never travel without… my Amex.
     
  11. When hiring, the qualities I look for… are people with really strong personalities.
     
  12. To be a successful entrepreneur, it's important to… have the right team and people surrounding and working with you.
     
  13. My biggest fashion pet peeve is… flip flops, even though I'm in the beachwear business; you can wear our Montrose water repellent sneakers instead.
     
  14. On a typical Saturday night I… go out with friends; working late during the week I barely get to see them.
     
  15. My favorite tech gadget is… iPhone.
     
  16. My favorite people to follow on Instagram are… all of our retailers and brand partners.
     
  17. My guilty pleasure is… SOUR CANDY! It’s all over our office!
     
  18. The best gift I ever received was… a Prada wallet from my wife Dalia, but unfortunately I lost it last weekend at the beach…
     
  19. The best advice I ever got was… trust your instincts.
     
  20. The key to starting your own business is to… have experience in what you're doing and partner with the right people.
     
  21. What I'm most excited for when it comes to the Fall/Winter season… being able to go to Miami and escape the cold!

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