A difference of opinion has helped Daniel Spelman and James Zimmerman develop a distinc sartorial point of view that defines their Hamptons-based menswear label, Bonvivants. It hasn't, however, helped them come to an agreement about how to spend a perfect weekend out East.
Favorite time of year out East? DANIEL SPELMAN: September is the best month. Things quiet down a bit, but the weather is still great. JAMES ZIMMERMAN: July, with all the fundraisers and events.
Daniel Spelman (top) & James Zimmerman (bottom)
Favorite Hamptons style icon? DS: Harry Slatkin. He always looks dapper in his blazers. For entertaining, Ina and Martha. JZ: Calvin Klein. His Southampton home is the definition of chic!
Routine for keeping up a beach body? DS: East Hampton YMCA. JZ: Tracy Anderson. The hanging bands make it fun, but it still whips you into shape!
Family activity? DS: Mini golf at Puff ’n’ Putt in Montauk. Feeding the ducks at the pond on David’s Lane. JZ: Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Favorite spot to indulge? DS: Lisa’s brownies or triple berry pie from Round Swamp Farm. JZ: Carissa’s Breads has the most tempting treats!
Best new Hamptons update? DS: The Sagg General Store was a classic, but Pierre’s has done an amazing job updating it. JZ: Uber!
Shopping spots? DS: Love Adorned, Marders and Jangeorge are some favorites. JZ: I’m biased since they are our stockist, but Blue One in Bridgehampton has an amazingly curated selection of clothing.
Moment of Zen? DS: Sagg Main Beach drum circle. JZ: Sound Meditation classes at LongHouse Reserve.
Morning ritual? DS: An early-morning walk on the beach. My favorite stretch is near Georgica Pond. JZ: I agree! Love to get there early when all the dogs are out. Followed by a post-beach cold-brew coffee from Jack’s Amagansett.
BEACH PHOTO BY JEREMY RICKETTS; PORTRAITS BY KENNY CHEN; ROUND SWAMP FARM PHOTO BY BRIAN NIGGLES;
LOVE ADORNED AMAGANSETT PHOTO COURTESY OF LOVE ADORNED; TRACY ANDERSON STUDIO PHOTO COURTESY
OF TRACY ANDERSON STUDIO