Cator Sparks Custom Clutch
A truly unique individual, Cator is currently living the dream as Editor in Chief of TheManual.com. Previously, Cator covered menswear, grooming, lifestyle and design for The New York Times, Details, Vanity Fair.com, Style.com and The Huffington Post to name a few. Mr. Sparks splits his time between his apartment in Harlem and his home in downtown Charleston where he escapes with his Scottish Terrier for Southern sojourns and excellent cuisine.
To describe him as just a "writer" or an "editor" would be a disservice. Cator is a showman, a tastemaker, and a historian. He devours culture of all kinds, and to quote Dolly Parton, he "found out who he was, and he did it on purpose." Few people possess his level of personal style, congeniality, and unapologetic humor, and even fewer pull it off so effortlessly. Always the charmer, Cator was recently commissioned a Colonel of Kentucky by Governor Steven L. Beshear. If you are lucky enough to see him out and about any time soon, he requests you call him 'Colonel Cator' from now on.
The imagery draws from Cator's unique style and personal history. Among tems hidden in the tapestry, a portrait of his grandfather, mentor, and namesake, Cator Wolford, family heirlooms like the bronze elephant inkwell that sits above Cator's desk for daily writing inspiration, a portrait of Cator by Alex Cohen that was included in a series based on Johnny Walker, and an Austrian clock bought by his great grandparents on their honeymoon around the world in 1919. "The brooch is of a lovers' eye." Cator explains, "It was a trend in Georgian England to sport a brooch depicting the eye of a loved one, spouse, or child when you were away from them so they 'always had an eye on you'." Wink, wink. Find out more about Cator at www.catorsparks.com!
Each bag is 100% cotton canvas, if fully lined, and measures 12" x 6", with a brass ring and a leather tab.