Who owns John Varvatos? – Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Designs, Shoes

John Varvatos Biography

John Varvatos is a contemporary menswear designer from the United States. He has received three American Fashion Awards for New Menswear Designers from the CFDA.


How old is John Varvatos? – Age

He is 67 years old as of 2022. He was born in 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

John Varvatos Family – Education

The Varvatos family hails from the village of Poulata on the Greek island of Kefalonia. Varvatos grew up in Allen Park, Michigan, and was born in Detroit. He graduated from Allen Park High School. He got a job selling menswear at the Hughes & Hatcher store in nearby Dearborn when he was 16 years old. He attended the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University.

Is John Varvatos married? – Wife

He is married to Joyce Zybelberg Varvatos. The couple married in 2005.

What type of cologne is John Varvatos?

John Varvatos by John is a masculine Amber Woody fragrance. Varvatos debuted in 2004. Rodrigo Flores-Roux is the nose behind this fragrance. Varvatos’ male signature perfume was launched in 2004 in collaboration with Rodrigo Flores-Roux.

John Varvatos Shoes

John Varvatos men’s shoes, including the Fleetwood boot, Chukka boot, Oxford boot, and Converse sneakers.

John Varvatos Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $100 Million.

John Varvatos Designs – Company

Varvatos founded his company in late 1999 and debuted his first clothing line in New York at the end of 2000. Belts, handbags, footwear, eyewear, watches, and fragrances are now part of the brand. Varvatos opened a freestanding boutique in SoHo in September 2000, just months after showing his first collection. The collection is currently available at Varvatos boutiques, including the 315 Bowery location, which once housed the underground music club CBGB.

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Varvatos hosted New York Nights…Direct From the Bowery, a monthly radio show on Sirius XM’s The Spectrum channel, in 2009. The show features songs and interviews with artists who have influenced Varvatos throughout his fashion career. Varvatos joined the cast of celebrity mentors on NBC’s Fashion Star in 2012, a reality competition series that sought the next big fashion brand. In 2013, a limited edition Chrysler 300 bearing his name was released. In 2014, he co-founded Varvatos Records with Monte Lipman’s Republic label, initially signing the Zac Brown Band.

Varvatos attributes his interest in fashion to his early obsession with rock ‘n’ roll. Danny Clinch’s ad campaigns for the main collection have featured musicians and bands like Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Velvet Revolver, Chris Cornell, Dave Matthews, The Roots, and Green Day. In May of 2020, Varvatos filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Varvatos founded OTD in 2021.

John Varvatos Career

Varvatos began working for Polo Ralph Lauren in 1983. In 1990, he was appointed head of menswear design at Calvin Klein, where he oversaw the launch of the men’s collection and the cK brand. Varvatos pioneered a type of men’s underwear called boxer briefs, a hybrid of boxer shorts and briefs, during his time at Calvin Klein. They were made famous by a series of print advertisements featuring Mark Wahlberg in 1992, and have been dubbed “one of the greatest apparel revolutions of the century.” Varvatos returned to Ralph Lauren in 1995 as head of menswear design for all Polo Ralph Lauren brands, establishing the Polo Jeans Company.