When most people talk about classic American values like bravery, they’re not serious. But Rob Gregg is - and he’s a one of a kind man. We could point to his colorful work history, from co-founding a product studio, to working with hollywood celebrities, to being a GQ Insider.
The clearest example might be “Rob McAllan”, the luxury performance shoe line Rob founded. One of the things we love most about him is the authentic heritage behind the new shoe brand, rooted in his grandfather’s story.
How did you get started with Instagram? Why do you do it and why do you think you gained the following that you have?
My friends started the hashtag #RobNeedsInstagram when they found out I was moving to the East Coast, so the day I landed I launched the account to share my New York story. I love sparking creativity and passion in others, challenging them to “think big” and have the courage to take that first step towards whatever it is they really want in life. I lead by example, so it’s incredible to watch as my audience grows every day with new followers I’m able to influence and motivate.
Tell us a little bit about your background. How did you end up in New York?
I come from a marketing and entrepreneurial background with deep roots in branding and entertainment. Nothing excites me more than a good challenge and the opportunity to think of fresh solutions, so when I was asked to move to New York for a job, I welcomed the opportunity and set out to create my own wave of positive disruption.
What do you do outside of Instagram?
I’m a GQ Insider and Founder of luxury performance men’s shoe line Rob McAllan. My life’s goal is to fundamentally change the landscape of men’s fashion through authentic, story-inspired design, so I love spending my time collaborating with like-minded visionaries and brands like SENE that inspire my continual creative evolution.
What are your favorite places to hang in New York?
Anywhere I can find a good conversation. I enjoy trying new things, so I rarely eat / drink at the same place, given how much the city has to offer.
What’s something people who only know you thru Instagram would be surprised to know?
I’m a huge nerd :) (I can solve a Rubix cube!)
Follow Rob at @myunfilteredlife