VKN Man Of The Month – February

Dave Ruden
Sportswriter, Editor-in-Chief of The Ruden Report
CEO of DRL Media, Fairfield County, CT
Hobbies: blues music & working out

Several years ago I was doing an event at Mitchell’s in Westport, CT and in walks in Dave Ruden.  I noticed him right away because of his terrible choice in jeans.  I approached him and inquired about what he was thinking.  Like most men, the response was, “I like being comfortable.”  Sure, that is great but why bother, just wear a damn Snuggie and really be comfortable.  Who would have known that a wonderful relationship would have started this way?  Over the years, we have become really good friends.  In fact, we even named a sock after him.  Dave is a warm-hearted, sincere man and is a great ambassador for the VKN brand.  He made the VKN brand a part of his family, introducing us to his brother Jeff, an equally great guy.   He is slowly introducing us to select people from his world and letting them in on the VKN secret.  Salute, Mr. Ruden, and yes, we will eventually advertise with the Ruden Report.


Mr. Ruden wearing the Linen shirt in blue and Hot Lana in turquoise.

1. Hotel of choice
R: Parc 55, San Francisco.
2. Favorite restaurant
R: Cava in New Canaan & Match in Norwalk, CT.
3. Favorite thing to do in CT
R: Going to hear live music locally at the Ridgefield Playhouse & FTC in Fairfield.
4. Favorite bar in CT
R: Bar Rosso, Stamford.
5. Favorite cocktail
R: Anything by the Maine Beer Company, Cakebread Cabernet.
6. What differentiates VKN from anything else you own
R: Perfect fit, perfect style, versatility of all pieces. Being able to do more with less.
7. Favorite VK Nagrani picks
R: Captain shirt, Linen shirt, and all the socks (especially The Ruden).




My work is about far more than creating clothing and a responsibility to myself, the consumer and the human existence. I do not design clothing, I engineer a wardrobe that offers versatility, function and sophistication. I am more focused on raising the bar and creating a timeless aesthetic. Trends are futile. For those that seek the exquisite, you will truly enjoy my work. After all, it was created with you in mind.​​

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