Dave Ortiz is the reigning court jester of the NY sneaker world. Famed for his classic ‘meat’ tag, his nutty sense of humour and off-kilter fashion sense, Dave has that ineffable essence of ‘cool’ by the bucketload. As the original titular head of DQM (Dave’s Quality Meat), Dave recently parted ways with the co-owners. We were hoping he’d dish up some ‘beef’ about his severance, instead we got thrown a juicy bone with an exclusive on his new project, a hybrid ‘TV show/value priced store’ called Dave’s Wear House, where he’ll be the prime cut of entertainment, talking crap, making kids laugh and selling memories... just like the old days!
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