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How To Open A Hydrant

It’s officially summer in New York City, and the first heat wave has just begun. What more classic way to cool off than in a fire hydrant?

You can always ask FDNY to do this for you, but we think doing it yourself is a lot more fun. Just make sure to get a low-flow spray cap from your local firehouse! Opening a hydrant without one can get you fined up to $1000 and/or jail time.



And don’t forget to browse our selection of sunglasses, shorts, and other practical, stylish products for keeping cool in the city this summer.

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Jack Spade Meets: Eric Mukunzi

We recently sat down with Eric Mukunzi (below, seated), Technical Specialist at the Masoro, Rwanda workshop that produces every handmade item in our On Purpose collection. We asked him about his favorite parts of the job, what he does in his spare time and about his home city of Kigali. Tell us about your role […]
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Made in Rwanda: Step by Step

Behind every handmade item in our On Purpose collection is a careful process carried out by a team of skilled artisans. Eric Mukunzi, Technical Specialist at the Masoro workshop, takes us through the the making of a tote bag. Step 1: Raw MaterialsFabric rolls are pulled from the raw raterials room and prepared in the […]
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NY Fashion Week: The Spring 2015 Collection

Minimalist painter Josef Albers understood that color is relationship: one to another, the eye to the mind. Even simple blocks of it, placed with care, can create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The JACK SPADE Spring 2015 collection explores interactions of color and its ability, through careful application, to lend sophistication […]
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“The Long Road” by Richard Haines

Richard Haines is a Brooklyn-based artist, illustrator and designer whose blog, “What I Saw Today,” captures the personalities, stories, and style of New Yorkers he encounters. In the spirit of our summer 2014 collection, we commissioned Richard to create a series of original illustrations about life on the road. “The Long Road” recalls the black-and-white […]
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Escape To: Fort Tilden

Used by the military to house artillery until 1974, Fort Tilden‘s abandoned concrete structures are slowly being swallowed up by nature. The beach is the least developed stretch of the Rockaway Peninsula in southern Queens, and an ideal place to bird watch, let the dog off the leash, or just explore.
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Escape To: Brennan and Carr

Placed in the center of a busy intersection in Sheepshead Bay, Brennan and Carr is a quintessentially Brooklyn restaurant that’s been in business for over 75 years. As the sign promises, its signature dish is a hefty roast beef sandwich double-dipped in its own broth. You’ll need a fork and knife, napkin and a tall […]
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Escape To: The Noguchi Museum

An unlikely refuge from the din of the city, the Noguchi Museum is hidden in plain sight on an industrial block in Long Island City, Queens, across the street from a Costco. Inside, you’ll find a world apart, created under the direction of renowned 20th century Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi in 1985, just three years […]

The Vendor Project

New York wouldn’t be New York without street vendors. They’re as vital to the outdoor life of the city as Central Park and jaywalking. When scouting models for our inaugural sunglass collection, we thought: who better than these men who work outside every day? With photographer Jeremy Sachs-Michaels, we captured portraits of the ice cream […]
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