Today we’re introducing a new series where we talk to interesting people and find out how they wear their watches, mixing a profile with our Pairs Well With concept. To kick it off, we’ve worked with our friends at Farer to talk to two of their ambassadors about who they are, what they do, what Farer they wear and how they wear it. The word “ambassador” isn’t used very often on w&w, as celebrity endorsements leave a lot to be desired, but Farer’s approach is different. They like interesting and talented people, people who are respected within their industry for their abilities and innovations. And, as luck would have it, the inaugural subject is also an avid worn&wound reader.
Carter McLean is a professional musician best known for his gig playing the drum kit for the hit Broadway musical the Lion King. He’s been playing for over 30 years, and knew around the age of 12 that it was what he wanted to do professionally. Carter initially came to NYC “looking to play with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon… basically my favorite musicians. I wanted to see if I could hang with the best in the world. Broadway was not on my radar at all. I knew nothing about it. After being in NYC for a few years touring with different bands I was approached to learn the book at lion king in 2001. That was 15 years ago and its still going strong, sold out 1700 seats every night.”