Thursday, July 3

EXLIBRIS SALE

Keep the classics together, buy all three!  

To celebrate this holiday weekend and all the relaxing we're going to be doing, we're offering 20% off the Rogan Library, lined with dusty vintage books that you'd otherwise spend hours searching for in that little shop downtown....oh wait what's the name of it? Damn, I forget where it is...We've done the searching for you. Now all you have to do is use code EXLIBRIS at checkout. 

Wednesday, July 2

#MustangUnleashed



Rogan and Scott working on our design for Ford's Mustang Unleashed t-shirt collection!! Stay tuned for events coming up.  #mustangunleashed

Thursday, May 22

Sherpa Family Fund

This week (May 22-27) we will donate 50% of all online sales to the Sherpa Family Fund, an effort run by the Sherpa community to support the 16 families hit hardest by the avalanche. ///Go ahead and shop///

Our very own, longtime employee, Pemba Sherpa tells us about life in the mountains, Nepalese traditions and how we can help.
sherpa everest avalanche

Meet our Pemba Sherpa.
ROGAN has a very diverse office, from Fire Island to Haiti. The furthest from home though is Pemba Sherpa from Khumjung, Nepal. It's only a full day hike to his hometown from the nearest city…that is, if you take a puddle jumper part of the way. As the only son in his family, he was not allowed to summit Everest. Instead, he studied commerce in Kathmandu and soon after began his career as a trip organizer in Kathmandu for expeditions and treks, which he ran for 15 years before making his way to New York.

Are all Sherpas sherpas?
No actually, which was news to us too! Sherpa is a common last name for families coming from eastern Nepal. Sherpa is also a job title for the men and women who work on Mount Everest, caring for the trails and assisting visitors in summiting the mountain. People who become sherpas are born at a higher elevation, so their bodies and lungs are better equipped for handling the altitude, limited oxygen and challenging environment of the higher mountains. So, no a Sherpa is not always a sherpa. In our office we have Pemba Sherpa, who is not a sherpa.

What do sherpas do?
Each season hundreds of people attempt to scale Mount Everest. There is a ton of planning and prepping that goes into ensuring the survival of these daring people, coming from around the world. Sherpas, who acclimatize easily and are familiar with the terrain of Everest, will scale the peaks in advance to prep the trails and carry in supplies. The air is so thin on Everest that not even helicopters can drop supplies, the only way is by Sherpa and local yak. Sherpas can be climbers (those that go beyond Base Camp), kitchen staff and porters. All of these roles begin 2-3 months before the climbing season begins, and include carting supplies to the four camps, fixing ropes, putting ladders across crevasses (up to three ladders can be tied together to cross a crevasse!) and setting up tents. With high risk comes high reward - being a sherpa will bring your family 10x the amount you can pull from most other jobs and it is considered a prideful career by most families.

The avalanche.
With such a high-risk trek like scaling Mount Everest there are many deaths that happen, and almost every year Pemba’s hometown community losses someone to the mountain. However, this avalanche was the single most devastating event to happen on Everest. The avalanche occurred on the first day of preparing for the season. More than 50 sherpas were hiking in a line from Base Camp and Camp One, where an avalanche wiped out a section of 16 climbers. Pemba's 24-year-old cousin Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa, who has a one-month-old daughter, was one of the lost climbers. This avalanche has deeply saddened his NY-based Sherpa community because so many were loved ones, including Pemba's cousin. They were quick to react, though, and began raising support for the affected families. And we would like to help now. Read more information here.

How to help.
The Sherpa community in NY is pooling their resources and calling on friends to raise money to be split evenly amongst the 16 families who lost a loved one. 100% of the money that is raised through the Sherpa fund will be donated. You can donate directly on the website, or we'd also like to give you the option to fundraise as you're filling in your spring wardrobe. ROGAN will donate 50% of all purchases  to this Sherpa fund. Directly donate here.

Each of the sherpas was a father and provided the main income for their families, so this money will go toward education for their kids, general family expenses like food and for a traditional funeral service. Nepalese funerals are also very long and quite expensive - cremation, hiring a monk for services, and the tradition of providing others in the town with rice, money, butter and salt to bring good luck to the deceased in their next life.

**From May 22 - 27 ROGAN will donate 50% of your online purchase to the Sherpa Family Fund. This offer does not include ROGAN OBJECTS. Please e-mail customercare@rogannyc.com with any questions.

Monday, May 19

Timeless Style

timeless leather watch
timeless leather watch
timeless leather watch
timeless leather watch
Timeless Watches are back in stock! Each piece is unique and meant to be worn and worn some more. There's no time like the present.

Tuesday, April 22

Mustang Unleashed


ROGAN is one of five brands chosen to design t-shirts, celebrating Ford Mustang's 50th anniversary. The collaboration kicked off atop the Empire State Building...pretty good view. More to come...