Robert Caple


Robert (Bo) Caple

Hairdresser, Commercial Realtor, Actor, Co-owner, Hype Lounge.

Hometown: New London, Connecticut. Lives: New York City. Obsessed with: ’50s and ’60s style, singing and Hong Kong tailoring.

IWTBH: I accosted you in one of my favorite bars, Marshall Stack because I loved your look. How would you describe your style?

BC: Hmmm… Fun. If it doesn’t feel fun then most times I won’t put it on.

IWTBH: Do you have an icon or favorite era?

BC: The ’50s and ’60s

IWTBH: I love your hat. Where is it from?

BC: I always wear a hat. I’m known for that. I like J.J.’s on 5th Avenue and 32nd. And I like the selection at Barneys.

IWTBH: Favorite shoe?

BC: My bronze colored Lanvin sneakers.

IWTBH: Favorite shirt?

BC: Custom from Hong Kong. I visit there a lot. I found a great tailor there who now has all of my measurments. I can call him up and order whatever I need.

IWTBH: Favorite Jeans?

BC: Levi’s 511 skinny.

IWTBH: Favorite accessory?

BC: My vintage white gold Gucci ring. I found it in Paris.

IWTBH: What’s that bag?

BC: This is my briefcase. I have my life in here.

IWTBH: Favorite stores?

BC: Joyce in Hong Kong.

IWTBH: Favorite websites?

BC: PandoraTungsten PropertiesS Magazine. I love

IWTBH: You work a lot for S Magazine, a magazine I tell my wife I read for the articles. How do you maintain your professional composure on the shoots?

BC: Whenever I’m working with a client it’s always professional. It makes for a good day, but work is work.

IWTBH: Favorite ride?

BC: 1985 Porche 911 Turbo Convertible. I love this car for its wide body style.

IWTBH: You love a wide body style? No stereotypes there. What can you do better than anyone else in the world?

BC: Listen.

IWTBH: Sorry, I wasn’t paying attention. What can you do better than anyone else in the world?


IWTBH: Last big purchase?

BC: In March 2011 I treated myself to a wonderful $2500 root canal.

IWTBH: Favorite possession?

BC: My boys Buster and Ozzy. They are 1 1/2 year old Schnoodles. I love them.

IWTBH: Favorite book?

BC: How to Be a Good Atheist.

IWTBH: Favorite movie?

BC: Gloria, with Gena Rowlands directed by John Cassavettes.

IWTBH: I like the 1999 version with Sharon Stone. Big mouth. Big attitude. But who knew she had a big heart.

Favorite T.V. show?

BC: HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

IWTBH: First celebrity crush?

BC: Donna Summer.

IWTBH: Favorite Band?

BC: So many. However, there’s this cool band called IKIBEAT I have been listening to lately.

IWTBH: Who do people tell you that you look like?

BC: For a while they would say, Taye Diggs. Not sure who now.

IWTBH: I used to get him all the time. What was your first job?

BC: My first summer job was as an orderly at Uncasville Mental Institution at age 13. My Grandmother worked there.

IWTBH: What is your favorite drink?

BC: Scotch. While going through my divorce, Johny Walker Gold became my best friend.

IWTBH: Favorite bar?

BC: Hype Lounge.

IWTBH: You are part owner of Hype. Does owning a bar make it easier to meet the ladies?

BC: It’s hard to say because I have never had an issue in that department so nothing has changed.

IWTBH: Ever since I started this blog ladies throw themselves at me. What is number #1 on your bucket list?

BC: Beach front property.

IWTBH: Do you have a hero?

BC: My Dad. He is a nuclear engineer and a professional gospel and jazz singer. From him I learned how to multi-task.

IWTBH: What event changed your life the most?

BC: The death of my Mother three years ago. She was my rock and my best friend.

IWTBH: That’s awful, sorry. What was your Proudest moment?

BC: The Birth of my daughter. She is now 19 and wants me to buy her a car.

IWTBH: Wow. You seem way too young to have a 19 year old daughter.

BC: I was married young. I was with her mother for 10 years. She is a prison warden. When I was with her I was always in jail.

IWTBH: What keeps you looking young?

BC: I go to Christine Chin spa on Orchard. I get facials there. You feel pretty beat up afterwards but you look good for 2 weeks.

IWTBH: What should every man know?

BC: The value of a good straight razor shave.

IWTBH: Last question. You can have 5o million dollars but for the rest of your life you have to dress in head-to-toe Ed Hardy. Yes or no?

BC: For 50 million I would most definitely wear Ed Hardy. I would take 1 million and invest in the company to produce a line for gents like myself,  but in the meantime I would be a very rich fashion faux pas with a big smile.

IWTBH: Thats cheating, but good answer. Thanks Bo.












This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.