Rumor has it that he speaks 10 languages and has backpacked around the world. In the early 2000s, when Raf Simons was the dominant force in menswear, he stockpiled Virginia Creeper and Consumed in their entirety and stashed them in a warehouse in LA’s Koreatown neighborhood. From working with Julius, Takashi Murakami and the Chinese government, his collaboration roster is extraordinarily diverse. Welcome to the mysterious world of Lorenzo Hadar.

With over 35 years of experience in the fashion industry, Lorenzo has cemented the H. Lorenzo brand as one of the most cutting-edge chain of boutiques in Los Angeles. With men’s collections split amongst three stores in Los Angeles, each conveying a unique feel and experience, H. Lorenzo rivals legendary select shops like Paris' L'eclaireur and Darklands in Berlin. The main store on Sunset Plaza houses the majority of the menswear pieces, focusing on cult brands like Boris Bidjan Saberi, Guidi and the full range of Comme Des Garçons and its sub-brands. Not far from the main store is H.L.N.R., commonly dubbed “Robertson,” which highlights younger, emerging designers and places a strong emphasis on streetwear. Boasting no publicity or phone, H. Lorenzo’s discreet third location contains various handpicked pieces from Lorenzo’s personal archive, which have been collected and stored throughout his entire career.

Photos by Paige Fishman