Two rabbis walk into a clothier …
It’s not the beginning of a joke, but rather a typical moment in the hectic life of 27-year-old David Schottenstein.
The rabbis are no doubt there to chat with the always-philanthropic Orthodox Jew, who in six short years has turned his custom Astor & Black suits into some of the most in-demand clothing in the country. But, locking down the savvy businessman is going to be tough on this day; I wait patiently in the conference room for Schottenstein, who appears apologetically from a conference call that has spilled over into our interview time.
By the time we’re done speaking, it’s easy to figure out how the sand in the hourglass sifts much faster for Schottenstein. The Bexley business wunderkind was able to unfetter himself to sit down with (614) to reveal how he’s trained himself to sequester the iPhone in his wife’s purse after work hours are through, the massive roster of NFL clients his team serves every day, along with his plans to open an Astor & Black in Tel Aviv. Schottenstein has plenty of irons in the fire, but still enough flame to go around.