Mark Calder started his career in high school as a stock-boy, moving up to buyer at At Ease in Newport Beach and then joining Robert Talbott in 1989; his mentor there was Robert Jensen who now has his own much-admired neckwear collection. “I’ve been fortunate to have had great teachers over the years: in addition to Bob, I’d cite Al Douglas, Gary Wasserman, and John Haller, all of whom have been very generous sharing their wisdom.”