The Flyers Club is a group we created to celebrate people in our community with big ideas and even bigger personal style. We're here to get to know YOU and share the people, places, and things that inspire you.
This week's Flyers Club feature is Robbie Hand. Robbie is a dreamer, traveler, and all around light of positivity living in Wilmington, North Carolina. He works in tech, and in his spare time, he's busy training his adorable Doodle, Jules.
Favorite PF Flyers sneaker?
Describe yourself in three words
Unorthodox, excitable, formidable.
What's one thing people don't know about you?
That I'm actually really simple and straightforward. What you see is truly what you get. I think it's easy for people to make assumptions about who I am, but they'd find that if they just asked they'd have access to what they want: the truth.
What's one thing everyone knows about you?
That I'm a good time! I think I bring light and energy to spaces by just showing up and people feel really comfortable being themselves and having the best time when I'm around. I bring the fun!
Robbie likes to keep sneakers in rotation 7 days a week. Built for versatility, movement, and style, The Allston is a favorite in both sea salt and black. The Allston offers practicality in everyday outfits while delivering elevated fashion, making it easy to mix and match with other basics.
Vintage or new?
Who/what are your biggest style inspirations?
An instagram account called @watchingnewyork.
What's your current music obsession?
Rose in the Dark, Cleo Sol
“I always decide on what I wear based on how I feel and what will make me most comfortable as myself that day.”
Black or white?
How would you define your style?
Comfortable, lately. I range from styles of clothes, but I always decide on what I wear based on how I feel and what will make me most comfortable as myself that day.
Something you learned way later than you should have?
To spend the energy worrying about what others think on focusing on myself and who I want to become.
“I'm better for questioning the things I think I know.”
Biggest risk you've taken?
So many! I've moved around the world (literally to Australia two times). I'm currently buying a house. Probs the biggest.
Biggest fashion risk you've taken?
I like to think it's crop tops. OR platforms. I'm pretty tall. Something I put them together :).
One thing about you that would surprise your childhood self
How much I was afraid of accomplishing vs. how much I've done and plan to do. I had big dreams. I'd tell little Robbie to not be afraid, because he will make a good amount of them come true.
Vacation or staycation?
Best Instagram/TikTok account you follow?
Last book you read?
The Lion Trackers Guide to Life by Boyd Varty
Dream job if money didn't matter?
I'd be the CEO of a nonprofit whose missions I was aligned with.
Location of your dream vacation?
Still need some time in the South of France.
The food, place, or song that makes you feel nostalgic
Fried bologna. My granny made it all the time, and it makes me miss her every single time I smell or see it.
The outfit you're most comfortable in?
Workman jeans or wranglers, oversized henley, Allstons.
This year, I really want to…
Make a home for myself at the beach!
Sneakers 7 days a week or only on the weekends?
7 days, baby.
“I don't waste time; I think it's our most prized possession.”
One thing you're a real nerd about?
Dog training! I just got a puppy, and it's been a ton of fun learning how she thinks and how to motivate her.
A fact, quote, or piece of advice you're obsessed with
The Socratic Method and the reality that I don't know as much as I think and that I'm better for questioning the things I think I know.
Tell us (and the world) about YOU, who you are, and how you're changing the game in your niche/world/domain
I'm just happy. I'm actively buying a house and raising the cutest dog you've ever seen. Legit. I don't waste time; I think it's our most prized possession. So from time with my people, to training my dog, to resting and meditating, to pushing my body through exercise and activity, to creating and innovating in all areas of my life and working in tech, I do my best TO BE the best. I only compete with myself. I am addicted to whim and adventure, and I love fearlessly.