About Tempest Works
Tempest Works is an Amsterdam-based menswear store focused on premium international labels. It’s a shop for enthusiasts, by enthusiasts, and is our take on a discerning and purposeful wardrobe.
We’re all about effortlessly casual luxury apparel with technical and durable design. Our labels bring a cosmopolitan style that is outdoor-ready—flair optional. But when you shop with us, we put the person first, not the garment. We provide frictionless service, curated attention to detail, and a sense of community the Dutch would call gezellig.
Welcome to Tempest Works. What’s past is prologue.
Our shop is in central Amsterdam, at Kerkstraat 131. Located in the heart of the city’s arts district, the shop is just a few hundred meters from its most majestic museums. We’re looking forward to welcoming you in for a coffee and a browse in our cozy living room vibes. You might even get a Japanese whiskey if you’re special.
We’re a pair of Americans who have been living in Amsterdam for the past year. We’ve fallen in love with the city’s culture, urbanism, infrastructure, art, food, and active lifestyle. Work brought us here, and since we arrived, we came to a fork in the road professionally: stay the course or try something more creative? We decided to take the leap.
Co-Owner, Purchasing, Operations, Design, Dork
I was born in Colombia, raised across Colombia, Argentina, and the US, and now live in Amsterdam. I have a thing for well made clothes. I believe that dressing for a dynamic lifestyle shouldn’t come at the cost of character or design. I also have an appreciation for global designers who continue to develop and introduce new life into our styles. What excites me about this project is the ability to connect labels and people from across the globe and bring together a vision for a lasting yet exciting wardrobe. I also hope to bring my flavor and voice of levity to the experience.
Co-Owner, Marketing, Operations, Accounting
I grew up in the US, bounced around the world a bit, and landed in Amsterdam. I’ve always followed the fashion industry and have been seeking a way to infuse creativity and a global community into my work. Tempest ticks all of those boxes. I want to contribute to this space by curating a collection of long-lasting, well-designed, quality garments that are produced ethically. And no matter what my title says, I am not an accountant.
General Manager, Shop Dog, Muse
Is a 6-ish year old Havanese-mix rescue who has led the charge in our journey overseas. As the store’s General Manager, he intends to run a tight ship. Interests include tennis balls, long walks along the canals, and whatever his parents are eating.