Dennis Van Peel
Tell us a little bit more about yourself and how you got started!
I started posting menswear content on my Instagram page while I was studying Applied Economic Sciences at university. It started doing well, so now I collaborate on fashion content with lots of brands. About three years ago, I couldn’t find the exact accessories I was looking for, so I co-founded Tawo Antwerp. We specialize in silver jewelry for men. When the pandemic hit, I tried TikTok, and now I love posting there too. I also started baking cinnamon rolls during lockdown, and that’s become my latest project: Have A Roll. We started a temporary pop-up, but we just signed on to stay at our location at Oudaan until early 2022.
What’s your aﬃnity with sneakers?
I like that they go with pretty much anything. I wear lots of sneakers but not one specific model. I like my shoes to compliment the rest of my outfit and not the other way around, so I usually go for a good basic. My favorite brands are Reebok, adidas, and New Balance.
What are your favorite places to shop in Antwerp?
When I’m thrifting for clothes, I usually go to Think Twice and Melting Pot. For new clothes, I love Arket. Furniture shopping is also a lot of fun. The Kloosterstraat remains a great place for that, especially this one shop called Christiaensen & Christiaensen.
What are your favorite restaurants and bars in Antwerp?
For lunch or coffee, you’ll find me at Hotel Pilar, Tinsel, and Nordica. For dinner, I’m a fan of Mission Masala and this great vegan restaurant called Wild Project. I live in Borgerhout, so my local faves are Bar Bakeliet and Bar Chapel, which is a summer bar.