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Mark Wahlberg starts his day at 2:30, works out around 4 a.m., then plays golf, and gets back to work – including on set (all over the world), having business meetings and talking. Appearing in the show may include. , It’s about as diverse and demanding as one day can get, and one need to handle it, Wahlberg says, is the right wardrobe.
After struggling to find clothes with that kind of versatility, Wahlberg decided to launch his own brand, Municipal, in 2020 with his manager Stephen Levinson and golf industry guru Harry Arnett. “We wanted to make stuff that felt good, that fit and felt great, stuff that you could wear to work, you could wear this to work, and wear at night,” Wahlberg tells WebMD. Is Rolling stone, “We wanted to create something that was a great value proposition for every guy and girl who’s working hard to be the best version of themselves, you know?”
The brand’s latest collection puts its focus on ultra-versatility with pieces like sporty polos, casual, moisture-wicking T-shirts, underwear and flexible, multi-purpose pants. ,that golf poloFor example, I could wear it to play golf, I could wear it to the gym, I could wear it to work, I could wear it if I was going to a talk show… It’s multi-purpose, great, and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Wahlberg says.
We tested a polo with Municipal’s sport utility shorts and some tops, and agreed with Wahlberg: Municipal pieces feel more high-quality than big-name athletic brands, and they look less “sporty.” Which means you can keep them running after you leave the gym or golf course.
Over the phone, Wahlberg seems genuinely passionate about municipal (something that doesn’t always happen when celebrities enter the product market). “I wasn’t quite sure how involved [Wahlberg] How passionate he will be or how passionate he is about the boring stuff, you know, the nuts and bolts of the day-to-day,” explains Harry Arnett, CEO and co-founder of Municipal Rolling stone, “But he had an incredible passion for it. And now it totally makes sense. He’s very curious about stuff and just an avid learner, so it makes sense to know how things operate.” , he would have a real passion for it,” says Arnett, who quit his position as EVP of Callaway and started Municipal Corporation.
In addition to co-founding Municipal, Wahlberg also invested a portion of his own money to keep the brand alive. When the Covid pandemic hit, Wahlberg says, “things came to the fore.”
,[We] lost funding, but everyone [had] Quit his job to start the brand,” he continues. “And then it got real. Everyone had to put their hands in their pockets and start writing checks,” he says.
Wahlberg’s level of commitment (financially and physically) to the municipality should not come as a surprise to any acquaintance. unsolved Star’s commercial endeavors. “All the things to which I am connected, I mean that I am” really involved,” he insists. “I am not endorsing these products, you know – I either started the company or bought into the company.”
In addition to his work with Municipal, Wahlberg’s business interests range from investing. Flecha Azul Tequilabottled water brand Aquahydrate, and StockxA burger chain founded with his brothers, co-owned by several Ohio car dealerships and Wahlburgers.
Of course, Wahlberg is still a Hollywood fixture—both as an actor and producer—with upcoming projects. me time, where he stars alongside Kevin Hart. “Baap re bap. It was a lot of fun,” Wahlberg said of working with Hart. “Except he put me in some embarrassing situations. in the trailer‘I’m naked except for a pair of sneakers, and we shot at the pier in Long Beach in the middle of the day with 50 other people who were also naked. And so it was weird,” he says, laughing (Wahlberg confirmed he was, in fact, naked on set).
One of Wahlberg’s recent projects is a reality show, Wahl Street, which describes the actor’s business endeavors – including the foundation of Municipal. The show’s second season is coming later this year, and you can stream the first season on hbo max here,
After realizing how busy Wahlberg’s days are, it begins to make a bit more sense as to why he’d need to work out past 4 a.m. Wahlberg says his current wellness routine consists mostly of intermittent fasting and mobility exercises. , although Arnett gives a clearer picture of Wahlberg’s intensity. , saying, “Every time I [workout with Wahlberg] It’s like running a marathon where I say I’m never going to do it again. Always.”