The Tem­ple

In his na­tive Detroit, Jack White—white Stripes front­man and one of the most ac­tive and in­flu­en­tial mu­si­cians of the last 20 years— has built a beau­ti­ful, ef­fi­cient and fully staffed record man­u­fac­tur­ing plant. Why? Be­cause records are bet­ter.

Esquire (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS - Words by Kevin Dupzyk Pho­to­graphs by Reed Young

In his na­tive Detroit, Jack White, White Stripes front­man, has built a beau­ti­ful, ef­fi­cient and fully staffed record man­u­fac­tur­ing plant. Be­cause tech is not what it seems.

FRI­DAY

OUT­SIDE THE THIRD MAN RECORDS store­front on Detroit’s long, lonely Cass Cor­ri­dor, a line of tents, sleep­ing bags and lawn chairs stretches 50 yards. Many of the peo­ple who crawl in and out of the tents and who sit in the lawn chairs wear shirts bear­ing the logo of Third Man Records, the in­de­pen­dent la­bel founded by Jack White, front­man of The White Stripes, the band that emerged from this very neigh­bour­hood. The men have hip beards and the women wear

Above: grey checked wool over­coat; light grey cash­mere roll-neck (left), grey silk over­coat; grey wool trousers and black leather boots (right), all by Canali.

White stands by the stamper li­brary at Third Man Records, which holds the plates that press grooves into records.

Op­po­site A fresh batch goes through qual­ity con­trol.

Clock­wise from top left Trim­ming the centre holes; cut­ting a mas­ter; cal­i­brat­ing the press; main­tain­ing the all-im­por­tant trim­ming ma­chine; keep­ing things clean.

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