NAME: Aramis Zitu
SHIFT: 11 to 3:30, Tues to Sat
HEIGHT: 6'2 1/2"
UNIFORM: Gazzarrini suits and eyewear.
HOMETOWN: Brussels, Belgium
FORMER DOORS: Chaos, Pangea
FAVORITE BOOK: The Bible—it's the book that impressed me the most.
REQUIRED GIRL/GUY RATIO: 1:0, all girls. Or 1:1, at least a girl for each guy.
DOOR PHILOSOPHY: I've been told I'm the most hated guy in NYC. People think I'm arrogant, but there's no nice way to say no.
LARGEST BRIBE REJECTED: $5000.
BEST WAY TO "CURRY FAVOR": I refuse bribes because they're bad for business. Once in a while I'll accept money for appreciation, but I always tell them it isn't going to change whether or not I let you in next time.
BIGGEST SUSTAINED INJURY: I was punched in the face once.
B&T TELLTALE: It's always the same thing—a group of big guys, with greasy hair, kind of aggressive. We cater to the fashion industry, to the funky and chic crowd. Chic and B&T do not mix.
AUTOMATIC DQ'S: Loudmouths, groups of guys, not respecting the dress code...No two guys are ever let in, unless they look exceptional.
AUTOMATIC ENTRIES: It's a tough door, but if you come correctly dressed, you'll get in. Just look chic.
CLOTHING DON'TS: Guys all looking the same, striped shirt, jeans...I also really don't like the grunge look or flip flops. I won't even let my friends in if they're not dressed right.
BEST LINE TO USE: A guy once asked if I would let him in if he could make me laugh. His joke was funny, so I let him in. I don't remember what it was.
WORST LINE HEARD: People say to me, "I'm a friend of Aramis."