You probably recognize Brian Shimansky from the pages of GQ. He’s one of the handsome dudes convincing you that yes, you really need a striped sweater among many other wardrobe essentials. Or you might remember him as the chiseled, Greek skivvy-wearing guy from those Versace Eros ads. But, when he’s not busy jetting around the globe for photo shoots or stopping by our offices, he’s busy planing and staining in the garage of his childhood home and working on his other career: furniture designer. Here’s how he went from would-be banker to eight ab-ed mannequin slash woodworker.