The picture of Justin Townes Earle that inspired the Sinclair’s look now hangs at the nightclub.
For all their similarities, the two had never met face-to-face. Nevertheless, Martyak has, well, a perspective on Earle — the musician son of singer-songwriter Steve Earle — that goes beyond that of the average fan. The Fenway-based designer was brought onto the Sinclair’s team in 2011 to create a space that bridged music and dining, hold the cliches. A promotional headshot of Earle, wearing a pair of thick red German-made specs and layers of flannel and leather, was dropped into Martyak’s hands and almost instantly a muse was declared.