I know several desingers who do great weird little lines. Not all have survived. Todd had his own line. He used to make shirts with the weirdest pockets. Scott French has a great cleanly tailored look as well. My friend Mark Mcnairy did a great line, but most of it went back to Japan. He just finished off a project for Jack Spade that won't see the light of day. He is now trying to add some life to J. Press. Troy M of Triple five soul had a line called Soel/Domestic haus. They used to make all this weird disposable clothing for Merry go round of all stores. He is big time now. The problem is the old catch 22. It is expensive to produce in small quantites domestically. Â But you have to have deep pockets and larger sales to make off-shore. Daiki has bought many milatary surplus items from my sister and father's store in Phila to steal ideas from.
Well, that (Todd Killian's involvement) explains why Engineered Garment's line is full of shirts with odd pockets everywhere. Â I personally like their outerwear and accessories more. Â The shirts are nice too, just not my thing. Always liked the Scott French stuff. I remember that there was a lot of good editorial about it too. Whatever happened? Is it still around? Why won't the Jack Spade stuff see the light of day? The regular line is serviceable, but sort of dull, imho. Â Is there anyway of taking a look at the samples? And steal ideas? Â I thought that the official phrase is "adopt" ideas, or "inspired by" if there are any design changes at all. Â I love real miltary surplus stuff, but find that Unis, Weber, and Mason's military-inspired stuff fits me (a non-military built guy) better.