Prof. B Bear - Ethan Desu worked for Herringbone. Herringbone was started in 1997 by John Mutton and Matt Jensen. In 2008, the company fell into voluntary administration. It was bought by Van Laack in late 2008. Early on, shirts were manufactured in Australia. This was a brief period, before shirts started being produced in Pakistan. The shirts of this era were fantastic. I still wear them regularly and they're only beginning to show slight signs of wear. Once Van Laack took over, production of shirting shifted to Vietnam (where their factories are located). Also, Van Laack began sourcing the material for Herringbone shirts. They opt for lighter weight fabrics - the fabrics aren't inferior per se, they're just lighter weight all year round. Following the takeover, John Mutton stayed on as Managing Director for Australia, reporting to Van Laack in Germany. Matt Jensen started Jensen ('Yensen') for a brief period, before launching MJ Bale. As for Ethan, he was employed as Head Tailor and managed the business' MTM shirting until 2008 when it stopped existing, and for a while managed a store in Sydney. He did not design for Herringbone specifically, until 2008, Herringbone had a few people in a design team, though Ethan gave his input I'm sure. His knowledge of tailoring, as we all know, is exemplary, and he also has a background in Japanese denim.