Had the pleasure to work with some of the good people at Tommy Hilfiger on 5th ave the other day. Project out soon.
A great write up and photo essay on yours truly in one of the best luxury and fashion blogs in the world. The Coveteur.
When I started in tattooing in the late 90′s I made it my life, I figured if this is what I’m doing for a living I had to go all in. As I grew up on my own since I was about 15 I was forced to have a strong work ethic. I made tattooing my passion, even though my main passion was to be stable and not broke. As a child my mother made my clothes or bought them at the thrift shops, I didn’t feel embarrassment about that until my early teens. Luckily I grew up around the younger brothers of gang members and fell into some of the dress codes that were clean, cheap, and coordinated. Fancy brands and hot trends were out of my finacial reach so I found a presentalble smooth style that worked for me as I started to make my own money. Converse, Dickies, plain AAA tee shirts, saved the day. I was lucky to grow up around a lot of well dressed and always stylish black dudes and owe a lot of my eye for style to them. Lorenzo, Kenneth, Mikey P, Lawan…
Fast forward to now, NYC a inspiring place for style and fashion. I’ve been involved with sportswear and fashion only slightly the last 20 years but always have pay a little attention to it as I feel how you dress and personal style is a form of art, mixing colors, textures, and patterns. I love the freedom of style, especially in ny. Anyway Im rambling, I just want to thank the good people of the Coveteur for the brilliant photo essay and write up. I love it.
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I made some hats for one of my crews, GP ” We rep our set so people know what we stand for and who we stand with ” GP hats Morgwn Pennypacker, Tim Hendricks, Luke Wessman
Partial Roll Call: AngeloMillerKikuTroyDenningFreddyCorbinDanDrigengergManeloNeto”Manako”ChrisNunez DaveHaneyBrianTalbertTimmyBlacksocksTobyMorseForrestChopsRossNagleLindsey CharmichaelNormanPennypackerJuneBugBrieShawnMauroMikeWilson…
Oh yeah…these are out, Men’s and Women’s. $OHO crew necks #wontlast #limited. Luke Wessman Self Made. Models Brian T and Christie W. Thank you.
I had a nice surprise this evening, The Game posted a pic of himself chilling on his Bentley wearing my Self Made Dues Paid crew neck sweatshirt on his Instagram. And I only made a few of these joints in red, I feel real blessed to have the west coast G rep one. Thanks Game. And thanks to my brother Toby for lacing him up with it. Friends are like family.
The Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke is a supreme grade custom Nike Air Force 1. They can be purchased at Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer exclusively, with design appointments done in house led by my friend Mau. When you design a pair you sit down for about a hour and design the shoes from scratch, it is such a cool experience. (more…)