Aside from cars and Coney islands, Detroit is known for its innovative fashion selections. The world looks to Detroit to determine the next fashion trend. Whether its crocodile-laced Mauri shoes, animal furs, or Cartier frames, Detroit has a style that’s often imitated but never duplicated. This train of thought flows through each of these entrepreneurs on this list. All of them have unisex brands that Detroit residents of all ages and backgrounds love and appreciate. Here are the top 5 clothing brands in Detroit.
The Wealthy Brand
The Wealthy Brand was started in 2016 by college friends, Rashad “Bald Jesus” Hosea and Kuddles “Kuddi” Hopkins. Originally named “Mentally Wealthy,” both men understand the purpose of mental enrichment and how it can shape a person’s life. Since launching, the brand has a flagship store located in Oak Park, MI. They also created a networking event titled “The Millennial Empowerment Expo.” Their T-shirts and apparel have been on the backs of celebrities such as Dwight Howard, Marlon Wayans, Lil Durk, and many more.
Blake Hare launched “BxC” intending to create unique, high-quality materials that the world could enjoy. Since 2016, Hare has released an array of T-shirts, jackets, and other items that are appealing and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Hare is gearing up to release his line of cologne called “Superb for Men.”
“The uniform of champions” is the slogan of sports brand, “Moneyball Sportswear.” Moneyball Sportswear is the brainchild of former international basketball player Desmond Ferguson. In 2002, he set out to create a line of uniforms that had a custom-made feel for sports teams. From there, the brand started creating other forms of apparel. Ferguson’s younger brother Ronald Ferguson is the vice president of the Lansing-based company. Together, they run one of the most influential brands in the city and beyond.
Clement Brown Jr. is the brainchild behind Three Thirteen Clothing Store. The famous retail brand utilizes Detroit’s area code, “313” and represents the Motor City through its exclusive garments. Three Thirteen represents the heart and soul of Detroit with two locations, one being on Livernois, the avenue of fashion. Brown also has a repair company called “The Shoe Doctor” based in Detroit, MI.
Le’ Don Collection
Chi Uwazurike, aka Le’ Don, has been a power player in the fashion industry for years. His “Booked and Busy” Collection is a slogan that describes the quintessential millennial hustler. Like the others mentioned, through networking and sheer grind, Le’ Don clothing has reached international heights with influencers and fashion enthusiasts alike.
Here are the links to above-listed clothing brands:
The Wealthy Brand: https://thewealthybrand.com/
Moneyball Sportswear: https://moneyballsportswear.com/
Three Thirteen: https://www.threethirteenstore.com/
Le’ Don Collection: https://www.ledoncollection.com/