Origin New York, U.S.
Specialty Trousers, Jackets, Sport Coats
Lines & Prices RTW | Bespoke
via Jay Kos
"Jay grew up in Westfield, New Jersey an extremely preppy town reminiscent of Stepford Wives. It was a place that individuality and creative outlets would be considered unnecessary and awkward and conformity and uniformity were celebrated. Jay struggled through "the educational system" due to the lack of originality and inspiration. He found peace and connection through the creative world. His creative expression was practiced through painting, building, and fashion. His merchant quality which started at an early age ranged from selling fireworks in Hebrew school to eventually having a thriving flea market business at 16. During the early 90s, when outlets sold multi brand luxury items, Jay would climb into the dumpers at night to find the suppliers of the goods. He purchased high end luxury brands we all know and sold them at high end preppy flea markets throughout NJ and Pennsylvania. After quickly becoming the talk of the market, Jays future as a fashion retailer became imminent.
After an unfortunate two year stint at NYU Dental School, Jay realized that the fashion world was his calling. He began designing an embroidered denim tie line and took a job working for Worth and Worth Hat Shop on Madison Avenue to learn as much about fedoras as he could.
Shortly after, he discovered a void in the category of menswear. Jay noticed that most designers would create for the popularity of the media and for whatever would turn a profit regardless of quality or thought.
Twenty two years later he has continued to design with one thing always in mind and that is everyone's inner rockstar.
When Jay creates a piece he imagines the secure man that owns his style. His designs are interpreted by the purchaser which is why the mass majority of his clients range from billionaire super powers to true rockstars who in the end dress for themselves but touch many others. With a focus always on the best that he can find the consumer will always leave the experience with all five senses stimulated."