Tell us about your business.The brand owns its manufacturing and fosters an individual relationship with each customer. It offers a unique experience unavailable in any store. It is pure commitment, unrivaled in fashion.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.The Todd Shelton factory is located in East Rutherford, NJ. This is where jeans, cotton pants and shirts are designed and tailored under the control of the Todd Shelton staff. All Todd Shelton products are exclusively made in the USA.
What inspires you?Consistency within a man's wardrobe shows stability of character. Purpose in the design of his garments eliminates the superfluous. A man that applies discipline to his style replaces chaos with order, uncertainty with peace of mind.
What makes your business stand out?In its New Jersey factory, the brand designs, tailors and manufactures the collections. Its jeans, pants, and shirts are defined by sensible fabrics, reserved color palettes, and meticulous stitching. Beyond ready to wear, the collections feature proprietary fit inventions designed to empower the consumer. The brands eschewal of selling through boutiques and department stores reinforces its vision of a classically honest and direct transaction, between creator and consumer, echoing the origins of commerce. The collections are available exclusively through the brand’s online store. The Todd Shelton factory is located in East Rutherford, NJ.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?Don't give up. Keep on swimming.
What does American Made mean to you?Founder, Todd Shelton, believes design without manufacturing is simply marketing. He believes brands that commit to manufacturing display a higher ambition for their work. The application of this concept materialized with the building of the brand's factory in 2012.
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