In 1997, Jeff Staple walked into a boutique in New York City wearing a shirt he printed in his silkscreen class at Parsons School of Design. He had no intention of even wanting to start a brand, but he had an order for 12 shirts when he walked out of the store. His t-shirt line began to gain visibility in NYC and, in 2005, Nike asked Jeff to create a special commemorative sneaker that would represent New York. The Staple Pigeon Dunk SB was conceived. They lead to much fanfare upon its release and exposed Staple, as well as sneaker culture, to the masses.
We got a chance to talk one-on-one with Jeff Staples and he gave us insight on what it takes to be a sportswear and shoe designer.
Read Jeff's blog here.
Visit Jeff's website here.