Made in the Heart of NYC's Garment District
We are a NY brand, and so we thought it’s only right to put together a capsule collection made in our own backyard. We partnered with a generational family business of artisan craftsmen still located in the historic Garment District. They only make specialized product in small batches. All Made in NY pieces are adorned with the Descendant of Thieves embroidered patch logo, inspired by the mug shot of Vincenzo Peruggia, the notorious art thief who stole the Mona Lisa (1911). All the fabrics of this collection are dead-stock fabrics found in the city.
Death of the Garment District
Before the mid-nineteenth century, most Americans made their own clothing. With the invention of the sewing machine in the mid-19th century, and new industrial processes, "ready-to-wear" garments quickly became popular. New York City's Garment District soon became the epicenter of American-made products and, at one point, supplied more than 50% of the nation's clothing. As wages increased, the Garment District suffered tremendously from production moving out of town. It is now a shadow of its former self. Fortunately, we found an existing generational family business that specializing in artisan craftsmanship. They perfectly align with our ethos of creating specialized pieces in small batches. With our two NYC stores, it is essentially Farm-to-Table.