A.I.R 005

An Independent Review with Tom Stutt (Founder and Designer) of Antic Apparel

Who are you and what do you do? Tell a little about the brand and its origins.
We are Antic Apparel, a new independent clothing brand from Bristol, UK. We want to create fun and good quality t-shirts and other apparel.
Where are you based? Does this contribute to the kind of work that you put out? 
We are based in Bristol in the South West of England. It doesn’t really contribute to what we put out but we do like to use South West based companies to produce the products. It helps business’ in my community and it makes it easier for me seeing samples etc.
What Inspires and Drives you as a Brand?
We just want to be know worldwide as a decent brand that produces good work and garments. We want to be seen as being fun and a brand that enjoys what we do. Il be happy when I’m walking down the street and see someone wearing one of my tees.
What do you find most challenging in trying to provide the freshest new drops in the streetwear market?
Getting the products seen in the hardest thing. And because we are a new brand we need to prove to people that we are worth their hard earned cash.
And what do you find most rewarding?
Seeing people wearing the tees is the most rewarding thing. That’s what we are trying to do, build a brand that people are happy to wear.
Where could you see yourselves a few years down the line? What’s next for you as a brand?
I hope that we have loads of new products selling and also have stockists all around the world. We have just released two new designs and have snapbacks coming out very soon. We have have musette bags coming soon and money pouches. We also hope to be getting some awesome crewnecks done in time for winter.
Anything you’d like us to plug or showcase?
If you would like to buy a tee then please visit www.anticapparel.com. Also High & Bye readers can receive 25% off by using highandbye25 at checkout.