An Independent Review with Greg Harris of Alley-Kats Clothing
Who are you and what do you do? Tell a little about the brand and its origins.
I’m Greg and I’ve been the face behind Alley-Kats clothing since i started the endevour in January this year. I’ve always wanted to have my own clothing line but always doubted myself and assumed it would flop and just be a bit of an expensive experiment, however after New Year I decided to say fuck it and start one anyway, I already had printing equiptment and with the help of social media managed to get the ball rolling and produce my first T-Shirts.
Where are you based? Does this contribute to the kind of work that you put out?
Alley-Kats is based out of the center of kent, all the products are designed at my desk and printed in my garage so its a pretty tight knit process. I wouldnt say where i live is massively inspiring but it could be much worse, im surrounded by a good group of people and theres usually something to keep busy with.
What Inspires and Drives you as a Brand?
Theres so many things that inspire the brand its unreal but skateboarding has always been one of the main sources of inspiration within the brand. I find the whole scene so imaginative and I’ve met some of my best friends through skateboarding. Theres’ also such a sense of perfection that comes with skateboarding, I saw a video of Mark Gonzales talking about how skateboarders are never happy unless they get perfection i.e. pop catch and land clean, I think this way of thinking can easily be carried over to running a clothing line, everything has to be perfect!
Where could you see yourselves a few years down the line? What’s next for you as a brand?
Things are starting to snowball pretty fast so anything is possible really, I’d be so stoked to have Alley-Kats running with stockists all over the UK and even the World, possible future collaborations with other similar clothing lines, boards? I don’t really know if I’m honest as long as it isn’t backwards I’ll be happy! Right now I’m spending most of my time working on a full autumn range, but without giving to much away expect some new headwear tees jumpers and possibly outerwear further on into the year.
Anything you’d like us to plug or showcase?
If you want to see what we’re up to with Alley-Kats or even get hold of your own garms, you can get hold of them here,
And if you want to follow my personal tumblr you can find it here,