Our Ethos

Our garments are designed to adhere to the philosophy that creativity and self expression are not limited by utilitarianism. We strive to produce high quality functional products that allow our consumers to display their individualism for years to come. … Everyone is Someone

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  • Respite Video Series: Justin Gay

    Designing the Respite collection for us was cathartic, it ironically provided us an interval of relief from the daily bombardment of issues that are ever present in our society.

    We decided to catch up with our friends to find out where they find they’re “Respite”

    In the first of our video series we catch up with Urban Farmer Justin Gay @theseedsofxanxadu as he elaborates on how and why he finds peace in farming.

    We also get to challenge our design ethos that self expression isn’t limited by utilitarianism (farming in a purple moleskin overshirt) Fashionable and
    Functional.

    Justin Gay - Urban Farmer 
  • Respite Video Series: Bechir Sylvain

    How Do you Find Respite?

    We decided to catch up with our friends to find out where they find they’re “Respite”

    In the second series we catch up with Haitian American Actor Bechir Sylvain @bechirsylvain as he details the pleasure he finds in caring for and riding horses

    Again, we get to challenge our design ethos that self expression isn’t limited by utilitarianism. Fashion that is built to last!

    Bechir Sylvain - Urban Cowboy 
  • Our Story

    Two Friends One Vision -

    Our personalities are a reflection of our experiences. We’re shaped by our family, friends, and our community as a whole.

    Our vision for No One is to not only make quality garments, but also to use those garments to tell the stories of us and our community.

    The details matter because these stories matter. These are the stories of the black working class in Baltimore. The stories of first generation immigrants making it in America. The stories of “finance bros” and “Hollywood elites”.

    High quality garments will be the conduit for these stories.

    The first chapter “Respite” is coming soon.

  • The Respite Overshirt Story:

    The the story behind our “Respite” Overshirt: "A Break from the Chaos; an Interval of relief"

    Over the past couple of years the world has been in a state of perpetual turmoil. From the global impact of COVID and the fragility of American democracy to issues of systemic racism and LGBTQ+ rights, the global sentiment has been one of division and despair.

    In turn we looked to produce a product that is intended to relay a sense of peace; a much needed respite from the issues that the world is currently facing. We found this peace in community, family, and through interacting with nature. But we also recognize that this peace is only temporary.

    The “Respite” Overshirt reflects this through the detailed embroidery:

    The fabrics used for the flowers were chosen not only for aesthetics but also for symbolism:

    Camouflage Twill - Represents the conflict of being a proud American yet being ashamed of many parts of our history.

    Patchwork Twill - As an ode to slave quilts this represents both family and again the darkness of American history.

    Traditional Filipino Binakol Woven - Again an homage to family and an indictment on neocolonialism. The pattern of the weaves create an optical illusion and was popularized in the Philippines during the time period during and post WWII which coincided the American Op-art movement.

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