It’s rare to be able to (truthfully) pair up the word “sophisticated” with “swagger”. Fortunately, Niket Pandya and Anmol Singh managed to do a brilliant mash-up, turning denim into quality menswear titled “Brooklyn Bandit”. A young company of 2 years, SoJones talked to Anmol Singh and Niket Pandya about their brand, Brooklyn Bandit.
Introduce yourself and describe how your brand was started?
Brooklyn Bandit Jeans was started by 2 friends, President/Creative Director Niket Pandya and Vice President/Marketing Director Anmol Singh, 2 years ago. The company was formed to bring a refreshing and sophisticated swagger to the underground denim world. As demand grew, the brand started to get more attention, and now we just aim to keep bringing the illest and most creative street-wear available in the universe. Also, the highly anticipated Bandit Cartel, which brings to light the best underground musicians, photographers, and artists, will be released in Spring 2010.
Describe this season’s theme for your line.
The motivation of this season was the lack of creativity in the men’s streetwear industry. The theme for this season was simply to make the finest denims that keep it simple, but catch your attention at the same time. We’re just keepin’ it gangsta.
Any product placements on celebs to keep an eye out for (examples: publicity photos, magazines, movies, music videos etc)
Anybody that dons our denims will look like a celebrity so just watch out for yourself.
What has been a surprise fashion hit over the last year?
The lumberjack/flannel shirts are definitely a hit on our list. People are keepin’ it retro and classic.
What current fashion trend would you like to see thrown overboard?
What is/was one of your most prized fashion pieces, past or present?
The Manila jean from our FW’09 collection is by far our most prized possession.
TuPac or Biggie?
You can get Brooklyn Bandit products at the Karmaloop Kazbah Store for prices ranging from $54 up to $220. Here’s a peek of the coolness: