Us Versus Them started in 2005 as a creative outlet and complement to the groundbreaking Southern California clothing store and art gallery Versus. Since then it has outgrown the confines of it’s humble origins and now stands as a internationally recognized brand.
DIY from the start, the brand has always relied its friends and family to provide support, direction and inspiration. We are not defined by a market need, or a niche lifestyle. From Day One everything we have produced has come from a desire to celebrate the power and talent of the individual, and the struggle that is required to clear your own path, rather than follow the herd.
This attitude is present throughout our graphics and clothing, whether straightforward in the form of a slogan or message, hinted at by symbolism found in our logos or artwork or by the unique details found throughout our cut and sew pieces.
Since creating the brand, we have seen our friends grow and become successful in their lives, and our paths have crossed with like-minded people who have now become like family. Every project that we get involved with comes from connections like this. Whether through mutual admiration and respect, nostalgia of our youth, or a desire to put on someone we feel deserves more shine, the projects we create avoid the contrived vibes common nowadays. Coming from a time and culture where you had to learn the hard way or be taught by the elders if you wanted to know what was up, we value people who are actually contributing to the cultures they exist in, not just talking about it on a forum or blog. It’s those individuals, after earning success, who give back to the scenes that built them up, that we respect and enjoy building with.
Keeping your head down – working your ass off – being creative – following your own path and respecting the community. This is what makes US.
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