I've been wanting to profile Bryan Espiritu, designer behind The Legends League line of streetwear, for some time now. Thankfully my editor, Chris, believed this story had merit, and luckily I was orbiting close enough to Bryan to gain a little trust. It's way less personal than the 2 hour conversation we had in his living room, but I think it serves as a nice intro/snapshot of what he's built over the past six or so years. Read the story in full at The Grid:
"Using radical self-acceptance as branding isn’t the usual methodology for streetwear success, which is what makes the growing ubiquity of LL among its core demographic—young, sometimes disenfranchised, hip-hop minded men—so important. “It’s something I say a lot: There’s no room for vulnerability in this game, so I’m trying to build some,” Espiritu says."