We were fortunate enough ish to talk ish with Clothing Designer…Jonathan Archie, owner & founder of Loyol!!! Loyol Clothing is a urban clothing brand created by two young men, Jonathan Archie and Brandon Turner from Queens, New York. Lets get to know more about Loyol Clothing…
3 Voices: Introduce yourselves to the world. Let the people know who you all are and what you all do.
Loyol Clothing: The 18-year-old founders behind Loyol NYC include Jonathan Archie and Brandon Turner. I, Jonathan, am the financial manager and overseer of what is to be met by the brand. I am also responsible for the procedure and production of products to be released. Brandon Turner is the marketing and social network guru who gets the word out to the public. He gets the products into the hands of the consumer and contacts celebrity icons that we can network with. The team also includes Josiah Yankson and Levar Richmond who finalize the designs and control the blogging aspect of our brand.
3 Voices: What is the inspiration behind Loyol Clothing? What is the meaning behind Loyol?
Loyol Clothing: Loyol is short for Live Out Your Own Life. The message we are trying to give to our customers is that they shouldn’t copy or imitate others in how they dress or act. Be your own person in both style and character.
3 Voices: How the two of you come together to create Loyol?
Loyol Clothing: Brandon and myself came together at the age of 15 with the idea of stepping foot into the fashion industry, previously having a clothing brand. However, in 2013 our ideas became more of a reality. While thinking of a genuine word to define our brand, the word “Loyol” came to my mind. Thinking how to be limitless…Brandon and myself thought it would be perfect to create our own word. When I told Brandon, he agreed that our meaning would compliment the word Loyol, that would become an acronym for “Live Out Your Own Life”.
3 Voices: What is the most asked about Loyol design? Which Loyol designs do people inquiry about the most?
Loyol Clothing: Since we have put a lot of thought into all of our designs, majority of the time, when we have sold out of a limited edition item, consumers tend to be in a frenzy for that certain product. Nevertheless, I would say the most asked about Loyol Design was the Russian Roulette Crewneck that was designed and produced for our previous fall collection. Along with the Russian Roulette Crewneck, other designs are highly inquired for, which include the XIII Shirt and Bad Thoughts Bucket hat that was just released this summer.
3 Voices: We noticed Diggy Simmons was spotted wearing an official Loyol design. Are there any other celebrities that we may see wearing Loyol Clothing?
Loyol Clothing: We have worked with many music artists including Lil Bibby, Fredo Santana, and Banks. Also we’ve had celebrity athletes and actors such as Ben Mclemore and Khleo Thomas wearing our clothing.
3 Voices: What’s next for Loyol Clothing? Are there any exclusives you all can share with us?
Loyol Clothing: We are currently in the process of releasing our next November 2014 Fall Collection, with a span of products which include sweatpants, hockey jerseys, hoodies, and beanies. But unfortunately, [that’s] the only thing that we can share is that this collection.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to you all and Loyol Clothing on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.?
Loyol Clothing: You can follow and check up on us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with @loyolnyc. Our website is www.loyolnyc.com and blog www.loyolnycblog.com. You can follow the team on Twitter at @officialjarchie, @lc_brandon, and @kingjo131.
And there you have it! You heard it all from Loyol’s designer, Jonathan Archie himself! Be sure to visit Loyol official website www.loyolny.com to purchase some Loyol clothing today. Much success to you all and keep in touch!
Here’s a few pieces from Loyol: