"Inside the Creative Mind"
"For over a decade, I've had the opportunity to travel and live in different parts of the world for inspiration. Nonetheless, after having this experience of immersing myself in different cultures over the years while pursuing my career, I found the Japanese to have admirable craftsmanship. Interestingly so, although their labor-intensive garments were impeccable, larger sizes were scarce and hard to come by. It only made sense to start my own brand made in Japan, utilizing premium quality fabrics and pieced goods. Thus Prps was born.
I grew up in North Carolina and in Virginia Beach and experienced the simpler things in life. Coming from a logging and hunting family, I appreciated the clothes that went hand in hand with these jobs. There was always a form and function to every detail in the garment -- no room for luxury expenditures. A product with a purpose. My father exposed me to the 70?s drag strip scene early on, and cars are a hobby that I still actively pursue. Working on racecars and participating in that community provides endless influence for the tattered holes, oil stains, and wrinkled, creased effects you see on our product each season.
PRPS is a tool, or voice of things and values I hold dear to myself -- Free & Easy culture and a classic, nostalgic vision of the American lifestyle at its best.
- Prps founder and creative director, Donwan Harrell