We continue our khaki theme with some positive news about a young entrepreneur carrying the torch of classic clothes made in America. Gregg Donnelly, founder of trouser company Jack Donnelly, developed a solid following for several years before a random medical emergency put him in the hospital for three months, followed by even more recovery time.
Undaunted, Donnelly bounced back, and earlier this month relaunched his website, announcing that he’s back in business. “It feels great to be back,” he told Ivy Style. “We’re doing out best work now, so I’m excited to get the word out.” The new collection includes a hybrid fit that may meet the needs of some guys; though not a full rise, it’s a mid-rise with a tapered leg, so somewhere between a classic cut and a low-rise slim fit. Check out the specs here
Donnelly had just moved and was meeting with financial partners to take the brand to the next level when life threw a curveball. Kudos to him for getting back to what he loves to do. Running your own clothing brand is hardly a walk in the park, and many would have been too discouraged to hit the restart button. — CC
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