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The Brooklyn Circus | Some of the Best That Ever Did It

Sep 22nd, 2010 | Categories: Americana, Brooklyn, Made in the USA, Menswear | by Michael Williams

This past Project trade show I had the pleasure of moderating a little panel of brands that are on the rise, one of which was the seemingly unstoppable The Brooklyn Circus. The brand started in 2006 as a store in Brooklyn, then expanded by opening an outpost in San Francisco and ultimately it launched a collection under its own BKc mark. I first met BKc founder Ouigi (Wee-g; pictured above) in Las Vegas (of all places) back in 2008. I was impressed with the man’s style back then and it seems things have only gotten better. The Brooklyn Circus is definitely doing their thing, not only creating great clothing (nearly all in the USA I should add), they are creating a movement and I am all for it. I like what BKc is doing more than almost anyone out there right now. Ouigi and the BKc are easily some of the best that ever did it, and I hope it continues. [The Brooklyn Circus]

Ouigi from the BKc.

Comments: 30

30 Comments to “The Brooklyn Circus | Some of the Best That Ever Did It”

  1. Makaga
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 2:33 PM

    I met Ouigi once and we chatted about boater hats. Nice guy.

  2. online wardrobe
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 3:16 PM

    Looks awesome! I would LOVE to meet Ouigi and discuss boater hats.

  3. Robert
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 3:50 PM

    Wow……The great American story!!!!!

  4. Pat S
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 4:23 PM

    that is a beard a Man can be proud of.

  5. Halberstram
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 4:43 PM

    it is a good look – like the elephant logo.

    his brother is a great, shake it like a polaroid picture

  6. Sam
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 4:45 PM

    Bought a pair of boots at BKC. Great store. Great bunch of guys. Never had quite as much fun buying boots.

  7. bill
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 4:47 PM

    will recommend this to my teenage son although i think i have seen him wear something of theirs before with a prominent graphic.

  8. David
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 6:48 PM

    would like to see a video like you did at J Crew at this place or at least on this guy.

  9. Read
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 7:45 PM

    Whoa–that place looks awesome. That Ouigi sounds like a hulluva guy!

  10. ImpovedModified
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 8:04 PM

    serious beard envy…

    great stuff

  11. Pieratt
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 9:14 PM

    Good handful of their design work comes from the annoyingly talented guys atOne Twenty Six and CXXVI.

  12. Christy
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 10:06 PM

    Amazing sense of style and a great story to boot, or should I say oxford?

  13. areobee
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 10:17 PM

    Ouigi and Gabe are good people with a great sense of style. I’m glad to see these guys get love. This might make it more difficult for me to score their upcoming varsity vest…damn!

  14. Wil May
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 10:19 PM

    As always, love the blog MW. Great to see some color!

  15. TMH
    on Sep 22nd, 2010
    @ 10:28 PM

    Terrific bag

  16. Alan
    on Sep 23rd, 2010
    @ 6:43 AM

    Great post. The Bearded Man and Gabe the Great have a great sense of style. Loving their 100 Year Plan..

  17. REP96st
    on Sep 23rd, 2010
    @ 10:51 AM

    They’re doing it!

  18. Thomas
    on Sep 23rd, 2010
    @ 12:13 PM

    That stadium jacket is for children in my opinion. The shirts look decent. Like to see the young guys doing their thing either way.

  19. Farnswerth
    on Sep 23rd, 2010
    @ 2:38 PM

    1. [Insert obvious beard comment.]
    2. Missing letters = lame, not design
    3. I’m sure this is all very reasonably priced.
    4. Never mind.

  20. Jason Normore
    on Sep 23rd, 2010
    @ 2:44 PM

    that is one wild beard, so jealous.

  21. googoo
    on Sep 23rd, 2010
    @ 3:04 PM

    Man, you have some pretty obnoxious haters on this blog, even though they’re a minority. Why would you read this blog if a $125 shirt is too expensive for you? I don’t get it.

  22. hater
    on Sep 23rd, 2010
    @ 4:39 PM

    cant hate on this

  23. Nick
    on Sep 23rd, 2010
    @ 7:43 PM

    so that’s where braylon edwards was before getting picked up for tinted windows….

  24. Brennan
    on Sep 24th, 2010
    @ 1:12 AM

    I think this looks like an incredible brand. And you must respect that beard, also…

  25. Rich
    on Sep 24th, 2010
    @ 1:55 PM


  26. GreggS
    on Sep 24th, 2010
    @ 8:03 PM

    I’ve been in the SF store a few times, and have always had a great experience. Always greeted, made to feel welcome. Great store, great people.

  27. GreggS
    on Sep 24th, 2010
    @ 8:08 PM

    Farnswerth – $125 for that woven seems really reasonable to me, given it’s made domestically. How much do you think it should be?

  28. Carl G
    on Sep 27th, 2010
    @ 4:51 PM

    Ouigi is great to work with. I have worked with him on a few projects. Great style and knows his stuff.

  29. lewis maiden
    on Sep 28th, 2010
    @ 3:10 AM

    Wow! What creative minds. These are some cool cats. Ouigi,
    you’re a genius. The way these guys create, dress, design and
    live comes through each person and through their product. This is why they’re so unique they have a genuine passion for their craft in which they live and breath. Pure genius! I would love to work with these guys on a design project.
    Lewis, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  30. Matt
    on Oct 4th, 2010
    @ 6:48 PM

    I lived a block away from this store when it first opened and always thought they were killing it.
    Mad respect to Ougi and the team at The Brooklyn Circus.