Behind the Brand: Richard J. Brown

Behind the Brand: Richard J. Brown

Headquartered in Milan and founded in 2007, Richard J. Brown embodies an elegant, European approach to denim.

Behind the Brand: Richard J. Brown

Headquartered in Milan and founded in 2007, Richard J. Brown embodies an elegant, European approach to denim. Throughout this blog we dive into one of our most recent brand additions to The Helm, what makes the brand unique and our current collection.

Behind the Brand

What began as an intense study on materials and denim in 2007 was acquired by denim insider Christian Rossi in May 2014. Rossi, along with his partner Silvia, have spent the last decade building Richard J. Brown into what it is today.

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What sets the brand apart:

Richard J. Brown distinguishes itself from other denim brands through a combination of quality, attention to detail and a commitment to timeless style. They place a heavy emphasis on creating a memorable and first-class customer experience - from the scented sachets they include in the front pocket of their jeans to the overall feel and wear of the denim they create; here are a few things that we believe set this brand apart: 

  1. Material: Richard J. Brown prides itself on using only the finest quality denim sourced from renowned mills within Italy and Japan. This dedication to premium materials ensures that each pair of jeans not only looks great but also feels comfortable and wears well over time.
  2. Design: The brand's jeans feature classic silhouettes and clean lines that transcend seasons, making them versatile and timeless additions in any wardrobe. In addition to the aesthetic appeal of the designs, Richard J. Brown also prioritizes comfort. From the softness of the denim to the placement of seams, every aspect of the design is carefully considered to ensure a comfortable fit for all-day wear.
  3. Tailored Fit: Richard J. Brown offers a range of fits to suit different body types and style preferences. Whether it's a slim, straight, or relaxed fit, the brand ensures that each pair of jeans provides both comfort and a flattering silhouette.
  4. Ethical and Sustainable Practices: The brand is committed to ethical and sustainable practices throughout its supply chain. This includes fair labor practices, environmentally friendly production methods, and a focus on reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact.
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Why We Love Them

When it comes to introducing a new brand to The Helm floor, our team is very intentional. We want to ensure that the brands we bring to our customers are ones that will resonate and add value to their wardrobe. We had been on the lookout for a denim brand to add to our collection, and when we came across Richard J. Brown we were impressed with the quality, craftsmanship and overall look and feel of the denim. It’s an easy go-to choice for those who value both style and substance.

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