We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryce McAllister and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryce, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe at least some amount of risk is intrinsic to anyone’s success in anything that they do . In my career, risk taking has proved fruitful plenty of times. A big moment in my career was when I was able to get a rapper Lil Keed in a jacket I made for him. There was risk in that it wasn’t guaranteed that I’d be able to give it to him, that it would fit him, that he would like it etc, but I did it anyway. It took me about two months in total to complete it fully because the time of the concert I met him at got pushed back, thankfully. I went backstage with a good friend of mine Zion who was on the media team, and met up with Keed that way. The risk was worth the reward in that he liked it and said he’d wear it in a music video (haven’t seen the video yet though lol), it was excellent promo for my personal brand having a celebrity with my clothing, and it shed light on the potential of what I’m capable of. In life, risk taking is essential for any great success, wether that be dropping everything and moving to L.A. with next to nothing to pursue an acting career, or dropping out of college to pursue a music career, both present the danger of poverty and ridicule from friends, if you fail. Or the latter being you become an Oscar winning performer with immeasurable success, or the greatest artist of all time if you succeed. Whichever happens, you won’t know until you take that chance !
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My brand consists of hand-painted designs of jeans, jeans jacket and various bottoms. What sets me apart I would say in the uniqueness of what I do honestly. I don’t really see anyone else doing what I do , let alone at the caliber that I’m doing it at. I do customs for people and release my own collections. Most people I see, if anyone, stick solely to custom jeans. I’m ready to put out new jeans for my spring/summer 21 release which is gonna be crazy. I’ve gotten where I am today through hard work, visualizing my goals, and staying consistent . It wasn’t easy , but it wasn’t hard either . People were supportive and I have fun creating new pieces each time. I think now it’s about to get harder though, now that I’ve made progress in my career so far. I’ve learned that hard work and small details make a big difference , so I should never shy away from those qualities. I want my brand to be bigger than me. I want people to know my brand before they know who I am. I want people to resell my jeans on grailed for thousands of dollars and fight over if they whether or not they were really made by me lol.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Let’s say they get in on Monday, we are definitely going to piedmont park, since it’s a week day it’ll likely be quiet and chill, perfect for a picnic or frisbee. Tuesday the art museum and scooters around the city sounds like a plan. Wednesday we would relax, Thursday we’d go Stone Mountain hiking, smoothie drinking , and gym going that day, and Friday’s are obviously for Lenox mall and the movies. Saturday’s are great for thrift shopping and vinyl acquiring at little five points, then partying at night. Then Sunday would be our well needed resting day . Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shoutout my parents, for all of the love given, knowledge bestowed, sacrifices Made, and for constantly pushing me and instilling in me the fact that you can’t run away from the work, in anything you do. Hard work in all forms is necessary for success.
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