88th Company Craftsmanship is the core of the brand. Craftsmanship means that I, as an artist, and my small team do all the thrifting, concept design, painting, sewing, dyeing, and distressing by hand. Therefore, it takes long hours of work and even weeks to finish one custom piece. It is a labor of love and passion to provide you with the most unique wearable art piece that celebrates History & vintage design.
Thrift a few times a week for vintage military bags, jackets, workwear, fabrics, threads, and much more. This process can take long hours and I sometimes travel to location.
For you to have the perfect wearable art, all vintage items are washed and repaired if needed.
All vintage items are carefully measured and recorded in 88th Co. inventory.
To trace, each canvas needs to be painted white first and traced second. Custom stencils can also be used, depending on the project.
After a few days of drying, the entire painting is heat pressed to stick to the garment for life. It is also the best way to protect the art piece from water.