Meet Timothy Jaw: a designer, marketing assistant, founder and business operations unicorn. He has spent the past three years soaking up any and all information from respected mentors to further his dream of becoming a successful streetwear founder. And, spoiler alert, it’s working.
“I’m really proud of my story,” Jaw says over lunch at a boisterous restaurant in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. “I knew what I wanted to accomplish, but I didn’t know how I was going to get there.”
Jaw x Jawshop, his clothing company, is hesitant to call itself a streetwear brand. The company understands the mentality of weekly drops and the casual comfort of 2019 fashion, but they don’t want to be pigeonholed. “I didn’t know if I’d be able to sell it, but I knew what I wanted to wear.” Inspired by the lack of stylish options for guys to wear to the gym, Jaw x Jawshop’s first collection drop included hot-pink gym shorts, black-and-white tube socks and tops reminiscent of a Hanes tee.