Terrence Haynes Jr., the Detroit-born, L.A.-based founder and creator of bona fide clothing brand T+H, has a mission: He makes his own rules, he moves how he wants and he is absolutely unwilling to conform to trends.
“I’m from streetwear, but my brand is much more than that,” he says. “I’m more contemporary than anything, but I’m able to touch the streets. Other brands release just to release, but we don’t do that. I just want people to keep recognizing the growth, not to put me in a category.”
Haynes Jr., 26, has been designing and creating clothing since he was in high school in Michigan with pieces ranging from bags and outerwear to button-ups and shorts. Now he's fresh off designing his second collection, titled In Loving Memory, which came with a cosign from “ZEZE” rapper Kodak Black at the NYC listening party for his new album, Dying to Live. (Black wore one of Haynes Jr.'s floor-length fur coats to the high profile event).
In anticipation of T+H Volume Two dropping later this month, Haynes Jr. took a moment to speak with ONE37pm about his inspirations, the new collection, how music serves as an influence for the T+H design process, as well as share an exclusive photo from the collection.